Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Retail therapy


I bought a watch from a highway salesman recently. It's a Porsche Design. Fake.

It cost all of about $14. The case is not titanium. On the back it says "Rose Gold". Maybe not.

I was amused, as I asked the guy, "It runs on batteries, right?" Not. (I knew it wouldn't be battery-powered.) It's wind-up (or motion-activated) and needs to be reset to the right time every morning. In other words, the mechanism is so ineffieient that it runs down in the middle of the night, after a day of wearing.

I love the tire pattern - on the inside of the rubber band. Very cool.

(My other title for this post is: "Wasting money = coping mechanism".)

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Paul...All Porsche watch aficionados KNOW that the tread pattern on the inside of the band is to provide better traction on your wrist! Come on...
Dave Hemp ;-)

Thu Mar 22, 01:52:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous pastorrick said...

Seems like one can never get away from those salesmen selling their fake wares.

Thu Mar 22, 06:48:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Heather Jamison said...

Paul,
I posted a comment but something happened so if 2 comments post on this - whoops. I'll say the same thing twice.

This comment is coming from myself, my daughter and my husband - which, after reading your post on the coping mechanism of "wasting money" by buying fake watches --- we would like to suggest another method of wasting money which might not cost as much per go. You can download a song on iTunes for only $.99 or a music video for $1.99. They even have stuff from the 70s and 80s like Duran Duran - which, admittedly, won't keep as good as time as your new sportscar watch but has pretty rockin' synthesizers. Just a suggestion. 14 fun clicks of the "download this song" for the price of one watch off the streets of Nairobi. I dunno. Not bad.

Mon Mar 26, 08:02:00 AM PDT  

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