It was time to buy a watch and since I'm a guy I don't like setting foot in a store if I don't have to so I went shopping to the only place I can tolerate-- Amazon.
I ordered a watch and laughed when I took it out of the box because it was giant. Ridiculously giant, like you look like a damn fool wearing this thing foolish. So I sent it back and when I browsed again I made note of the case diameter which for this watch I returned was 48mm. Since I live in America and we have no time for the metric system 48mm means absolutely nothing to me, so I converted it and it was 1.88 inches. ALMOST a TWO INCH watch face?
Am I trying to look like a six year old playing dress up by wearing dad's watch? Should I apply a rubber nose and wig when I wear this because I certainly would look like a clown.
Now if you like your giant watch-- enjoy it. Why not just strap a kitchen clock on your wrist and walk around like you just stepped out of a Three Stooges Short. That's on you. I won't judge you. But like my rule that says I don't wear athletic pants in public unless I'm in a 5K road race I won't wear a kitchen clock on my wrist either.
Amazon has an amazing filter system so you can choose your case diameter-- so dropping it down to 30mm and below it whittled down all the selections so that I went from 15 million choices to about eleven. Pretty great huh? Great idea, when it works.
Because I liked that watch in the top left-- it's not perfect by any means. My wants for a watch are moderately simple;
- Analog- I like hands.
- Illuminated hands or dial-- I'm afraid of the dark.
- A classic style to it, preferably a leather band.
- I'm all for a dive watch because I like the Bezel that lets me keep track of time in case I'm sent on a secret mission.
So the one top left was pretty good so I clicked on it and sure enough, it's got a 44mm dial. Now where I come from that's HIGHER than the maximum 34mm I checked off but then again I don't know or care about the metric system so maybe in that upside down world 44mm is smaller than 34mm, right?
Nope, looked it up. 44mm would look fine on a Sasquatch, I'm not a Sasquatch and the irony there is I think they don't care much for time or the metric system either. I imaging Yeti's probably measuring the distance between mountain peaks in meters but the good ol' American Sasquatch feels as I do about metrics.
I like the divers watch not because I ever dive, but I like you to think maybe I would.
So I may just have to go into a store to find a watch-- that should be fun, the clerks behind the watch counter are generally the most highly trained technicians in the store since the demand for watches is so high.