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Sunday, October 14, 2012

What Does Your Watch say About You?

Jackie Kennedy - Cartier Louis tank.

Sharp angles, boxed in frigid control freak.



Diamond studded Rolex

Russian hooker or second hand car dealer.



Bond - Omega seamaster

Your watch says licenced to Kill and sanctioned to seduce the world's most desirable women.
Your life says: accountant for a paper mill in Dagenham. 


Your watch says quiet classic elegance because you're all fur coat and no knickers.



Victorinox Swiss Army watch

The Swiss Army? As redundant as the military force its named after.


The Queen - Patek Phillipe.

I may be on the throne but I have abdicated all sense of good taste.

My watch appears above, but I'm not saying which one it is.
So, what does your watch say about you?

97 comments:

  1. I want to know which you wear! I hesitate to guess, maybe others can figure it out?
    I don't have a watch right now and what does that say about me. I wish I did, especially when traveling. I don't even know where to start looking for one but I really don't like having to check my phone for the time.

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  2. Excellent post! I have a collection of watches but I hardly wear one.

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  3. Mmmmm, I'm thinking Cartier Tank - forever classy. I gladly share the rigid control freak label with my own Gucci G - a simple, understated square. Yes, that would be me.

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  4. Ha! So mine is the "all fur coat and no knickers" how apt!Otherwise known as the slinky-slut, no doubt. I see you with the Cartier, but less "frigid control freak" and more "Elegant Lady Penelope".

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    1. Sulky, how has the move gone to the new litter box?

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    2. There isn't enough catnip on the planet to ever make me want to go through it again!

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  5. Hello Tabitha

    I would guess you have the same watch as Jackie O or maybe the Watch warehouse.

    I asked my husband what my watch says about me and without looking up from his ipad said "that you are timeless"

    Helenx

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    1. Helen: oh that's a very witty answer from your hubs!
      I wear a watch once in a blue moon nowadays.

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  6. Like others i am guessing the cartier tank too.
    I am wearing a michele deco diamant every day for the last 6 years.What it says about me? Not sure,but i adore it. A stainless steel rolex would be my firt choice if money would be no object:).

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  7. Watches are my favorite jewelry, in fact, the only thing I wear everyday. I would guess you have the Cartier tank, but in a gold case? I have that watch also, so I'm hoping it's not saying frigid, control freak (although the control freak description does sort of fit me.)

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  8. I'm glad you're all taking this with a pinch of silly salt!

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  9. Well I always wear a watch as my bloody life is so timed to within an inch of its life that I need to know the time to get to the next meeting.

    I have 4 or 5 watches, some are variations of the above, only none are expensive, as I have a habit of breaking expensive things..

    What about my Wizard of Oz watch? What does that say about me? That there's no place like home?

    I think you have the Jackie watch. I am sure you do not have the Queen's and honestly, what was she thinking???

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  10. It seems mine says sharp angles, boxed in frigid control freak. Yep, that pretty much sums it up!

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  11. good morning tabitha. i don't wear a watch, big surprise, right?

    hmmm, i'm guessing you wear a big ole chunky rolex on your slim wrist.
    i think that would look good.
    xo

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  12. Great post. It seems as the less we need a watch, contrarily, the more I am interested in watches. I only started wearing one 10 years ago, but now I am lost with out it. A watch is the ultimate meld of form and function. I think the picture of Queen Elizabeth wearing a watch is very interesting. It seems so mundane( even though it is a Patek Phillipe)compared to the priceless tiara and royal medals. I wouldn't venture a guess as to which watch you are wearing, as there are many tasteful choices above. Fun read!

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  13. I have 5 watches and non of them work. What does that say about me? Too bloody lazy to buy batteries.

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    1. Wally you are very very special, time waits for no man but you, you are our leader.

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  14. I vote for all fur and no knickers for you...
    Me I am an ESQ gal, I wear a man's watch that looks similar to the Weil watch, gold with a brown leather strap.
    No nonsense kind of watch that I can read even without my glasses.

    Hmm not sure why HRH would need a watch. Doesn't she have people for that job?
    I've always wondered what she carries in her handbags too.

    How's the weather in Scotland these days? We've got masses of fog and rain.

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  15. I guess I'm a frigid Russian control freak hooker. My watch: Rado, square face, two small rows of diamonds on each of the sides. I guess I should have gone with the one without the diamonds, but they appealed to my magpie side. Entertaining post. Thank you, Tabitha.

    Cindy

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  16. Hilarious Tabitha! I'd guess you have the Cartier Tank, not because I think you are a control freak, but because it's classic and beautiful. I have an Omega Constellation, steel and gold, because that was the best one I could afford at the duty free store on base when I bought it in Germany 21 years ago - I didn't know much at all about style and design etc., just wanted a 'good' watch. Since it's lasted this long, that must make me a canny shopper. I would definitely go for something different if I were buying a high-end watch now - something more modern and simple, like the Georg Jensen designs.

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  17. SECOND THOUGHTS HOSTESS, no clarity on Tabs watch choice. But can tell you what ERII keeps in her bag - handkerchief, lipstick, mirror and copy of the days' programme, spare glasses if speech reading required. On tour, one of her ladies is also always equipped with a large satchel of supplies from tights and gloves to homeopathic remedies.

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  18. I wear a watch daily. I've had mine for 10 years and can barely read the face anymore without readers and forget about having a clue to what the date is. I'll admit to having diamonds on the case-but not to being a car dealer...the design of mine is much more subtle :-)
    The Cartier is gorgeous, but I need a man's watch next, or one of those little old lady watches with HUGE numbers.

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  19. Just finished a Jeff Deaver novel about a killer named the Watchmaker! I was just thinking about Jackie's watch having a square face like her own. My is a boring multi-toned Ann Klein with changeable wrist bands...it says I'm indecisive. I like the Raymond Weil, not sure why - round shape or Roman numerals? I'll guess that one is yours, just for fun I don't think Brosnan needs a watch to help him with women... I don't mind the Queen's watch but I wish she'd fix her eyebrows.

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    1. Shelley - I got drunk with him one night what a riot he is!
      I met Brosnan at the post box once, he's lovely.

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  20. I've got all your numbers now, I am the Gypsy Rose Lee of the watch world.

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  21. Hello Tabitha, I'm in stitches..you humor is fabulous. My guess you're a Cartier tank style girl; classic all the way. My watch..well it doesn't work since I jumped into a TX swimming pool after one too many shots of tequila. My dream watch, the Chanel premier tank. The way I'm headed, it'll likely be a Swatch.

    So glad to meet you and thanks for leaving a comment on my blog.

    Cheers!

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  22. One guess: quiet elegance. Am I right?

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  23. I wouldn't dare to guess which is yours. You don't bleed all over the Internet so I don't have enough data:).

    I wear a man's Rolex Cellini. Which might appear to say I have iconoclastic yet classic taste, and am prone to Tomboy Style. But which really ought to say I have a generous Significant Other who truly makes my happiness his focus. Much more important in the scheme of things.

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    1. LPC, I just looked that up, it's really smart looking.

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  24. I have no idea what my watch says! I saved up, went on a shopping ban including declining to buy more J. Crack (J. Crew), and finally purchased an Hermes Kelly watch. Red leather. Probably says I'm a loose girl who isn't good with money, LOL!

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  25. My watch is up there as well. Strangely it doesn't say "control freak", which would be accurate. The damn thing always says "you're late again"!

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  26. I can't remember the last time I actually wore a watch! I usually check my phone or ask Hubs. Loved the descriptions of each watch, I would say yours is the Jackie or the Raymond Weil.

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  27. Oh no I am a Russian Hooker without the diamonds. Saying that when I lived in Baku I was always being handed the Azeri or Russian menu much to the amusement of my husband and kids.

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  28. I wear a metal Timex men's dress watch that I bought on sale at Target for $10 two years ago. Pretty sure mine says "She likes the style of a man's watch but can't afford to buy the good stuff." It's held up better than other more expensive watches I've owned in the past, though, so I can't complain. The Cartier Tank is on my "someday" list.

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  29. Another guess for the Tank for you :) I alternate between the tank, a rose gold rolex and a timex watch - I'd love to add a watch with a leather strap next, I'm thinking croc!

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  30. Groooowl,have never been called a boxed in frigid control freak,would not mind the sharp angles of my bod,sadly all disappeared.Ida

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  31. Mine is the Cartier tank. I can tell you, I wish it did reflect "control freak."

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  32. I freely admit to being a control freak so the Tank will always be mine.

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  33. My watch is the no knickers and furcoat. Well the other way around really. A rectangular Raymond Weill given to me by my father about 30 years ago.

    Currently red mock croc band. one side faded. This I must fix..my father took me to task about it a while ago

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  34. My dad gave me an Omega when I was 11 and that is one of my treasured possessions.

    You're a constant surprise so I cannot say which one is yours.

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  35. Hi Tabitha, I must admit I do like Jackie's Cartier watch, however I mostly like round-faced watches. I used to wear a Tag Heuer watch, however I stopped wearing a watch about five years ago; I have no idea why! We went into Patek Phillipe on Bond Street to investigate buying a watch for Mr B, but once the prices were revealed, promptly left the store. We had no idea the watches started at such high prices. If your watch is one of the ones above, as usual you have lovely taste. Fifi

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  36. Mine says: my stepson grew up, moved out and left it behind. I co-opted it because I loved its yellow face, it's tough little boy demeanor and it looks great on me. Besides, it reminds me of him every time I wear it.

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  38. Mine says: my stepson grew up, moved out and left it behind. I co-opted it because I loved its yellow face, it's tough little boy demeanor and it looks great on me. Besides, it reminds me of him every time I wear it.

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  39. I don't wear a watch, but if I did I'd take Jackie's! My husband wears his grandfather's 1920's sleek Hamilton rectangle watch, I love it.

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  40. I love the Cartier Tank as well, as well as the Raymond Weil. Can I be a knickerless control freak in a rigid fur coat? More importantly can I have my fur faux? I prefer them whats grown it to own it, and I can't wear real fur.

    P.S. I suspect you might be a knickerless watch wearer as well.

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  41. Hah, I love this post - I had such a good laugh at the Rolex!! I am guessing you have the Cartier Tank watch too, it is so elegant and classic. Several years ago, when the law firm I was at awarded me with a bonus, I bought myself a TAG Heuer ladies' Aquaracer (stainless steel with pale blue face) - but I hardly ever wear it these days, except when I need to look corporate/professional. When I look at it now, it doesn't really seem like my current style. I wear the J. Crew men's Timex watch most of the time, as it easy to clean the nylon strap, but I wouldn't rate it as my favourite. If I won the lottery, definitely the Cartier Tank. My husband wears the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra! (I admit, I helped pick it out!)

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  42. Oh you know, the first. Control freak all the way - except mine is a Tank Francaise, not Louis, so I'd add 'style formed in the 1990s; makes no apologies for shaking her thang to the Spice Girls'.
    I happen to know what watch you have so won't comment, suffice it to say that I think a little girl power would go a long way with you.

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  44. Well, I am also guessing Cartier, but boxed in frigid control freak. You are certainly not boxed in, hopefully not frigid, but maybe possibly control freak.

    I considered the Cartier, but I have broken so many watches just by the massive number of times each day that I get my hands wet! (I am allergic to cats, but have five and must wash hands after touching any.) My watch guy tells me to take off my watch every time I wash my hands but that gets oh so tiresome. So I have decided to regard my watches as costume jewelry and have quite a few but all at a non-investment level -- wear what matches or what I happen to find in the flatware drawer. My latest watch of choice is my daughter's $20 plastic completely waterproof baby pink swimming watch. I suppose I am in a WHATEVER stage of life...

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  45. I wear a black 'Vivianna' with the open bangle. It has no numbers or other markings on the face, so I think it says I'm a bit vague about what time it is and what I'm supposed to be doing. I bought it at 2/3 off when the black colour way was discontinued, so maybe it just says I like good design, but I'm cheap?

    I also think you'd wear the 'all fur coat, no knickers' watch.

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  46. Oh my gosh you're hilarious. I actually know a car dealer who has that Rolex.
    I think you own the Cartier because of it's elegance and simplicity. Classic beauty equals classic watch.That's my all time favourite along with the Hermes Cape Cod . Haven't worn one for a long time .

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  47. I'm sure you're a Tank Grl!
    Meg

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  48. Silly girl! One has any number of watches for one's moods and whims. I have a Rolex Daytona gold and stainless for when I'm feeling fierce and foolish. A discreet Tiffany gold one wth an alligator band for when I'm feeling trad and old school, and Mr. Bond's stainless Omega with a blue face for when I'm feeling sexy and cool. Oh, and then there are all those other ones, too! Reggie

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  49. Mine says I'm late.

    I have multiple watches for my many personalities.

    My ex had the Omega Seamaster. He thought he was James Bond....in reality he was a property lawyer in the provinces. Touch of the Walter Mitty, n'est ce pas?

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    1. Sally: up here, 95% of Harley Davidsons are ridden by dentists.
      Just booked The Wolseley, hello Battenburg and Pol Roger.

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    2. Born to be mild!

      Oo! Smuggle me a bit of Battenburg home. Pretty please! (Enjoy)

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  50. I'm a Russian hooker!? Just kidding. I haven't worn a watch in eons. What do you call geeks who rely on their cell phones...

    You're so funny, Tabitha :)

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    1. Gigi: I would never out you. :)

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  51. I'm wondering if I should admit that I have six watches none of which cost more than $50. All shapes - round, oval, rectangle and square. No *bling* as I don't like sparkles. Nothing against Russian hookers mind you. The band on one is made from an antique silver spoon.

    So either I'm a Scot (short arms-long pockets) or I have a multiple personality disorder.

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  52. I don't even wear a watch, haha!! Wonder what that would say about me :) xx

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  53. Don't know what it says about me, probably that i'm stingy, i know, what it says TO me, and it's alwas the same: 'Late. Late! LATE!!!!!!''

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    1. Y: you lovely waistcoated big white rabbit.

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  54. You are Jackie, right? Mine's not there, and I never remember to wear it...but it probably simply screams "busy mum of two" like everything else I wear.

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  55. Ciao/Hello there...first time here, nice Post...Io non porto Orologio! I dont wear a watch!...Greetings from Sicilia

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  56. I laughed and laughed and laughed at your Rolex comment. Brilliant!

    Tracy.

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  57. Mine's there and I'm not sure I like what it says. I thought I was classy.....
    Sam

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  58. Tabitha,

    I am loving your musings lately, especially the last three have had me snorting laughs (more rare than you would think by looking at me) . Holy prancing cheetahs and non-u were pitch perfect. As for the watches, I am a Jackie-if you will concede the Tank Francais falls under that category- and flatter myself that I have good taste like you!

    Don't know if you all are Downton Abbey watchers, but as an impatient American that broke out my computer so that I can watch it via itv now, I am devasted this morning...

    cheers, Leigh Ann

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    1. Stop! Say no more! I'm holding out until winter to watch, so please don't reveal anything. I saw a sticker the other day that said Free Mr Bates. Much better than a political sticker, I'd say.

      Tabitha, I've seen photos of your Tank, but I wouldn't confer the meaning you posted with this watch at all. I'd love to get an Hermes Cape cod, but only when they're no longer popular. I wear a Cartier Santos octagon-what does that say? That I coveted my Swiss French instructor's watch she received for Christmas when she was a senior and I was an impressionable (read: dorky) freshman. Took 20 years but I got one of my own, along with a Must de Cartier round with croc band when I was a (slightly less dorky) college senior.

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    2. Gretchen my hairdresser had that watch back in the day when I was at school, I remember it so well!
      Yikes I had a hairdresser when i was at school - spoiled brat!

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    3. Leigh Ann: being an Americanophile, I'm obsessed with Homeland just now and loving Damien Lewis.

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  59. Tabs,

    I think you must have the Cartier, right? A lovely piece you can have a lifetime.

    This was a crack-up ! So true about some of those.. I think my watch is hopefully a cross between flashy and boring..
    It's a Michelle, which is popular here.
    Have a great week!
    xo
    Kim

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  60. I don't have one. What does that say about me? :)

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    1. Farrah: It's time for your hubs to buy you a pressie - tell him I said so. Then, please call mine and say the same thing to him.

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    2. Alright! Yes, let's force these husbands to buy us new ones right away. :)

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  61. I think you are either the Raymond Weil, or the Cartier, although I do agree with others that you do not seem to be a boxed in frigid control freak at all.

    I wear a watch everyday, and have several in different styles and colors that I swap out, depending on what I'm wearing. One day a Russian hooker, the next a control freak, the next all fur coat and no knickers...does this mean I am indecisive, or that I simply cannot be easily defined?

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    1. FFM, do you really, that's wonderful, I worry that watches are becoming redundant nowadays.

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  62. I don't wear a watch now it is because I got some as gifts that I do not like and buying/wearing a new watch would inevitably raise the question of 'how about the one I gave you?'.
    As for your watch, I am guessing fur coat with no knickers mostly because it sounds more exciting than Jackie O. Queen's watch is crazy, although I quite like some of the other PP, I can actually see you wearing a more elegant one gifted by some family member.

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    1. ajc: me neither, watches are wasted on me, my life is the iphone now, sad but true.

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  63. Well if I'm a frigid control freak - then at least I'm in good company :o)

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  64. Hahahaha! At last, someone with the cojones to knock Jackie off her pedestal! I laughed and laughed. But I love that watch -- what does that say about me?

    My current watch is a cheap, reliable Citizen railroad watch with a metal linked bracelet, but if I had my druthers I'd be wearing a slim, classic round-faced man's watch with a leather band.

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  65. You are a Cartier girl without a doubth I think it was probably a birthday present maybe 21st. So put me out of my misery am I right?

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    1. Nop, not quite! I got a trip to Israel for my 21st.

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  66. Oh, you're so fur coat and no knickers that I bet your phone number is BUtterfield 8.

    Mine is some bastardized conglomeration of high-end bits and a Twist-O-Flex band. I'm very bendy.

    Queen of the Clean-Up Parade.

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    1. Love it, she's my all time favourite!

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  67. I wear watches from practical to whimiscal. It all depends on my mood.

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  68. Oh no! My watch has the very same profile as Jackie's, but, it's much less expensive make. I already knew I was frigid; I guess I am also cheap.

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  69. oh man, that Queen one is priceless!! :)

    p.s. now i want a watch!

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  70. I've kept an eye out for a signiture watch for a couple of years out and haven't spotted anything as good as my imagination. I'm a college student, very into New England enclaves and Parisian style. Any suggestions for a brand or style I could wear forever more?

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  71. You're all fur coat and no knickers right?! I'm the totally redundant one. x.

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  72. Guess I'm a boxed-in rigid control freak, but my tank is a rectangle, so I think that means I have a little room to run around--less boxy. My tank is from that T-place, and I've had it for almost 20 years. It ran out of gas at one point, and T wanted some $200 just to *look* at it, while my hometown jeweler fixed it for $7. This is also why I don't get my car tuned up at the dealer.

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  73. Many years ago I became a Director ( as step below a Managing Director) of a company for which I worked. My then father-in-law misunderstood and thought I had been elected to the Board of Directors and rewarded me with a hideous solid gold Piaget watch which I never wore. It sits, somewhere, in a safety deposit box. It is crap on a bicycle.

    I favor digital watches that have multiple time zones and which calibrate to accuracy signals and which are powered by the sun. My wife wears Cartier tank and twenty year old Timex Ironman.

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  74. MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA.....couldn't stop laughing over my "watchoscope". My watch isn't featured here but I bet it says absent minded, can't be bothered and Idontunderstandautomaticwatches.

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  75. Very pretty and classy, love the look :)
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    love you dear :)

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  76. I wear a rolex oyster perpetual date just with an over sized face. It's a bit gold and a bit stainless steel. I wear it gardening and out at night and luff it. x

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  77. Antique man's breitling - tell's my ole boy: will drop drawers for travel. Or just plain myopic.

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