I’ll let you know all a secret. Way earlier than I used to be Bagaholicboy, method earlier than I even began working in the actual world, I used to be a collector. Well, extra precisely, a hoarder. I might acquire stuff in phases, with my first actual obsession being Swatch watches. Yes, these enjoyable plastic watches that have been actually cool method again was I used to be a wee lad. In different phrases, earlier than Barbie dolls and Madonna memorabilia (do you see a sample right here?), there was Swatch.
And it wasn’t simply common Swatch watches I might
acquire hoard. There can be restricted editions for Easter, restricted editions for Christmas. My favorite was one thing referred to as Eggs Dream Easter from 1992, the place the watch got here in a shiny yellow metallic egg. Then there was Christian Lacroix’s 1994 X’mas extravaganza that was restricted to simply 22,222 items. I had each. In reality I had virtually 200 items in all, scrimping all my allowance and cash from part-time jobs (a lot to my Mum’s annoyance, in fact) to purchase that subsequent a lot sought-after and coveted piece.
Along the best way although, my curiosity fizzled, partly as a result of I began obsessing over different issues to
acquire hoard. But one factor I by no means forgot about Swatch was how affordably enjoyable all of it was, these shiny and vibrant plastic watches that apart from telling time, at all times introduced a smile to my face. Oh, the recollections…
Which brings us to as we speak’s submit. Yes, Swatch continues to be round, nonetheless reasonably priced, and naturally, nonetheless enjoyable. And with the brand new unisex Pop Swatch watches (ranging from simply SGD114 every, by the best way) from their newest assortment, they’re fairly multi-functional too. Besides functioning as a wrist watch, you may put on it like a pocket watch (I believe you should purchase the chain individually), and even grasp it up on the wall like a clock (with the bottom offered individually).
Will it exchange my obsession with the J12, Cartier’s new Drive and even my assortment of Montblanc watches? Of course not. But for outdated instances’ sake, and the entire thought of it being enjoyable and fuss-free, I simply would possibly decide up a number of new ones quickly. Just don’t let my Mother know.