So I went out and bought myself a watch. I had been shopping for some time and had quite a few possibilities but nothing concrete. First a little background on my present watch.
I had purchased this gem back when I was in college (I think it was m ysophomore year) in and around 1997. It is a Casio PathFinder Pro Trek Triple Sensor back from the day. This watch has had its battery replaced at least four times and the watch strap has seen at least four incarnations. However, it still works and works quite well. There were a few issues with it. It was starting to look a little raggety, the little hole for the strap pin was getting worn out and the strap would come undone very often and the battery was starting to die again. So I had started looking. There were a variety of options. I could go for another Casio Triple sensor but they are huge and with time they have gotten bigger (and uglier according to Jennifer). I could go with something Seiko (SND43 and SND413 were good options) and there were myriad watches that I just could not and should not afford (like the Omega Seamaster Diver 300M, humana humana humana).
Jennifer and I went to look at a new mattress at JC Penny’s yesterday and since we had been shopping for watches for some time, we decided to take a look see and Penny’s had a good discount going on watches. So there I found the Pulsar World Time Chronograph (PBL047) for about $125 including taxes. This watch appealed to me for many reasons.
It was simple yet elegant, different yet useful, nice yet not outlandishly priced and best of all, Jennifer liked it on me. So we purchased it on a trial basis (I love being able to return expensive stuff, thus not purchased online). I like it so far. The strap was mammoth sized so that was annoying to resize, but otherwise the watch feels nice. It is a tad heavy, but nothing prohibitive and I can easily type with it on my wrist. In addition, I think my parents will really like it since it is metal and looks sohpisticated rather than chintsy on my wrist.
Time will tell.