My watch

My wife gave me a beautiful watch for our 25th anniversary. That was 20 years ago. Ha. It is the kind that you keep for the rest of your life and hand it down after the Lord Jesus calls you home.

The watch does one thing, it tells time. I know this sounds like such a novel concept in today’s world, but telling time is why they were invented. If the internet goes down and all the electrical grids go dark, my watch will still work. It is self-winding, meaning, all I have to do is wear it and it never loses time. I never have to plug it in to recharge or change any apps or settings, it just sits there on my wrist and tells time.

I see many  people wearing Apple, Garmin, fit bits, Spade, Tag Heuer, Amazfit, Gard Pro, Fenix etc. watches and while all the options, functions and connectivity is cool for a minute, I just like the old school feel of a heavy regular watch that I don’t have to look at it all the time to see who is texting me, emailing me or telling me to drink more water. It is also a weapon. Say some doofus tries to take a swing at me, all I have to do is block the punch with my watch and it will break his hand. Take it off and hold it by the band and swing it, it’ll knock somebody out. Try that with an Apple watch. ha

In my line of work, I spent a lot of time on the phone and answering all manner of messaging on a computer. I also have an I-phone that I use for contacts and,,,, the old fashion voice to voice phone call. The last thing I want is to come home at night and be looking at my watch to tell me what I am doing wrong or who wants to hit me up. Some may say I am a contrarian to modern technology, and you know what, they are right. I don’t want to go back to the world of pay telephones, long squiggly cords on a wall phone or beepers, but I also don’t want to be controlled by my watch. Most evenings I will turn off my cell phone when I get home and just assume the person calling at 9pm will be ok leaving a message. If he gets upset, he can just buy a hotel from someone else. Every now and then I will forget to turn the phone off in the evening and there is usually someone who wants to talk about 8 or 9pm. I don’t have Facebook, Instagram, Tik Tok or X because I really don’t care (except for my family) what other people are doing, what they are eating or where they are going.

I talk and email all day with clients and the last thing I want to do is carry that communication into the evening hours. I like looking at my old fashion watch to see what time it is, but I don’t need it to talk back to me. Call me old, outdated and old fashion and you would be correct. KT

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