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Thursday, 17 November 2016

Time Is A Valuable Thing

It's funny,  since I quit my job I have been doing so much that I seem to have less free time than ever. That being said my day is a thousand times more fulfilling and I have almost no real stress any more.

On the subject of time, for the last 10 years I've been wearing my trusty Ben Sherman watch daily, and it finally gave up the ghost when Carly knocked it off the shelf in the bathroom and when it hit the tiles the number 2 fell off the face of the watch and was jamming the hands. It was well passed it's service life so certainly doesn't owe me anything.

When Carly came out to Spain she had bought me a new watch, and unknowingly had picked the exact watch that I had been looking at getting myself!


It's one of the Time Expedition watches, a rugged little watch that is comfortable, well built and easy to read in all types of light. It's ideal for when we're on the land because I won't have to carry my phone to keep time and if it gets covered in muck I can just take off the canvas strap and chuck it in the wash.

It also has the real handy Indiglo backlight so when when I wake up in the pitch black cave rooms I can find out what time it is in the world outside! 




My only niggle is that the movement makes a very loud ticking and in the dead silence of the caves I can hear it as clearly as a clock at night, other than that overall I'm really happy with it.

What do you have for your every day watch? Let us know in the comments

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  1. Dont wear a watch got a very good body clock and a dog that is excellent for telling me when its time for things :-)

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    1. an excellent dog is next on my wish list lol

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  2. I should probably get a new watch. I used to have one with a metal strap but was so frightened of catching Lily with it when she was tiny that I stopped wearing it. I use my phone to check time when I'm out, which I don't really like as I find myself checking messages etc. when I shouldn't be. X

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    1. I get that too, that and the fact that my battery doesn't last all that long on my phone so it's a nuisance

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  3. I am clumsy so I have a Casio G-Shock. You cant kill it.

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    1. haha I used to have one of them when I was at college for exactly the same reason and eventually I even managed to break that!

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  4. I gave up the watch the day the hubby retired. "The Boy" is long raised, so no job, no child, no need to know what time it is. It's glorious! But , that said, I still like to look at watches when we're out shopping. They really have some nice things now.

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  5. I don't wear a watch because I have my phone with me the whole time (usually in case school ring me or there is an emergency on the smallholding). Having said that, I break phones. A lot.
    There's nothing I loved better this summer than being on the smallholding with the kids, leaving the phone in the house and our tummies and the light telling us what time it was. I don't enjoy being a slave to time, but at this stage in ours lives, there is a balance to be had.

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  6. That looks a lot like a standard issue U.S. military watch, except for the Timex logo. I use my grandfathers railroad pocket watch.

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    1. I've always like the military style watches, simple, robust and no nonsense

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