Oct 18

If my memory serves me right, one of the most famous characters who used watches that I first laid my eyes on was the white rabbit in Lewis Caroll’s famous story, Alice in Wonderland that was published couple of centuries ago. The White Rabbit used his watch to track time because he seems to be always late for something. But in this modern age and time (pun intended), did the functionality of watches change? Due to the advancement in modern technology, we now have different gadgets that give the same purpose that watches offer. We know have smart phones, laptops and iPads just to name a few. So, my question would be, are watches still relevant today?

Few weeks ago, I found myself in a state of horror and panic when I found out my phone gave up on me. The first thing that flashed in my mind, believe it or not, was how I can track time? As they say, time is gold and I really can’t afford missing an important meeting or being late for work. So I’ve decided to finally purchase a watch. We may have endless debates whether watches are just simply arm decorations or a useful tool but, I believe they are both. The omnipresence of high tech gadgets dim the light of the watches in today’s society but we can definitely make them relevant by making them as a stylish accessory that serves both fashion and function.  If you’re wearing corporate attire or a casual ensemble Ed Hardy Love Kills Slowly Watch gives an industrial look with a hint of playfulness from its bold graphic. While, Ed Hardy Fire Skull Tattoo Watch gives a tough love look with a fire skull print that screams rock and roll chic and will go well with different looks and can adapt to diverse kinds of style.

Before, I owned 3 pair of watches that I hardly ever used until they tarnished and became junk. But I’m having a change of heart and realized that watches are actually useful when high-tech gadgets give up on us. If all else fails, classic watches would be there to rescue us from tardiness and any time issues, not that I consider them as some kind of time machines or something like that. Let’s change the perception that watches are passé because I can’t bear the thought of having to explain to my future son what a watch is.