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PeAcE WiTh GuNs

Thursday, August 31, 2006

My New Watch

Got my first real 3-hand
Bought it at the Titan shop
Wore it till the leather strap
Tore 'way in t' thousand four !!

Well, time I bought a new watch.

As the corny piece above says, I bought (got) my first real Titan watch when I passed 10th. My father warned me that I needed to get more than 80% under any circumstances. I got precisely one mark more than 80% !! To my surprise, one fine day, dad said "Lets go to the Titan Showroom and I'll buy you a watch". Gleefully I looked through the entire store until I found a perfectly simple watch with a black dial and a gold finish with a black leather strap. That was 1998. From that day till I finished my MCS in 2005 (yeah, not 2004 as the poem says...that was just for the rhyme [:-P]), it was an able companion on everyday journies to college, treks & outings. It never faltered. I only changed the battery once in those 8 years or so. It got wet in the rain, dropped off the table, banged around in crowded buses but not a scratch on it. The combination was such that it looked good on formals as well as casuals.

One fine day, sitting in a chai-shop near our college, I was discussing buying a new watch with a friend. I told him I've had this one for too long and maybe its time I changed to a new one. When I walked to my bike an hour later, I suddenly realized that the watch was gone from my wrist. It couldn't have fallen off, it had a leather strap, well fastened and a new one which couln't have broken. I searched the place for more than an hour but I didn't find it.

I guess its in the hands of someone who would have appreciated its loyal service more than I did. Good luck wherever you are, my watch.
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Bought my new watch last Sunday from Shoppers Stop. Wasnt actually going to buy one but was just goofing around the watch counter and I really liked this one. Check out some pics :


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Here's an essay by the great Mark Twain on his watch.

My Watch - An Instructive Little Tale (Written in 1870)

(Alternative link to the essay)

-PeAcE
--WiTh
----GuNs

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