My Classics – the watch

swiss army watch

When people think of their dream watches names like Rolex and Cartier come to mind.  I came by my classic at a time when for my income it was unthinkably expensive – $275 to be exact.  The year was 1997, and my 21st birthday was coming.  I was a college student surviving on an income of about $19K per year.  With all that, the item I was dreaming of at the time was a men’s watch.  But with my tiny wrists, after trying on 6 or 7 of them at the jewelry store, everything was too big.  Then I spotted the Swiss Army Lady Officers.  It was still pretty masculine, but the size was something that sat comfortably and looked harmonious with the proportions of my hands.  I wore it home, and we have been inseparable ever since.

Get the look:

This watch is no longer available, but I love this option.

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