I’ve been toying with getting myself one of those TSOVET SVT-DE40 watches lately, but all the toying has led to me, well, losing all interest in toying. Having said that, I think I’m just a bit tight when it comes to spending my hard earned sterling on pricey accessories. It’s not that I don’t appreciate a good accessory, I mean if you’re a regular reader of the blog you will be aware of my incessant backpack posts. I think it’s more the fact I’m just someone who’d rather buy a big coat than a fancy watch.
Nevertheless, my wrist has been feeling rather baron since my Casio calculator went to an early grave a few months back, which has led me to throw caution to the wind and grab one of these far more affordable Timex Weekenders.
Now in my opinion this watch ticks several boxes;
1. The weekender features military stylised chronograph’s, similar to the TSOVET I was flirting with.
2. It was 79 quid! Thats roughly £250 cheaper than the TSOVET. A wise move as the probability I’ll knacker it or lose it within the first month of ownership is high.
3. It looks like it’s worth more than the above price, therefore I can pretend it is.
4. It tells the time, which I appreciate is also a function my microwave performs. However, strapping this to my wrist seemed impractical, plus its tomato soup stained metallic exterior seriously clashed with my taupe cardigan.
Running with the military theme meant temporarily ditching the original tan suede strap above (as lovely as it is) and replacing it with these NATO bands (below) that are apparently all the rage amongst urban scenster types. These neat nylon fasteners were picked up from California based ‘Urban Watch Straps’, and come in a range of colours and designs. The straps slip through back of the watch and are available three sizes;18mm, 20mm or 22mm, with all featuring embossed stainless steel buckle.
All I require now is a Garrison Cap and a Spitfire and I’m Biggles!