Personal Items - Page 3

More time-keeping goodies, but this time it's watches. Most are worn on the wrist, but for years and years women have worn watches on neck-chains, or even on pins (older nurses watches were pinned to their bodices), and men have (and still do carry) pocket watches. Some watches look like bracelets, and some very tiny ones are even built into rings.

I can barely see an ordinary watch, let alone one with a small enough face to fit on a ring. I'm afraid a ring-watch would need to come with a magnifying glass for me.

Today, not only are many of the watches faces much more decorative, some are very large, and most smart-watches have very large faces. I have one (a Moto360), but because of it's size I find it awkward to wear on a daily basis. It's okay for when I need to track my exercise but it usually ends up getting in my way and the strap is so large (because they are made to fit men or women) that even doing it up on the last slot it slides around my wrist.

The fact is, although I have perhaps 5 or 6 different watches ... I seldom bother to wear one. I have a small clip-on watch (looks a little like a carabiner) that has a watch and a temperature gauge in it, and I find that more useful since I can clip it onto a purse strap or belt loop when I don't want to carry a handbag.

A sterling silver watch with fancy bracelet, studded with marcasite, and a face-covering over the watch face.
Silver Bracelet Watch with cover that opens over watch face.




A silver bracelet band watch with larger face.
Ladies silver watch with rhinestones and solid bracelet band.

A moto 360 smart watch with large customized face and leather band.
A Moto360 Smart Watch

A Relic brand man's watch with silver housing and black leather band.
Man's Relic Brand Watch

A carabiner-style clip on watch with small face and handy thermometer.
Clip-on Watch With Temperature and Time

A man's Roots brand watch with braided band and large face.
Roots Brand Man's Watch