The White One for Easter

The last in this round of liturgically-coordinated acquisitions. The color for Easter is white. (Or gold, as @wilfried so stunningly illustrated yesterday; but I am many orders of magnitude less classy than him.) My first inclination was to seek out something tasteful. Something elegant. Something timeless.

Then I found this watch, and all that went right out the window. It was stunningly affordable. It's so perfectly '80s that I keep expecting one of the buttons to play "Axel F." And it looks like an Easter egg, for Pete's sake. In other words: it's me.

It's not especially comfortable. I find its controls counterintuitive. That bright white band won't need any convincing at all to attract dirt. So this is not a watch destined for much wrist time. But it's just so singular that, for certain very specific occasions, it's perfect in a way that very few other timepieces could be.

@sagebrush and @NightWatch: Delighted or disappointed?

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I keep seeing these pop up on Amazon and am sooooo tempted to buy one.

OlDirtyBezel

I keep seeing these pop up on Amazon and am sooooo tempted to buy one.

I mean...you can't go too wrong for the price, if this is the kind of thing that calls to you. I would definitely put it on a different strap if I meant to wear it a lot. But those colors, though!

StNobody

I mean...you can't go too wrong for the price, if this is the kind of thing that calls to you. I would definitely put it on a different strap if I meant to wear it a lot. But those colors, though!

It looks like the love child of an old school Swatch and a Casio. I wanna wear it with a rayon shirt from the Merry-Go-Round and then go to an EMF concert.

OlDirtyBezel

It looks like the love child of an old school Swatch and a Casio. I wanna wear it with a rayon shirt from the Merry-Go-Round and then go to an EMF concert.

Here鈥檚 my wardrobe pairing.

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StNobody

Here鈥檚 my wardrobe pairing.

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Delighted!

Although, I have to stay @wilfried's gold Citizen is pretty perfect for the liturgical colors, yours certainly emits the joy of the resurrection!

I've not gotten into 80s/90s retro yet (I'm looking into 70s stuff since it's a bit older than me), but I love the vibe of your watch. I would check it to see if it's time for Saved by the Bell.

I wholeheartedly approve. Gold is just a liturgical alternative to white. And I don't know how classy I am. Everyone looks classy in cassock and surplice, but don't look to hard at what was underneath.

Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness. Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.

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StNobody

Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness. Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.

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Er, I'll take that as sartorial commentary. 馃槼

My "church watch" contains about as much plastic by volume...

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I have a few Swatches from before I became a "real" collector and the Skin "Coeur Dorado" is the most expensive one. And it was purchased because I needed something white for those particular Sundays where I would wear a sport coat!!

Honestly, I love all of Swatch's transparent quartzes, and the exposed circuit board here is really cool. But when I bought this thing I was under the mistaken impression that Swatch was the only source of cool, affordable quartz, so it kind of has an odd place in my collection nowadays. At least the super-thin Skin movement performs as advertised and doesn't have any obvious corners cut (my Swatches under $100 don't hack and have crown positions that don't do anything).

P.S. About that gold-leaf Citizen... woof!!! That particular model (although I wouldn't go for gold) is the most expensive watch I've ever seriously imagined saving up for. I'll save my worldly feelings about it for another thread.