Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Excuse me sir, do you have the time? Creative minds strike again!

A few years back, I was standing on a street corner waiting for the traffic light to change when a young kid approached me on a skateboard.

"Excuse me sir, do you have the time?"

I wanted to look at the kid and say... "Yes, It's time for you to invest in a watch you little brat!"

But instead, I glanced down at my watch and said:

"Yes, it's 3:05."

The kid looked at me and said...

"Oh $h!T, my Mom's gonna be pissed. I'm late again!"

I thought to myself- Kids today! They all have cell phones. But none of them seem to wear watches. I guess this is the sign of the ever-changing times. Kids without watches. When I was a kid, I couldn't wait to get a watch. My parents made me promise that I'd take care of it 15 times before they bought me one. It was a Timex. I got it for Christmas one year. It had a cheap vinyl band that I broke in the first week. It was about three weeks before we could find a good replacement for the band so I carried the watch around in my pocket in the interim. But that was years ago and I've had many watches since then...... (smile)

Fast forward until today, when I was sitting in the waiting area of a local business establishment patiently awaiting my turn and paging through a magazine.....

I came across this great photo:

Arben Bajraktaraj by Technomarine

I'll admit, I laughed out loud. The silliness of this photo really struck me. Imagine walking around town like this...

"Eye just don't know where the time has gone"

But it sure feels good to post again.

Here's to Nicolas Guerin and TechnoMarine for putting together something wickedly attractive and slightly sinister in their new watch ads. You know me, I'm a sucker for a creative ad.


Heather Dugan ("Footsteps") said...

Nice. I have to confess I'm no longer a watch wearer. Keeping it simple. But if I could wear one as an eye patch? Maybe. Then I'd be walking up to people and asking them to tell me what time was on my watch ; )

intrepidideas said...

"I think you get it!" :)

The craziness of it all. So you don't wear a watch huh?

Heather Dugan ("Footsteps") said...

If I did, it would be because it looked nice with what I was wearing. Battery optional ; )

dickster1961 said...

welcome back.

I currently do not wear a watch, primarily because the last band I had broke and it is not a standard band and has to be special ordered.

Instead I just look at my cell phone if I want to know what time it is.

Jane Turley said...

My first watch was a Timex too:) I can't remember the colour of the first strap but when it broke it was replaced by a wide yellow one with decorative punch holes - it was the 1970's I have no other excuse!

I don't know how people go without watches - even if they have phones. I feel absolutely naked without a watch. My current favourite is this one which I think is pretty classy:)Nothing too expensive but beats the hell out of yellow Timex anyday:))

intrepidideas said...

Thanks for the welcome back Dickster... Nice chatting with you. :)

That's a nice watch Jane... Lots of class. Maybe it will be in your stocking this year! :)

The Psychic Philosopher said...

Lately I've noticed my own surprise when seeing someone wearing a watch. Almost as if they're Luddites, just out to make a retro fashion statement or haven't discovered cell phones (unlikely, in NYC, but possible). Of course those clunky-looking watches might serve as dual beam-me-up capacity & stun gun... Keep up the great blog. Inspiration will return as you write more.