My first watch was red leather, with Minnie Mouse on the face. My second was forest green and brown, a practical-looking digital Timex thing that I just had to have but that I now have trouble understanding why I thought was stylish. I had that watch in eighth grade, a year that I spent a lot of time bored, especially at school, and I checked it perpetually. Compulsively checking the time drove me to eventually abandon watches entirely - if I really needed to know the time, I always have my iphone with me. It was only a few years ago that I started thinking of watches as an accessory, regardless of their practical purpose. The problem is that when you wear a watch, people ask the time and expect you to be able to provide an accurate answer. And with my small, delicate watches, I never seemed to be able to. I really do know how to tell the time, I would protest when I got it wrong, but that never really stopped anyone laughing at my expense. Honestly, I don't blame them. It was ridiculous - particularly when I finally realised the problem. My vision is poor - if you meet me in person, you get to see my huge glasses which I desperately need in order to see anything. But they can't perform miracles and they don't let me see numbers on small watches clearly. So, not to put too fine a point on it, but the Meraki watch from local designers CC Lifestyles pretty much changed my life - suddenly, I can actually tell the time on my own watch, accurately and without hesitation. I realise that sounds silly, but for me, the struggle was real - and even if you have 20/20 vision, you can't argue with this watch; it's so beautifully crafted, it goes with everything and it looks fabulous against a Parisian backdrop. What more can you really ask for?
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