My wife has mentioned repeatedly that she would like a new watch, something dressier and nicer than the Quartz Hamilton Khaki ladies she's been wearing for the last 10 years. So I for Christmas I bought her a 33mm Nomos Orion. It's stunning, and fits her perfectly, and she loves it. But she's making me send it back.
She says she'd feel guilty wearing a watch that nice. And she'd rather give the money to charity.
I'm all about some charity, but really? The watch was $2200. We spend close to that at Whole Foods in six weeks. She has an iMac that cost that much that she only utilizes to about 12% of its capacity.
I told her I didn't think that the watch was really that expensive considering she'd have it the rest of her life, and could pass it on to our children or grandchildren, much better than she could an iMac, but that didn't gain traction.
Too bad. It looked so sexy on her wrist.
I guess I was trying too hard to show her how cool watches can be. She doesn't get it. She actually researched Nomos, and thinks it's an awesome company, and she thinks it's the perfect watch. She'd just rather I throw $400 away on a Marc Jacobs and call it a day.