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Watch decided (plus small review)!

I have finally decided and the following Fossil watch has been bought and paid for (well I actually decided a while ago but never posted about it because I forgot about it to be perfectly honest, but now that my package has arrived, I shall share the good news with you good people):
Analog Gunmetal Dial Watch - FOSSIL

Needless to say it look damn sexy and very showy and I think I need to put myself in more dressy situations so I can wear it more often. The watch was bought from a eBay seller for about AUD$80 (including postage) which was nice cheap surprise.

The watch itself looks so much better than it does in the pictures on the Fossil website: the buffed metal is sexy you could almost think it were titanium. The bold blacks of the face and border are very defined and the hands make it really easy to catch the time even at the quickest of glances. One thing I wasn’t quite sure of was the ‘diamond’ (actually, upon further reading it is an actual genuine diamond, what a present surprise) as I was concerned it would look too ‘blingy’. This couldn’t be further from the truth. It really does look great and with the 50 metre water resistance, it won’t fall victim to any accidental watering I may put it though due to complacency alone. It’s also not too heavy either which is nice for a guy like myself who has really skinny arms.

Pino…

The Uni Bag

I have been a bag fan for a long time, and have only waned my bag carrying because I’ve had a coat to do the carrying for me. The population as a whole, at least that I’ve found, is very undecided in regards to the trendiness of bags and bag carrying. I’ve had those who accept my uni bag and those that call it a man bag and thus aim the tone of the conversation from that point forward at that level.

I say screw you all! I love my uni bag and I will carry it until the day that I die (except if I have an adequate coat, then, in such instances, you can have the day off and do whatever uni bags do on their days off). So here are some great find to get you all baggy :).

Rip Curl (how could I resist an Australian company – AUD$79):
INTERN SATCHEL - Rip Curl
KODI (no idea of this brand as this is an eBay find and so we’ll have to trust the seller – AUD$99):
Men's Italian Soft Leather Messenger Bag -Satchel Black - KODI Design
Tiding (another eBay company – USD$77):
Men's Black Cow Leather Shoulder Messenger Bag Briefcase - Wild Bull Leather World
Prada (just to follow our tradition here of showing stupidly overpriced items – AUD$1550):
Prada Tessuto and Saffiano Messenger Bag - Overstock.com
Wilson’s Leather (I love the size of this one – I might buy this one as it’s size and price are mightily tempting – USD$59):
Black Rivet Brushed Leather Day Bag - Wilson's Leather
David King & Company (Another small one, but a bit pricier than the last – USD$87):
David King leather briefcase model 121 - David King & Company

Pino…

What’s in a Wallet?

I own a lovely leather wallet bought from one of those bag stores that sell luggage and a few odds and ends relating to luggage and I must say, it’s a nice wallet and does the job nicely. But one thing I’ve noticed is that you can buy a cheap leather wallet and you can buy a rather expensive leather wallet and I rack my brains to understand what on Earth is the difference.

It’s not the size as this USD$1,894.95 wallet (it’s on sale by the way -_-) shows:

BALLY Galant-E/20 Wallet - Amazon.com
Too bad if you wanted to hold any kind of change or anything more than your green ladies and plastic people. And what’s the difference between that and this genuine cow leather wallet:

Alexander Julian Colours Leather Bifold Wallet - Amazon.com
…for USD$14.99 apart from the mortgage? Unfortunately, from all my research I’ve found nothing to suggest that price has ANYTHING to do with the product you are buying. As long as it has a zip for the coin department and ample note and card space, and has been well-made from quality materials I don’t see where any differences lie apart from a considerably empty wallet at time of purchase.

Pino…

WTB Sexy Dress Watch

I haven’t had to buy a watch in a LONG time. Actually, I’ve only just replaced the battery and band in my casual Rip Curl watch, before that I was watchless for a long while.

Like most things on this blog, I really have no idea what I like nor do I have any idea where to look and what is ‘dressy’ and what is just stupid. Let’s go through a few features to see what I want at the end of the day:

  • Waterproof: this would be nice so there are less accidental situations that cause my watch to depart from this world before its time.
  • Band material: my mind automatically tells me that if it is to be a dress watch it should probably be a metal band of some sort.
  • Analogue: This is a hard one, while a nice analogue watch wouldn’t be out of place there are some very stylish digital watches floating around out there as well – looks like this one is undecided for the time being.
  • Extras: I really cannot see me using any features that aren’t the time itself and maybe the date. While it’s always quite impressive to have sixty-eight different dials on your watch I can only assume every dial adds an extra $x amount to the final price and so, for the time being, I’m going for simplicity over dialarama for the time being.
  • Size: My arms are my best feature; I mean that as modestly as I possibly can! So a watch has to fit my arm perfectly in order to add to the beauty as opposed to make it look like it sticks out like a pair of dog’s balls. I also have very long and skinny arms too, so probably a moderately sized watch would probably be the best way to go.

Look, I’m not even going to bother looking anywhere else than fossil.com. I found this website off of one of those shopping.com or price grabber websites and their watches are so sexy and cheap that I’m not going to search through the 163 pages to blindly search for something decent when I’m sure I’ll be happy with something here.

Those are some of the nice ones that I’m looking to purchase very soon. An interesting fact though, while I was searching I thought I’d see what there was as far as ‘fake’ Fossil watches and I couldn’t seem to find any that were below $200. Now considering that most if not all of the watches on the Fossil website are below $200, I’m confused to how the fakes are almost twice the price of the genuine articles.

Pino…