Tuesday, August 26, 2014


I asked one of Kubota's buddies if any of the kids in High School wore watches.  He was more than happy to bring me up-to-date on the Eaton Rapids fashion scene.


"Only" $170

The "cool" kids are wearing Nike Sports ($170) watches and Nike Fuelband ($300).  I was sorry I asked.

Eaton Rapids is a town of carpenters and factory workers, electricians, dry-wallers, FedEx delivery guys, cops and firefighters.  Where are these kids getting the scratch to buy $300 watches?

Getting real

I showed Kubota a portfolio of watches that I considered "reasonable" kid watches.  Kubota admitted he has a preference for digital watches.  Good "kid" watches are easy to read, no gimmicks, abuse resistant, less than $35.  Oh, and they will not look dated in five years.

Unfortunately, the kid is brain washed.  It is nothing if it does not have "The Swoosh".

Oh well, it saved me $35...but now I have the hots for a new watch.


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