The evolution of a “watch guy.”
For the better part of the last 15 years, I’ve been a “watch guy.” You know, the kind of man who took pride in having a nice (read: expensive) watch. I wasn’t particularly proud of this trait, but I did like having something nice on my wrist.
Now “nice” wasn’t something in the 5 figure range. But, it was a very solid Chopard in the mid 4-digit area.
However, after about 10 years of solid effort, it simply refused to work. So, I dutifully took it to the nearest “Chopard Service Center”….who then turned around and sent it to Chopard. So much for customer service.
Four weeks rolled around, and I finally got a call telling me it’d be $490 to fix my watch.
Now in the past, I guess I would have paid that. Figured it was the price for having something nice. Kind of like taking Nancy’s old Jaguar in for service, which usually required a small homeowners loan every 6 months.
But, given that we are “on the cheap” like a lot of other people, I politely declined. Instead, I scouted around and found a perfectly good Timex that was 1/10th the price of the Chopard…repair!
Perhaps in the future, I’ll get the Chopard fixed. Or maybe not. For whatever reason, being a “watch guy” doesn’t seem to matter that much any more.