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Thread: Confessions...

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    Confessions...

    Because we've all been guilty of some horological sin at some point in our lives...
    Here's a thread to come clean, to absolve yourself, to speak about the watch based skeletons in your closet in a safe environment where no-one will ridicule you....

    I'll go first.

    When I was about 9 or 10 I had a black plastic digital watch with a game built into it. You had to drive a tank across a bridge dodging falling bombs. I got the watch with coupons I collected from a comic called The Eagle (the rebooted version from the early 80s, not the original, I'm not that old).
    Then one day I bought some crisps.... On the the back of the packet was an offer for a James Bond digital watch that looked absolutely badass and WHICH HAD THE JAMES BOND THEME AS THE ALARM.
    I was instantly smitten. I had to have this watch.
    Again you had to collect a few tokens from the crisp packets and I forget how much cash you needed to add to the deal, but I had enough saved up.
    There was one problem though, I already had a watch. There was no way my parents would sanction me buying another and I needed their support in this because you had to send the money as a cheque.
    Looking back I am appalled at myself, at my ruthlessness and the wanton violence clearly buried deep in my young soul. Because want I did, dear reader, was the only thing I could think to do, the only thing that would remove the obstacle of the watch I already had on my wrist.
    I took it off....
    And I threw it at the ground hard enough to smash it.

    *sobs*

    Don't look at me, I can see the loathing in your eyes... I need to be alone now

    *runs*
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    I can actually feel the repressed anguish through the screen.......I empathize with you for wanting the new watch, but...You broke a watch.....I am conflicted

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    I collected the coupons for that James Bond theme watch and sent my money - and they had run out. So you got *my* watch

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    Quote Originally Posted by Der Amf View Post
    I collected the coupons for that James Bond theme watch and sent my money - and they had run out. So you got *my* watch
    Here you go, only 144
    http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item...236546&alt=web

    Edit: If only all my watches appreciated that much
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    Last edited by Der Amf; Mar 28, 2015 at 09:18 AM.

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    Looking at the photos of it, I would say actually that by getting the 200m WR Casio instead I came out of it better

    Did you get thoroughly sick of the alarm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Der Amf View Post
    Looking at the photos of it, I would say actually that by getting the 200m WR Casio instead I came out of it better

    Did you get thoroughly sick of the alarm?
    No, I think my parents did though
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