So, I have a major thing for character watches. I was one of those weird kids who was always wearing a watch...even as a seven or eight year old. I feel naked without one...yet oddly enough, I’m always late. 😄 It would be impossible to count the number of character watches I’ve owned in my 43 years on the planet...everything from Mickey Mouse(of course), Bugs Bunny and Scooby Doo to Marvin The Martian(still a favorite), The Smurfs and Lord Of The Rings. Being the card carrying, dyed in the wool, lifelong Disney geek that I am, most of them have been Mickey Mouse/Disney watches. My favorite watch of all time featured a map of Middle Earth surrounded by The One Ring...it was a gift from a very dear friend. My “holy grail” would be a Jiminy Cricket watch, as Jiminy is my second favorite Disney character, right behind Mickey. Somehow, I’ve never owned a Jiminy watch.
Sadly, I’m incredibly rough on watches as I’ve always had very physical jobs. I’ve broken dozens of watches since I entered the work force back in 1991. Most of them were lost or trashed, but I kept many of them, resulting in a large collection of broken watches. 😄
Over the past 10-15 years, I started intentionally buying rather cheap watches at Hot Topic, Walmart and even Walt Disney World...knowing that, in my hands, their life expectancy would be rather short. A few years back I fell in love with the Star Wars watches at Hot Topic. They always retail for about $15.00, and I usually get about a year’s worth of use out of them before I manage to break them on something. I broke not one, but TWO watches last week...a Darth Vader watch and a beautiful StormTrooper watch. I was heartbroken. Thankfully, I found this beauty in Walmart the other day and knew immediately it was destined to join my broken watch collection...so I was compelled to pick it up. 😄 Here’s hopin’ The Force is stronger with this one than the previous five. Maybe I can actually get a year worth of use out of it before it meets an untimely demise against a wall, a counter or a mail cage. 😉🤞🏻 #watch#wristwatch#starwars#rebel#rebelalliance#geek#disney#time#collector#theforce#geekcouture#geekfashion#fashion
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Another great shot by @corazonpompom of some awesome pins! I’ve tagged the ones I know, feel free to let me know about the others...