^ Another story that I want to hear How come you couldn't get it changed locally? Will Hermes stores service their watches? I really like their watches, but so far haven't bought one.
Delayed response (sorry)...the 6 weeks was Hermes' service . In the US, all of their watches are sent to NY (even for a change of battery). When I dropped off the watch I was told that I was 'lucky' because it used to take 2 months and I may get mine back in 4 weeks.
Having said that, for $35 they replaced the battery...polished the stainless steel surrounding the watch face...and generally made it look like new. Not a bad deal considering that replacing the battery in my cheap-ish back-up watch cost around $20.
I have worn watches since kindergarten. Most of the watches I wear have been given to me by my father, because he's gets tired of me begging him. My favorite watches have run out of battery and I have been too lazy to go to the clock shop. When school finishes up I definitley going to get them fixed because I'm tired of wearing this boring black one all the time.
All that I desire to point out is the general principle that life imitates art far more than art imitates life. Oscar Wilde
i wear a sleek thin strapped black fossil watch. it's stylish and it tells the time. i'd hate to have an expensive watch because I'm prone to scratching or losing them. i'll just have to admire from afar
oh dream maker, you heart breaker, wherever you're going I'm going your way
i do need a watch. it's more a necessity than a desire. and that's exactly what i like about watches. there's no other accessery serves such pure function as watches. and i associate watches with something "timeless", a classic. and it is indeed used to dealt with "time"
currently i'm wearing this seiko watch everyday, it's very similar to the cartier one. simple and classy.