Monday, January 14, 2013

engagement watch

At some point in our relationship, I made sure that J knew an engagement ring was not a requirement for me. I knew I wanted to marry him, and making that commitment was more important to me than a diamond on my finger.

But secretly, I knew I'd be a little disappointed if I didn't get one. And honestly, since we got engaged, I've had a hard time keeping my eyes off this little beauty. Not only is it great to own some bling, it's also a daily reminder of the exciting stage we're in, and all the wonderful things we have to look forward to.

And yet, I like to think I'm a modern woman, and something didn't seem quite right about getting a beautiful gift for our engagement and trying to convince myself that "the girl is the gift for the guy!" (As if I'm not receiving just as wonderful a gift in him as he is in me.)

So to commemorate our commitment, I got J an engagement watch.

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We did some research and picked out a brand and specs that we thought would last through the years. Because just as I intend to pass my ring on to a grandchild someday, J intends to pass on his watch as well.

I'm hoping the trend catches on. And in a world where watches are increasingly rare, a nice watch on a guy's arm might be a sign that he's off the market. Just kidding...but seriously, he's taken. ;-)

13 comments:

  1. I do like nice men's watches and especially the androgynous nature of them now. Hopefully the trend in 50 years won't be pocket watches again though...

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  2. AWW. I love love love that idea of passing both your ring and his watch on to your grandchildren. So sweet. And totally something I've never thought about.

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  3. OMG!!! I can't believe I missed out on that very important engagement post. Congrats! I'm in love with that ring! And I absolutely adore the idea of the engagement watch. It's such a sweet idea of wanting to pass on the ring and watch to your grandchildren one day.

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    1. Thank you thank you! I desperately need to catch up with you as well! =)

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  4. I love it!
    Hello awesome wife-to-be ~ don't get him used to this! Seriously!!!
    ;) LOL
    You guys are adorable and the watch is perfect. And I'm just picturing you glancing over at your ring every few minutes.
    *Cute*
    xo
    Ella

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    1. Ha ha ha! I'm sure rings and watches will make way for diapers and investments before we know it. =)

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  5. I LOVE that! What a great idea, and what a sharp looking watch!

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  6. oh my goooooood, this is BRILLIANT! look at you, flipping gender norms! looooove this! :) and i'm sure j does too :)

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  7. What a great idea Clair!! Nice to see people wearing watches, still.

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  8. I love this idea!! How thoughtful of you to think about getting your man some engagement bling bling, as well! And I love that it's something you plan to pass on.. I JUST might have to steal this!

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  9. I have to agree with the other posters here... this is simply brilliant! I hope this becomes a trend just in case I ever decide to get engaged once again. :)

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Thanks for making me smile. =)