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Good watch for the money
on July 10, 2013
As a graduate of the Zenith Academy ('94), you can imagine how excited I was to see this watch up for sale on Amazon.com.
This watch replaces the Tourthousand, which was brought out late in 2010 and is good for kids, but doesn't always tell the time accurately when you're in space, so, caveat emptor.
Some things to be aware of:
*The strap is made of high grade leather, meaning it is made from the flesh of a cow, just like the leather in your shoes, except more expensive. The cows that "donate" their flesh for these watch bands are grass-fed, intellectually stable cows that come from good families. The interview process is extensive, including hoofprint background checks and even a breathalyzer test shortly before slaughter. Only the healthiest cows can be accepted into the program and only one watch band is produced from each cow. In fact, the rest of the meat is thrown away, just to drive up the cost. I'm telling you all this in case you were thinking of wearing the watch in the shower. The leather is nice, but if you damage it, you're looking at about $12,000 to replace it.
*The numbers are hard to read unless you studied classical Greek. I'm sure someone out there didn't study classical Greek, or at least live in a frat house where they had to learn the Greek alphabet. If you didn't learn this system of numbers and letters, you may have to rely on the placement of the hands, like a common animal.
*Finally, it is true the watch does play music. However, there are only four tracks to choose from. I chose Cher's "Believe" which I preferred to anything by lil' Wayne, whoever that is.
For my money, this watch will certainly do the trick, and is a stunning example of what people think they can get away with when no one is looking. Enjoy!