Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Takes a Licking and It Keeps On Ticking

Do you remember the old Timex tag line, "It takes a licking, and keeps on ticking"? It has completely stuck in my head over the years. Well, I happen to have a Timex now that I bought myself a couple of months ago. I quite like it, and it's my everyday watch.

Yesterday I couldn't find it anywhere. I knew I had it on over the weekend. And I remembered taking it off and stashing it in the pocket of my shorts before going swimming on Saturday. Checked the shorts; not there. Checked the bag I had with me; not there.

This morning, Little Boo and I are heading out to walk to school, and he says, "Hey! That's weird. There's a random watch on the driveway."


Yup. It appears I dropped my watch on the driveway on Sunday. It may or may not have been driven over by one of the cars. It definitely got majorly rained on.

And it's still ticking.  I'm impressed!

Here is a vintage commercial for Timex that I found on YouTube, uploaded by YouTuber, elithecat. There are a ton of these there for you to explore if you feel so inclined. Enjoy!

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