I’ve always been inspired and maybe a little afraid of the phrase; Time is Money. Time is everything, so of course it’s money. The phrase Time is Money has come to my mind a lot this summer. I’ve been busy unlike ever before and in less than twelve short days I’ll be all moved in for my Masters course. I’m excited, but time is moving very, very quickly. I’ve been inspired lately so much by the phrase that when I was approached to review an Engraved Pocket Watch* from GiftsOnline4u those were the words that came to mind. Not my name, although admittedly that would have been a good idea. I happen to hand engrave things like my laptops, camera’s, iPad’s and phones with my name and contact number. Y’know, just in case.
The gift came at an imperfect time, just a week after my boyfriend’s birthday. He loves watches. But he got a trip to Paris as his present. I’ll admit I did have half a mind to wrap the watch in a pretty little bow and give it as an additional gift. But when I opened the watch and saw its inner workings I was pretty smitten. Call me old fashioned, but pocket watches are fucking cool. Maybe it’s because I watched Benjamin Button so much. You may know the movie and not the novella, but time is very important. Or maybe it’s an interest in Peaky Blinders. I can’t wait for someone to ask me what time it is and I can whip this bad boy out. Sophistication points much? The best things in life aren’t necessarily free, they’re bloody useful.
An Engraved Gifts never came to mind when I was shopping for Jay. He always gets a preview of the blog posts before they go live and he’s very, very jealous of the watch. So Engraved Gifts should be on my radar. I think engraving also makes it look like you’ve put a truckload more effort into the present than you maybe actually have. Admittedly, ordering from GiftsOnline4U was really easy and quick and the watch arrived sharpish. It was packaged very well too. There’s nothing worse than getting excited about something coming in the mail to have it arrived scratched and broken.
The watch itself is lovely. It’s sturdy but also very pretty. The inner workings of it are interesting to look at and the general markings on the metal make it look very intricate. I like the face too as it’s easy to read, although very traditional. It comes with instructions on how to wind the watch and set it. I had no idea that pocket watches had to be wound and set everyday. It literally takes a matter of seconds though, so it’s not a big deal! You can also choose a different font for your engraving. So if you’re thinking; ‘Abbie, why did you choose that one?’ don’t worry, you can opt for another. It’s my complete unbiased opinion to say that I’m really loving the watch. It looks awesome, it’s sturdy and practical. What more could I have asked for?
Do you guys like the Pocket Watch? Is this something you’d like to see me style in an outfit post? I think it would made a great present for a birthday, especially a major coming of age one as it is tradition to gift a watch then. I think my boyfriend would definitely appreciate one for Christmas or his next birthday! Let me know what you think of the watch down below!
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