Showing posts with label watch. Show all posts
Showing posts with label watch. Show all posts

Friday, January 13, 2012

Hard Fall, New Watch

Photo by Gary. 
Left to right: Old watch.  New watch.

Couple weeks back I was running home from dropping my car off at the garage in what I like to call a "destination run," previously blogged about here.

Well, it was pre-sunrise and still dark.  As a car approached I got as close to the edge of the road as possible without getting onto the shoulder.  Then I suddenly went down hard and fast as though somebody had lassoed my feet.

Turns out a woody roadside plant has extended a 1" branch just onto the edge of the macadam.  It was low enough that the mowers wouldn't get it.  But my left toe sure did.

I leaped up as quickly as I could so as not to freak out the car that by now was going by, like "I'm OK!"

Turns out I was OK but my trusty Timex Ironman, my gold standard of running watches, got cracked across its face in the fall.  I purchased a new one, but of course the latest Ironman model was now slightly different.  Thankfully the buttons seem largely the same so hopefully no huge learning curve to overcome.

Rest in peace, old Ironman, you served me well.


Monday, June 7, 2010

My Timex Ironman Gave up the Ghost

My Timex Ironman gave up the ghost. Well, the plastic band did, anyway.

I attempted to get a replacement band at 3 places but it seemed so integral to the whole watch that I figured nobody could just replace the band. And that turned out to be the case.

So, I just went ahead and bought a new one. And then luck turned in my favor—I was able to purchase exactly the same model. So I will not have to go thru the anguish of learning the controls for a new watch (I hate getting a new cell phone for the exact reason).

I provide an illustration below. Left to right: Old watch. New watch. Life is good.

(photo by Gary)