through the sprinklers in your underwear, being able to take the day off with a
simple mommy, my tummy hurts, the tazos that came in chip packets and those rulers that could bend, fold and snap
around your wrist when you hit yourself with them are just a few
of things people miss about childhood. While running around in your underwear
or hitting people both ceased to be acceptable on your first day of primary
school, you can still enjoy the bendy rulers part of childhood, with new and
improved time-telling abilities and save 50% on a Slap Watch.
In a country that makes it’s possible to do your monthly grocery shopping on the side of the road, it’s easy to pick up a watch that makes you look chic and professional and screams of class and money, because hey look, it’s gold and has little sparkly bits on it. Unfortunately, some of those watches are more uncomfortable than pure-wool briefs; the metal ones turn your arm an odd shade of green and the leather-strapped ones smell like an old sofa left in the sun for too long.
If you’re looking for a more indie way of telling time than your average pocket-watch or hanging a grandfather-clock around your neck, the Slap Watches are ideal. Functional and funky, as well as being super fun to play with, the watches come in a range of colours that promise to add some jazz to any outfit quicker than a game of unprotected paintball. Though there are nine set colours, you can create a skittles-bag of rainbow possibilities with interchangeable faces. Pair together different bands and faces to match whatever colour scheme you’re wearing and even if you decide to mix orange and green, people will be too busy oohing and aahing to say anything.
Other than the fact that they’re functional and better looking than some cover models, they have the added bonus of being really entertaining. Everybody remembers the bendy-rulers from school that provided hours entertainment and the watches work on almost the same principle; just slap it on your wrist and the strap wraps around all on its own. There’s no need to worry about needing to superglue it to your wrist or visit the jeweller to get it altered, because the watches are one size fits all. Combine the funky look, the versatility and the fact that they’re more comfortable than a basket full of kittens in front of a fireplace, and you have a watch perfect for everyone from dime-store divas to those guys who hike up mountains on their lunch break. Even catwalk queens wouldn’t complain if a Slap Watch was added to the accessories for their next runway walk.
Watch this fact: According to the Institute of Watch Security, the safest place to hide a valuable watch is not inside a safe, but inside a half-full box of whole-wheat rusks.