We've been flooded with literally one more request for information about my 100% Genuine Armani Watch, purchased for £15 on the streets of Moscow. It is with great sadness that I confirm - the 100% Genuine Watch is no more. In the same incident in which my arm was broken, a far greater tragedy also occurred: my watch was snapped from my wrist and left to rust (or whatever lacquered plastic does) in the dust of the Mongolian steppe.
|If you want a 100% genuine watch, there's one just lying around here somewhere|
There are two potential stories we might tell about this loss. The first goes something like this:
My wrist is broken in a place which very closely corresponds to the sort of place which a watch - if, say, crushed against its wearer's arm during a sudden fall from a stampeding horse - might crunch into the surrounding bone.
|Sort of watch-y kind of area, don't you think?|
But there's another, altogether more interesting version of these same events. Because that watch hit the ground with so much force that it was completely torn from my wrist. That's a lot of force - especially when you consider that the strap was 100% genuine
Without all that
So farewell, 100% Genuine Armani Watch. Thank-you for your many
I'd hate to end this post on a downbeat note, however, so let me add one further piece of news:
Sam and I went shopping in Beijing's extraordinary Silk Market today - a shopping mall containing more 100% genuine goods in one building than I have ever seen in my entire life. And for the exact same price as my 100% Genuine Armani Watch, we managed to purchase something even more incredible.
The 100% Genuine Armani Watch is dead. Long live the 110% Genuine Patek Philippe Watch!
|Isn't she lovely?|