There are some childhood memories I can recall that were momentous while others were just simple, routine occurrences that, to this day, have left a lasting and comforting impression. images-1

The bedrooms of our moderate, split level home were incredibly close together  separated only by a small hall and one full bathroom.  My dad’s pre-work preparation was a consistent process day in and day out.  Shower, shave, brush, suit, socks, shoes…watch.  It was the last thing he put on each morning before his brief breakfast and long drive to work.

He had the same watch for years.  An elastic metal, manual-windingTimex treasure. Each Christmas we would suggest surprising him at with a newer, more modern self-winding version, but no one dared to take the Timex away.

The watch has become an essential accessory that changes almost as frequently as each day’s outfit.  Some sporty, some special, but each still offering the same basic function…a good time.

Metro Grand Stripe from Kate Spade @ Kate Spade in Greenwich, Westport, www.katespade.com

Round Two-Tone Mesh Watch from Skagen Denmark @ Macy’s in Stamford, Milford. Lord & Taylor in Stamford, Trumbull

Leather Strap Constellation Quartz from Omega @ David Harvey Jewelers in Darien, www.davidharvey.com

Ameritus Silver Tone Silicone Chronograph from Timex @ Kohls in Norwalk, Fairfield, Ridgefield.

Reverso Grande Taille Steel from Jaeger-LeCoultre @ Betteridge in Greenwich.

Watch Hunger Stop 100 Series from Michael Kors @ Michael Kors in Greenwich, Stamford, Trumbull. Saks Fifth Avenue in Greenwich** For every watch sold, World Food Programme (WFP) will deliver 100 meals to children in need.