December Photo a Day Challenge: 28. Clocks, Watches

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I live in Switzerland but it doesn’t mean that I am a watch expert. However, I do live in part of Switzerland where the watch reagion starts. We even still have the old holidays in Summer known as “watchmakers holidays” when the factories would be closed for three weeks. Today no longer so actual as many of the established watch companies no longer exist.

However one watch stayed with me. It was developed under the name of the designer Michel Jordi and there was a version representing each Kanton of Switzerland.  The one in the photo is mine, a wonderful Christmas gift many years ago from Mr. Swiss. It represents the Kanton of Schwyz with its snow crystal pattern on the dial. There was even the watch strap with embroidered edelweiss flowers. I still have my watch, although I no longer wear it. They are no longer being made, the company had financial problems and no longer exists, but I am still proud to own one.

December Photo a Day Challenge: 28. Clocks, Watches

13 thoughts on “December Photo a Day Challenge: 28. Clocks, Watches

  1. My very first watch was a Confirmation present from my aunt. It was a pretty little Swiss-made watch with a heart in the dial that ticked out the seconds. I have no idea whatever happened to that watch but it was beautiful.

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  2. I’m trying hard not to envy you – I always loved everything Michel Jordi and his gang produced and I treasure my pair of Jordi shoes although I too can’t wear them any longer because they are literally falling apart….. but the watch! I’d wear it – all the time!!!!

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