Hard Work Paying Off

What would you do if you got a raise at work? Celebrate no doubt. I was so excited that I didn’t do anything at first. I just reveled in my good luck. Wait! Luck didn’t have anything to do with it. It was hard work that had paid off. I was appreciative of the fact that my boss had noticed. Sometimes you do your job well just for yourself, and sometimes you have an angle in mind—a promotion or raise. It just happened at the right time as I was poised for some much-needed career advancement.

I waited a couple of days to let the raise sink in, and then I bought a Stuhrling Legacy watch as a gift to myself. It is an attractive and simple watch ideal for dress rather than sports. It has a round white faced trimmed in gold and an old-school brown leather strap. It is retro to be sure but has a lot of style. It is automatic and the mechanism shows through the front of the watch. Black Roman numerous decorate the face as well as gold hands. Many Sturhrling watches are sportier, but this one was really different. It is subtle and not flashy in spite of the silver textured dial, something I like. I didn’t want a typical bracelet design so the Legacy seemed the right choice. No blatant diver’s watch for me. I am happy to wear it on a daily basis, never flashing it for attention. I don’t need recognition of my good taste. I keep that to myself.

I am so jazzed that I have to give you some more of the specifications. It has a 42mm stainless-steel gold-tone round case with a shatter-resistant crystal dial window. That is the basic description. Did I mention that it is water resistant to 165 feet and has automatic movement with analog display. Automatic simply means that the watch does not operate with batteries and it doesn’t need to be wound. It is powered by the motion of the wearer’s wrist. You have to set it up the first time by turning the crown clockwise for about 20-30 full turns. Then you are ready to go thereafter. It is ideal to wear the watch at least eight hours a day to keep it functioning optimally. This is true of most automatic watches.

I felt like strutting when I put on this elegant watch. While it is a bit of a throwback, it is classic and timeless. Wearing it says that I am an individual not given to mimicking trends. I don’t have to be a slave to fashion and I call my own shots. It is a great memento to my hard work on the job and the respect I have earned that resulted in a welcome raise. At my company, these are not given out freely, so I consider myself privileged and lucky. I felt like showing the watch off to colleagues, but thought better of it after a while. I just sit at my desk and privately glance at my wrist. At such times, people will see me smile.