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Monday, 21 April 2014

Beach debri or just a lost moment in time

We often find stuff on the beach.  The usual as you can imagine...seashells, seaweed (although we don't get a lot of seaweed).  At this time of year and throughout the summer we find stuff...lost in the sea by surfers, swimmers, canoeists ...well, whoever happens to have been about.  Very often sunglasses seem to appear, covered in sand having spent a few hours swishing about in the ocean (they often show signs of this with the number of scratches on them).  However, this turned up.

Yes, I know it's a watch,


 but it has a really long strap - really long....


weird or what!

here it is alongside a conventional watch


and still working - amazing considering where it was found.

We've come to the conclusion it would be a surfers watch and they would put it around their leg instead of their wrist.  Why on earth somebody would wear a watch there I will never understand, especially if they are surfing at the time.  Can you imagine they are on their board about to take the crest of a wave and think - "Umm, I wonder what the time is?" 

Perhaps we are wrong
although we are probably right.

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16 comments:

  1. unless it's just a decorative one...hmm

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    1. ....could be...very strange item for sure!

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  2. Weird, but I like the color

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    1. ...I agree, the colour is okay :-)

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  3. I guess even the surfers need to know what time it is so they know when to get out of the water. LOL

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  4. that is very odd!! I've never seen such a thing!!

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  5. Possibly a collar/watch for the well dressed Lurcher.......?

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    1. Now I hadn't considered that as an idea Robin....he would be impossible with his own watch, lol :-)

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  6. Odd! Even looks too big for a leg!

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    1. ....Yes it does, it's definitely strange :-)

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  7. The latest fashion in cheap watches is to wrap the strap round your wrist TWICE!!!! That's what you found. But it still might have been lost by a surfer.... a very fashion conscious one!

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    1. That sounds likely, fashion is a very strange thing, lol.

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  8. Ooohhhh, your blog post enlights me and makes me wise!! Thank u so much.
    At first, I wondered if it was designed for a sumo wrestler or an elephant.
    Cheers, Sadami

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    1. LOL...it has certainly got people thinking :-)

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