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Too many sweaty spin classes, drops on the floor, and near submersions had damaged it - the metal bracelet was mangled and (unbeknownst to me) the stem was chipped. I wear this watch EVERYDAY, so giving up for weeks of service was troubling. Now, I have other watches I could wear in it's absence. Lovely ones, in fact. But this one can be pared with everything, any outfit, from jeans to a dress. It simply works. Alas, I patted it goodbye, and asked the sales woman to take good care of it.
The sales woman sensed my distress and asked me "Do you want a loaner watch?". My jaw hit the counter. Bien sur! Bring out the 'loaner'!
And she did. It's the large Tank Francaise timepiece, with a black, rubber bracelet. She called it ugly, but I thought it was super cool.
I signed a release, strapped it on, and, with a spring in my step, hit Newbury Street. Note to self: When purchasing a watch, ask if loaners are available! ~ JH