Why yes, I wear a Timex
You might think only the little people wear Timex watches. After all, they are pretty cheap. Indeed, What Kind of Man Wears A Timex, Richard Fernandez at Belmont Club asks.
Well, George W. Bush, for one. And, uh, me. Mine’s a plastic case analog with a sweep second hand and 24-hour numbers inside the usual 12. The Groper also wears one. Grrr. A plastic Ironman LCD model, a digital, according to Richard. Ironman for a fatso. Figures.
So who is most likely to wear the Rolexes and other expensive brands? Thugs, for one. Hugo Chavez (I wonder who inherited his Rolex, or will it forever be on his wrist in his Stalinesque glass tomb?) and, of course, Hugo’s best buddy Fidel. Also crooks like Jesse Jackson Jr.
Truth is I bought a Rolex in Vietnam, but it was stolen. I was only 25. Richard says Marilyn Monroe sent JFK a gold one. He got rid of it. Smart man. I’ll stick with Timex. It works. It’s cheap. What can I tell you? Besides I always liked George W. Pity about
the Groper Slick Willie though.