Are you looking for the perfect Christmas gift for the practical people in your life? Well, I have just the idea for you!

Enter “Vesta” a beautiful watch from Thümm & Co. This Orange Genuine Leather Hybrid Strap women’s watch is simply a stunner!

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You can wear the lovely “Vesta” which comes with a sleek stainless steel case and white enamel finish dial to a business meeting or during a weekend outing with just about any outfit for the pop of orange color. Sporty yet elegant, “Vesta” can be a fantastic accessory whether your wardrobe is casual or formal. I think the wristwatch can be worn on any occasion. The “Vesta” watch can also be worn with a stainless steel bracelet. 

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Thümm & Co says: “The stainless steel bracelet that we offer features a five-row paved brick pattern that, like our hybrid strap options, represents both form and substance. The shiny bracelet allows for a supple and comfortable fit on the wrist. All available women’s timepieces that we offer can be equipped with this beautiful bracelet and its jewelry-grade quality, form fit, and lustrous look.”

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Thümm & Co, the father-and-son company based in Ohio, lovingly creates men’s watches and women’s watches brand utilizing many years of industry expertise. I love that the country of origin of the materials used in making the watches is displayed on the company website. Also, you can purchase the wristwatches for a lot less than you would in your typical brick and mortar store, where the price would be $425 – $525 for each timepiece.

However, because the wristwatches are sold online only, you pay $175 – $225 for each wristwatch. And, you’re getting a high-quality, well-made timepiece designed in the United States that will last a long time. 

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What’s appealing to me is that you receive a three-year warranty, as well as free shipping and free engraving, which you customize on the company’s website. With this sweet deal, you might as well get everyone in your family a handsome, well-made watch. The variety of choices are plenty. And all of Thümm & Co wristwatches are very elegant and quite stunning, as well as simple and beautiful. In my opinion, the look and design of the wristwatches are classic and timeless; the watches will never go out of style. 

Wristwatch Trivia 

Did you know that the first watch was made especially for the Queen of Naples?

From the beginning, wristwatches were almost exclusively worn by women, while men used pocketwatches up until the early 20th century. The concept of the wristwatch goes back to the production of the very earliest watches in the 16th century. By the mid-nineteenth century, most watchmakers produced a range of wristwatches, often marketed as bracelets, for women.”

“Wristwatches were first worn by military men towards the end of the nineteenth century when the importance of synchronizing maneuvers during war without potentially revealing the plan to the enemy through signaling was increasingly recognized. It was clear that using pocket watches while in the heat of battle or while mounted on a horse was impractical, so officers began to strap the watches to their wrist.” Source: Wikipedia 

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A Wristwatch Christmas Story 

During the Christmas season, when I was a kid, when I still lived in Europe, I’ve dreamed of getting a wristwatch because I knew it would make me look “important” in school. Well, those were different times then. Nowadays, to appear “important,” kids carry the latest models of iPhones; how times have changed. 

Anyway, back to my story, I’ve dreamed of putting on a magnificent watch and arriving at school, emphasizing the validity of my own “importance.” My parents knew I wanted a wristwatch. Actually, everyone in my family did. But that year during the Christmas season, nobody talked about buying me a wristwatch. That year, I was informed that my Christmas present was so huge that it had to be stored in the attic. 

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Hence, with only a few days left until Christmas, I went on the prowl in the attic, determined to find my vast holiday present. Apparently, waiting until Christmas to get my gift didn’t really appeal to me. So, I rummaged through dusty, old furniture, and strange forgotten items that used to belong to my grandparents in a quest to find my gigantic gift.  

Few hours and many attempts later, I’ve concluded that my parents must have stored my massive Christmas present at the neighbor’s house because I couldn’t find it anywhere! So, grudgingly, I gave up. I was not going to my neighbors to ask for my Christmas present. That would have been utter humiliation. Therefore, I waited. Patently. Or rather impatiently until Christmas Eve, for my incredible, enormous Christmas gift! 

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On the day of Christmas Eve, that’s when we exchange gifts in Europe, I fidgeted at the table and followed my mother’s every move. I envisioned her carrying my huge present on her back, through the door, or maybe even enlisting neighbors’ help to wheel it in the house. The suspense was exhausting. I don’t think I even ate my supper. Where the hek is my colossal Christmas gift? 

Before I had a chance to dig into my dessert, my mother walked up to me, gave me a warm hug, and put a small rectangular box next to my plate. “Here is your present, dear,” she said, “Merry Christmas!” 

I opened the small box. Inside the case, there was the most beautiful wristwatch I’ve ever seen! My very own watch! I was overjoyed! At the same time, I felt like it was April Fools Day instead of Christmas. I looked at my mother, who was quietly chuckling; she then said, “Your endless trips to the attic are over, my dear. THIS is your Christmas gift.” 

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I was speechless. Happy as a hippo but bewildered. I guess my mother knew I would find the wristwatch. So she produced an alternate narrative so that Christmas wouldn’t be spoiled for me. 

After that time, I never went back to the attic to look for anything anymore. I wasn’t going to be fooled again. It was a lesson learned; perhaps the watch reminded me of one thing: as the clock is ticking, be patient and let the time arrive at its inevitable moment that is predestined. 

So, that was the very first time in my life that I received a wristwatch. How about you? When did you get your first wristwatch? 

I hope the story inspired you to make someone’s Christmas day special this holiday season. Maybe even by getting them a wristwatch… 

Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas! 

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