My father is retiring in a month from his long career as a school teacher. He has taught high school science forthirty years. But his health has not been so good lately and he figured it was probably a sign that he needs to retire. He is okay with that and my mom and I have assured him that he has put in his time and can now sit back, relax and enjoy retirement while focusing on getting his health back. My family decided to throw him a big retirement dinner and give him a special gift. So I need to find inexpensive diamond watches priced under seven hundred dollars in Seattle, Washington because we think that would be the perfect gift for him.
I honestly do not know where to get such a gift because I do not wear watches nor do I do much jewelry shopping. It must be a guy thing. I had to recruit my sister to help me find something super special for dad. She agreed to help me and is meeting me today at the mall so we can search for this diamond watch I need.
The two of us met at the mall around 12:30 so we could eat lunch first at the food court and then move on to the big watch hunt. I settled for a burger and fries and my sister had some grilled chicken and a salad. She is very healthy and will not eat anything fried or processed. To each their own, I say. When we were done, we headed off to find a diamond watch. The first stop was a jewelry store just around the corner from the food court. I instantly did not like it because the jewelry looked very gaudy and nothing that my dad would ever wear. I mentioned that to my sister and she agreed so we kept on walking to the next store.
After about a five-minute walk, we stumbled upon a jewelry store that showed some promise. The pieces in the front window were very impressive so I was hopeful that what was inside would be just as beautiful. My sister and I walked further into the store to see what else there was to see.
Once inside, we were even more impressed by what we saw. Everything was in good taste and not overdone—even the way the store was decorated. It was simple and understated so that the jewelry could speak for itself. The two of us wandered around looking at everything until we arrived at the watches. A woman was standing right there and asked if we needed any help.
“Yes,” answered my sister. “My brother and I need to find a diamond watch for our father for his retirement.”
“Oh, how nice,” the lady responded. “Do you guys have anything particular you want?”
I explained to the lady that the one requirement I do have is that the watch has to be less than seven hundred dollars. She assured my sister and I that it should not be a problem to find something in that price range. Luckily, dad has very simple taste so anything we get is not going to be covered in diamonds.That should help in keeping the price down.
I browsed through the display case while my sister wandered over to where the earrings were. I think she lost track of why we were in the store and started looking for herself instead of for dad. I found a watch I really liked so I summoned her over to take a look. The watch was stainless steel with a link band. The face was round and black. There were no numbers or Roman numerals, but rather one perfectly round diamond where the twelve, three, six and nine are on the dial. It was simple, yet sophisticated and was definitely something my father would wear on his arm.
“Can you tell me how much this watch costs?” I asked the woman.
She told me the watch costs $750, but the store was running a special where all watches are ten percent off this week.This meant it would only cost $675. My sister and I were so excited after hearing how low the cost was. I told the woman I would take it and she made sure to put it in a special black and silver box so it would match the watch. I thanked her very much for her help.My sister and I walked out of the store and headed towards the parking lot.
I walked my sister back to her car and told her to hold the watch for me since I still live with my parents and do not want my father to stumble upon it in the house. She took it from me and promised to keep it some place safe. I am so glad that task is over with and now we can plan the big retirement dinner. This is going to be one special night for my dad and I am so glad I have this great diamond watch to give to him—he truly deserves it.