The 1868 invention of the wristwatch was prompted by a change in Swiss law regarding public decency, as wearers were no longer allowed to remove their pants in order to check their garter-watches. Remain punctual and pantsed with today's Groupon to Fashion Time, valid at ten locations in Virginia and Maryland. Choose between the following options:
- For $6, you get a battery replacement for a non-Swiss watch (a $13 value).
- For $19, you get a battery replacement for a Swiss watch (a $40 value).
Fashion Time keeps clients running on time and in style, purveying and maintaining fine watches and watch accessories from more than 20 brands. During the battery-replacement service, an on-staff repairman carefully extricates the pooped-out power source and inserts a freshly energized Energizer battery in its place. The trained timekeepers also throw in a one-year warranty for parts and labor, protecting the investment against possible problems such as early wearing out or the epiphany that time is merely an abstract framework invented by gym teachers.
The staff at Fashion Time hold time itself in their hands, in the form of their store’s collection of eye-catching watches. At locations throughout Maryland and Virginia, they repair watches in addition to pairing customers’ wrists with low- and high-end watches from name-brand designers, such as Edifice, Kimio, Seiko, and Citizen. Customers can also peruse the store’s inventory on its comprehensive website, with shipping available nationwide. Already-purchased watches can be registered online through an easy submission form or a more difficult smoke-signal pattern.