When it comes to watches, my husband and I have a slight addiction… And by slight addiction, I mean we spare no cost when it comes to a watch we absolutely love. About two months ago, I stumbled upon 1FaceWatch and was completely intrigued by its smooth interface and simple design. (And who am I kidding? The narcissist in me was totally attracted to its reflective face.)
Because I was (and kinda still am…) living on the “no blow dinero” kind of lifestyle where I only buy what is absolutely necessary (yeah, I’ve kinda been lenient with this money-saving tactic lately), I was pretty hesitant to pay the $40. It wasn’t until I watched the video on the website, that I decided it was definitely worth every penny.
[vimeo 98086335 w=500 h=281] *Official video of 1FW.
I first purchased the black one on a whim. I have to say– I almost had a bad experience with customer service. I placed the order, but did not have any status update for nearly two weeks. It took me e-mailing the company three times only to get a response that the warehouse was backed up. While this may be upsetting for the average consumer to feel like you’ve almost been scammed, trust me when I say patience is always key.
The way I viewed the delay in shipping is this– I paid $40 for the watch and $5 for shipping. While the website did suggest I’d get the watch within two weeks, there are definitely far worse things in the world. I thought about that $40 I paid— forty dollars that I luxuriously spent. Forty dollars that would have otherwise gone to another selfish purchase. It was forty dollars that I had in my possession that millions of other people in the world would die for– forty dollars that could potentially save a life. I’m 100% for donating money to charities, and what better way to help out than to receive something tangible in return.
The first watch I purchased was the black watch that supports 8 cancer patients. Now I know $40 would barely go anywhere, but it’s not going toward curing cancer or paying for their bills. It goes to supporting them. I don’t care if it’s just to provide a sympathy card or possibly a meal for cancer patients. All that matters is that it goes to supporting them in their struggle. (For those who don’t know, I did lose my father to lung cancer when I was merely 12.)
After about a week, I realized how much my husband had been eyeing my watch. I asked him if he wanted one, to which he anxiously said “yes.” I asked him what cause he would like to support, but because he’s more about the look, he simply said, “the black one.” I thought to myself, “I can buy another black one for him or give him mine and support another cause.”
The next cause I chose to support came to me as I was drinking a bottle of water. I had over 120 bottles of water left over from a BBQ my office held back in May. As I was drinking a bottle out of the bunch, I realized– there are more people who need these bottles of water than me. I only had them because no one else had room in their house for all the cases. I decided to first donate the left over cases of water to a local homeless shelter and then decided right then and there to spread the love by choosing the water cause.
This go-around, I thought I was going to experience the same customer service. I hadn’t received any status as far as processing and shipping the order went. I emailed the company, thinking I would have to repeat the previous process mentioned above. Literally that very same day, the watch appeared in my mailbox. Overall, it took a total of 9 days to arrive, which was way quicker than expected. I was absolutely thrilled.
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*This post is absolutely NOT sponsored by 1 Face Watch. The watches were all purchased by me.