Today I’m reviewing the Danish designed Obaku watch. Read on to find out how you could win your own Obaku watch, and to get an Obaku discount code.
It must be over ten years ago now that I stopped wearing a watch.
I loved wearing a watch as a child (Snoopy – classic), and as a teenager I had one of those AWESOME watches from Argos that had a huge face with Roman numerals on. Pretty sure that was definitely cool in the 90s. (Although having just read it back to myself I’m now not so sure…)
And then in my early twenties I started to get twitchy about it. I found myself looking at the time a lot and worrying about not getting enough done, so I just stopped wearing one.
The Obaku ethos is pretty much the opposite of this.
The designers and creators behind the Obaku range of watches agree that time is precious, but their philosophy is all about living in the moment, being aware of your surroundings, and appreciating the beauty around you. (And on your wrist.) They are a Danish company, so think Hygge but for watches. Their watches are simple but beautiful – sleek and sophisticated.
The watch I chose for myself is the Sky Rose. It has a beautiful rose gold mesh wristband, a mother of pearl face and Swarovski crystals marking each number. How fancy! It’s just the right amount of fancy though. It makes me feel like a princess, without being flashy. I love it. I have started looking at my watch a lot again, but this time it’s just to see how shiny and lovely it is.
I feel like the Obaku philosophy fits in nicely with my love of doors. My door spotting habit means that wherever I am, I’m just that little bit more aware of my surroundings. I don’t (always) walk along with my face down in my phone – I look around me, and notice things that other people might not notice.
You have to do this, otherwise everything just whizzes by in a blur of information and you end up overwhelmed. Once you start paying attention, you’ll be surprised at just how beautiful life is. Even little things like the colours and textures in a mossy old wall.
If you’d like to win a Obaku watch of your own, then first up you need to pop over to their website and have a browse of their designs. Come back and leave a comment on this post telling me which you’d choose if you were to win. Register your comment in the widget below and then complete as many of the extra entries as possible.
The competition will close at 11.59pm on May 18th and a winner will be chosen at random. Full T&Cs apply.
If you fancy a bit of shopping in the meantime, you can get 10% off everything at Obaku with the code slummymummy.
I was sent this Obaku watch for the purposes of this review. All opinions my own.