I was in France a few weeks ago and several people stopped me in the street admiring my watch band. That is not a usual thing. Not for France. For that matter, not for a watchband.
I was flattered but I also chuckled - the band in question: A Happy Accident.
I usually need to replace the band twice a year and end up with a Summer (light color) and a Winter band (yep, a darker one).
About 2 days before my last trip out of town, one end of the Winter band snapped and broke. No time to run to the jeweler to replace it.
I remembered I still had the barely used Summer one stashed in a drawer. White.
I hadn't even wanted a white watch band at the time -- but that was all that was available in a light hue. So the quick fix: Mix the two and presto... The All NewAll year Round Band (and new design sensation). At least they thought it was tres cool in France...