My watch stuttered for a week and it did not seem to be a battery problem. The watch repairman said it's solar, just leave it on the car dash for a day. “No charge," he said. To return the favor I bought a pair of antique cuff-links from him. They are Roman lion heads in gold. Now I need to buy a shirt with French cuffs. Something in blue with a small stripe, I think, and a tie. An Italian silk tie, blue as well, but with dots or spots to contrast the shirt. I’ll get a deep indigo chalk-stripe suit too. Like the one that guy wore in that movie. What about kidskin gloves and a gold topped cane to match the cufflinks? Or is that too much?

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