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Queen of Hearts

12:50 AM


The time! The time! Who's got the time?!?!
For a long time I looked at expensive watches.

I couldn't choose between brands, colours, styles...everything!

Gold, silver, black, brown, pink, classic, modern, edgy - it was hard to find a watch that would suit every look.

Instead, I decided to buy a number of cheaper watches that I could use depending on my mood.

Throughout all of Japan (all of the world in fact), I have never found a better accessory shop than Bunkaya Zakkaten.

As you can see from the link, the shops are totally haphazard.

They are also full of secret treasures.


I make no secret of my love for Alice and playing card motifs.

So this watch was perfect for me.

It cost about 1000 yen and hangs off a silver chain.


There were other characters available, but nothing beats the Queen of Hearts.

This watch also makes a lovely necklace in it's own right.

It's very useful when I want to wear bangles or rings.


It opens by clicking the top knob and there is a small mirror facing the numbers.

I think this watch is quite unusual, although I have seen timepiece necklaces around.

I definitely recommend them as a fun way of avoiding the big-brand watches!

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6 comments

  1. Oh wow, Bunkaya looks like a really great shop to look around and would need lots of rummaging time. Love the little necklace watch, so cute. I have one similar from Hong Kong!

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  2. I don't use watches at all, but the one you found is very lovely and interesting. Those shops look very neat as well!

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  3. Winnie - I think Bunkaya gets a lot of stuff from China, so it might very well be the same one! God bless the far east and their amazing designs <3

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  4. さらまり - I used to just use my phone instead of a watch, but I can't really use that in work. Looks like I'm slacking off! And any excuse for new accessories is fine by me!

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  5. love it! does that shop has an online store?

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  6. Riechan - I don't think they have an online store, it's not very big. Sorry!

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