"Watch" What You Call Belly Dance, Dilara's Belly Dance E-Bad 5/16
But this week’s item, “A Belly Dance Swatch Flex Bracelet” was so bizarre that I sent the seller of this “fine” belly dance piece an email and asked:
Why is there a safety pin on this? Why is it called “belly dance”?
You take a look at the product and then guess what their answer is:
A few people I *scientifically polled* offered up these answers to my two questions:
To keep it safe; and because a belly dancer never knows when she’ll need a safety pin
Because; and Why Not?
To keep it closed; and just because
All those reasons seemed to make more sense to me than the answer I received from the seller: “It’s the title of the swatch, most likely a “newborn”gift-Swatch, but I’m not sure .”
Ok, so it’s been a long time since I was sporting my Swatch Watches , sometimes 4 at the same time, but I loved them and STILL have them too! Thinking back, I had one Swatch that I loved so much I had to replace the band 3 times because they kept wearing out. Here it is with band #1:
and ALL my Swatches, I still have them! Band #3 (which is when I gave up on the cheap plastic plastic crap)
One thing is certain: I don't remember Swatch having anything other than fun-colored and funky-faced watches in cheap plastic, not metal.
The Geraldo Rivera of Belly Dance in me drove me to do more homework. And I found it, in all it’s glory! The - Belly Dance - Watch - By - Swatch!!!!! I’m feeling proud of my non-stop perseverance to bring out the true perpetrator... so, here it is:
Don’t you see why this is called the “Belly Dance” watch? It’s obvious: It has shiny, dangly things!!!! One kinda looks like a bell. the other looks like a button off an Anne Klein blazer from the early 90’s (yes I had one of those too). The other object, well clearly it’s the most belly dance magnificent of all.
It’s blue and that starts with the letter B and so does Belly dance, so there you go!
As we move to the face of the watch, we see... A flower silhouette sweating and we all know what that represents in belly dance, don’t we? Actually no, we don’t.
Yet again, another example of E-commerce and marketing gone puzzlingly wrong. One thing's for sure, they know that Belly Dance is a fabulous thing... too bad they don’t just take a class.