My, how times do change. Ten years ago, a respectable pirate wouldn't have been caught dead in a wristwatch adorned with a skull-and-crossbones made out of Swarovski crystals, even if he'd plundered it off the most bad-ass seagoing merchant in the West Indies. Sure, he could explain all he wanted that he'd had to use two rapiers, a cutlass, and a two-by-four to obtain it, and that the fight for the watch took place in a swamp filled with fifteen-foot-long alligators and a small but highly dangerous population of the elusive Puerto Rican Swamp Shark.
Yeah, it might be the spoils of battle, but it's still a sparkly watch withon it, Bluebeard.
Then along came Johnny Depp, who really did do wonders for the image of the prototypical pirate in his Captain Jack Sparrow get-up. Now, instead of needing to be head-to-toe greasy and smelling like maggot-ridden hardtack, pirates can be prettier than John Edwards. We're seeing lavish jewelry, runway-worthy ruffly shirts, and the heaviest eyeliner since the heyday of The Cure. (And it's proven influential, as evidenced by who tends to take the "guyliner" a bit over the top.) Pirates can even --man, this sure is about a million nautical miles from the days of yore.
So you can be a legitimate pirate and wear your Vabene pirate watch with the utmost of pride. A veritable treasure chest's worth of variations is available, ranging from $250 to $295 in price. Our favorite, as shown, is naturally the pink one.
And if anybody takes offense, you've still got that cutlass.