[bksvol-discuss] Re: o t pretty braille watches...other adapted items

Hi Lissi and Donna, 

I now have a Braille watch from Maxi aids and it does fit standard bands. I
have put a couple of different ones on this watch and have gotten some
complements on it. 



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[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Donna Smith
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Hi Lissy.  You are so right about braille watches!  I have two suggestions,
neither of which are as straightforward a referral as I'd like.

First, I have a braille watch that I frequently get complements on, and I
bought it from DeAnna Quietwater Noriega who owns and operates Quietwater
Jewelry and Gifts in Colorado Springs, CO.  She buys the standard braille
watches, men's and women's, that you'd buy from L&S Group or any such place,
and she puts these great Southwestern watchbands on them.  Mine is silver
and onyx and is quite lovely.  She's also very reasonable in her prices.
The sad part about this referral is that I can't seem to find any contact
information for her.  The best I can offer is that she's been active in the
Colorado Council of the Blind for years, and you might find contact
information for her by contacting their state office at bboyer@xxxxxxxxxx  

Second, the concept that DeAnna uses can be used by any jeweler, and it
doesn't have to be a fancy one.  It just has to be someone who has the tools
to remove and attach watchbands.  You can buy the generic braille watch you
want and take it somewhere, pick out a pretty or cool or funky watchband
that meets your fashion needs and pocketbook, and then have the jeweler or
person who works behind the watch counter, put it on for you.  They
generally only require that you purchase the watchband from them and they
don't care where you bought the watch.  The catch is finding a band that
fits the wider, and supports the heavier braille watch as it is bigger than
most women's watches.  But with the variety of styles out there these days,
this isn't the problem it use to be.  You're only at a disadvantage if you
prefer the dainty styles.  

Happy shopping and I like your approach to spending your money on what you
want rather than what someone else thinks you should have!

Peace and Hope,

Donna

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[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Estelnalissi
Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2007 4:53 PM
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Subject: [bksvol-discuss] o t pretty braille watches...other adapted items 

Dear Booksharian Friends,

No, I'm not selling anything; I'm shopping.

For years I've been timeless because I didn't want to buy yet another boring

looking braille watch. I've been wearing cheap, pretty watches I can't read,

even a Harry Potter watch. Enough is enough. Strangers are friendly when I 
ask what time it is, but though I prefer being intuitive about the duration 
of most of my activities, I also like being punctual and knowing the time 
when I need to.

During the years I've been without a braille watch, I was hoping some 
manufacturer would catch on to the fact that plenty of us blind women like 
pretty, stylish accessories.A braille watch face needs to be standard and 
uncluttered, but what about a pretty metal bezel or band. Sighted women can 
buy watches that look like bracelets or that have decorative details at 
prices from ten to thousands of dollars.

We're a small segment of the population so it's not profitable to  cater to 
us. I'm tired of not having a braille watch and will be thrilled to have any

style, no matter how unimaginative the design. Before I make the purchase, I

just had to check in case any of you know of any source for pretty lady's 
braille watches. Do you know of any e-mail groups where members trade off 
tips about adaptive aides and appliances in general?

Thanks,

Always with love,

Lissi 

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