Daily English 1295 - Buying a Watch
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Clerk: Hello, are you shopping for a watch for yourself?
Jack: Yes, I’m looking for a dress watch, something understated with a simple face.
Clerk: We have plenty to choose from. Let me show you these quartz watches.
Jack: I’m looking for something with an automatic movement, something that is self-winding.
Clerk: Oh, in that case, let me show you these. These have the finest workmanship you’ll find anywhere, with very hard crystals. Are you looking for something with a bezel? A leather strap or a metal one?
Jack: I’m not sure. My diving watch has a bezel and chronograph, but I’m looking for something simpler. What’s the difference between these two?
Clerk: This one has luminous hands and dial and is waterproof and the other doesn’t have either feature.
Jack: Hmm, I can’t decide. I’ll take this one, this one, and this one.
Clerk: All three?
Clerk: Let me show you these diamond-encrusted watches we just got in.
Jack: You think I need more than four watches?
Clerk: No man of style would be without at least a dozen.
Script by Dr. Lucy Tse
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