This morning my wristwatch fell into my tea.
My morning mug of tea (Ceylon, since you ask) was on the floor and I was carelessly putting on my watch when it slipped off my wrist and plunged - plop! - straight into the tea. I fished it out straight away, dried it off, hoped for the best - and I can report that it is no worse for the experience and is still keeping excellent time. This is probably because it is such a basic watch - a Sekonda quartz, slim, simple, with a plain dial and roman numerals. I can't remember what I paid for it, but I remember noting, when it first needed a new strap (it's been through a good half dozen over the years), that the strap was costing more than the watch did. I've never understood some men's passion for big chunky expensive watches with lots of dials and gizmos. Surely all anyone requires from a watch is that it sits easily and discreetly on the wrist, has a dial that's easy to read, and tells the time accurately. And if it still does that after being dunked in tea, so much the better.