It’s that time of year when things start to feel a little creepy. A dark night here, a creaking door there, thick mist descends and spirits stir… Halloween is nearly upon us, my friends. To celebrate, I’ve had a fantastically freaky idea - featuring my very own scary selection of skeleton watches!
For me, when I think of famous skeletons throughout history, several spooky skulls spring to mind. As you well know, I love nothing more than to impart my fashionable pearls of wisdom on whomever possible, so today I’ve selected my top three skeletons to advise.
These gentlemen all happen to be desperately in need of a little style advice, namely some skeleton watches and I’ve quite splendidly selected a few from my collection. So here we go gents, if you’re fashion concerned, never fear – Weird Ape is here.
First up, none other than everyone’s favourite suave skeleton, Mr. Jack Skellington, a la The Nightmare Before Christmas. Now, I know what you’re thinking - Jack was a pretty-well-dressed guy, and I’m not disputing that. But what Mr. Skellington’s style really lacked was a pièce de résistance; something to finish of that sassy outfit with a flourish.
With his sharp lines and carefully-considered tailoring, I would suggest a pocket watch. Specifically, this marvellous Steampunk Pocket Watch, as it boasts the stunning intricacy that is so typical of skeleton watches. With the inner-workings exposed, and the steely gunmetal grey colour, I believe this tremendous timepiece would truly shine in the pocket of our friend Jack.
Next, we’re heading over to Castle Greyskull, back in the 80’s. Lord of Destruction, Overload of Evil, whatever you want to call him, my friend Skeletor was a grumpy old bag of bones when he starred in Masters of The Universe, but that can only be down to one thing. He was hankering after a decent skeleton watch, of course!
Now, I’ll get straight to it. The perfect piece to pair with that bold purple-hood-and-leotard combo would have to be the Mirtello Vintage Passion. With its elegant, lavender-inspired strap and diamante face, this stunning piece might not be strictly skeleton but the sparkle certainly makes up for it! And don’t worry Skeletor mate, there’s no shame in wearing an unusual ladies watch – I do it all the time.
Last but by certainly no means least; I come to everyone’s favourite ghastly ghoul. The Grim Reaper; the black-cloaked, scythe-wielding maniac, who gets a bad rep, but I know he’s really just crying out for a stylish skeleton watch to finish off what really is a terribly drab look.
For Grim’s slim frame, I would recommend the Mirtello Night Black and Gold. Not too beefy for those slender wrists, the imposing face of this skeleton watch really means business. Black and bold, and slightly gothic, the visible mechanism whirrs life into the hands. For all the soul-carriers out there don’t worry, that’s just an expression - this watch won’t get you kicked out of the afterlife just yet.
Grim, if you’re reading this, don’t be afraid to get in touch. If you’re not set on the Mirtello, I’ve got a huge range of skeleton watches and one of them is bound to be up your street. Please do call on the bananaphone before you just show up – Mrs. Ape would have a fit.
I’m looking forward to Halloween. I’m hoping to get lots of freaky photographs from my Weird Ape competition to get me in the mood. If you fancy showing me your Weird Ape watch in action, get involved with the ghoulish-goings on and tweet us your watch in a weird or spooky place, for a chance to win. You can also get involved on Facebook and Instagram - on all three channels you can use the hashtag #WeirdApeComp.