Vincente was slightly startled when a girl suddenly approached him and posed the question. But, he quickly resumed his usual carefree confidence and turned to smile at her.
"It's a pocket-watch," he offered as explanation. "Back in the old days, people used to use pocket-watches instead of wristwatches. They don't use these much, nowadays, but I like them. I collect them, you know."
LaRe An omnivorous reader with a strangely retentive memory for trifles.