This year, Festival First Night was roughly one guy and one guy only - that the legendary soul singer Al Green. On a steamy summer's night at The Domain in Sydney - a place was procured, the wine was poured and the mood has been set. However, since the Grammy Award winner took to the point and has been projected onto screens as well as the side of a structure, I could not help but detect that a particular mannerism. Al could not stop taking a look at his watch. Was it so he could follow the rigorous 11pm curfew? An amazing habit? Or maybe he had a new timepiece he wished to flaunt? No matter the reason, this attribute got me thinking. What occurred to wearing a good conventional watch? If you take into account the generations that grew up without mobile phones or a pc screen in their own face 12 hours each day, you will see the point I am getting at. The mobile phone has pretty much taken over the demand for a watch - but that does not mean we must allow the chance to project our personality to this accessory pass us by. Having a watch out there to match any style and each budget - it almost appears to be a crime to not have one of your very own.