A perfectly useless afternoon
A perfectly useless afternoon
A perfectly useless afternoon
A perfectly useless afternoon
A perfectly useless afternoon
A perfectly useless afternoon
A perfectly useless afternoon
A perfectly useless afternoon
A perfectly useless afternoon
A perfectly useless afternoon
A perfectly useless afternoon
A perfectly useless afternoon

A perfectly useless afternoon

A perfectly useless afternoon

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A watch to encourage you to take a break.

This unique watch was designed by Kristof Devos as a gentle reminder to take it easy and spend time enjoying the moment.

The character lounging in the pool was created to inspire you to relax and to realise that time spent resting, is time well spent.

How to read the time:

  • The relaxed figure's stretched leg shows the hour
  • The tiny plastic duck floats around to show you the minutes.

The circular form of the watch doubles as the pool. The sides are the tiles and they are perfect markers for the hours.

  • Medium / unisex size
  • Swiss made single jewel quartz mechanism
  • Sapphire glass (hard-wearing)
  • Waterproof! Rated 5ATM
  • 12 month warranty included
  • 18mm silver stainless steel strap
  • 316L stainless steel case
Size guide
37mm medium/unisex size watch

Kristof Devos

Kristof Devos portrait

Kristof explains his inspiration for the design:

"Ironically, it took time to change the way I look at time. A couple of years ago, I read a quote by a Chinese writer, translator, linguist and philosopher Lin Yutang that I’ve kept close to my heart ever since:

'If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learnt how to live'.

So when designing this watch, I took that quote as a starting point.

The quote by Lin Yutang taught me the value of doing nothing at all every once in a while.

One of the ways I love wasting time is by floating around, with my eyes closed, letting the water be my guide.

The perspective of my illustration lets you dive into time."

Kristof Devos is a Belgian Illustrator and Author. The core of his work is as a picture-book illustrator.

He creates books for children of all ages on themes such as friendship, death and standing up for yourself.

His work has been described as both quirky and modest. Once in a while he puts down his pencil and takes to the stage, giving public talks on diverse themes such as inspiration and imagination.

Kristof’s work has been translated into a number of different languages and his books are available in a number of countries around the world. His illustrations have been shown both domestically and in several international exhibitions.

His work has received multiple rewards, including a “White Raven”, a “3x3 Mag Merit” and an “Award of Excellence” by the prestigious Commarts Competition.

See more of Kristof's work here: kristofdevos.com

We aim to dispatch all orders within 2-3 working days.

When your order is dispatched, your tracking details will be updated.

If you have opted for a custom engraving please allow an additional 1-2 working days.

If you are purchasing during a sale or a limited edition release - you can expect an email update with an estimated dispatch date if there any changes to the timeframe.

If you are in a hurry for your watch, please email us.

Shipping guide for watches:

- FREE DHL Express shipping, 2-4 working days

We now include all duties and taxes in the price of your watch.

This means, the price you pay when you checkout is the full price and you will not have to pay any extra charges.



Shipping to Germany: please note due to new legislation in Germany we are no longer able to pre-pay import fees.

This means we will reimburse you after you have paid the bill. To do this we will need: your proof of import fee payment, your full name (of bank account holder), your BIC and IBAN numbers.

Please email us info@mrjoneswatches.com with this information after you have paid the import charge.



Shipping guide for t-shirts

All t-shirts are printed by us and shipped from our workshop in London. This means if you place an order for both a watch and t-shirt(s), they will be shipped together via DHL. Delivery times for these can be found on our shipping guide here.

If you order a t-shirt without a watch, it will be shipped via a Royal Mail tracked service which usually takes a little longer. You can see an estimated timescale when you input your address at the checkout.

Shipping guide for straps (unless purchased with a watch): 

Free Royal Mail shipping, 3-7 working days (depending on location)



These delivery times are a guide based on the DHL and Royal Mail terms of service, products may, in some unusual cases take longer to arrive. If this happens, please get in touch. 

Return your watch for an exchange

We are happy to exchange unworn watches.

Fastening the watch will cause damage to the leather. If this is the case, we charge for the watch strap (or we can put the worn strap on the exchanged watch for free).

Please email us directly if you think your watch is faulty.

Return your watch for a refund

To return for a full refund, you have 30 days if purchased online. After this time we can offer an exchange if your watch hasn’t been worn.

If you purchased your watch in-store, we can offer an exchange or store credit only. This is because you’ve seen the watch in person and had the opportunity to try it on. Please let us know if you’re purchasing as a gift.

T-shirt returns and Exchanges

We recommend checking the measurements of our t-shirts on our size guide before placing your order, you can also check them here

However, if your t-shirt is faulty, we can offer an exchange or a refund. In this circumstance, please email us within 30 days of placing your order, with a photograph of the problem, as well as your order number.

To return other products (such as straps) please email us: info@mrjoneswatches.com to arrange this.

EU and International returns

Please send the watch to this address:

Mr Jones Watches (repairs)
61 Dartmouth Road
London SE23 3HN
United Kingdom

Ensure the watch is securely wrapped in bubble wrap to protect it in transit.

Please include a note stating:

- the reason for the return
- a detailed description of the problem with your watch (if sending for repair)
- your email address and your order number
- remember to include your return delivery address, (so we know where to send the repaired watch)

We recommend you use a tracked service. 

As the UK is no longer in the EU, you will have to fill in a Customs Declaration form (usually a CN22).

Please write in the description field "wristwatch, return for factory repair / refund , no commercial value." 

This is essential otherwise an import duty will be levied which you will be liable for (there is no way for us to reclaim this charge).

Please note: we do not cover shipping costs for unwanted items, returned from outside of the UK. If you are returning a watch that is faulty we may be able to reimburse shipping costs if your watch is within warranty, please contact us ahead of sending in this instance.

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Designed in Belgium

Made in London

Each colour in the design was mixed by hand, before being printed layer by layer and assembled by our dedicated team.