NCERT Solutions Class 11 English Woven Words Essay Chapter 1 My Watch
1. What is the author’s impression of the chief jeweller?
After a long service of 18 months the author's most reliable watch got into some trouble. Even though it was resolved with the writer’s quick thinking, it was not fixed. The chief jeweller and his shop promise competent service, but not to the author’s liking. He addressed him as ‘head of the establishment’ and later on regarded him as ‘human cabbage’ as well. Instead of restoring it, chief jeweller’s efforts made this watch go faster. Hence, the author could not forget this ‘shameful deed’ of the chief jeweller.
2. What is the reason behind the malfunctioning of the author's watch?
The watch was working fine for more than a year, 1.5 years to be precise. This longevity took the author by surprise, and he became a little brave and let it run one night. The result was not surprising at all, as it stopped working. Setting aside all his fears, the author finally set-up the watch by guessing time. The saga of further trouble starts from here taking the writer on a trip of different watch shops in coming months.
3. What was the comment of Uncle Williams?
The character of Uncle Williams is not present in the story. He made an appearance at the end, not physically just in the thoughts of the author. Upon hearing the verdict of the watch repairer, the author finally concluded his efforts as he realised that it costs him more to repair it than the watch itself. In this context, he recalled his Uncle Williams comment that a good horse remains good until it runs away once, and a good watch also remains so until it repairs.