A practical Jesse Tyler Ferguson proposed marriage to his boyfriend by giving him a watch.

Ferguson, who portrays Mitchell Pritchett on the ABC comedy Modern Family, discussed proposing marriage to his lawyer fiance Justin Mikita during an appearance on the ABC daytime talk show The View.

He told the women that the couple got engaged in July while in Mexico to celebrate co-star Sofia Vergara's birthday.

“I proposed to Justin in Mexico,” he said. “We were actually in Mexico for Sofia's 40th birthday party. She was getting married in Playa del Carmen. We were having some extra time in Tulum before we went to the wedding.”

When asked about the ring, Ferguson, 37, revealed that he did not give Mikita one.

“I got him a watch instead; a Rolex. It's very useful and I had it engraved on the back: 'Spend all your time with me.' You know, the tie in. It's a watch. It's pretty adorable.”

Joy Behar suggested “watch out” for the engraving. (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)