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Old 07-21-2017, 12:40 PM   #1
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Do you still wear a watch?


I've been missing the simplicity of looking at my wrist watch when I want to know the time.

What do you think?
 
Old 07-21-2017, 12:48 PM   #2
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How else would I know what time it was in the pouring rain, in bed, in the shower, riding a jet-ski, waking up in a strange bed or just when my mobile phone was out of charge?
Edit: I am the guy who gets on the train at the point most likely to be able to stand where he wants, the guy who gets to the plane before last call but after the quue to get on. The guy who gets to an interview just the right kind of early.

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Old 07-21-2017, 01:42 PM   #3
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I never wore one regularly. I'm also old enough where I was an adult back when cars still had the gas tank access under the rear license plate.

Side topic story:

Many years ago my mother in law gave gifts of fairly expensive wrist watches to me and my wife.

I wear it when we have family gatherings that are formal. They are analog face watches, but they do have batteries so they don't need to be wound. In fact I think you can't wind them. They have the knob, but it is for setting them and otherwise turning it without pulling it out to set, does nothing.

Many years later the batteries died and when my wife went to get hers replaced, it was like a jeweler's nightmare where the battery was unique, plus the act of opening the watch was close to breaking it.

After she told me that story I went to check mine, and sure enough the battery was dead.

I didn't wish to risk the law of unintended consequences, so it is, as it has been, stopped at ten minutes after 2:00.

We go to a wedding, some lady asked me if I knew what time it was and I said, "Sorry I don't."

She said, "But ... you're wearing a watch!"

I had to explain to her that it was non-working but a special gift as to why I was wearing it.

I have to admit, probably every time I do wear it ... someone asks me what time it is. Thankfully these days, the cell phone provides!

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Old 07-21-2017, 02:35 PM   #4
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My wrist watch behavior is related to my clothing. A nice suit does not fit a smartphone. Other than that, I never have one because I never need one.
 
Old 07-21-2017, 05:24 PM   #5
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Without a watch you can die !

An accurate wrist watch (radio controlled) will reduce your stress significantly and make yourself more confident.

remove it @home, for relax time.
 
Old 07-21-2017, 06:09 PM   #6
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"Do you still wear a watch?"

Yes, absolutely.
Certainly move convenient (and faster) than having to pull a cell/smart phone out of a pocket.
OTOH, it is beginning to be a pain as many of my younger colleagues know I wear a watch they are always asking me the time rather than looking at their phone.
Again, OTOH, I think cell/smart phone should be ban from the work place, depending on the job, restaurants, pubs, etc.,etc., etc. Some people in restaurants are glued to the phones and then complain when the food gets cold. Whose fault is that?
Go into the local pub and there is a good chance the bartender won't even noticed you walked if he/she is glue to their smart phone.
I was out for a walk the other day and noticed a group of 5 or 6 kids walking down the sidewalk all glued to their phones. Why go out as a group if you are not going to talk to each other?
Then there was the morning I was driving down the street and from a distance I noticed a woman glued to her phone as she walking along. Just as I expected she walked right out into the cross walk, directly in my path, without so much as looking up. As it was expected I was prepared to stop and, of course, did.
Rant over.

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Old 07-21-2017, 06:59 PM   #7
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I stopped for several years, but then needed to fly interstate for work - coming home each weekend. Airlines at the time insisted all phones had to be turned off - not just "flight mode". Too much bloody trouble, so back to the watch. Still wearing it - same one.
Also gives me something to fiddle with which is always on me. These days I am more often without a phone than a watch.
 
Old 07-21-2017, 07:10 PM   #8
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"Do you still wear a watch?"

Yes. Anybody who tries to separate us will need to change their nickname to "Lefty".

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...I was out for a walk the other day and noticed a group of 5 or 6 kids walking down the sidewalk all glued to their phones. Why go out as a group if you are not going to talk to each other?
Maybe they were, by phone? I've actually seen that (well... texting, not talking)

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Then there was the morning I was driving down the street and from a distance I noticed a woman glued to her phone as she walking along. Just as I expected she walked right out into the cross walk, directly in my path, without so much as looking up. As it was expected I was prepared to stop and, of course, did.
And ruined her chance of "winning" a Darwin award...
 
Old 07-21-2017, 07:56 PM   #9
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I haven't worn a watch in 40 years.
 
Old 07-21-2017, 08:43 PM   #10
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No.

I stopped the day I was at a job site with two of the workers scheduling a demonstration; they were going to demonstrate a procedure so I could write self-study training materials about it (until then, all their training was "watch Joe and do what Joe does").

Someone said, "When should we do this?"

All three of us pulled out cell phones to look up the time.

I haven't worn a watch since, with this exception: When I have to dress up in a three-piece suit for a formal occasion (very rare these days), I'll wear the pocket watch my mother gave me for high school graduation with its chain and fob in my vest, just because I can.
 
Old 07-21-2017, 08:48 PM   #11
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Haven't regularly worn a watch since I got out of the army.
 
Old 07-22-2017, 12:57 AM   #12
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I wear one every day.
 
Old 07-22-2017, 12:09 PM   #13
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I haven't worn one since I was a teenager: I don't carry a phone either, but there are so many clocks about in a city. I was recently toying with the idea of getting my grandfather's pocket-watch restored, but then I wouldn't have anywhere for it in the summer when I wasn't wearing a jacket.
 
Old 07-22-2017, 12:52 PM   #14
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I can't imagine being without one. But then, I don't have a smartphone.

cwizardone is right about phones. When I walk my dog in the park, everyone I see is trailing an invisible umbilical cord connecting them to the Web. What a way to live!
 
Old 07-22-2017, 12:56 PM   #15
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I can't wear a watch, It will work right for about a week, then gain time, loose time and then quit. It dosen't matter if it is battery, wind up, self winding, pocket watch. In a month it will be DOA.
 
  


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