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Old 07-22-2017, 01:40 PM   #16
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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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Old 07-22-2017, 02:23 PM   #17
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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.
For whatever reason this reminded me of a humorous event that took place many years ago, before smart phones. I wish I had a video of the look on her face as she realized what I was explaining to her.
It was at a social function and somehow the discussion turned to the subject of watches. Oh, and this was back before Rolex was making battery operated watches.
So, she was complaining about the Rolex her husband had given her and how she would take it out of the drawer, wind it (Ha) and next time she checked it, it had stopped running.
As I said, you should have seen her face as I explained you don't wind a Rolex, you have to wear it as it has a pendulum.
 
Old 07-22-2017, 02:49 PM   #18
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For whatever reason this reminded me of a humorous event that took place many years ago, before smart phones. I wish I had a video of the look on her face as she realized what I was explaining to her.
It was at a social function and somehow the discussion turned to the subject of watches. Oh, and this was back before Rolex was making battery operated watches.
So, she was complaining about the Rolex her husband had given her and how she would take it out of the drawer, wind it (Ha) and next time she checked it, it had stopped running.
As I said, you should have seen her face as I explained you don't wind a Rolex, you have to wear it as it has a pendulum.
sun powered are cool ones, better than solar ones
 
Old 07-22-2017, 02:54 PM   #19
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I wear a "watch" that is clipped to my belt. It displays two time-zones, which is rather convenient for me because I frequently traverse between Nashville, TN (Central Time) and Chattanooga, TN (Eastern).
 
Old 07-22-2017, 09:10 PM   #20
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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.
I used to know someone with the same issue. I think (it was a long time ago) it was traced to something to do with his bodily magnetic field. There was only one brand he could wear.

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An accurate wrist watch (radio controlled) will reduce your stress significantly and make yourself more confident.
until someone hacks into it . . . . Joking aside, however does that work?

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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?
I have mastered the art of looking at the time without getting caught up in doing stuff on the phone. It took no effort whatsoever.

I don't think that not having watches has anything to do with persons' deciding to isolate themselves in phone-world. But that is indeed a phenomenon.

I don't know how many times I've seen tables of diners at restaurants, all buried in their phones and not paying each other any attention. I will admit to occasionally looking at my phone when I'm dining with someone, but it's almost always to look up something that came up in conversation and it preceded by, "Is is okay if I look that up?"

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Old 07-22-2017, 09:33 PM   #21
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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.
Same for my sister. When she started as a nurse they had to wear a watch - I guess for taking pulse. Was always a joke in the family.
 
Old 07-22-2017, 09:52 PM   #22
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I consider that if you are active, i.e. working in industry or edu, you may need a watch. There are many meetings and events to be there, right time, and likely after in retirement, do you need really a watch? not so much.
 
Old 07-23-2017, 02:23 AM   #23
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Do I wear a watch...

I could wear a different watch every day and only wear the same one less than 4 times a year.

I have a collection of 90 Soviet Era Russian mechanical watches and pocket watches in addition to 10 G-Shocks.

I have a Russian with the Spetsnaz symbol that was presented to Soviet Spetsnaz (Special Forces) troops that served in Chechnya, with only 3000 ever made. One that celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Soviet victory in WWII with Cyrillic engraving on the back where it was presented to a veteran of that war by the Mayor of the town. One with Cyrillic engraving that says "To my loving husband". Trouble in paradise. One that was only available to officers. A 24 hour watch to be able to tell 5am from 5pm if you're in the Arctic or a submarine. A Turkish Railroad pocket watch. A Zlatoust pocket watch with the first true Soviet designed mechanism. One for officers with magnetic housing so it wouldn't lock up in case of an EMP due to nuclear strike. A Soviet Propaganda watch with the hammer and sickle emblem on the face. Numerous dive watches with scenes like The Church of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary, a famous Islamic shrine, submarine, tank, motocross biker, and too many others to mention.

Watch bands made of stingray, sea snake and shark skin, shark mesh chain link, etc.

I only wear them on special occasions and for daily wear have a collection of G-Shocks, with 5 being Multi_Band that connect to the Atomic Clock in Boulder Colorado nightly to sync time, 4 of those being Tough Solar solar powered. Of those I own a Limited Edition 60th Anniversary Astro Boy DW-5600 with Kanji engraving on the back with only 1000 made. A Dethklock Adult Swim Limited Edition, a motor driven Aviator that can withstand 12 G's force with a pinhole and LED inside to check for hand alignment once per day, etc.

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Old 07-23-2017, 02:59 AM   #24
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...90 Soviet Era Russian mechanical watches ...
how do they look? just curious

It remember me a movie where there was an american and a big guy from russia. both were 2 cops looking for a bad guy. maybe in russia or in us, I cannot remember the name of the movie.

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Old 07-23-2017, 03:37 AM   #25
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I used to have a site with photos of all my watches but let it go. This site is well respected in the collector circle:

http://russianwatches.altervista.org/index3.html

This site is informative of their history and other details:

http://www.russianwatchguide.com/

But if you really want to see a lot of them check out the Russian Watch section on watchuseek.com as they have a thread with nothing but photos of Russian watches:

http://forums.watchuseek.com/f10/

I've posted some of mine there but am no longer active in the forum.

A word of warning if you're thinking of buying one. There is a whole cottage industry devoted to making replicas that were never really produced, with people having trunks of parts piecing them together. Get some advise from that forum before buying one.

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Old 07-23-2017, 07:04 AM   #26
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...after in retirement, do you need really a watch? not so much.
Actually you do, a LOT more than you may think. I still haven't worked out how I ever had time to go to work.
 
Old 07-23-2017, 07:17 AM   #27
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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.
As Trihexagonal above, mine resets the time itself using a radio signal so it's accurate to at worst about a half-second when it's missed a synchronisation for a day or so.
 
Old 07-23-2017, 08:32 AM   #28
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I used to know someone with the same issue. I think (it was a long time ago) it was traced to something to do with his bodily magnetic field.
I always blamed it on too much electricity in me.
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As Trihexagonal above, mine resets the time itself using a radio signal so it's accurate to at worst about a half-second when it's missed a synchronisation for a day or so.
Even a cell phone will start acting up if I keep it in my shirt pocket all day long every day.

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Old 07-23-2017, 09:27 AM   #29
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I always blamed it on too much electricity in me.
Even a cell phone will start acting up if I keep it in my shirt pocket all day long every day.
You need one of those I mentioned with anti-magnetic housing to prevent it from locking up in case of an EMP due to nuclear strike.

If it will hold up to that it should be able to withstand your magnetic personality.
 
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Actually you do, a LOT more than you may think. I still haven't worked out how I ever had time to go to work.
Retirement has also something to do without doing less, include relaxing, time for familly, oneself...
A wristwatch shouldn't be I believe, since it can cause stress.
 
  


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