According to this article from the LA Times (ktla.trb.com) watch sales are falling across the country as more & more people are using their cell phones and/or other electronic devices to tell time. So it got an old guy like me wondering, do you wear a watch ?
I have an old gold plated Seiko that I wear to the office and to any event that requires either a suit or a tie. I also have an old beat up Casio for weekends, giving my kids a bath or working in the yard.
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I think it's probably at least 15 years since I last wore a watch. With pagers and cell phones I just don't need a time piece anymore. Even back in college and high school I owned a watch or two but kept them in my pocket/bookbag. I just hate the way the plastic and metal feel stuck against my skin. One of the last watches I had was some dorky digital calculator watch with no wristband. The band broke off bit by bit until there was nothing left but the watch itself. It's interesting that watch sales are down. I have a friend that wears at least two. It's all about that "ice" and "bling-bling". On the radio this morning someone mentioned that younguns are wearing giant wristwatches. Anyone know what that's about? I know I'm getting old but I thought that whole Flava Flav thing went out in the early 90s.
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I stopped wearing watches early in high school because I hated the noise it'd make when I hit my wrist against a desk or something, I hated the little ring of pale white skin around my wrist and I hated that I always ended up playing with the watch on my wrist when I got bored in class.
Not for a while. If I did, I'd totally get one of those watches that get their power from the movement of your arm though. I think those are cool.
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Wait -- I bought a watch in Disneyland a few years ago, and I wear it when we go back -- you know, it's important to know what time it is (when does the parade start? When do our FastPasses expire?) and there's usually not a clock right there.
But no, not in regular daily life. We have a lot of clocks around the house, though.
(My wife doesn't wear a watch either -- she can't keep analog ones going. If she wears a watch for a day or two -- or even carries it around -- it stops working forever. Seriously, it's like the electromagnetic waves that her brain sends out breaks them. It's pretty weird.)
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I do not wear a watch. Analog watches always seem to stop keeping correct time after no more than a week of my wearing them. I do own a really awesome Pinky and The Brain pocket watch that I would like to carry but it no longer keeps correct time and I keep forgetting to take it to see if it can be fixed. I use my cellphone for the time, because I hate how ugly most digital watches are.
I'd die if I didn't have a watch on. It's always a cheap piece of crap, so when I break it, I go and get a new one. This one is analog and from (looks) no identifiable manufacturer. I believe it was 4.99 from Wal-Mart
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