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#21 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.66
I wear a stainless steel SWATCH that I've had for a couple of years. I also have a solid gold Jaeger LeCoultre that my father got in Paris in 1960, but I keep it in a saftey deposit box.

My cell phone is either in my pocket or my case, so it's not as easy to check as glancing at my watch.

Also, I had a science teacher in junior high that used to wear his watch with the face on the inside of his wrist as opposed to the normal back of the wrist. I always found that odd.



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    Originally posted by NickBockwinkelFan
    Also, I had a science teacher in junior high that used to wear his watch with the face on the inside of his wrist as opposed to the normal back of the wrist. I always found that odd.


Mine usually end up that way, just because they'd be loose enough that they'd slide around. So you can imagine my answer's yes. A cuff watch I got a couple of years ago, and yes, I wear it basically all the time.



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#23 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.29
I always wear a watch, and I'm always getting asked what time it is by my co-workers who don't wear one.

    Originally posted by DJ FrostyFreeze
    I always have to know what time it is, it's a bit of an obsession.



Me too, but really, does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care? If so I can't imagine why.



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#24 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.69
I don't wear a watch, for three reasons:

1: my wrists are pretty thin, so the bands often hurt.

2: time tends to go by slooooooowly if I'm wearing a watch. There's a reason I face away from the clock at work ;-)

3: as mentioned by a few others here, I have a cellphone that has the time on it. If only it had a display on the clamshell though.



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#25 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.91
    Originally posted by Bullitt
    I do, and I wear it on my right wrist.

    This always leads to the assumption that I am left handed, which I am not.


I stopped wearing a watch in high school around 1985, but when I did, I also wore it on my right despite being right-handed.

A few years ago, I was in the gift shop where I work and saw a Fossil watch with the "BIG TIC" feature that has digital numbers in the watch face behind the hands that advance, spin, etc. I thought it was pretty neat, but it was red and I'm just not that into red. That summer, I spotted a Fossil store in one of the outlet malls in Pigeon Forge, TN, walked in, spotted a blue one, bought it and wear it on my left arm. Totally out of character for me on the watch itself and the wearing on my left. Can't explain it, and freaked out at least one of my friends when he saw me wearing it.



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#26 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.62
    Originally posted by NickBockwinkelFan
    Also, I had a science teacher in junior high that used to wear his watch with the face on the inside of his wrist as opposed to the normal back of the wrist. I always found that odd.


We had to wear them that way in the military, at least in my unit, because of the possibility of the face shining in whatever light and alerting the enemy. So I knew lots of guys who wore them that way. I never did. I had a canvas band for my watch with a cover for the face. When I was "in the field", I covered it with the little cover. But I remember many of the older Sergeants looking at their watches with that odd gesture of turning their hands palm up, usually with their hands half fisted to check the time. Heck, I can see my favorite platoon Sarge doing it right now in my mind's eye. It's kind of an odd position for the hand to be in.

I feel all old-timey in this thread. I never even thought of the concept of looking at your cell phone for the time, perhaps because I don't carry one.





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#27 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.95
I buy $15-20 watches knowing I will trash them before the battery runs out. Best watch I ever had was a graduation gift, self winding with a face, no digital back then. I prefer an old analog face to digital.

Speaking of time. with the digital age in full force, telling time has changed. If I say: " A quarter to eight.", my daughters friends don't know what time it is. Same with "half past."

(edited by DrDirt on 27.4.06 0643)


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#28 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.83
I have a waterproof watch/compass/thermometer/stopwatch that is normally clipped only the same caribiner as my keys. I don't use it much in everyday life, only when I'm out hiking and whatnot.

I also have a watch/heartbeat monitor that I wear when I'm training. It has a nifty strap that goes across your chest, and sends the signal to the watch which displays the time and heartrate.



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#29 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.93
    Originally posted by AWArulz
      I feel all old-timey in this thread. I never even thought of the concept of looking at your cell phone for the time, perhaps because I don't carry one.



    I am with you on this one... I don't carry a cell phone, can't stand them in fact. I must be old because if I am not in my office or at my house I am not available... and I like it that way.

    In terms of watches, I have two. One nice dressy one that my wife bought me for our 5th Anniversary. I wear it when dressed up. I can't wear it all the time as I find the hair on my arm gets caught in the strap and it hurts.

    For regular days, I have a cheapo Casio digital. Like Frosty and Eke, I find myself looking at it all the time and thinking "Oh ya, I checked 30 seconds ago...."

    (edited by haz on 27.4.06 0805)


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#30 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.41

used to all the time. not anymore. anywhere I go has a clock (I have one on my desk at work, one on the PC, one on the wall within sight) and I either have my Ipod or XM radio with me.





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#31 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.06
Echoing several other posts, I feel totally naked without my watch. The only time I don't have a watch on is in bed, in the shower, or doing something athletic (and I might still be wearing one then depending on the activity.) My cell phone has the time on the clamshell, but that's nowhere near as convenient or easy as turning my wrist and looking down.

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#32 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.05
Always wear a watch when I leave the house. I have a cell phone, but really only turn it on when I'm in the car. If I'm running errands, more often than not I'll just leave the phone in the car rather than carry it w/ me (unless it's a situation where I'd absolutely need it to complete the errand).

I work in a small office, and there are no clocks in the office, other than on the computer or on the office phone display. Since I'm not always in front of the computer, I'll hang up my watch on the cork board at my desk for easy viewing (and to avoid having the watch interfere w/ typing or writing). For a while, the clock on the server was off by ~15 minutes, but even after that was corrected I still find myself glancing at my watch for the current time rather than the time on the computer.

As for the watch itself, it's just a $30 Swatch that is around 8 years old. I've been through 2 watch bands already (they're plastic), and the current band is in need of replacement (there's a crack that's been held together by Scotch tape for the last few months).



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#33 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.56
I have a few watches, Mr. Potato Head, Mickey Mouse, one with a diamond, Phillies, Flyers, Eagles.

But I have such a big wrist it is hard to find a watch band to fit and when one goes, it goes. I would still wear one but they all need new bands and/or batteries.



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#34 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.08
The only watch I own is kinda expensive, so I only wear it when I have to dress up for something. My wife always wears a watch, so I just always pester her for the time.

On a side note: Any watch that I own must have a stretchy band on it....no exceptions.



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#35 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.23
I can't keep any expensive watches. After two weeks or so, I've beat the crap out of 'em on something or broke the strap or the battery dies unnaturally early or SOMETHING.

However, I don't trust the time I see anywhere else unless I can compare it to my watch. So, I have to have a watch. Currently, I'm wearing a generic watch that was probably less than $5, but I prefer a digital watch rather than analog and I always set the time to display as 24 hr (Military) time rather than the 12 hr (AM/PM) time. I've never been in the military or needed the time displayed that way for any reason. I don't know why I want it that way. I just do. --Oh yeah, it has a fabric strap which really stinks if I don't wash it once in a while. Ugh.

(edited by rinberg on 27.4.06 1045)

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#36 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.87
I used to wear a watch all the time in High School. I wore a watch from then all the way up until just after I graduated from College. Then I started wearing one less and less until I stopped wearing one completely. Now I have just started wearing one again since my dad left me his watch when he died late last year. I assumed that his watch would be buried with him, but he wanted me to have it, so I wear it proudly.
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#37 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.67
    Originally posted by Mr. Boffo
    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.

That's how mine is--no battery. Of course, since it stops after 24ish hours of sitting in a drawer, it means that you always have to wear it. It was an engagement gift from my wife's parents. Before that, I never wore a watch. Now, I always have this one on.

Speaking of time. with the digital age in full force, telling time has changed. If I say: " A quarter to eight.", my daughters friends don't know what time it is. Same with "half past."

Holy crap--you're right; I never thought of that. That's why none of my students ever ask me the time (that and I always say that we have plenty of time--another 4 hours still remain in class).



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#38 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.06
    Originally posted by DrDirt
    Speaking of time. with the digital age in full force, telling time has changed. If I say: " A quarter to eight.", my daughters friends don't know what time it is. Same with "half past."


I remember when I was a kid just learning what those phrases meant. My mom told me to let her know when it was a quarter past eight so we could leave, and I patiently waited until 8:25 to get her. I'm better now.

    Originally posted by KJames199
    Getting a real job didn't make me feel grownup.

    Moving out of my parents' house didn't make me feel grownup.

    Buying and wearing a watch with a metal band, that did it.


I keep thinking I should get a watch like that, but everytime I try one on the hair in my arms gets caught in the band and its not a pretty sight. I'm much happier with my $25 Timex that I replace every two years or so.
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#39 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.90
I wear a cheap digital most of the time, I'm on my second one in fifteen years. For dress occasions, I also have a much fancier Seiko Kinetic.
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#40 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.52
    Originally posted by EddieBurkett
    I keep thinking I should get a watch like that, but everytime I try one on the hair in my arms gets caught in the band and its not a pretty sight.


You get used to it!

Or else my watch has just ripped all the hair off my left wrist and now it can't do any more damage. Either way, it works fine for me.






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