Yeah, I also feel naked without my watch. I usually wear a Fossil, and own 3 of them, one with a silver face, a red face, and a blue face. The latter 2 being the watches with the 3 tiny dials on the face. They've all died recently, and instead of going to the jewelry store to have them repaired (and getting scratched at work), I just wear a cheap ass Casio that I got at Wal-Mart. In fact, I have a really bad tanline on my wrist because of always having a watch on.
I stopped wearing a watch every day in high school. For the most part I rely on my cellphone or PDA, but I've been thinking about a watch again lately, but I'm not even sure why (pushing 30, maybe?)
What I'd really like is a pocket watch, but I haven't seen one made in the last 20 years that's not heinously ugly or hokey and I'm not willing to pay antique prices on eBay. It doesn't help that I'd want a silver-colored watch and 99% of pocket watches seem to be gold.
My wife got me a silver Timex pocket watch a couple of christmases ago, and I absolutely love it. So far I've had absolutely no problems with it. She had gotten me a cheaper one the previous year, but it didn't have the flip-open face protection, so it got crushed by my keys after a couple of months.
I love to be able to know what time it is, but I can't stand wearing watches on my wrist, so a pocket watch is perfect. Plus, it's a nice conversation starter.
The watch has become somewhat of a literal attachment to me. I've had watches in the past but my current one is a beautiful silver Fossil watch my mom purchased for me two years ago. I feel rather naked (except in the late evening) without it. It also weighs down my left hand nicely, which is what I write with.
I honestly cannot remember when I didn't wear a watch. I believe that my left arm would fly off into space if I wasn't wearing a watch to weigh it down.
I can remember saving my lawn mowing money to get a really cool Timex with a twist-o-flex band. I currently wear a great looking Rolex Submariner that I received for my 40th birthday. However, when I travel, I usually wear a cheap Timex. It doesn't have a cool twist-o-flex band though.
Originally posted by orangemanHad a Citizen Navihawk for going on 7 years now, got it as a college graduation gift. Saving up for something a bit nicer now, maybe a Sinn 103.
I'm curious if people like their watches smaller & lighter or bigger & heavier. I tend to like it bigger and heavier, not smaller than a 40mm case, something I can always feel on my wrist.
I don't have huge watches, but I wear a good sized Fossil (I have 3), a bit loose. It can't slide off my arm or anything, but I don't wind up with a total watchband white strip on my wrist, and as someone else mentioned, the hair on my wrist doesn't get caught as much. All of them are silver, I just don't like the look of gold on me for some reason, and I seem to like the metal wristbands on those watches.
I'm another one who has to have a watch on, which is a good thing, because I can't have my cellphone on at work. I have a plain Fossil for work, one of the 3 mini-dial chronographs that I wear most other times, and one with a stopwatch that I hardly ever wear anymore. All analog too, though I think I have one cheap digital watch floating around somewhere. The men in my family seem to collect watches, I've found. I've got 3, and my father has at least 6 or 7, and we probably have 2 or 3 more sitting around, dead for the past 10 years.
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Originally posted by NickBockwinkelFanAlso, 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 wear a watch practically every time I leave the house; and, like NickBockwinkelFan's science teacher and AWArulz's favorite platoon Sarge, I wear it with the face on the inside of the wrist. However, the reason why I wear my watch that way has nothing to do with the military; rather, when I was young (so much younger than today) I was a musician playing rhythm guitar (and, occasionally, bass guitar). So, wearing my watch that way meant that I could play guitar and tell time simultaneously, meaning that I always knew how much longer 'til closing time.
Originally posted by AWArulzWe 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.
That takes me back; when I was in the Reserves, the first rule during field traing was: if your watch has one of those light functions, NEVER USE IT. The enemy could see it from miles around. To this day, when I buy a watch, it never has that function.
Also as a kid, I climbed Mt. Monadnock, 3165 feet. My appreciation for "mountains" has changed since I moved west, though, living in the shadows of Mt. Hood (11,237 feet) in the Portland-area and Mt. Rainier (14,410 feet) in the Seattle-area.