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Weekend Open Forum: Do you still wear a watch?

By Matthew
Feb 22, 2013
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  1. There isn't a week that goes by where we don't hear about how the rapid adoption of smartphones and tablets are displacing other technology segments. For many folks, a competent high-end handset can comfortably replace various portable media players, dedicated...

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  2. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Maniac Posts: 907   +54

    I wear one of my Led watches when I get dressed up but that's about it.
     
  3. I do when I'm out and about or at a special occasion. Wearing a nice watch is still a status symbol, but I'm not pretentious enough to wear a Rolex, I wear Bulova.
     
  4. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,239   +1,548

    Yes I do, and don't have to worry about charging it every 1-5 days. The battery last several year without needing replaced and only cost a dollar or two. Can you say that about a Cell Phone Battery?
     
  5. Ranger12

    Ranger12 TS Guru Posts: 641   +118

    I work in an environment that's not safe for smartphones so I need a watch. I wear a G9000 Mudman. I put it through the wringer and its never let me down.
    This might sound like an advertisement but it's not. I just love my watch. :>
     
  6. avoidz

    avoidz TS Maniac Posts: 454   +54

    I don't know why I wouldn't, even with a phone on me. It's quicker to turn my wrist and see the time. I only wear a $90 metal Lorus that I've had for over 10 years, but I like how it looks and feel naked without it.
     
  7. treeski

    treeski TS Guru Posts: 891   +133

    I do. I wear a Swiss Army watch.
     
  8. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 964   +49

    I still regularly wear a watch, and it's not a digital one either.
     
  9. Yes, I wear a watch every day. I recently replaced an older "dumb phone" and dedicated mp3 player with a new smartphone, but I still find a watch much more convenient for quickly and easily telling the time.
     
  10. Cueto_99

    Cueto_99 TS Enthusiast Posts: 248   +12

    Sure I do! Even though its easier to see what time it is in my cell phone, I believe a watch gives you presence and status.
     
  11. GACrabill

    GACrabill TS Rookie Posts: 47

    No watch here ... retired folks don't care what time it is. No phone either ... on-call 24x7x365 becomes meaningless when one retires. Send me an email and I'll get back to you when I have some spare time.
     
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  12. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 5,385   +240

    Up till a few years ago, I wore an inexpensive one because I rode the bus every place & needed to know.
    I eventually got tired of people asking me what time it was. I usually told them it must be time to buy a watch.
    A few years later I decided to buy another watch & was shocked at the prices for even a kiddie watch ($30).
    I eventually went to a dollar store & got a Mickey Mouse digital watch, works great.
     
  13. soldier1969

    soldier1969 TS Booster Posts: 244   +43

    Not since the 90s.
     
  14. Zahu

    Zahu TS Rookie

    I purposefully decided to stop wearing a watch about 6 years ago because I realized I really didn't care about knowing the time every 2 seconds. Ive never missed it.
     
  15. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 942   +108

    $50 Casio tough solar, solar powered rechargeable watch. Don't have to worry about it's battery dieing, ever. Went several years without a watch because my last one stopped keeping the time and always had a cell on me. But it's just not the same as having a watch.
     
  16. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,057   +918

    I also wear a Casio Solar. But I usually forget to wear it. Ever since I got an iPhone, it kinda kills the need. I really want a Pebble though, this could ramp up the watch industry again if it gets a price decrease.
     
  17. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,369   +405

    Nope. Stopped wearing a watch when I retired out of the military.
     
  18. TS-56336

    TS-56336 TS Addict Posts: 604   +106

    I always wear my TAG Heuer CARRERA, a precious graduation gift.
     
  19. m4a4

    m4a4 TS Addict Posts: 547   +149

    Yup. A timex.
    MUCH more convenient than fishing out my phone, or dragging my phone around the house...
     
  20. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,355   +283

    Nope - sure don't though it is the only jewelry I like. I just dislike even more the feeling of metal against my skin. I've tried watches with the leather band going across the back but they all look so cheap it's still not worth it - plus the leather makes me sweat too.
     
  21. misor

    misor TS Maniac Posts: 1,025   +154

    Yes, timex is my favorite brand since my youth.
    ...plastic, cheap, and long life; cheap battery is easy to swap/replace. :)
     
  22. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,522   +595

    Yep. Nothing like a knock-off Mont Blanc to impress people with the time! :D

    But yes, I do wear a watch any time I leave the house. As others have said, it's easier to look at my wrist than to whip out my phone when someone wants the time.
     
  23. mario

    mario Ex-TS Developer Posts: 399   +17

    I think the only piece of jewelry a man should have is a watch, I have an automatic Baume et Mercier and eventually would like to get another watch, is not really a tool but more of a accessory for me.
     
  24. kg4icg

    kg4icg TS Rookie

    Yes I do still wear a watch .
     
  25. Business Direct

    Business Direct TS Member

    I wore a Wayne Gretzky watch for a week in 1982.
     


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