Weekend Open Forum: Do you still wear a watch?

By Matthew
Feb 22, 2013
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  1. rvnwlfdroid

    rvnwlfdroid Newcomer, in training Posts: 79

    I use to wear a watch all the time. Then I started a job where the shifts were 12 hours and I found myself looking at it every 10 min. That makes for a long night so I stopped. I just can't bring myself to wear one again (yet). I'm not big on iProducts but if a decent one (with features I like) becomes available for android I may re-evaluate wearing/getting one then.
  2. Andrew Young

    Andrew Young TechSpot Member

    Always wear my watch before I leave the house. Much more convenient to flip my wrist than fishing for my phone..... I wear an oldschool Citizen watch. Automatic, so I never have to worry about battery life:)
  3. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,573   +47

    I don't wear a watch anymore thanks to my phone having the time on it. However lately I have been interested in getting another one and going back to wearing it.
  4. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,392   +16

    Every time I go out, have a couple for more casual or formal settings to choose from. I find myself missing it if I don't have it with me. Flipping my wrist is just so much more convenient than checking my phone, and I always liked the feel/look of a watch :) .
  5. NTAPRO

    NTAPRO TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 807   +91

    Had one that came with a pair of sunglasses 2 years ago but never got to get one of the links removed. Had to move it away from my bed because I can hear it ticking when I'm trying to sleep
  6. humphrey

    humphrey Newcomer, in training

    I wear a Dakota wrist watch, a small company based here in cincinnati....awesome watches. mine was top of the line when I got it, stylish, rugged, but my fave feature , the reason I got it.....never needs winding or a battery, just put it on its dock when you retire and it is good to go, doesnt drop time..ie slow down....awesome watch
  7. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TechSpot Addict Posts: 626   +122

    I will once I get it back from the shop. One of the links finally gave in on Friday, dropped it off today and hopefully, I'll have it back on Monday. I know most people I know think watches are antiquated but I'm pretty much lost without mine.
  8. Really? Running out of decent WOF topics are we?
  9. taimuraly

    taimuraly TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 115

    Don't know what a "decent" WOF topic would be but I think this is a good question. With the news that Apple might have a watch coming up and with products such as the Pebble watch, this post sheds light on what the general notion about watches people have.
  10. AlienJuggernaut

    AlienJuggernaut Newcomer, in training

    I collect watches, so I'm an outlier... yes I still wear a watch, a different one each day.

    But even I tend to check my phone more, depending on which watch I am wearing and tend to just wear them as an affectation to suit my mood and outfit.
     
  11. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TechSpot Guru Posts: 802   +87

    I feel sorry for people who feel the need to wear a watch. None of them are free men.
  12. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,775   +1,429

    I feel sorry for those who think they are free when in reality no one is free. The days of being free is over and have been for a long time.
  13. I steel wearing a watch of course it's much easier to know the time in a subway train for Example
    better than getting your mobile from pocket of sure
  14. cmbjive

    cmbjive TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 464   +81

    Monday through Friday I wear a watch. It's a Fossil watch but what I really want is either a Movado or Bulova watch. I've always wanted one of those.
  15. gobbybobby

    gobbybobby TechSpot Maniac Posts: 541

    When I was younger, yes I used to have a watch. I remember being amazed by digital watches that hasd lights on there or that you could wear in the shower without them breaking

    Now, phones got the time, and its more socialy accectable to use your phone in everyday enviroments. Watches still have uses tho.
  16. What kind of question is that, ofcourse I do wear.
  17. dennis777

    dennis777 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 274   +29

    I feel sorry for your way of thinking..

    I still wear an automatic watch, much easier than looking at my phone... and their be might a day when apple will patent how a watch will looks like... :p
  18. Demigod001

    Demigod001 Newcomer, in training Posts: 21

    Yeah still wear a watch, Had the same timberland indiglo for about fifteen years now, still on second battery too. Great watch very beaten up now as its taken a beating over the years. Saved my wrist from a direct hit from a mattock an ***** swung during a dig, The watch only got a scratch I got a lovely bruise the ***** got kicked off the dig.

    I don't feel dressed without my watch
  19. Where I do love technology like everyone else on this site, I also have a love for mechanical devices. I have 3 watches that I switch between depending on how I feel that day. I do occasionally check my phone for the date and time as a reference to my watch just to make sure they match but I mainly still use my watches. I'm intrigued by these smartwatches that may be coming to market soon, though.

    Even so, it is going to be difficult to find a tech device that gives me the same joy as watching the gears and springs operate on my open heart Bulova.
  20. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

    Yes, I wear a Tissot Touch II. Now saving up for a mechanical. :)
  21. baN893

    baN893 TechSpot Member Posts: 82   +10

    I'm Swiss, and I can't go without wearing my watch. It's an inner urge to be on time, and wearing a sleek watch every day is just nice. People occasionally compliment me, and its only a $100 Swatch, so I enjoy wearing a watch every day.
  22. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,831   +707

    Yup. Been wearing one for nigh on 5 decades now (obviously I remove it from time to time). Far more convenient to look at my wrist than to haul out my phone only to discover the sun shining directly on the screen and I can't see the time anyway.
  23. Don't have a cell phone (had one but decided it didn't do anything to improve my life, but rather made me spend more time away from the people I care about). So yes I do have a watch on. Timex Iron Man - A bit scuffed up on the outside from surfing on the north shore, riding my motorcycle, diving (Free diving & SCUBA), but otherwise going strong :)
  24. Tygerstrike

    Tygerstrike TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 827   +93

    Nope I stopped wearing a watch when I had a horrible accident at work. I was always watching my watch. It set the pace of my day. Then one day Im working on a pallet and realize that im checking my watch every few mins. As Im unloading this pallet and stressing on how little time I had to complete my project, I took a misstep and wrenched my back pretty bad. Three lower spinal surgeries later and 5 years of physical thereapy taught me a very important lesson. A watch is an excellent tool, but dont let it run your life.


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