Weekend Open Forum: Do you still wear a watch?


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I use watch for special events and it is automatic wristwatch which I don't worry about battery at all. I grew up with many watches, this is my last one (I hope) cause I keep replace battery and water got in. This is 30th watch.

Now I use my cellphone to check time.


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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.
Speaking of which, I can only wear a watch thats plastic (I hate plastic) and/or Stainless. The acids in my skin will make anything else corrode within six months.


Well, I'm older than 30 years... so yes I still wear a watch. I drag that dam smartphone with me everywhere I go, because I must given the terms of my employment contract. But when I want to know what time it is (quickly) I simply look at my 15 year $150 Seiko (analog read-out... digital is for children, and children wanting to be adults).


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digital is for children, and children wanting to be adults.
Funny, my 25 year old Casio is a digital watch. And until now, I've never heard anyone say digital was for children. Maybe thats why everyone wants HDTV, because they want to be adults.


"Maybe thats why everyone wants HDTV, because they want to be adults."

Don't know about that (had HDTV for the past 13 years... much of my adult life). But I'll take a quick glimpse at my wrist watch anytime over dragging that dam phone out.


I bought an all-steel Rolex 26 years ago. I wear it constantly and it still keeps perfect time.


I was wearing a watch until a month ago or so, when it stopped running, just a week after putting in a new battery. Since then, I watch clocks in my environment for telling the time. The computer is the easiest one, but on the street there are usually clocks around, although I have the impression that their number has dropped. Getting out my phone to check the time is a bit of a kludge, since I first need to press a button to activate the display and then wait for the "Press * to ..." message to disappear, as the message is positioned exactly on top of the time. Plus, my phone tends to run slow.

Per Hansson

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I stopped using a watch years ago, it was because I realized I was looking at it out of habit, not even really interested in what the time was.
It took me months of watching my bare wrist before the habit wore off, and it always brought a smile to my face of how programmed we humans are. Because I was almost never interested in what time it was :D

I do love nice watches though, and I might start wearing one again in the very near future, time will tell :D


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Dont use a watch since I retired. Only my wedding ring. Cheap cellphone. Dont need to be online all the time. Remember when life was so much simpler.


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I have several watches in my dresser drawer, but I use only two. I inherited a beautiful, dainty little Bulova from an aunt. I wear that to formal occasions. For typical work days and everything else, I have a trusty steel and ceramic Tag Heuer.


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Lol no and the question even makes me laugh. Why carry a watch when I have a perfectly good and always accurate phone in my pocket?


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I wear an Omega Constellation because:
  1. It's a matching pair, was a wedding gift
  2. It's automatic so if I don't wear it for a few days it stops
  3. It actually looks awesome :)
A lot of the time I still end up looking at the time on my phone though...


I wear a titanium Seiko solar powered watch. It's got no cronograph, digital display or any of that crap. It tells me the time!

The only people I know who'll ditch their watch for a phone are I-Phone users and that's because they are either too dumb or too lazy to read a watch. Finally... I do have a fantastic Galaxy Nexus with an analog clock on lock screen.


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I wear watches occasionally, usually when I am wearing formal.
A good time piece does make a suit look better and kinda completes the look.


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Yeah, I wear a simple digital casio. It's easy enough to tell the time on a phone, but hardly as convenient as glancing at your wrist - especially with the fact that it's waterproof, and I don't lose anything from wearing it. If there's nothing to lose, then why not?


Haven't worn one in over ten years now, ever since mobile phones become portable and convenient enough to use as a replacement. Watches are really only timekeeping devices like 10% of the time anyway, and 90% status symbols/demonstrations of apparent wealth which puts me off the entire notion of them anyway. I know that's not the case for everyone, but really if it weren't the case everyone would be wearing a watch that cost <$50, not obscene $1000> dollar monstrosities.


I still use a timex the ex mother-in-law found in the garbage. Works great after 26 years!


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I wear one in the spring and summer when it's not covered up with a big jacket., and when I go out somewhere nice.


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I always wear a watch. Easier to look at my wrist, than to grab the phone out of my pocket & turn it on.


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It takes much less time to look at the time on my wrist, than to pull my phone out of my pocket and look at the time, so yes I wear a watch.