Weekend Open Forum: Do you still wear a watch?


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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.

Andrew Young

Posts: 6   +0
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:)


Posts: 1,384   +72
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.


Posts: 1,372   +17
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 :) .


Posts: 809   +104
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
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


Posts: 850   +386
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.


Posts: 114   +4
Really? Running out of decent WOF topics are we?

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.
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.


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


Posts: 777   +139
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.


Posts: 555   +9
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.


Posts: 285   +33
I feel sorry for people who feel the need to wear a watch. None of them are free men.

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


Posts: 21   +5
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


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.


Posts: 84   +11
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.


Posts: 8,645   +3,289
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.


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 :)


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.