questionsdo you use a watch or your phone to tell the time?

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In order of what is most likely with me @ the time:
iPod
Cell phone
Watch (Suunto Vector write computer - for skiing, hiking & other outdoor use)
Sun

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I have always stopped watches, so once I started carrying a cell phone I started being able to easily tell the time. Before that I was adept at reading other people's watches at a distance.

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I own like 14 different watches, and all the batteries are dead. I use my cell phone. I never did like wearing jewelry...

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I use my watch. It's always there and easy to glance at.

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Once I got out of high school, I stopped wearing a watch.

Phone or car clock.

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Watch for the time, cell phone for the date if I can't remember it.

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I still use my watch when out. It is an old habit to use the actual hands to see the tme at a glance. I guess my age shows, because I need that extra split second to calculate the digital readout.

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It's often not polite or feasible to take one's phone out to check the time. But a discreet flip of the wrist makes it easy and quick to check. I only started wearing a watch again a couple years ago for work, but it's quickly become second nature; if I'm out of the house and not wearing a watch, I feel incomplete. I have only one watch and have no interest in going the fancy, multiple watch route, as what I have is reliable and solid (just an old stainless steel swiss army), plus I'll eventually be inheriting some good stuff anyway, so why waste money now?

I'm a fan of backup redundancies and the best item for each use, even if that means multiple items. For example, while I have a great smartphone (s3), I still carry around a zune for my music needs, because battery life is hoovered dry with cloud streams. A phone doesn't fulfill all needs equally, so 'til it does, I'll continue to wear a watch and carry a zune (and a notebook, solar calculator, camera, etc).

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I still think digital watches are a pretty neat idea.

I change my own batteries - my basic TIMEX with an EL backlight has a giant CR2025 battery so it's easy to get to. The only downside is that when you turn on the backlight it emits a super high-pitched whine, but I can't hear that anymore because I've wrecked my ears.

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I still sport my Seiko Kinetic Titanium for frequent time checks.
Lovely device, weighs almost nothing, never needs batteries.
I do use my smartphone for other needs, like train schedules, since the digital works better for that.

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100% Watch.

To check time on a phone:

Remove phone from pocket.
Wake screen.
Look at time (oh shit, I got a missed call/text, email, notification... what happening on facebook?!)
Place back in pocket.

To check time on a watch:
Glance at wrist.

Or, if you're the Vaudevillian type:
Remove pocket watch.
Glance at time through monocle.
Stroke mustace & reinsert pocket watch.

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I was using my phone until someone gave me a watch as a gift and I realized how much I missed wearing one.

I check the time far too often to keep digging into my pocket for my cell phone. Also, I'm a slob, and every time I take my phone our of my pocket, along with it comes spare change, a credit card, a wadded up ball of tissues, and the occasional benzodiazepine.

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Both - I wear a watch and have a phone with the time on the main screen. Sometimes the android phone has to be reset becuase the time would be wrong. But the watch, as long as I wear it - it keeps on ticking (with a adjustment check at time.gov once a month).

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@omnichad: And I get a downvote for posting a reference to a book quote because some idiot thought it was an affiliate link.

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As a man, you don't have much that you can actually wear for jewelry, so a watch it is for me (that and my wedding band).
I have 9 different watches, some more expensive, some lesser. One nice digital/analog watch (both functions on the same watch) that has a rubber-type band on it; otherwise, the rest are all typical metal bands.
I have black, two-tone, silver, dressy, casual, etc. -- it just depends on the occasion as to what watch I pull out. I do need to replace the battery in two or three of them right now though...thanks for the reminder!

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I set my watch fast a couple minutes and use that for most general purposes when I am trying to time something like meeting someone somewhere. I use my phone when I want absolutely accurate time (like when I am checking to see why so-and-so hasn't called me yet).

I guess it is a silly system since it hardly works (late all the time anyway). But that's what I do.

Overall I prefer my watch.

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I grew up wearing a watch so I'm still kinda old fashioned. I almost never leave the house without it. I used to have the problem of breaking all my watches. Either the wristband would break or the watch wasn't waterproof enough even for washing hands. Therefore, I'm very particular about my watches now and I got one that has a metal band, a digital back-lit display with water resistant properties, and a 10 year battery life. :)

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I love watches and have a small collection of them. Always a watch.

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I used to wear a watch, but I had to stop. I don't know why, but I kill watches.

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Watch 1st then Ipod. I am hard on watches so I have a titanium watch.

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Watch. Period. I love funky analog watches, have a couple dozen, and don't have the patience to dig around in my purse for a phone which is seldom turned on and even more seldom used.

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I used to wear a watch and would love to wear one again. Unfortunately, this jenday conure creature of mine keeps destroying them.

Don't let that innocent look fool you. He has eaten three watches so far.

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Cell phone. Then I don't have to wear an uncomfortable watch or remember to put it on. The only time in recent memory I've worn a watch was a trip overseas where I didn't want to risk bringing my phone and getting charged ridiculous roaming prices.

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Neither.Things on my wrist bug me.
I like clocks, and friends who like to wear watches.

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@cengland0: It's too late. The innocent look fooled me. I can't possibly believe you. Shame on you for blaming a such a sweet creature, for what I can only surmise, is your own wanton destruction of watches.

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@ceagee: hehe. It's true. I've got video and he's very good at removing my watch. The watch in the video has already been destroyed.

I cannot wear any jewelry. He even goes after Mrs. cengland0's gold necklace.

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I use my phone but I have to go to a wedding soon and was thinking it would be (and look) nice to have a watch. Any good deals?

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@cengland0: smart bird ! But you are there. Is he out and about unsupervised to steal and destroy ?
Does he talk or sing ? Birds fascinate me, but they wouldn't mix well with my cats.

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@ceagee: I cannot leave the bird unsupervised because he gets into everything. If I look away for just a second, I'll find that he has pulled keys off my keyboard or chewed through a USB cable or something. Very destructive.

He's still a nice pet and is very playful. Follows me everywhere I go in the house. Loves to take baths while I wash my hands.

He does not talk yet. Been trying to get him to say his name but he's not even trying.

Regarding singing, well I suppose you could call the squawking his singing. He's usually silent throughout the day but if he sees anything walk by the window, he will start squawking real loud. I use him as my early warning system that someone's about to ring the door bell. Sort of like a watch dog but a bird.

He doesn't like other males and will attack them so I keep him in the cage during visits with other people. Females are okay and he will them them kiss him, rub his neck, pet him, and cuddle.