questionsdo you wear a watch?

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I used to. Then I found out I was just as hard on watches as I am on shoes. Now I just carry a pocket sundial with an abacus and never wear shoes.

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I wear a watch. I have 6 or 7. Mostly they are for telling time, but I like to think they are fashionable as well.

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I wear watches, but they are as much a fashion accessory as anything. I have two Citizen Eco Drive watches, both of them very pretty, and a very clever pink watch that was offered on a Deal here, but I can no longer find that deal. At all. I just spent a fruitless, pointless, TWENTY minutes with advanced search, being as clever as I could (including the fact that I KNOW it was posted in 2009), and nothing. I'm too lazy to go and get the watch to see what the brand was, and I have no digital info on it because it was a gift.

I like having them, but don't depend on them. I've had a battery run down in one of my watches that's now retired, and I have no idea how long it was stopped, because I apparently don't actually depend on them for knowing the time. If it's day time, I look at the sun, anyway.

My eco drive watches are wonderful because I don't have to worry about a battery, and they're very pretty.

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Sure, watches look nice, but what's the point if your cell phone tells time? I don't walk around in rain boots when it's hot and sunny just because I like the way they look.

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I hate cell phones... so I wear a watch instead. Much rather have a tumor on my wrist from the tritium than a great big rectangular one on the side of my head.

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No -- and if I did it would be for fashion purposes only

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@popcornrox: You should definitely see if a phone battery or watch battery lasts longer.

Or try to run with your phone.

Or go diving with your phone.

A watch is not a necessity, but never a hindrance. And certain watches can do many things a cell phone can not.

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I wear a watch, even with the clock on the cell phone. Just one of those things I have always done and see no reason to change.

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A ladies stainless & gold Omega Constellation with little diamonds on the face, so every time is SPARKLE TIME! It was an anniversary present & I adore it & the man who gave it to me. The only time I'm not wearing it is on my morning runs. Then I wear a Timex, because I am terribly hard on watches as well.

My kids say I don't need a watch because there's always a clock on the stove in the kitchen. Evil children just might be finding themselves eating bad beans sprouts some day.

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@thefenst: Thanks for the link. That was precisely the watch I meant. I especially love the clever numbers on it (it has a nice mix of them). I worry now and then about the leather band wearing out, but so far, it's fine. I use it as my gardening watch (because I'm not willing to risk getting dirt in my Citizen watches).

I have a cell phone, but cannot imagine pulling it out just to see the time. I suppose if you're somehow married to it, to where you never set it down, then that might be fine, but (all evidence to the contrary) I have a life, and it doesn't revolve around a cell phone.

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@xarous: Your ID should be hilarious not xarous! Great comment...I laughed so hard.

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I love fancy watches. They can be very classy. They're not entirely necessary, but I've worn a watch for so long that I feel naked without one.

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@shrdlu: even a stopped [nondigital] watch is correct twice a day.

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I have two wrist watches for timekeeping, plus I can show off when I'm teaching orienteering skills by using my watch to get general directions without a compass.

I also have a nice pocket watch as a best man gift. It pretty much sits in the box.

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I typically go for a cheapest watch (under $100), because I'm pretty hard on them too. They certainly get a lot more compliments than a cellphone. It's a pretty easy way to express yourself in a manner which is acceptable pretty much everywhere. Stuffy corporate environment? Fancy watch! Dive bar? Bribe!

It's also a lot more convenient than fishing in your pockets all the time, especially if your phone is a half-broken aging Android crapfast. I hate you, Sprint. Wait, what?

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I always wear a watch to work since cell phones are not allowed in the building and I'm not always at my computer to tell the time.

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I always wear a watch. Sure I have a cell phone, but the phone is in my pocket or on my desk across the room, the watch is on my wrist. It takes about 3-5 seconds to take my phone out depending on how tight my pockets are; it takes about half a second to turn my wrist. If I'm carrying something or my hands are dirty or wet, I can still look at my watch, when I may not be able to use my phone.

And since I have a smartphone, if I forget to charge it overnight the battery is dead by lunchtime.

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I wear a watch when I am at work. It can be a pain to keep reaching in my pocket to get my phone all the time. Plus, a boss seeing me keep looking at my cell phone makes me look like I am texting or something rather than doing work. Another reason is that the clocks at my work are all set about 10 minutes fast. I set my watch to "work time" so I know when my lunch break, etc are over and I need to get back to work. I realize there are other potential solutions for this issue though.

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I am so used to wearing a watch that a few years ago I decided that since they became so cheap I would use them to match outfits, my mood, etc. Bottom line, I have about 15. I am however going to start disposing of them as the batteries go and get back to just one really great one and a few (maybe 3) of the "fashion type."

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@klozitshoper: I also have several watches... actually I have a watch fetish. What I do is, I pull out the stem on the watch when I take it off so the battery won't run down. Only problem is I have to set the time every time I pick up a different watch. My favorite is a Movado ESQ that I bought in Aruba. It's been a great watch and it was a fantastic trip!

@lavikinga: Fantastic watch... lucky you!

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I wear a watch. It's very useful to have something with a second hand since I work in a lab and we often times have to carry out reactions or incubations for specific periods of time.

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I have worn a watch most of my life but recently tried to go without when mine broke. I went several months without a watch and just an Android phone but in the end, I like having a watch available. Using a cell phone as a watch to me is about the same as using a cell phone as a camera. It can do it but in the end, it just isn't the best tool for the job.

Another reason and perhaps I'm somewhat old fashioned on this but to me it looks somewhat unprofessional to be checking time on your cell phone in others presence in the business environment.

Plus, my dog would be disappointed as she has learned to notice if I am wearing my watch to tell if I might be leaving the house and perhaps taking her somewhere. Took me a while to figure out that was how she knew but sure enough, she notices.

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watches are cool. You're not a real man unless you wear a watch.
Of course, the other pre-requisites of manhood are that you also need to know how to drive a manual transmission, you can only watch war movies and westerns, and you must never, NEVER carry your woman's purse.

anyway, looking at your wrist is faster than digging out your phone an hitting a button to make the display light up.

My favorite is my gold (with black face) Citizen watch I bought when I was 18 in 1988 for $190 when I opened my first credit/charge account at a jewelry store in order to establish credit.

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No watch. Just cell phone. I'm a jewelry minimalist.

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I wear a few different cheap-o ones from Amazon. When the battery dies I get a new one.

I also have a few nicer ones in case of the rare circumstance I want to look more professional or suave or whatever. I do like my pocket watch over my wrist ones though. It's a little odd to find a good place to attach it and sometime I forget to wind it, but it is quite the attention grabber.

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I use my phone to check the time anyway.

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I like to wear mine, go to a busy place, and then count how many people ask me what time it is.