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« on: July 29, 2013, 04:43:21 PM »

Haven't for years. Thinking about starting again.
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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2013, 04:46:35 PM »

haven't since at least the late 90's.  I've looked at them now and then, but they still don't make ones that shoot out high powered laser beams.
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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2013, 04:49:21 PM »

Hadn't worn one since ~1996, decided to start it up again earlier this year.  I love wearing it again.  Yes, I always have an iPhone in my pocket to tell me the time, but there's something nicer and classier about having it right there on your wrist.

I also went with a self-winding mechanical watch, so it also feels snazzy having a completely non-electronic device amidst my endless sea of digital in the rest of my life.  
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« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2013, 04:50:12 PM »

Not for over 10 years.
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« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2013, 04:57:06 PM »

I love wearing watches - I have three that I cycle between: a cheaper all-weather watch for when I expect to be banging around (hiking, etc), an automatic Stuhrling skeletonized watch, and a Tokyoflash Rogue Touch for everyday wear.

I also have a few others I wear much less (more formal or just not as well-liked).
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« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2013, 05:51:10 PM »

My phone is my watch.

That and when it gets upwards of 115 in Arizona, a watch is the last thing you want to wear.
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« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2013, 05:55:56 PM »

My wife got me a nice Seiko diver's watch for xmas after my beloved 10-year-old Seiko's capacitor finally gave up the ghost.

I can take or leave wristwatches because I have a good innate sense of time -- I can usually guess to within 15 min or so. But I do like watches.
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« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2013, 05:58:04 PM »

Quote from: Destructor on July 29, 2013, 05:51:10 PM

My phone is my watch.

That and when it gets upwards of 115 in Arizona, a watch is the last thing you want to wear.

+1 sans the extreme heat.

Many of my colleagues wear very expensive watches and they seem to be more of a status symbol than anything else.

I'll stick with my 100% accurate phone smile

This is why I'm not sold on the whole iWatch thing...  I'm probably wrong though and Apple will probably still make billions on it.
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« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2013, 07:00:01 PM »

I used to carry a pocket watch, but once cell phones became ubiquitous I just didn't want one more thing to carry around.  So it has probably been 10 years or so.
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« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2013, 07:48:48 PM »

Yep, still wear a watch.

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« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2013, 08:09:35 PM »

I wear a watch whenever I am dressed up beyond jeans and a t-shirt.  It's just a part of the business casual or formal look for me.
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« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2013, 08:41:29 PM »

I'm a watch guy. I collect and wear them. I have a couple of limited edition Citizen watches I rotate through. I also have an Offshore Limited force 4 zombie apocalypse watch. Why so many watches? No frigging idea - I just like watches and it's most definitely not a status symbol.

My pebble watch is supposed to arrive today - can't wait to check it out.
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« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2013, 09:31:40 PM »

Watch guy here as well, though more out of a) habit (I've been wearing one just about every day since I was 18) and b) fashion.  I have a small collection that I rotate through depending on what I'm wearing.  Nothing too expensive.  I keep nearly pulling the trigger on an Omega Seamaster but also keep finding much less expensive watches I want to buy instead.  I actually enjoy the obscure brands I wear more than the big status symbol, though I understand the status symbol thing and have no problem with that either.

I completely understand those who don't use their cell phones instead, but I can't be bothered to take my phone out to check the time.  And when I'm on vacation I don't carry my phone with me at all.

Besides, what would I match with my belt and shoes if I'm not wearing a watch?
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« Reply #13 on: July 29, 2013, 09:33:42 PM »

Oh and yeah to go along with wonderpug, I only buy mechanical watches.  I have a 12 year old Tag Heuer quartz that I wear from time to time, but all new purchases are mechanical.
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« Reply #14 on: July 29, 2013, 09:39:11 PM »

Nope.  My whole family kills watches just by wearing them.  Mechanical or electronic, it doesn’t seem to matter.
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« Reply #15 on: July 29, 2013, 09:42:37 PM »

I didn't wear one for years, but Mrs. Gratch gave me one last Christmas.  I've been wearing it off and on since then, but think I'm going to ditch it.  Having something around my wrist just annoys me, and I have my phone if I need the time.
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« Reply #16 on: July 29, 2013, 11:10:49 PM »

Not since I lost my last one about 10 years ago.
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« Reply #17 on: July 29, 2013, 11:16:25 PM »

Quote from: Lordnine on July 29, 2013, 09:39:11 PM

Nope.  My whole family kills watches just by wearing them.  Mechanical or electronic, it doesn’t seem to matter.

I thought I was the only one!   Actually I don't kill them they just don't keep accurate time - after a week it'll be off by an hour or more.

I just use my cell phone instead.

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« Reply #18 on: July 29, 2013, 11:19:17 PM »

Yes I still wear watches - I circulate between 3. All Tags.
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« Reply #19 on: July 29, 2013, 11:37:28 PM »

I never go anywhere without my watch. I've got about 5 of them but I mainly rotate between my three favourites, all of them Japan domestic market Seikos. I've managed to kick the watch buying habit for now but like any other addiction, you never know when it's going to rear its ugly head. A watch is so much more convenient than using a phone (and looks a lot cooler too).
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« Reply #20 on: July 30, 2013, 12:51:51 AM »

Quote from: Eco-Logic on July 29, 2013, 05:58:04 PM

This is why I'm not sold on the whole iWatch thing...  I'm probably wrong though and Apple will probably still make billions on it.

I don't really get it either, but for the opposite reason.  I wear a watch because it looks nice, rather than it being super functional.  I don't want the same thing on my wrist as everyone else. The Apple Watch is largely uninteresting to me.

I have the same argument against Google Glass, FWIW.
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« Reply #21 on: July 30, 2013, 02:55:57 AM »

Quote from: gellar on July 30, 2013, 12:51:51 AM

Quote from: Eco-Logic on July 29, 2013, 05:58:04 PM

This is why I'm not sold on the whole iWatch thing...  I'm probably wrong though and Apple will probably still make billions on it.

I don't really get it either,

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« Reply #22 on: July 30, 2013, 03:35:37 AM »

I don't since my watchband broke, well 10 or so years ago. Plus I don't like the concept of time.
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« Reply #23 on: July 30, 2013, 08:31:07 AM »

Yes, all the time. Who wants the hassle of getting your phone out every time you want to know the time.
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« Reply #24 on: July 30, 2013, 10:51:41 AM »

Quote from: Reemul on July 30, 2013, 08:31:07 AM

Yes, all the time. Who wants the hassle of getting your phone out every time you want to know the time.

just look at the sky instead.

I wear watches because I like the look of it, but am thinking of getting a Pebble watch.
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« Reply #25 on: July 30, 2013, 02:43:32 PM »

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Yes, all the time. Who wants the hassle of getting your phone out every time you want to know the time.

just look at the sky instead.

I wear watches because I like the look of it, but am thinking of getting a Pebble watch.

I'd hold off on the Pebble. I just got one and I'm surprised at how buggy it is. Half of the notifications don't work requiring either jailbreaking your iphone or if you are on Android downloading hacks - even then you'll be digging through forums looking for solutions to simple problems. For as much money as they raised I'm surprised that so little effort has been put into the actual software.

The watch itself is a really cool concept but it looks and feels really cheap. The display is pretty nice though and I'm enjoying a LCARS face.
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« Reply #26 on: July 30, 2013, 02:55:16 PM »

Quote from: Exodor on July 29, 2013, 11:16:25 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on July 29, 2013, 09:39:11 PM

Nope.  My whole family kills watches just by wearing them.  Mechanical or electronic, it doesn’t seem to matter.

I thought I was the only one!   Actually I don't kill them they just don't keep accurate time - after a week it'll be off by an hour or more.

I just use my cell phone instead.



What kind of watches are you buying that are off by an hour or more after a WEEK?

And to answer the OP, yes, I wear a watch.
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« Reply #27 on: July 30, 2013, 02:57:40 PM »

My sister can't wear any watch that isn't 100% mechanical.  It will turn off, slow down, speed up, all sorts of issues.  It's not her magnetic personality, but it's something.

I used to always wear a watch, but it doesn't take that much time to check my phone so I no longer do.
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« Reply #28 on: July 30, 2013, 04:13:20 PM »

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Yes, all the time. Who wants the hassle of getting your phone out every time you want to know the time.

just look at the sky instead.

I wear watches because I like the look of it, but am thinking of getting a Pebble watch.

I'd hold off on the Pebble. I just got one and I'm surprised at how buggy it is. Half of the notifications don't work requiring either jailbreaking your iphone or if you are on Android downloading hacks - even then you'll be digging through forums looking for solutions to simple problems. For as much money as they raised I'm surprised that so little effort has been put into the actual software.

The watch itself is a really cool concept but it looks and feels really cheap. The display is pretty nice though and I'm enjoying a LCARS face.

One of my best friends has a Pebble and has pretty much the exact same thing to say about it.
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« Reply #29 on: July 30, 2013, 04:37:53 PM »

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Nope.  My whole family kills watches just by wearing them.  Mechanical or electronic, it doesn’t seem to matter.

I thought I was the only one!   Actually I don't kill them they just don't keep accurate time - after a week it'll be off by an hour or more.

I just use my cell phone instead.



What kind of watches are you buying that are off by an hour or more after a WEEK?

And to answer the OP, yes, I wear a watch.

Every watch I've ever owned which implies it's me, not the device.

80% of the time I'm either in front of my PC (with a visible clock in the corner) or in a room with a visible clock.  When I'm not I have a cell phone in my pocket that keeps perfect time.
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« Reply #30 on: July 30, 2013, 09:02:36 PM »

I have zero fashion sense. Most of the time I probably look a mess. But, I love a nice watch. It isn't about being able to see what time it no matter where I am, it's a fashion thing, a status symbol.

If I made more money, I would probably have a ton of watches. As it is I have 5, mostly Citizen because I think they make a nice looking watch for cheap, and solar power saves the hassle of batteries.
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« Reply #31 on: July 31, 2013, 02:37:56 PM »

Quote from: gellar on July 30, 2013, 04:13:20 PM

Quote from: Crusis on July 30, 2013, 02:43:32 PM

Quote from: Razgon on July 30, 2013, 10:51:41 AM

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Yes, all the time. Who wants the hassle of getting your phone out every time you want to know the time.

just look at the sky instead.

I wear watches because I like the look of it, but am thinking of getting a Pebble watch.

I'd hold off on the Pebble. I just got one and I'm surprised at how buggy it is. Half of the notifications don't work requiring either jailbreaking your iphone or if you are on Android downloading hacks - even then you'll be digging through forums looking for solutions to simple problems. For as much money as they raised I'm surprised that so little effort has been put into the actual software.

The watch itself is a really cool concept but it looks and feels really cheap. The display is pretty nice though and I'm enjoying a LCARS face.

One of my best friends has a Pebble and has pretty much the exact same thing to say about it.

Oh? Thats a bit sad to hear, but thanks for the warning! I'll hold off ,and perhaps see what other watches are out there.
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« Reply #32 on: August 03, 2013, 02:01:10 AM »

I always wear a watch at work or at play have several  Tags Movados and couple citizens.
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« Reply #33 on: August 03, 2013, 02:49:36 AM »

I wore a cool watch with a thick leather band for quite a while but I found that it was digging into my wrist when I type, so I started taking it off at work.  Well, over time I stopped putting it back on.   In the end, I really only wear a watch for special occasions...
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« Reply #34 on: August 03, 2013, 01:56:53 PM »

Garrammit, why isn't this a poll?!?  Aren't we doing polls??

My wife buys me watches every so often, but I wind up giving it a go again for a while, but then not bothering.  It feels weird, and I wind up looking at my phone anyway.

I had a pocket watch in college, which was fun.  Maybe I should get a chain and fob for my iPhone.
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« Reply #35 on: August 03, 2013, 04:05:40 PM »

haven't felt the need to replace the battery in my watch since the last time it died.  since then, I've only missed it a few times. 
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« Reply #36 on: August 03, 2013, 06:26:45 PM »

Quote from: Exodor on July 30, 2013, 04:37:53 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on July 30, 2013, 02:55:16 PM

Quote from: Exodor on July 29, 2013, 11:16:25 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on July 29, 2013, 09:39:11 PM

Nope.  My whole family kills watches just by wearing them.  Mechanical or electronic, it doesn’t seem to matter.

I thought I was the only one!   Actually I don't kill them they just don't keep accurate time - after a week it'll be off by an hour or more.

I just use my cell phone instead.



What kind of watches are you buying that are off by an hour or more after a WEEK?

And to answer the OP, yes, I wear a watch.

Every watch I've ever owned which implies it's me, not the device.

Huh.  I didn't even know that happened.  My bad.
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« Reply #37 on: August 04, 2013, 04:48:10 AM »

Haven't worn a watch in many years since a time when I was traveling a good bit and the watch became just one more thing I had to remove to pass through security.  I realized I had an accurate clock in my pocket that also happened to double as a phone and cut watches out of my life.

Sometimes I think about getting a Pebble watch or something like that, but then remember that I really just don't want anything on my wrist like that.
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« Reply #38 on: August 04, 2013, 10:26:47 AM »

Quote from: The Grue on August 04, 2013, 04:48:10 AM

Sometimes I think about getting a Pebble watch or something like that, but then remember that I really just don't want anything on my wrist like that.

plus they probably give off too much light for you.
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« Reply #39 on: August 04, 2013, 01:47:15 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on August 04, 2013, 10:26:47 AM

Quote from: The Grue on August 04, 2013, 04:48:10 AM

Sometimes I think about getting a Pebble watch or something like that, but then remember that I really just don't want anything on my wrist like that.

plus they probably give off too much light for you.

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