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eglamkowski (631706) writes | more than 9 years ago

User Journal 14

It seems odd to me that people bother wearing watches anymore other than to show off (e.g. a Rolex or some such).

Computers have clocks on them.
Cars have clocks in them.
Cell phones and PDAs have clocks on them.

If I'm some place where I don't have access to one of those three, I probably don't want to be bothered with what time it is anyways...

It seems odd to me that people bother wearing watches anymore other than to show off (e.g. a Rolex or some such).

Computers have clocks on them.
Cars have clocks in them.
Cell phones and PDAs have clocks on them.

If I'm some place where I don't have access to one of those three, I probably don't want to be bothered with what time it is anyways...

Watches can break, need battery replacements, get stolen, and leave that horribly tacky untanned band on your wrist. What a pain in the ass.

Why do YOU still wear a watch?

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because (1)

Em Emalb (452530) | more than 9 years ago | (#12706090)

It is way more convienent.

WAY WAY MORE CONVIENENT.

What Em said. (1)

btlzu2 (99039) | more than 9 years ago | (#12706170)

Furthermore, I have a solar watch that automatically syncs to the atomic clock signal from Colorado. The solar watch battery lasts approximately 20 years. :)

Shhhnyah!!!

I am so used to having a watch always. I never look at other clocks much unless I've looked at my bare wrist first.

Re:What Em said. (1)

TechnoLust (528463) | more than 9 years ago | (#12711368)

I haven't worn a watch in over a year. I just check my cell phone. It syncs to the cell tower.

Re:What Em said. (1)

btlzu2 (99039) | more than 9 years ago | (#12711530)

I almost never have my cell phone with me. :)

Besides, fdb says I look dead sexay in a watch. heh.

Re:What Em said. (1)

TechnoLust (528463) | more than 9 years ago | (#12711565)

I know... I call you and you never answer. :-)

Well I say you look dead sexay WITHOUT a watch, too. :-)

Cause... (1)

FroMan (111520) | more than 9 years ago | (#12706215)

It seems odd to me that people bother wearing watches
anymore other than to show off (e.g. a Rolex or some such).
Computers have clocks on them.
Cars have clocks in them.
Cell phones and PDAs have clocks on them.
If I'm some place where I don't have access to one of those three, I
probably don't want to be bothered with what time it is anyways...

Watches can break, need battery replacements, get stolen, and leave that horribly tacky untanned band on your wrist. What a pain in the ass.

Why do YOU still wear a watch?


1. I like showing off.
2. Once in a rare while I am not at my computer and am curious how long it has been since I was last at my compuer.
3. I'm not sure how to set the clock in one of my cars, the other is usually off by a certain amount anyways.
4. No cellphone or PDA.
5. Actually the watch I have hasn't broken (which is rare since usually I don't last a week with a watch).
6. Mental note: get battery for watch... Its been like 2 months now.
7. I don't want someone breaking into my house and stealing my watch too.
8. No wrist tan problem here, its a pocket watch.
9. No wonder you don't like watches, look where you've been putting them!?!
10. It was a gift from my wife before we got married (which most the other one's I've lost by now) so it has sentimentel value to me.

Y2K Flashback (1)

Cy Guy (56083) | more than 9 years ago | (#12706336)

Computers have clocks on them.
Cars have clocks in them.
Cell phones and PDAs have clocks on them.


Woah! For a second I had a flashback of some training session from 1998 on the impending doom approaching at midnight 12/31/1999.

While I do work at a computer all day I don't own a PDA and I only get custody of the family cell phone on weekends. Also, neither of these is comfortable when strapped to my wrist. So those times when I want to know the time I would have to dig them out, sometimes turn them on, and then sometimes turn them off - and then put them away again, just to get the time.

While replacing watch batteries is a pain - it has to be done at most twice a year.

And the number one reason not to wear a watch (1)

elmegil (12001) | more than 9 years ago | (#12707482)

My pager has a clock in it.

Why I wear a watch (1)

Ra5pu7in (603513) | more than 9 years ago | (#12709404)

I don't spend all my time in front of a computer or in a car. I ride public transit and knowing how much time I have to wait for the next bus is helpful. For many people watches are simply jewelry - or, for tough guys, bling. They are status symbols or technological marvels or fashion statements.

Why I wear a watch ... (1)

ces (119879) | more than 9 years ago | (#12709758)

1. I'm not always in front of a computer.
2. I can see what time it is with a twist of my wrist rather than having to dig out my cell phone. This is especially useful when riding my bike.
3. My watch keeps better time than my cell phone or any other clock I have access to that isn't synched to an atomic clock.
4. I know what time base I set my watch from and what the offset is. This isn't always the case when using whatever the first random clock I find is.
5. I ride public transit from time to time so it is useful to know how long I have until the next bus (or how long I have to get to the bus stop)

This reminds me that I need to get a new wristband for my watch (now 3 years old) as the old one is on it's last legs. I will only wear leather or cloth wristbands, unfortunately they aren't as durable as metal ones.

hate watches, but I wish I could wear one (1)

bryanthompson (627923) | more than 9 years ago | (#12714241)

I got a nice fossil watch that I liked, but the band tears my arm hairs out (Us Polish guys are hairy), and i don't like having to take it off to use the computer. I don't like the metal-on-powerbook feeling.

So, I just need to find one with a nice leather band... but I can't find one I like enough...

Haven't in Years (1)

LordBodak (561365) | more than 9 years ago | (#12715274)

I stopped wearing a watch my senior year of college. I realized I was carrying my PDA everywhere I went and so there was no reason to wear it.

Now I carry the cell phone everywhere and often leave the PDA at home, but it's quite rare for me to be without one or the other.

When I was at my parents' place on Sunday I did notice it, though; I don't get a cell signal out there so I usually turn the phone off and set it down somewhere to save the battery, and there were a few times I wanted to know the time. But for the most part, there are clocks in every room anyhow.

Because I don't have a cell phone. (1)

RailGunner (554645) | more than 9 years ago | (#12726379)

Really.

Probably the only American under 30 (for six more months, anyways) without a mobile phone.

Plus, my watch has the Detroit Tigers Logo on it.

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