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So many wrist watches in the Lighting Deal, do people still wear them?

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Initial post: Dec 19, 2012 4:38:15 AM PST
I know nobody that wears a wrist watch anymore. Everyone I know uses their androids or iPhones to see the time.

Posted on Dec 19, 2012 4:53:24 AM PST
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Posted on Dec 19, 2012 4:59:05 AM PST
PJH says:
Yep, I wear one every day and everyone I know does too. Can't take a phone into work and no clocks available. Need to know quitting time!

Posted on Dec 19, 2012 5:19:25 AM PST
M. Hatter says:
I do. Every day.

Posted on Dec 19, 2012 5:55:02 AM PST
Yes sir, I just don't feel complete without it!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 19, 2012 5:57:04 AM PST

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 19, 2012 6:13:41 AM PST
My husband does. There are times I wear a heart monitor that doubles as a watch, so I have had little desire to purchase a watch. Any time I would need one that I can't carry my phone, it's either sports, or a function where checking the time would be rude anyhow. So, probably only sports. And, again, I have the heart monitor that works with a chest strap I wear.

Most things, I would prefer not to keep track of time so closely. I like to be more relaxed about things.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 19, 2012 6:19:46 AM PST
You should leave your house and look at people. A lot of them are wearing watches. Gasp!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 19, 2012 6:21:04 AM PST
tonyS says:
Really. How OLD school. But I wear one every day to work, too.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 19, 2012 7:13:42 AM PST
The last time I wore one was in 1997, and then it was only because I received advice that one should wear a watch to a job interview because if the interviewer doesn't see one on your arm, they think you don't care about deadlines. (I doubted that advice, but figured it was one of those "can't hurt/outside chance it might help" things.)

From the mid-'80s to early '90s, I carried a pocket watch because a wristwatch would have, at best, gotten beaten-up, at worst could have got caught in some machinery.

So essentially, I haven't regularly worn a wristwatch for nearly 30 years.

Oh... and I rarely look at my phone for the time, either. I have a clock in my car. A clock on every computer screen. Clocks on signs. Clocks on the wall. A clock on the alarm control panel. And a good sense of time. Maybe once or twice a week I might have a reason to look at the clock on my cell phone.

Also, I rarely see others wearing wristwatches, either. I see more people using oxygen tanks than wearing wristwatches.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 19, 2012 7:24:16 AM PST
Justin W says:
If you don't have your phone at work, how do your coworkers call you, etc., if you are late for a meeting or they can't locate you because you're away from the desk?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 19, 2012 8:25:14 AM PST
tonyS says:
There are plenty of employers who don't allow employees to have their phones "on", or use them while working.

Posted on Dec 19, 2012 8:29:15 AM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 19, 2012 8:37:44 AM PST
Jawwaad says:
I wear a G Shock everyday as I like they way they look and it's much easier to turn my arm to see what time it is rather to dig in my pocket, pull my phone out, and turn my screen on just to see what time it is.

Posted on Dec 19, 2012 8:47:48 AM PST
ctyankee says:
It's somewhat of a generational thing with younger people not using watches to the extent of older generations. I'm sure that thrills watchmakers.

Posted on Dec 19, 2012 8:55:58 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 19, 2012 9:06:27 AM PST
It's a fashion accessory now. while it still has it functions there are clocks everywhere these days.

I wear a watch every day. Call it lazy but it's a lot easier to flip your wrist for the time than take out your phone from your pocket, and it's personally rude to check the time on your phone in a meeting. A lot more sly to look down at your wrist.

But.. those are definitely not the reasons why I choose to wear a watch.

It's the love for automatic and mechanical watches. It's a hobby for most these days. Just like all the other useless hobbies that people justify.

In a world so technologically dependent on electricity... it's nice to have something on you that has gears, springs and rotors that work together just to move a second, hour, and minute hand.
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