1,249 of 1,383 people found the following review helpful
Great watch, but not without shortcomings,
This review is from: Zenith Men's 96.0529.4035/51.M Defy Xtreme Tourbillon Titanium Chronograph Watch (Watch)
After a rather painful and embarrassing mishap with the Emma Boston Terrier - 10x10 Iron On Heat Transfer For White Material I decided to splurge on myself, at christmas. Noticing that the price had dropped on this watch, I figured it was time to purchase...time.
Man, this watch is awesome, does everything it's supposed to do, is dead on accurate, attractive etc.
Really, for the watch itself - 5 stars.
But it's imperfect, in it's perfection.
It's TOO accurate.
So now my phone rings, like... everyday.
Some dude from the International Meridian Conference, in Greenwich, UK.
"What time do YOU have?"
Every freakin' day.
And really early in the morning, too.
I was all "Geezus, do you KNOW what time it is?" the first couple of times they woke me up, until I realized that... they didn't.
"GMT is an absolute time reference" my *ss.
My wrist is apparently the "absolute time reference" now.
Which is a lot of power for one person to wield.
And I AM only human, even when I'm wearing the watch.
I was feeling lazy the other morning, and didn't feel like rushing out of the house, and I confess I abused the power.
So when they called, I told them it was actually 17 minutes, 28 seconds EARLIER than it really was.
Messed things up, but good, for the rest of the planet (sorry!), but i got to finish the paper and have a second cup of coffee, and didn't get docked for being late when I got to the office.
So - totally worth it.
No worries, though. I have a plan. I'll gradually put those 17 minutes and 28 seconds BACK, over a 2 week span of phone calls.
Because my watch says that I CAN.
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Initial post: Feb 9, 2012 6:23:43 AM PST
Slikk Dawg says:
well, that being said... what time is right now?
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 16, 2012 4:50:58 PM PST
Patrick Murray says:
Whatever time I want it to be.
Posted on Mar 4, 2012 8:11:57 PM PST
Jason C. Wise says:
saftey is not guaranted
Posted on Mar 23, 2012 6:19:54 PM PDT
Posted on Jan 7, 2013 10:22:22 PM PST
Ernesto A. Jimenez B says:
i liked the other comment better..
Posted on Sep 17, 2013 3:10:27 PM PDT
Katrina Anderson says:
Alright, but take it slow. This whole adding time onto time thing opens the possibility of a time PARADOX. and unless you spring for the "Paradox deluxe" version of this watch that's coming out NEXT YEAR, you could be in trouble. Then again... maybe you can tell them the time is next year and STILL GET THE NEW WATCH.
I just freaked myself out
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 19, 2013 9:54:54 AM PDT
Patrick Murray says:
Katrina, you kind of just blew my mind.
I liked it so much, I went back in time just long enough to experience it again.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 27, 2013 8:14:13 AM PST
This must be the official watch of Chuck Norris.
Posted on Nov 29, 2013 1:25:53 PM PST
Don Malzahn says:
I believe this comment was inspired by ken Nordine's "What Time is is from his Word Jazz album many years ago. It is the story about a guy who gets a prank call from a friend late at night and asks "what time is it?" One thing leads to another and eventually the main character gets into time a bunch, buying a bunch of clocks, and he knew the time everywhere around the world (mind you this was from the 1960's before the web and so much more immediate access to precise time on all of our devices). I can't find it online, (own the album) so don't mind giving the punchline away, but in the end they hire the guy to sit in a room and answer the phone when people call, all he says is beep "the time is..." a service which used to be given by the phone company many moons ago.
Posted on Mar 29, 2014 6:49:34 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 29, 2014 6:54:20 AM PDT
Joe could have used this watch to great advantage. A generation ago, when elevators were still operated by human-being elevator operators (with white gloves, no less). Joe was eagerly anticipating retiring after 30 years as an elevator operator at the Fisher Building in Detroit.
For all of those 30 years, Joe had dutifully conducted busy people from floor to floor, always with a smile and a pleasant "Hello, Mrs. Smith (or Jones or Kowalski). How are you this fine morning?"
More often than not, his embarking passenger would ask Joe what time it was, and Joe would check his watch and advise his passenger. For 30 years he did this, probably 10 million times. (Do the math.)
During that last week on the job, Joe got to thinking about who his replacement might be, and how the new elevator operator would get that same question. Day after day.
On the morning of his last day, while on the bus taking him downtown, Joe had an inspiration: he would provide a gift to his replacement and to the thousands of people who would be riding on the elevator in the future.
He would make things easier for everyone.
Joe stopped into the convenience store in the building's front entry and purchased a fine, battery operated wall clock. He made sure to select the model that boasted "absolute accuracy" on the box.
Joe went down to the basement, changed into his uniform, went into his elevator (No. 7 Express), installed the new clock on the back wall of the elevator, set the correct time, and started his shift.
He took the elevator up to the first floor, opened the doors and was greeted with a smiling crowd of office workers who wished him the best on his retirement. No sooner had Joe closed the doors and started upwards than one of the passengers said: "Hey Joe. Do you have the time?"
Joe smiled and simply pointed to the new clock on the back wall.
The passenger looked back at it and said: "Oh. That's nice. Is it the right time?"