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Do You Wear A Watch ?

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Theland | 16:29 Sat 16th Jan 2021 | Society & Culture
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Given that you can tell the time from your phone, I pad, cooker, fridge and TV etc do you really need one, if so why?

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It fascinates me that Theland thinks that some of us take our cookers and fridges out with us. TTT takes a kettle but they're not inconveniently big.
17:11 Sat 16th Jan 2021
No, I have never liked to wear one, I needed to at work but often used to take it off and leave it on my desk. As soon as I stopped working, I stopped wearing one. I have got loads of different ones but they all sit unused. None of them are worth anything. I do like mechanical watches and clocks and if I was drop dead rich I'd buy a really nice mechanical watch.
Always wear one, doesn't feel right without it on.
I always wear one, not expensive £10. Had it three years now. Feel uncomfortable not wearing it, as if I've forgotten something important.
When I do wear one, it's a man's watch, very plain, with a very clear face. I have never used my phone for the time. It's basically just for phoning or the occasional text.
I always wear a watch, even in bed. Indeed, on those occasions when I've 'bared all' on a naturist beach, I've often still kept my watch on.

For a lot of my life, knowing the exact time has been important to me. For example, during my teens I was into short wave listening, submitting reception reports to both commercial radio stations and radio amateurs from across the world; it was important that I recorded the times accurately. Also, during my third year at grammar school, I was the school bell ringer (no automation in those days!), who was required to press the button to ring the school bell at the start and end of every lesson. (I prided myself on never being more than a second or two wrong with my actions).

In later years, I've run a railway station, where even a few seconds delay in despatching a train at the right time was seen as being unacceptable. I've also worked on traffic surveys where, for example, I've been required to note down the exact[i times (to the nearest second) at which traffic lights have changed or railway crossing barriers have come down. So knowing the right time has always been very important to me. (My wristwatch is always either right to the nearest second or, if it's not, I'll know how exactly many seconds fast or slow it is). These days I simply find that it's a lot easier to glance at my wrist than it is, for example, to dig into my pocket for my mobile phone.

Further, while I'm definitely not 'into fashion' in general, I just love watches as a fashion statement. If I ever get a [i]really] big lottery win, I doubt that I'll buy a flashy car or an imposing mansion but I'll DEFINITELY buy a Patek Philippe Grand Complication watch, such as this little beauty https://www.mappinandwebb.com/Patek-Philippe-Grand-Complication-6102P+001/p/17920689 , and probably about a dozen other similar watches too!
Holy cow, that Patek is eye wateringly expensive.
yes i have quite a few, all to match whatever i am wearing, i am like that im afraid, coordinated to the nth degree.
yep I love my kettle.
Can't wear one at work due to infection control regulations, tend to only wear one at weekends, and certainly if I'm refereeing a football game.
I have a Gucci watch with different coloured bezels that chAnge with what I'm wearing, I've never worn it since getting my Apple Watch a year past Christmas
Used to. It was a diving watch. I rarely took it off. The strap broke a few weeks before we went on holiday. My wrist burnt and blistered where my watch was as that bit of skin hadn't seen the sun in years.
>>> Holy cow, that Patek is eye wateringly expensive

Nah! It's a cheapie really, Zacs!
https://tinyurl.com/ttgbgf2

;-)
in fact I have a bit of a collection. Mostly perpetual, can't stand those battery things, eg I bought one of these a few years ago:
https://tinyurl.com/y2w436xl
not what I wear every day.
i wear a smart watch
>>> and certainly if I'm refereeing a football game

Yup! I knew that there was something else that I'd done that required good timekeeping! I'd keep a digital stopwatch in my pocket but also make a note of the times on my regular wristwatch in case I forgot to restart the stopwatch after an interruption in the game.
Yes, have always loved wearing a nice watch; I wear use mine constantly, and it has become a constant companion. Not only are they functional, but make a statement, feels good on the wrist, and if you buy a decent (perhaps expensive) one, can be a very good longterm investment.
Considering what Thelands question was, there's a lot of name dropping here. Now I have to Google some of them and see what I'm missing out on. ;)
I'd go for a rolex yachtmaster in gold
i have a gold watch which my mother bought for me for my 40th birthday, a Tissot, pretty it is too.
It fascinates me that Theland thinks that some of us take our cookers and fridges out with us. TTT takes a kettle but they're not inconveniently big.

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