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    Does anyone even wear them anymore? I'm trying to justify myself for buying one, but i wouldn't even need it since i have a cell phone and i-pod which both can tell me the time.

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    Maybe I'm old school, but I couldn't imagine ever not wearing a watch -- although I've known people (well, one person) who didn't. I think there's a fundamental difference between having your time device attached to your body (watch band) versus having a cell phone that isn't. That must be important -- I think. Even in the days of pocket watches, there was always a chain.

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    I wear a watch. I don't own a cell phone, but I even if I did I would still wear a watch. I have an interest in watches, now that I have started buying some. I started liking them more as I bought a (relatively) cheap Seiko automatic and began reading more about them.

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    hmm, i guess it all comes down to personal preference

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    Yeah I seriously think it's personal preference.

    I've got some friends who do, and some who don't wear watches, although my observation is that it's usually the guys with the watches, not sure why the ladies are not really wearing them as much.

    I personally feel 'naked' without a watch. I find it much easier to just look at my wrist to tell the time rather than pulling out my phone.


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    I have to have a watch, I'm also in the naked without one catagory. It helps that I have a fascination with timepieces, but I almost can't leave my house for the 2 minute mail-walk without one.
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    I agree.. I forgot my everyday watch yesterday and didn't feel right all day!

    Omega Man - www.watchuseek.com is making me really fascinated with WW's also!! Automatic, mechanical's are awesome!!!



    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    I have to have a watch, I'm also in the naked without one catagory. It helps that I have a fascination with timepieces, but I almost can't leave my house for the 2 minute mail-walk without one.

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    I stopped wearing a watch after I quit a job that required service to the minute.

    The biggest problem for me about wearing a watch is other people (without watches) asking for the time all the time. I don't want to be bothered for the time.\

    I carry a cell phone, but when people ask if I know the time I almost always decline.

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    I'am wearing every time a watch. The cellphone is more laying around at home. I do not like it to get a phone call everywhere.
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    Sorry Manzerick, what do ya mean by "ww's" ?
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    Watches do more than just tell the time. They are a testament to human creation, they are art. And they are fashion and style ...
    There is a type of perfection that transcends the quest for lumens. Buying a $250 1-cell light for "lum factor" is like buying a $250 single malt Scotch for the alcohol content.
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    Owning and using a nice watch is, like owning and using a nice flashlight, an real pleasure. My every day watch is a Tissot T-touch, my suit watch is a Oris Big Crown and my camping watch is a H3 Classic automatic - I would reccomend each of them without hesitation.

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    I have a Rolex collection, and love watches.

    I feel that everyone should have at least one good quality swiss timepiece.

    I bought my wife a gold DateJust Rolex 9 years ago, and she never takes it off. She just loves it.

    Best wishes,

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    The only brief time in my day when I don't wear a watch is while showering. It is also a time when I don't mind feeling naked...

    I have a Traser which I use only during the night and I change watch quite often, sometimes more than once per day. I simply love them.

    I hate to say this here but you might occasionally see me around without a flashlight but never without a watch.

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    I can't step out the front door without one.

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    Maybe it's just me, but I've found my cell phone battery dead FAR more often than my watch battery..

    I've worn a watch constantly since elementary school. I don't switch watches until I feel the need to do so - right now I'm wearing a Traser h3 titanium dive watch..
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    on occation, i would forgot to take my cell phone with me when i am heading out

    but i have never forgot to put on a watch before heading out :-)

    a watch tells more than just time ;-)
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    I never put my watch down from my hand - I wouldn't leave the home without it. It's much easier and faster for me to look at the watch than on the cell phone.
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    a watch tells more than jsut time, it tells the world about yourself.
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    I'm sort of a watch buff but these days I haven't been wearing one. I mostly wear Casio plastic digital watches and the straps keep breaking, and the little holes that hold the spring pins get worn so the pins pop out and the strap falls off. I don't really like the cold feeling of steel watches on my wrist. I suppose I might get a titanium one someday.

    I do usually carry a cell phone in my pocket, but powered off most of the time, since I don't use it much and I don't like having to keep recharging it. I power it up if I need to call someone or if I'm expecting a call (e.g. to meet someone someplace). I find that I occasionally power it up to check the time. I wish I could get a cell phone powered by AA NiMH cells instead of damn special-purpose batteries but that's a different rant.

    Of course most occasions when I care what time it is are at home (I have an led clock) or at work (the computer on my desk shows the time in the task bar) so I rarely need a portable timepiece.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mossyoak View Post
    a watch tells more than jsut time, it tells the world about yourself.

    Well said.

    I wear a Marathon Navigator on duty. It is simple and tough. The orignal navigator was commissioned for the first Gulf War (which is when I served in the Army). I also use the outer ring as a timer often. I wear the newer one (which only includeds the orignal case).

    When I'm in court, I wear a simple but stylish Seiko. There are a thousand watches and a thousand personalities to go with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hodsta View Post
    Owning and using a nice watch is, like owning and using a nice flashlight, an real pleasure. My every day watch is a Tissot T-touch, ?
    one of my favorites. pulled this from a movie.



    I cannot find that color combo anywhere though.

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    FredM, I believe this might be the watch you are looking for. In the movie it has a strap with a different color.

    http://www.ewatches.com/Tissot/T0015204728100.html

    You can notice the N, W, etc. markings on the bezel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mossyoak View Post
    a watch tells more than jsut time, it tells the world about yourself.
    I like this statement. I started wearing a watch when I was 9 and its just become habit. Also, my phone lives in my car so my watch is always with me.
    I'd rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it.

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    Wow, paul and I have similar issues: watch band breakage.
    I have yet to find the solution.

    I wear Timex watches with the plastic bands because I rarely remove the watch, and need to be able to wash my hands dozens of times/day. The plastic band dries instantly and is very comfortable.

    But the darn things break after a while! I get about 6-8 months out of them.
    Sooo, I tried metal (hate it) and a velcro wrap-thing (remained wet for far too long).

    Anyone make a strong plastic band???

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    Couple of thoughts:


    Plastic bands break, consider leather, metal or fabric:

    - http://www.countycomm.com/BANDS.htm

    - http://www.countycomm.com/adapter.htm

    Or spring for natural rubber

    - http://www.countycomm.com/SARSTRAPSRUBBER.htm


    A 24 hour analog watch will change how you look at time. I learned just last night that am/pm was created because the first clocks couldn't go to 24. With one hour-hand pass per day, you can see sun up/down at a glance and know just where you are without having to calculate:

    - http://www.24hourwatch.info/


    Time keeping represents humanity's first significant control over nature, not just coordination and budgeting, but prediction (think Stonehenge). The ultimate expression of this is a mechanical watch. This carries a romance that feeds our willingness to buy expensive examples. This romance is lost on digital watches, but keep in mind that a $5 drug store quartz keeps better time than a $5000 self winding (automatic) mechanical.


    My two favorite types

    Mechanical aviator (my avatar)
    - http://www.aviator-watch.com/

    SAR (search and rescue)
    - http://www.countycomm.com/Watches.htm

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    It's not just the bands breaking, but the little spring pins bend up and the holes for them strip out. I've seen some fancy watches which use screw-in lugs instead of those spring pins, but I'm not enough of a WIS to want to deal with an expensive mechanical watch. (WIS=Watch Idiot Savant, self-descriptive term popularized at timezone.com for the watch equivalent of a flashaholic). So I don't know the best solution. I'm getting by ok without a watch though, and it's probably been most of a year since I last wore one.

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    I wear a Yunghans Mega Solar Ceramic with a sapphire crystal. Had it for 7 years. It's made of Zirconium Carbide ceramic, cannot be opened, never needs batteries, gets it's time updated every night from WWV.

    I bang it around on all kinds of things every day. It still looks like the day I took it out of the box. Not a mark or scratch on it.

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    I love watches, but if my memory serves me right, I read somewhere that watch sales has declined due to cellular/mobile technology. . .Hmmm. . .I still wear a watch.

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    I love my casio gw-550a (http://www.casio.com/products/Timepi...ock/GW500A-1V/)

    G-shock, so its tough, Solar powered so I never have to change the battery, atomic, so I never have to set it (It "listens" for the atomic clock in Denver three times every night), and it has an electroluminescent backlight that I use to navigate my hallway in the middle of the night (I have a six-year old, so I never know what kind of landmine he's left in the middle of the floor before going to bed. Might be a few marbles, or a toy truck, or a nice slippery blanket. He waits until I'm barefoot to leave out the spiky things....)

    Oh, and its waterproof to 20 bar.

    I wake up in the morning, and my right hand goes for the glasses, the left for the watch.
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