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Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #25 on: September 17, 2009, 07:27:44 am »
I wear mine continuously, 24 hours per day for months at a time. It's a fairly mundane Animal sports watch which tells the date and has a uni-directional bezel, but it's pretty much spot on for a watch. I'd love it if it had an alarm, but I'm not especially bothered that it doesn't.

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Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #26 on: September 17, 2009, 07:30:50 am »
My Timex Ironman has just packed up after a few year.  I now have a Sekonda.  I've always fancied a 'proper' watch but have never had the money really.  I quite like the look of those Citizen solar powered jobbies with the perpetual calendar.

Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #27 on: September 17, 2009, 07:43:52 am »
I've got a watch somewhere, but I haven't worn it in a decade or more, so I suspect the battery has run down, wherever it is.

I gave up wearing watches when I realised I would glance at my watch to see what the time was, and ten seconds later not remember what it said. :o

If I need to know what the time is, I can check on any number of places, a PC obviously, the VCR, the cooker, the clock radio next to my bed, the GPS, the Cycle Computer, and any number of other places which I've probably forgotten.
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Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #28 on: September 17, 2009, 07:47:27 am »
I always wear a watch, if strangly naked without one.  Just to be certain that I will have one that: a) looks good b) doesn't have a flat battery c) is relatively accurate I own 8 watches at the moment!

These are, in no particular order of preference:
1) A Briel Ducati Corse special
2) Rotary Elite (one of the ones with 2 faces, great for when wearing a suit as if one face doesn't go, just turn it around!)
3) 2 Animal watches
4) A Polar HRM watch
5) 2 Festina watches

Oh that's only 7, just remembered I gave my rose gold faced Festina to my mum last year, my wrists were getting too big for it....
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Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #29 on: September 17, 2009, 08:23:43 am »
It would feel very odd not to wear a watch. I could probably get into collecting flash watches, but at the mo it would seem a bit pointless since I always wear the Omega I was given as an eighteenth birthday present - 38 years ago. I also have my late brother's Tissot for the odd occasion when mine is in for a service.
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Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #30 on: September 17, 2009, 08:27:19 am »
I like watches. They are, IMHO, man's "only" jewellery. I wear one pretty ,much 24 hours a day -- an old habit. I can have days  with a number of meetinghs and I don't like it being late and find it rude when people are. I currently have a simple army style Timex. I have at least one very nice watch, a present from my grandparents, which I, sadly, rarely wear because it is beautiful but thin and possibly ragile. Some of its parts would not be replaceable I would think now either.

Like Mike though I will take it off on holidays and when I want an easy WE. Makes me feel "off duty"!
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Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #31 on: September 17, 2009, 08:44:01 am »
I couldn't tell you how long it's been that I've not been wearing a watch.

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Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #32 on: September 17, 2009, 08:46:08 am »
I recently went back to wearing a watch (there's a thread somewhere on this). Initially, it felt odd after a few years not wearing one but now it's the opposite as I feel strangely naked without it.

I'm not a watch addict, but I've had a few nice ones:
my dad's gold-cased watch from the 50s with Swiss movement
a Tissot automatic which sadly imploded (poss 18th present, can't remember)
a Raymond Weil which was a 30th present from Mrs Woofage
my current Citizen

I did get a cheap Kahuna (sp?) thing for wearing on the bike and as an everyday watch but the movement packed in. I may try to replace it one day for a bit of fun.

In my previous jobs, watches have been a bit inconvenient. They don't like magnets, y'see :(.
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Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #33 on: September 17, 2009, 09:16:03 am »
One of those threads that's nowt without pics!!

My bestest watch


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Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #34 on: September 17, 2009, 09:17:21 am »
One of those threads that's nowt without pics!!

My bestest watch



Oi!  You've nicked my watch!   >:(





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Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #35 on: September 17, 2009, 09:41:11 am »
Coming into TV and doing live transmissions I found it difficult to work without a watch, even though there are timecode-locked clocks everywhere.  What happens when the timecode generator is wrong?   :o

I went through a variety of Casio Databank watches, and currently have a Timex Ironman Datalink.  Everyone who sees it asks if it's a HRM, but it's not - it does however have a USB port on the side, and if I really wanted to I could play Space Invaders on it.  Mainly it stores lots of useful numbers, and acts as a stopwatch for timing inserts into shows.  Oh, it can tell the time too.

I don't have a posh watch, as the ones I do have tend to suffer damage at work.
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Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #36 on: September 17, 2009, 10:41:39 am »
Stopped wearing a watch 20+ years ago: wrist felt more comfy without so kept it in a pocket instead. Since I've done office jobs (10+ yrs now) there's always been the clock on the PC and outside the office I relish the sense of timelessness. It's less than 3 years since I got my first mobile 'phone and I must say I find the watch helpful. The clocks on cycle computers don't seem very accurate, AFAICT

Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #37 on: September 17, 2009, 10:44:46 am »
... I quite like the look of those Citizen solar powered jobbies with the perpetual calendar.

I got a Citizen Eco-drive in 1996.  I wear it daily and it's still working great  :thumbsup:

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Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #38 on: September 17, 2009, 10:45:55 am »
USB watch? You colossal nerd!  :thumbsup:  

My favourite watch was an old Fossil from way back when they launched, with a skeleton quartz movement in an overblown industrial-clockpunk frame of faux gears and stuff.  It chewed jacket linings but I wuved it!

Huge watches for the win.
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Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #39 on: September 17, 2009, 10:50:21 am »
Got a casio Waveceptor last year.  Solar powered, so battery will never need replacing and picks up a time signal every night so always accurate.  Got the cheaper version with black resin strap, so fairly damage-proof too.


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Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #40 on: September 17, 2009, 10:51:49 am »
USB watch? You colossal nerd!  :thumbsup:  

My favourite watch was an old Fossil from way back when they launched, with a skeleton quartz movement in an overblown industrial-clockpunk frame of faux gears and stuff.  It chewed jacket linings but I wuved it!

Huge watches for the win.

And there is the eigth one I couldn't remember earlier :) I have Fossil Big-Tic.  It is large, rectangular faced and has a matrix styled background that can be switched on and off by a little button on the side of the watch...
I feel like Captain Kirk, on a brand new planet every day, a little like King Kong on top of the Empire State

Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #41 on: September 17, 2009, 11:06:02 am »
I've not worn a watch for ages. I kept scratching the glass doing DIY / getting at computers under desks and decided I had enough other sources of the time around me most of the time.  In any case I tend to look at phone / PDA / computer to tell me the date as much as the hour, never mind the minute.

Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #42 on: September 17, 2009, 11:11:21 am »
USB watch? You colossal nerd!  :thumbsup:  

That reminds me, I have the 64MB version of this kicking around somewhere - from a time when 64MB was actually quite a lot of memory.
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Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #43 on: September 17, 2009, 12:18:58 pm »
I stopped wearing one years ago and rarely have to ask anyone the time.

I still remember my first watch with luminous hands and numbers - the thrill of watching the hands go round in the dark. Simple pleasures.

Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #44 on: September 17, 2009, 01:04:34 pm »
bitty...
At least it's not nana bitty.
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Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #45 on: September 17, 2009, 01:08:36 pm »
I'm a watch addict.  I can't do without one - I feel naked and uneasy without a watch on.  
Me too. I take it off in bed, bath, or shower. But otherwise unlike you. I want something readable, comfortable to wear & reliable. Someone here recommended my current main watch earlier this year -

Well, actually one of the cheaper slightly smaller (why I chose it - I have thin wrists) plated ones, but it has the same face (I love it - the simplicity & clarity), strap, & I think the same works.
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Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #46 on: September 17, 2009, 01:15:32 pm »
The thing about mechanical watches is... cogs... springs... and general cleverness:



Quartz just isn't the same:



But I did like that one - here's the front:




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Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #47 on: September 17, 2009, 01:19:57 pm »
Being left handed I don't get on with wristwatches, so I have a Russian Orion pocket watch for everyday use and an Aerowatch which was a fiftieth birthday present for best.

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Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #48 on: September 17, 2009, 01:22:18 pm »
This is my current day-to-day watch...

I feel like Captain Kirk, on a brand new planet every day, a little like King Kong on top of the Empire State

Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #49 on: September 17, 2009, 01:24:45 pm »
Being left handed I don't get on with wristwatches,
Why not? The left/right-hand thing is only a problem if you're trying to wind or adjust it on your wrist.
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