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Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #50 on: September 17, 2009, 01:43:40 pm »
I could never leave the house without a watch on. It just feels wrong.

I don't care for flashy watches though. A watch is for telling time and an expensive one isn't going to tell it any better than a cheap one!
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Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #51 on: September 17, 2009, 02:01:29 pm »
The thing about mechanical watches is... cogs... springs... and general cleverness:


Of course the thread is about wearing a watch in general.......mechanical watches is a whole different subject....one I am very interested in.....it's not about the accuracy or the requirement to wind it....its cogs, springs, ticking, display backs, jewels, Geneva stripes and general cleverness. :thumbsup:

Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #52 on: September 17, 2009, 02:03:06 pm »
The popularity of 'mobile phones' is a godsend.
Only once in a blue moon do I now get someone asking me for the time.
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Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #53 on: September 17, 2009, 05:11:34 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.

Last time I took my watch off was to have strap replaced.  Prior to that I was in hospital and going into theatre.

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Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #54 on: September 17, 2009, 05:29:48 pm »
G Shock that has seen better days, it eats batteries so I don't wear it anymore.

Barometer/altimeter watch that I really like as it is acurate and you can replace the battery yourself via the big screw gate at the back, just like a G10 has.

Seiko 5 Automatic, the original pattern, not the fugly new one.

Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #55 on: September 17, 2009, 05:35:09 pm »
One of these - great for night riding!  :thumbsup:




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Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #56 on: September 17, 2009, 05:38:17 pm »
I like the tritium watches but what puzzles me is them being marketed as "tactical" when they constantly glow brightly in the dark.

Divers watch, not a sneaky beaky watch.

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Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #57 on: September 17, 2009, 06:15:20 pm »
USB watch? You colossal nerd!  :thumbsup:  

Not that kind of USB watch - this kind.  You're not telling me that your Suunto doesn't have a USB port to upload your stats are you?

Expensive watches?  How about the Horus Ultramarinum Marine?   which apparently allows you to speed up or slow down the time readout using a Chadburn Lever (like a ship's dial annunciator).  Completely barking, and a snip at £337,397 +VAT  ;D
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Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #58 on: September 17, 2009, 07:10:18 pm »
Titanium tourbillon... hrr hrrr hrr....

(The Suunto has an optional wireless link; I don't have one)

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Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #59 on: September 17, 2009, 07:24:39 pm »

The Vulcania is steampunk at its very finest. I would absolutely love to own one.

Tag Heuer Monaco V4 Belt Driven Wrist Watch. Want!!! Nurse! Nurse!  It's starting again!

I just make do with four Formula 1 Tag Heuers, plus other watches.
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Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #60 on: September 17, 2009, 07:57:59 pm »
Trouble is, such things largely leave me a bit meh.  The Clock of the Long Now had the same effect on me.  Oh, I appreciate the artistry, and the engineering, but rather like overblown damascus knives, with damascus bolsters and blacklip scales, it's just too much.  As I get older, I find that what I want is really good engineering, high functionality, and simplicity of design.  Think 'Mora' or 'Fallkniven',  rather than some of the esoteric weird and wacky 'tactical' or 'art' stuff out there.  Hell, even when I'm out walking, I use paper maps, and even if I might use a GPS from time to time, I still try to keep my compass skills alive.

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Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #61 on: September 17, 2009, 08:13:33 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.

OK...who else is right-handed but wears their watch on the same hand?  I do, probably because my father does, and from rough observations over the years about 25% of people seem to wear a watch on their "writing" hand.
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Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #62 on: September 17, 2009, 08:15:08 pm »
I am left-handed and I wear a wrist watch on the proper hand.  ;)
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Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #63 on: September 17, 2009, 08:15:34 pm »
Lefthanded, wear my watch on the left.

Ok, so sue me for being confused.
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Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #64 on: September 17, 2009, 08:17:39 pm »
OK...who else is right-handed but wears their watch on the same hand?

Me, only 'cuz I have a large tattoo on the other arm and don't want the watch partly covering it.
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Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #65 on: September 17, 2009, 08:18:20 pm »
When I do wear a wristwatch I wear it on my left hand and take it off if I am working. I just can't get used to it on the right.

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Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #66 on: September 17, 2009, 08:18:30 pm »
I don't wear a watch, haven't done for many years. I don't wear any jewellery - not even my wedding ring. Not for any practical reasons, I just don't like the feel of it.

Ditto here - well, I wear my wedding ring but I couldn't stand wearing anything else. I have never got on with watches.  I find I am usually frighteningly accurate at estimating the time.  As backup I usually have my mobile to tell me the time - no class I'm afraid!

Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #67 on: September 17, 2009, 08:27:57 pm »
It is weird without one!

As part of the infection control programme we no longer wear watches, and it is amazing how much I used it. Trying to coordinate cameras and patients or even injection and scan without one was impossible, and I found that I was actually checking a watch every few minutes, and some times at intervals less than a minute.

Ended up buying a fob watch to replace the wrist watch!


Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #68 on: September 17, 2009, 09:04:11 pm »
I have a Lorus Kinetic which was an Xmas pressie 6 years ago; all I've ever had to do is put it an hour forward and back once a year; it's ultra-accurate (I assume it's a Seiko in a cheaper case) it's also water resistant and has got a proper glass face.

My nicest watch (an Accurist moonphase with lotsa dials and my wedding pressie from Mrs Zoom) never gets worn*

I have a lovely Citizen automatic Divers which only ever gets used on holiday (and then does no more than snorkelling) as I CNBA to keep adjusting the time to ensure I catch my train the rest of the year.

I have a £5.99 Casio LCD which wakes me up every morning and occasionally gets worn when I cannot remember where I left the other 2. And also when out on the MTB. I've also got a proper Russian ""albatross" (according to someone who can read cyrillic) wind up military watch  (not bought in Russia; they were all really boring when i went there in 1990) looks almost exactly like this





and the obligatory Tenerife Tag

If I relied on my phone I would miss my train every day the clock's such rubbish (assuming the battery hadn't gone flat)

I've not owned a Swiss Watch since I was about 13 :(

*I also kill normal watch batteries by putting them on ???

Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #69 on: September 17, 2009, 09:10:48 pm »
2 dressy Omega's (not diver style), my grandfathers Bulova, a cheapish M&S quartz and a Suunto Altimax.

I'm spending a lot of hours drooling over watch porn on www.timezone.uk though,   one of these day's I'll pick up something from 1964, as old as me....
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Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #70 on: September 17, 2009, 09:25:05 pm »
I find going without a watch is like forgetting my wallet or phone.

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Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #71 on: September 17, 2009, 09:36:59 pm »
Tag Heuer Monaco V4 Belt Driven Wrist Watch. Want!!! Nurse! Nurse!  It's starting again!

I like some of the Monaco Series; but could only wear them on occasions as I need something I can do pretty everything with (running, cycling, trails, work etc.).

I also like Oris watches. A lot.
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Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #72 on: September 22, 2009, 06:49:37 am »
I have a £5.99 Casio LCD

The best. Does everything necessary!

I usually only wear it when riding, though. After all, there are only three clocks on my handlebars...


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Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #73 on: September 22, 2009, 10:03:16 am »
I've sadly had to stop wearing a Fossil watch that my first love bought for me, as my wrist is now just that little bit too big :(

I've got a Timex Ironman cheapish-a-mathingy that does exactly what I want - coutdown timer, stopwatch, couple of alarms and lets me tell the time in the dark.

I'm right handed and wear my watch on the left - less likely to get knocked / scratched

My requirements for a watch include it being tough enough that it survives never being taken off.
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Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #74 on: September 22, 2009, 10:26:09 am »
I have a £5.99 Casio LCD

The best. Does everything necessary!

Actually quite hard to find in 'real' shops. Loads of less reliable watches costing twice as much, with no extra useful functions.

Bought my last one on the web, which just seemed ridiculous ... :-/
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