Watches

Bang Diddley

Well-known member
In this day'n'age with the time on phones, mp3 players etc etc does anyone still wear a watch ?

Me, yes I alternate between an old Sieko automatic and an G-Shock digital with reverse display.

edit : This is the G Shock

 
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john eden

male pale and stale
I've given up, wearing a watch isn't too good for my wrists it seems.

Plus I've always got my phone with me which has the time on...

But I do like a good watch and enjoyed anachronisitically rocking one out.
 

Bang Diddley

Well-known member
I've given up, wearing a watch isn't too good for my wrists it seems.

Plus I've always got my phone with me which has the time on...

But I do like a good watch and enjoyed anachronisitically rocking one out.
I relied on a phone for a while but went back to wearing a watch. I was just a nicer and easier way to tell the time.

Do you mean it contributed to your RSI ? Just that i'm at a keyboard all day and its something I try to remain aware of. I guess the clasp does alter the angle your wrist rests somewhat.
 

john eden

male pale and stale
Do you mean it contributed to your RSI ? Just that i'm at a keyboard all day and its something I try to remain aware of. I guess the clasp does alter the angle your wrist rests somewhat.
It's the weight really, I think. One of the docs mentioned it but it was a pretty minor thing, along with "avoid lifting heavy steam irons" which for some reason hasn't caught on in my house.
 

matt b

Indexing all opinion
A watch is a physical and mental shackle, handcuffing us to bablyon shitstem.

I have mine in a pocket of the jacket I keep at work.

Sticking it to the man, yeah.
 

Leo

Well-known member
back in the pre-cellphone days, i always marveled at a few people i knew who never wore watches, just always asked others what time it was. i guess they led a more carefree life, not really concerned with being anyplace at any particular time (or perhaps arrogant enough to not care if they made people wait). don't see the non-timepiece types that much anymore with the boom in cellphones.
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
Staff member
I usually wear one unless I'm going out somewhere that might involve dancing and/or heavy drinking. It looks nice and it's just more convenient than having to fish your phone out of your pocket whenever you want the time.

For some reason, it drives me up the wall when people wear a watch with the face on the inside of their wrist. Although it's funny to see the kind of limp hand-flop they have to do in order to look at it.
 

Sectionfive

bandwagon house
Bring back watches.

Back in the day when you ask someone they look at their watch, no problem.
Now its flithy looks when she has to root through her handbag to fish out her phone just to tell you time.
 

sufi

lala
back in the pre-cellphone days, i always marveled at a few people i knew who never wore watches, just always asked others what time it was. i guess they led a more carefree life, not really concerned with being anyplace at any particular time (or perhaps arrogant enough to not care if they made people wait). don't see the non-timepiece types that much anymore with the boom in cellphones.
i never used to wear a watch til my girl bought me a decent one which i am now never without.
back in those days i used to basically know where all 'public' clocks were in any place i used to go, so i never felt i needed one,
also it's good if you can know what time it is, which usually i can do fairly exactly if i take a moment to listen to the ticktock of the body clock,
very useful for those moments late night on a dark street when someone asks you for the time, meaning "would you mind to take your phone out so i may mug you"
 

4linehaiku

Repetitive
All about the watch on the wrong wrist. The wear it on your left wrist (assuming right-handed) never made sense to me. I don't actually have one though, so it's rather academic.

I did see a watch I liked a few months ago, and pondered investing in one for about 5 seconds until I noticed it cost £16,000. Rather killed my enthusiasm.
 

reeltoreel

Well-known member
Mr. Tea wrote...

For some reason, it drives me up the wall when people wear a watch with the face on the inside of their wrist. Although it's funny to see the kind of limp hand-flop they have to do in order to look at it.
I heard that this was a cowboy thing. If the bad guys pegged you out by the limbs in the desert and left you for dead, you could signal passing aircraft using reflections from the upside-down watch on your wrist. Although I'm not sure how many cowboys had wrist watches.

Sounds like the sort of thing Lee Marvin would do though.

I have an old stainless steel Citizen that I wear quite a lot. If I didn't wear it, I'd be chronically late.

Doesn't a cellphone tie you to the Man way more than a watch does? I mean, unless you're Dick Tracy, you can't be found at all times using your wristwatch alone...
 

Bang Diddley

Well-known member
All about the watch on the wrong wrist. The wear it on your left wrist (assuming right-handed) never made sense to me. I don't actually have one though, so it's rather academic.

I did see a watch I liked a few months ago, and pondered investing in one for about 5 seconds until I noticed it cost £16,000. Rather killed my enthusiasm.
I'm left handed but wear it on my right cos it rattles and scrapes when I write if I wear it on my left.
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
Staff member
Mr. Tea wrote...

I heard that this was a cowboy thing. If the bad guys pegged you out by the limbs in the desert and left you for dead, you could signal passing aircraft using reflections from the upside-down watch on your wrist. Although I'm not sure how many cowboys had wrist watches.
Um, if we're talking "golden age" cowboys, i.e. late-19th-C, I think the aircraft bit of this theory presents a more severe anachronism than the wristwatches bit.

I think someone might be leading you up the garden path with that story!
 
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