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Title: Do you wear a watch?
Post by: Trekky0623 on March 28, 2011, 08:55:23 PM
I just started wearing one again and I was wondering if anyone else wore one. They seem to be going out of style.
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Post by: Horatio on March 28, 2011, 09:10:16 PM
Yes, since I don't like using my mobile as a pocket watch.
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Post by: divito the truthist on March 28, 2011, 09:18:52 PM
Essentially, I only use it as a fashion accessory as my phone is more than adequate and I use it often. However, I don't wear it at work, and won't wear it if I won't be removing my coat (as in no one will see it).
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Post by: Vindictus on March 28, 2011, 09:35:08 PM
I use the sun.
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Post by: Wendy on March 29, 2011, 02:27:50 AM
Not all the time, but yes.
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Post by: Eddy Baby on March 29, 2011, 03:34:35 AM
I'm normally pretty immune to the allure of shiny things, but fuck I just love watches.
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Post by: markjo on March 29, 2011, 08:40:11 AM
I haven't worn a watch for several years.  I don't have my cell phone on very often either.  I figure that there are plenty of other time keeping devices available where I don't really worry about it too much any more.
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Post by: Wendy on March 29, 2011, 09:28:43 AM
That is truth, but the wristwatch or pocketwatch as a superfluous, single-function device that is now outclassed by children's toys does possess a sense of poetic irony in today's information society.
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Post by: Secret User on March 29, 2011, 11:16:26 AM
I sport a lovely watch tan from how much I wear my watch. I rely very heavily on it.
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Post by: Hessy on March 29, 2011, 11:22:33 AM
I wore watches when I was younger, gave up on them after losing so many.  I find asking someone else, finding a clock, or using my cell phone is fine.
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Post by: Sentient Fridge on March 29, 2011, 12:37:17 PM
As jewelry, yes. Only when I'm going out and feel like looking nice really. I have it set to a different time zone that someone important to me lives in so it serves some purpose.
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Post by: Mrs. Peach on March 29, 2011, 12:54:33 PM
One of the luxuries of my small life is not caring what time it is.
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Post by: Jack1704 on March 29, 2011, 01:38:53 PM
I love watches, i have loads.
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Post by: Hazbollah on March 29, 2011, 01:47:35 PM
Yep, I wear it most of the time. It's pretty nice as well.
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Post by: Tusk on March 29, 2011, 03:59:14 PM

As timepieces go my digital hourglass still punts some serious posterior.
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Post by: Mugthulhu on March 29, 2011, 04:08:53 PM
I haven't worn one since my last one broke down years ago.
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Post by: John Davis on March 29, 2011, 09:28:07 PM
I carry a watch, which could be considered wearing one.  Its a pocket watch though.
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Post by: Wendy on March 29, 2011, 10:50:28 PM
One of the luxuries of my small life is not caring what time it is.

Don't talk about it like that! Your life is the grandest thing you own.
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Post by: Jack1704 on March 30, 2011, 12:14:51 AM
I carry a watch, which could be considered wearing one.  Its a pocket watch though.
I love pocet watches. I only have the one though.
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Post by: Colonel Gaydafi on March 30, 2011, 12:49:21 AM
I don't wear one, I hate wearing them. But when I don't have my phone with me I wish I did wear a watch cos I can't bear to not know what the time is.
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Post by: Eddy Baby on March 30, 2011, 02:16:37 AM
One of the luxuries of my small life is not caring what time it is.

Don't talk about it like that! Your life is the grandest thing you own.

I do enjoy not having to know the time. It means you are entirely your own boss.
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Post by: hoppy on March 30, 2011, 03:48:52 AM
I do not wear a watch, as FET dictates that you can know the approximate time by the sun's position in the sky.
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Post by: Chris Spaghetti on March 30, 2011, 03:53:27 AM
I used to wear watches all the time but stopped when I was about 15 now I feel naked without one. Only leather straps, though, can't be arsed with metal ones.
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Post by: Jack1704 on March 30, 2011, 10:38:50 AM
I used to wear watches all the time but stopped when I was about 15 now I feel naked without one. Only leather straps, though, can't be arsed with metal ones.

What?? Metal strips all the way Chris.
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Post by: Trekky0623 on March 30, 2011, 10:43:01 AM
I wear leather. I can't wear the rubber bands. They'll irritate my skin and create a rash.
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Post by: optimisticcynic on March 30, 2011, 10:45:48 AM
I love wearing watches. I never take mine off. it has been on for the past three months. only problem is I sometimes forget to take it off when I go rock climbing... bad things can happen if you do that... trust me.
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Post by: Jack1704 on March 30, 2011, 10:54:38 AM
I love wearing watches. I never take mine off. it has been on for the past three months. only problem is I sometimes forget to take it off when I go rock climbing... bad things can happen if you do that... trust me.
And i thought i had a problem when i forgot to take it off when im in the shower.
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Post by: Wendy on March 30, 2011, 11:00:33 AM
I don't. All my wristwatches are waterproof to 10 bar, because waterproof watches, fuck yeah.
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Post by: Jack1704 on March 30, 2011, 11:01:52 AM
I don't. All my wristwatches are waterproof to 10 bar, because waterproof watches, fuck yeah.
Its not the fact over the waterproofness, its getting ametal strap dry. Generall stays wet.
Title: Re: Do you wear a watch?
Post by: Chris Spaghetti on March 30, 2011, 11:16:04 AM
I used to wear watches all the time but stopped when I was about 15 now I feel naked without one. Only leather straps, though, can't be arsed with metal ones.

What?? Metal strips all the way Chris.

Too heavy, clonk when you rest your wrist on any hard surface, too cold when you first put them on, too easy to catch your skin in whatever needlessly complicated catch they decide to use.

No, leather with a simple buckle all the way. If it doesn't quite fit you can just cut a hole precisely where you need it rather than taking links out and wishing you could take out half a link.
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Post by: Wendy on March 30, 2011, 11:35:00 AM
If you need to take out half a link on a metal strap, you've either got ridiculously large links or a very pedantic disposition.
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Post by: Jack1704 on March 30, 2011, 11:40:06 AM
I used to wear watches all the time but stopped when I was about 15 now I feel naked without one. Only leather straps, though, can't be arsed with metal ones.

What?? Metal strips all the way Chris.

Too heavy, clonk when you rest your wrist on any hard surface, too cold when you first put them on, too easy to catch your skin in whatever needlessly complicated catch they decide to use.

No, leather with a simple buckle all the way. If it doesn't quite fit you can just cut a hole precisely where you need it rather than taking links out and wishing you could take out half a link.
You have a point over the sizes on getting it to fit.
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Post by: markjo on March 30, 2011, 07:31:16 PM
That is truth, but the wristwatch or pocketwatch as a superfluous, single-function device that is now outclassed by children's toys does possess a sense of poetic irony in today's information society.

I suppose that depends on what kind of watch you're talking about.  I used to use the stopwatch feature to time my runs before I got a wrist GPS.  I also used to have one of these bad boys (in black) 20 odd years ago.
(http://selectric.org/compt/cfx200.jpg)
Title: Re: Do you wear a watch?
Post by: Colonel Gaydafi on March 30, 2011, 08:49:54 PM
Ah I do kinda miss my old casio
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Post by: Jack1704 on March 31, 2011, 12:11:25 AM
Ah I do kinda miss my old casio
My mate at work still has one. Think it must have been from his 8th birthday.
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Post by: Wendy on March 31, 2011, 01:29:51 AM
That is truth, but the wristwatch or pocketwatch as a superfluous, single-function device that is now outclassed by children's toys does possess a sense of poetic irony in today's information society.

I suppose that depends on what kind of watch you're talking about.  I used to use the stopwatch feature to time my runs before I got a wrist GPS.  I also used to have one of these bad boys (in black) 20 odd years ago.
http://selectric.org/compt/cfx200.jpg

I thought I made it pretty clear I was talking about watches whose only function was telling time.
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Post by: Eddy Baby on March 31, 2011, 01:52:52 AM
Basically the point of a watch is to make it do as many useless yet awesome things as possible.


I soo want a watch with the moon phase on it.
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Post by: PizzaPlanet on March 31, 2011, 01:54:10 AM
I want a watch that actually watches stuff.
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Post by: Wendy on March 31, 2011, 02:15:00 AM
Basically the point of a watch is to make it do as many useless yet awesome things as possible.


I soo want a watch with the moon phase on it.

I got me one of those. It also shows the tide.
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Post by: Eddy Baby on March 31, 2011, 02:16:32 AM
That would be so useful to know. Sometimes I really need to know just where the fuck the tide is, and I'm not allowed to look because that's cheating.
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Post by: Wendy on March 31, 2011, 02:17:57 AM
It actually would be useful for a diver on a cabin trip with no internets.
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Post by: Chris Spaghetti on March 31, 2011, 05:00:50 AM
If you need to take out half a link on a metal strap, you've either got ridiculously large links or a very pedantic disposition.

I have to have my watches feeling snug but not tight. ad they have to be on a specific part of my wrist.

I have a pedantic disposition.
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Post by: Jack1704 on March 31, 2011, 02:42:00 PM
Chris i took your advice and am wearing one of my leather watches. Feels unusual.
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Post by: Chris Spaghetti on April 01, 2011, 08:00:23 AM
Chris i took your advice and am wearing one of my leather watches. Feels unusual.

Good unusual or bad unusual?
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Post by: markjo on April 01, 2011, 09:11:20 AM
I thought I made it pretty clear I was talking about watches whose only function was telling time.

Is there such a thing anymore?
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Post by: Chris Spaghetti on April 01, 2011, 09:26:55 AM
This is mine, I prefer a black face to a white one.

(http://www.comparestoreprices.co.uk/images/lo/lorus-gents-chronograph-black-leather-strap-watch.jpg)
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Post by: Jack1704 on April 01, 2011, 10:38:46 AM
Chris i took your advice and am wearing one of my leather watches. Feels unusual.

Good unusual or bad unusual?
It was good until i just broke the bleedin strap.
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Post by: Vongeo on April 02, 2011, 07:28:25 PM
I don't wear watches they bite me.
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Post by: Wendy on April 03, 2011, 11:59:33 AM
I thought I made it pretty clear I was talking about watches whose only function was telling time.

Is there such a thing anymore?

Err. I have three. And one that has the one extra function of a DVR with mic.
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Post by: ﮎingulaЯiτy on April 03, 2011, 06:27:20 PM
I've always hated the constricting feeling on my wrist. I wore a fob watch on my belt loop until I got a cellphone, and like so many others, realized how pointless it was.

(http://us.st12.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.com/I/goldengatejewelers_2033_424608.gif)
Title: Re: Do you wear a watch?
Post by: Trekky0623 on April 03, 2011, 06:35:07 PM
Well, I was going to post an electronic pocket watch, until Google gave me this:
(http://[b][/b]http://i.imgur.com/yx8kD.jpg)

ﮎingulaЯiτy: I laughed at your post and Google's anomalous result, but I've got to at least disable the pic for explicit content.  :(

Trekky: Oh no! Will a link do? (http://i.imgur.com/yx8kD.jpg)

EDIT: Oh yeah, and warning, there is painted nudity and penises and stuff if you no like that.
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Post by: Wendy on April 03, 2011, 10:46:32 PM
I'd just like to point out once again that I am of the opinion that censoring rules that do not permit you to post motherfucking fine art are retarded.
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Post by: Trekky0623 on April 03, 2011, 10:48:51 PM
I'd just like to point out once again that I am of the opinion that censoring rules that do not permit you to post motherfucking fine art are retarded.

I wouldn't consider that painting "fine art".
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Post by: Eddy Baby on April 04, 2011, 12:08:41 AM
I wouldn't consider that painting "fine art".

:D
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Post by: Jack1704 on April 04, 2011, 02:25:11 AM
Currently wearing a watch i had for my 21st birthday.
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Post by: Beorn on April 04, 2011, 08:08:58 AM
wearing my watch for graduating high school.
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Post by: Jack1704 on April 04, 2011, 03:18:10 PM
Old skool watches.
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Post by: Eddy Baby on April 04, 2011, 05:03:13 PM
wearing my watch for graduating high school.

Old skool watches.

Correct.
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Post by: Demouse on April 06, 2011, 04:01:24 AM
I used to

Then I got mah iPhone
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Post by: Hessy on April 06, 2011, 04:08:35 AM
Then I got mah iPhone

I'm so sorry  :'(
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Post by: Jack1704 on April 06, 2011, 11:45:40 AM
These are not watches.