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What do you guys think of not wearing a watch? - Page 2post #16 of 976/21/12 at 6:00pmI've gone watchless for most of the last couple of months and will likely continue to do so for a while. I'm not that into watches to begin with and my shirt cuff will often get caught on it. There's certainly nothing "wrong" with not wearing one, unless you often need to know exactly what time it is and don't carry a cell phone, or find it inconvenient to get it out.post #17 of 976/21/12 at 6:00pmpost #18 of 976/21/12 at 6:32pmpost #19 of 976/21/12 at 7:04pmpost #20 of 976/21/12 at 7:42pmThere are watch people and there are other people. The fact that you asked, identifies you as being of the latter category. With your computer, your IPad, your iPhone and your blackberry, do you really need a watch? Not really. So if you really don't care about precision engineering, quality craftmanship and elegant design, then you really don't have to waste money for the sake of fashion, custom, or because you appreciate timepieces and collect them. I like good Swiss engineering and my aftertax dollars sponsor schools and other charitable endeavors only because I have a weakness for Swiss watches.
As a watch fanatic, I think you can be very well dressed, and distinguished looking without any watch - on your wrist or in your pocket. A watch won't necessary complete your look, and in fact has a higher likelihood of actually ruining your ensemble. Also, dont forget, people make all kinds of character assessments and often try and judge you simply by the watch you are wearing. If your profession allows it, go watchless, avoid the watch tan, and keep them guessing. Perhaps one day you will actually care enough about owning a particular watch, and you will go buy it.post #21 of 976/21/12 at 9:23pmpost #22 of 976/21/12 at 9:38pmWatch or not, I think you'll need commit to one and then so be it. I speak from experience. All my shirts' left cuffs were cut a bit larger than the right cuff to accommodate the watch on my wrist. In Accra I was mugged, beaten, and left in the road for dead. With the loss of my watch my shirts no longer fit correctly (about 3/4 inch more gap with the left cuff than the right). Can't have that, yeah? So into the bin they went. At not an inconsiderable sum I had to have new shirts made.post #23 of 976/21/12 at 9:47pmQuote:I honestly don't get that. Wristwatches were invented/came in to widespread use because people found it easier to look at their wrist than to flip their cellphone pocket watch out. And now, in the age of technology, people are reverting to that kind of behaviour. You can't tell me that getting your cell phone out of your pocket, or holster, pressing a little button to light the display, looking, then pressing the locking button agian, and then putting the thing back into your pocket, is more convenient than a quick glance at your wrist?If I'm carrying a phone that tells time, what's the point of having a watch ?post #24 of 976/21/12 at 10:07pmpost #25 of 976/21/12 at 10:24pmQuote:Originally Posted by Dolle DolfQuote:I honestly don't get that. Wristwatches were invented/came in to widespread use because people found it easier to look at their wrist than to flip their cellphone pocket watch out. And now, in the age of technology, people are reverting to that kind of behaviour. You can't tell me that getting your cell phone out of your pocket, or holster, pressing a little button to light the display, looking, then pressing the locking button agian, and then putting the thing back into your pocket, is more convenient than a quick glance at your wrist?If I'm carrying a phone that tells time, what's the point of having a watch ?
Yup. I use a watch to tell time, because it's much less of a pain then fishing my phone out. Until they're embedding phones in our faces (you know it's coming), a watch is still quite practical.post #26 of 976/21/12 at 10:35pmQuote:Originally Posted by Dolle DolfQuote:And now, in the age of technology, people are reverting to that kind of behaviour. You can't tell me that getting your cell phone out of your pocket, or holster, pressing a little button to light the display, looking, then pressing the locking button agian, and then putting the thing back into your pocket, is more convenient than a quick glance at your wrist?
Wait your phone is in your pocket?
The death of the watch isn't because of phones. It started long before that. Today how often are you in some place without a clock? My car has two. Not counting phone or GPS. I can't think of how many places I'm in that don't have a clock.
A watch stopped being a functional item a long time ago.post #27 of 976/21/12 at 11:07pmpost #28 of 976/22/12 at 12:12ampost #29 of 976/22/12 at 2:01ampost #30 of 976/22/12 at 2:11am
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