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What do you guys think of not wearing a watch?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dapperdoctor, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. xpress

    xpress Well-Known Member

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    I wear a watch 365 days a year.

    But I'm a snob.
     
  2. james sparrow

    james sparrow Member

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    Wonderful point. Watch tells how good a man is at fashion. I have actually made a habit of wearing it now.
     
  3. rm007

    rm007 Member

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    When I do wear a suit especially for a formal occasion I don't wear a watch. But to each his own..
     
  4. james sparrow

    james sparrow Member

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    I have a question which is actually different to this topic if anybody can help..... In actual real sense, tie and waistcoat should be matched to which part of the dress in particular?
     
  5. HRoi

    HRoi Well-Known Member

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    i long for the day when a gentleman can walk down the street without wearing a watch and not be judged. or without wearing pants for that matter.
     
  6. sambb

    sambb Active Member

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    error
     
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  7. Tropicalist

    Tropicalist Well-Known Member

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    Wearing a watch is a bit like wearing a tie - functionally unnecessary but beautiful.
     
  8. Hayward

    Hayward Well-Known Member

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    FTW.
     
  9. fazalmajid

    fazalmajid Well-Known Member

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    Don't forget cufflinks. I have one set (from Token & Icons) which is made from miniature watch movements, and Tateossian has fully functional watch-cufflinks.

    You must be joking. Mechanical watches require periodic overhauls, which can be very expensive (I paid nearly $1000 for the last one on my IWC Flieger, although the cost of replacing a leather bracelet certainly factored in it).
     
  10. jon54

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    Since the smartphone can do everything, now I can choose not to wear my watch. I just look at my calendar and I'm all set for the whole day.
     
  11. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Well-Known Member

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    Call me old-fashioned but I still prefer wearing a real watch and using my brain to remember things. Both work great and no batteries required.
     
  12. MikeDT

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    Now what are you going to use?
     
  13. robinsongreen68

    robinsongreen68 Well-Known Member

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    i've got a few nice watches, but often go without. i don't always want something on my wrist.
    also, the semiotics of watches can be annoying.
     
  14. Big T

    Big T Well-Known Member

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    LIL (and not specifically to the last thread). I'm naked without my watch and given that my manufacturing plant can be rough on attire (think potential splashes of oil on shirts & trousers), a watch gives me the ability to wear something different, sometimes better but typically unique. Since this thread has begun, I've started observing those who wear and those who don't. Quite frankly, in my small world, the results are all over the map. Not wearing a watch does not equate to being late for meetings. Wearing a watch does not equate to maturity in actions.

    Damn it, it seems there is no rhyme or reason to wearing or not wearing a watch, so, can it be, just a personal preference?
     
  15. msulinski

    msulinski Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure how it is in China, but in the US, no one actually turns off his/her cell phone when encountering these signs. At best, they end up on vibrate.
     
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  16. MikeDT

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    I assume you've never had to work in or visit something like an oil refinery, gas terminal, chemical works or anywhere else where there is a significant risk of explosion? Usually these places will order you to leave your phone and other electronic items at the gatehouse, in your personal locker or in your vehicle, along with things like lighters and matches.
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    Note the words "PROHIBITED" and "TURNED OFF". In many of these places if security catches you playing with or just checking the time with your phone, you're likely to be in very serious trouble. Same with many hospitals, especially if you're in or near intensive care, caught with a phone in your hand, you could be in trouble. I'm actually referring to the UK, but I suspect it's the same for the US.

    BTW talking about China, phones must be OFF on flights here, no flight mode allowed, no argument. No watch? hope the person next to you has the correct time. :)
     
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  17. Calder

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    When were you last in the UK? I work for the NHS IT, we give the doctors tablet PCs to take clinical notes on, and the whole place has wireless.

    That "turn your phone off in hospitals" is way old.
     

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