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Watches--last stand by the well dressed?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by kitonbrioni, Aug 14, 2006.

  1. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    If my handle is any indication, you can guess where I stand regarding the issue. However, I guess to each his own...if you don't think you need a watch and can tell the time using your cell phone, etc... than more power to you.

    Jon.
     
  2. kronik

    kronik Senior member

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    If my handle is any indication, you can guess where I stand regarding the issue. However, I guess to each his own...if you don't think you need a watch and can tell the time using your cell phone, etc... than more power to you.

    Jon.


    <exemplifies ignorance>

    What's it mean? :p
     
  3. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    <exemplifies ignorance>

    What's it mean? :p


    Watch Idiot Savant

    I would like to add that you can always get the "╦ťSwiss watch' of cell phones:

    [​IMG]

    The Vertu, which is made out of some of the same materials as a high-end watch, including a synthetic sapphire crystal.

    Jon.
     
  4. Artisan Fan

    Artisan Fan Senior member

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    ...or you can buy a Kiton suit and buy a Blackberry 7130e and spring $15 for an InvisibleShield. [​IMG]
     
  5. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    ...or you can buy a Kiton suit and buy a Blackberry 7130e and spring $15 for an InvisibleShield. [​IMG]

    I didn't say I owned one or would ever get one, but if it's the fusion of the two worlds that you want...this is a good idea (if you can afford it).

    Personally, I'm getting the Razr V3i when it comes out at the end of the week (hopefully).

    Jon.
     
  6. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

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    I endorse the idea that it's a "youth thing", to the extent that lumps me into the camp of youth. [​IMG]
    Many moons ago when I was in college, I stopped wearing a watch. As the tallest building on campus was a campanile with a big clock on each face, the lack of a watch never stopped me from getting to class on time. (That is, if I didn't make it to class on time, it wasn't because I couldn't figure out what time it was.)
    I've never re-acquired the habit of watch-wearing. Being in a somewhat time-obsessed profession, I'm confronted by reminders of the time. My desk phone (like my cellular) has a clock. My computer has a clock. The dashboard of my car has a clock. Courtrooms have clocks, and most law office conference rooms have clocks (not counting the clocks on laptops, etc. that may be in the room).
    As such, I'm rarely ignorant of the time and rather prefer keeping my own body free of the tyranny of timekeeping.

    Repent, Harlequin, said the Tick-Tock Man. (First to identify that quote gets -- well, nothing actually.)
     
  7. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    (First to identify that quote gets -- )


    Free legal services? [​IMG]

    Jon.
     
  8. pengesq

    pengesq Well-Known Member

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    I wear w atch to cover up the tan line that's created by wearing a watch![​IMG]
     
  9. skalogre

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    I endorse the idea that it's a "youth thing", to the extent that lumps me into the camp of youth. [​IMG] Many moons ago when I was in college, I stopped wearing a watch. As the tallest building on campus was a campanile with a big clock on each face, the lack of a watch never stopped me from getting to class on time. (That is, if I didn't make it to class on time, it wasn't because I couldn't figure out what time it was.) I've never re-acquired the habit of watch-wearing. Being in a somewhat time-obsessed profession, I'm confronted by reminders of the time. My desk phone (like my cellular) has a clock. My computer has a clock. The dashboard of my car has a clock. Courtrooms have clocks, and most law office conference rooms have clocks (not counting the clocks on laptops, etc. that may be in the room). As such, I'm rarely ignorant of the time and rather prefer keeping my own body free of the tyranny of timekeeping. Repent, Harlequin, said the Tick-Tock Man. (First to identify that quote gets -- well, nothing actually.)
    OMG! It has been years since I last read that story. I think I have it in one of the Hugo Winners anthologies (you know, the old ones with the hilarious prefaces by Asimov). For some reason I am blanking out on the author.
     
  10. lawyerdad

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    OMG! It has been years since I last read that story. I think I have it in one of the Hugo Winners anthologies (you know, the old ones with the hilarious prefaces by Asimov).

    For some reason I am blanking out on the author.

    Probably been 20 or so years since I read it, too.
    Hint: the author's name rhymes with Marlin Smellison.
     
  11. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

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    Probably been 20 or so years since I read it, too.
    Hint: the author's name rhymes with Marlin Smellison.


    Hahah, good hint. Harlan Ellison it is.
     
  12. Violinist

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    I think a nice watch is essential. You can tell a lot about someone's personality by the watch they wear.
     
  13. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    People just don't seem to understand the aesthetic impact of things like a quality watch. Ipods, and other ungainly "conveniences" are only that. They all want the conceit of convenience, and mortality is not convenient.
    I am afraid to wear watches as I fear being reminded of my own mortality.
     
  14. Tuerney1

    Tuerney1 Well-Known Member

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    Heh. [​IMG]

    I'd never really thought about this before, but it seems like I put a watch on whenever I put shoes or boots on. But, if I'm tooling around the neighborhood or beach (pretty much anywhere in flipflips or sneakers), I generally don't bother putting my watch on.
     
  15. Tomasso

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    People just don't seem to understand the aesthetic impact of things like a quality watch.

    I've noticed, generally speaking, that men fall short with their selection of shoes and watches, on a regular basis.
     
  16. LabelKing

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    I've noticed, generally speaking, that men fall short with their selection of shoes and watches, on a regular basis.
    Another distinction are their choices of pens, and cars.
     
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    Hahah, good hint. Harlan Ellison it is.

    Bad-a** writer. "A Boy and his Dog" now...
     
  18. Artisan Fan

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    I have to agree with this.
     
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    redcaimen Senior member

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    "Another distinction are their choices of pens, and cars."

    I have found that a man's choice of stationary is critical to a tasteful presentation of personal style. My own preference is for a hand pressed linen and papyrus cross, sold exclusively in the better salons under the trade name "Continental Mulatto".
     
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    I carry a cell phone with me all the time and sometimes my PDA, plus I am in and out of my car all day, but I still wear a watch.

    I'm only 19, in college and working in investment real estate, so I do use my cell alot, but I have gotten used to watches and love them. I feel naked with out one. I have a Kenneth Cole, Seiko, and a Movado. I actually do use them to tell time, but style is another factor as well.
     

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