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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. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    I'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.
     


  2. opticalserenity

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    Not wear a watch? That's like wearing flip flops to your wedding.


    Sent from my iPad
     


  3. JapanAlex01

    JapanAlex01 Senior member

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    Well, you wouldn't have! *Insert terrible laughter* :lol:
     
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  4. lostron

    lostron Senior member

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    its personal preseference.. i wear one sometimes and sometimes i dont, no set pattern

    I would love an omega seamaster though...
     


  5. dirkweems

    dirkweems Well-Known Member

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    There 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.
     


  6. jlewis

    jlewis Active Member

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    There's nothing wrong with not wearing one. I'll wear one if it adds to my outfit, but otherwise I won't. It's not like I actually use watches to tell time.
     


  7. curzon

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    Watch 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.
     


  8. Dolle Dolf

    Dolle Dolf Well-Known Member

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    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?
     


  9. twenty3

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    One that does not wear a watch has too much idle time... But seriously, I think a watch culminating piece of any man's wardrobe; however, nowadays some men just use their cell phones.
     


  10. cptjeff

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    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.
     


  11. Nicola

    Nicola Senior member

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    Nobody wears a watch for time, thus, it's just jewelry. Jewelry is always optional.
     


  13. Trompe le Monde

    Trompe le Monde Senior member

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    first watch i ever bought on my own was at 16 from my first job...

    4380 days later, i've NOT worn a watch maybe 30 total days.

    feels absolutely strange not having one on my wrist
     


  14. ThatGuy

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    Going out with a watch is like going out without pants for me.

    Only see Americans, Australians and British without - for men, not hippies / teenagers
     


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    I suppose there's the argument that as many carry their mobile everywhere, a watch isn't strictly necessary. Personally I don't always carry my mobile.
     


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