View Poll Results: What kind of watch do you wear if you do?

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  • Don't wear a watch

    8 50.00%
  • El Cheapo functional watch

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  • Fitness watch

    5 31.25%
  • Modest to pretty nice watch

    2 12.50%
  • Luxury watch

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    I don't wear a watch but if I did, it'd probably be a calculator watch from the 80s.
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    I am constantly around devices that tell me what time it is. I understand but do not own a fitness watch. I see no reason for any other kind.
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    Never liked watches, wore one for that brief bit in the late 90s when I was trying to be a proper grownup but didn't yet have a mobile phone. Since then, nope.
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    I have an Apple Watch, which surely makes some of you think I'm an idiot. I am an idiot, but I don't the watch has anything to do with that. Anyway, I like it and it's useful to me in a number of ways. So... smart/fitness watch, I guess?

    Like LL, I also still have a number of older watches that I wore back in the day when it was a thing to wear a watch. Most of them are cheapos that I'll likely just throw away if I run across one wherever they are now, but among them is a nice Festina wrist watch, which is at best an entry level "luxury" watch. It's kind of a high end watch for that brand, but a few steps down from, say, a low end Tag Heuer. That was a Christmas gift from my wife probably 15 years ago. Maybe more. It was like $400. It's the nicest piece of jewelry I own. I know where that one is and will hang on to it indefinitely, but I can't remember the last time I wore it. The battery's been dead for a few years now.

    Oh, almost forgot about this Russian pocket watch I bought more than 20 years ago for some dumb reason. That's like the Festina. More or less functionally useless to me at this point (though I did wear it for a time because I had to wear suits to work and liked the way the chain looked*) but one of the few things that will survive my ongoing War on Stuff.

    * I now recognize in hindsight that I was an insufferable hipster for a time back in the late 90s
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgross68 View Post
    I... liked the way the chain looked
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    I feel naked without a watch. I have three watches and I wear one basically everywhere unless I'm, like, buying groceries or something. None of them were extravagantly expensive but they were all gifts, two from my wife. She really believes in the idea that a good watch enhances a look and I tend to agree.

    BTW I only wear leather or rubber straps, not that linked metal garbage that pull the hairs on my wrist.
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    I had a watch that transformed into a robot when I was 10. That thing rocked. Then, when I was in grade 9 or 10, my dad got me a watch. I wore it for like a month before I decided that I didn't like things on my wrist. My dad didn't like that. He said that grownups wear watches, but a) I didn't care what grownups did and b) I got by.

    Truth is, I always liked those pocket watches you'd see in those period-piece movies. There'd always be a proper gentleman who reached into his pocket and checked his time piece, before placing it back. I liked that motion. It was as cool to me as a cowboy drawing a gun out of his holster and putting it back. Yeah, I'm your huckleberry. I got it into my mind that, if I ever had a watch, it would be a pocket watch. But then I thought, nah, that would be kind of like wearing a fedora; it seems like a good idea in your mind, when you picture yourself looking like Cary Grant or some shit, but reality may be quite different.

    But you know what? People have started wearing pocket watches again. Sure, they're rectangular now rather than round, and they can also be used as telephones and gramophones, and a multitude of other things, but whatever. Pocket watches are back, and I can have my cake and eat it too!

    So yeah, I have no use for a wrist watch.
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    My first watch was a Timex digital POS that I dearly loved. It was ugly, ugly, ugly - bright brass with, i don't know, a faux croc skin band? I wore it for years. My mother was disappointed that I wanted a digital watch "because you can tell time." Forget that, man.

    I got a Pac-Man watch unexpectedly from my grandparents one year - they usually bought me whatever they wanted, not something that I wanted. You could actually play a primitive version of Pac-Man on it. I didn't wear it much, but I did like to play Pac-Man on it.

    My dad's company was owned by a Swiss company and for some reason they had a pipeline to all the Swatch models that were so butt ugly no one ever bought them, or maybe they were prototypes that were so butt ugly they never even made it to stores. So my dad would bring home Swatches every once in a while, tan and beige and other hideous colors. I'd wear them until the bands broke.

    My parents were boardwalk crane hustlers. You know, the crane machines with Minions or bling or rolled-up T-shirts in them, and for $2 you can maneuver around a useless pincer that isn't strong enough to lift a Post-It note, then lower it and watch it hilariously not ever grab anything in the machine? Well, back in the 80's those machines sometimes actually worked! And my parents, particularly my mother, would go from arcade to arcade looking for weak machines, the way they say card sharps look for weak dealers in a casino. Mostly the yield would be stuffed animals, but there was this one time she found a weak machine with Swatches in it. So we had a small stash from that.

    In my 20s I bought a Timex Expedition watch. It was brown and probably cost $40. The band broke, I replaced it, it broke again, I didn't. Far as I can remember, that's the last time I wore a watch. By the time it was done for, I had a phone in my pocket and I wasn't afraid to flip it open and see what time it was.

    My son just got a Gizmo watch for his birthday. It seriously looks like Inspector Gadget's watch, huge and clunky. But we can keep tabs on him and communicate with him when he's out and about. I sure am glad these didn't exist when I was 8! But you know kids these days - they think surveillance is a-ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hotblack View Post
    I don't wear a watch but if I did, it'd probably be a calculator watch from the 80s.
    My parents would not buy me one. At the time, I thought the guys that had them were cool but now looking back, I realize they were actually the biggest dorks.
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