Wrist watches. Post pics, if you EDC one!

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Rexlion wrote:
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Slightly off topic, … Do people still tap their wrist when they ask you for the time?
Not sure how it is in your country, but over here I was taught (some decades ago) that if a guy does that to another guy (“Do you have the time?”), he’s propositioning for an encounter. Not sure if the practice is still the same nowadays though; it’s been a long time since I’ve been asked.

Are you takin the piss??!? Never heard of that living in Europe and Australia. Blushing Think of all the lost opportunities if I was that way inclined.

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Slightly off topic, I feel like people don’t notice when you sneak a quick peak at a wrist watch these days whereas you get looks if you glance at your phone.

There is something to it, yeah. Although, when people look at their phones, you don’t know if it’s to check time or to check some notifications/alerts.

But yeah, I much prefer looking at my wrist than pulling the phone out of my pocket to check time.

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Do people still tap their wrist when they ask you for the time?
I honestly can’t remember the last time someone has asked me for the time.

I can’t remember either but that’s more ‘cause of many, many COVID lockdown days in Melbourne. Also maybe I’m not ridiculously good looking, see above.

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Sillen wrote:
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Sillen wrote:
Slightly off topic, … Do people still tap their wrist when they ask you for the time?
Not sure how it is in your country, but over here I was taught (some decades ago) that if a guy does that to another guy (“Do you have the time?”), he’s propositioning for an encounter. Not sure if the practice is still the same nowadays though; it’s been a long time since I’ve been asked.

Are you takin the piss??!? Never heard of that living in Europe and Australia. Blushing Think of all the lost opportunities if I was that way inclined.
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I’ve also never heard that. I’ve lived in the USA my entire life (60 years), and every person who asked me for the time was clearly interested in knowing the correct time, and nothing else.

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NorthernHarrier wrote:
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Slightly off topic, … Do people still tap their wrist when they ask you for the time?
Not sure how it is in your country, but over here I was taught (some decades ago) that if a guy does that to another guy (“Do you have the time?”), he’s propositioning for an encounter. Not sure if the practice is still the same nowadays though; it’s been a long time since I’ve been asked.

Are you takin the piss??!? Never heard of that living in Europe and Australia. Blushing Think of all the lost opportunities if I was that way inclined.
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I’ve also never heard that. I’ve lived in the USA my entire life (60 years), and every person who asked me for the time was clearly interested in knowing the correct time, and nothing else.

yeah i never heard that one

[i also never really understood ‘taking the piss’ til recently it means ‘are you kidding me?’ right?]

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wle wrote:

[i also never really understood ‘taking the piss’ til recently it means ‘are you kidding me?’ right?]

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yes, are you kidding me. One I learned a couple of years ago that means the same thing was a line from UK TV show, “Are you having a laugh?”

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Potential deal for someone...

Used Casio GD-350 for $35.40

https://www.ebay.com/itm/284489906584

The watch does look a little dirty, but if the seller is telling the truth about the condition, this is a steal.

I would buy it, but I already have two GD-350s, and I don't need a third.

 

UPDATE:

Looks like someone bought it.

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At this point a pocket watch is mainly for style points right? Basically everyone has a phone with network-synced time built in.

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CollectEverything wrote:

At this point a pocket watch is mainly for style points right? Basically everyone has a phone with network-synced time built in.

When I'm at home, I rarely have my phone on me.

And it is way easier for me to look at my watch than my phone.

Also, my watch has multiple alarms, a countdown timer, and a stopwatch that I frequently use.

A phone may offer those features as well, but it isn't nearly as convenient.

I don't wear a watch for style points--I wear a watch because it is functional.

 

EDIT:

If you're just talking about pocket watches, you might have a point.

I missed that part, and thought you were talking about wrist watches, which is what this thread is usually about.

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CollectEverything wrote:
At this point a pocket watch is mainly for style points right? Basically everyone has a phone with network-synced time built in.

no, a watch is more convenient to get time
period

and it has other stuff
and does not have to charge all the time
and does not have to boot windows or whatever
and apple can;t obsolete it

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wle wrote:
CollectEverything wrote:
At this point a pocket watch is mainly for style points right? Basically everyone has a phone with network-synced time built in.

no, a watch is more convenient to get time
period

and it has other stuff
and does not have to charge all the time
and does not have to boot windows or whatever
and apple can;t obsolete it

These are all reasons why I still wear a watch. I now use a watch that is powered by the sun and has atomic-clock syncing, which helps me with the bus and subway schedule…but the irony is that I don’t receive the atomic clock signal well enough during the warmer months to set my watch through my east-facing windows, so I have to use a phone app to sync the watch to the atomic clock. Facepalm

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yeah me too
i have 2 solar atomics
a casio and a citizen
both are also analog/digital
so they have hands, plus digital window for dates, stopwatch etc

and about 10 other atomic clocks around the house

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it;s also my ‘avatar’ pic on this site

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raccoon city wrote:

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At this point a pocket watch is mainly for style points right? Basically everyone has a phone with network-synced time built in.


When I’m at home, I rarely have my phone on me.


And it is way easier for me to look at my watch than my phone.


Also, my watch has multiple alarms, a countdown timer, and a stopwatch that I frequently use.


A phone may offer those features as well, but it isn’t nearly as convenient.


I don’t wear a watch for style points—I wear a watch because it is functional.


 


EDIT:


If you’re just talking about pocket watches, you might have a point.


I missed that part, and thought you were talking about wrist watches, which is what this thread is usually about.

You’re all good, I actually meant to write wrist watches anyway.

My situation is this:

  • my apartment is small so my cell phone is never far
  • my TV, Computer and Microwave all tell time
  • my cell phone is my only phone and I take it with me when I go places

So I’m never more than 2 seconds away from knowing what time it is. Makes it hard for me to see a point in having a watch.

EDIT: Forgot to mention, the Android clock app has a Timer and a stopwatch and can do multiple alarms.

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wle wrote:
CollectEverything wrote:
At this point a pocket watch is mainly for style points right? Basically everyone has a phone with network-synced time built in.

no, a watch is more convenient to get time
period

and it has other stuff
and does not have to charge all the time
and does not have to boot windows or whatever
and apple can;t obsolete it


Not for me. If I’m at home the time is on practically every device. I take my phone with me when I go out. I’m never more than 2 seconds from knowing the time. You might beat me on the draw by 1 second but it’s not a contest usually.

The watch doesn’t need to charge all the time, is simple and doesn’t need to be replaced as often. Cool, but I already HAVE a phone and I need it despite the flaws you mention. I don’t have a landline.

Do you not carry a cell phone?

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Some people are happy with just a smart phone, and that's fine.

I really appreciate having a watch though.  :BEER:

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CollectEverything wrote:
wle wrote:
CollectEverything wrote:
At this point a pocket watch is mainly for style points right? Basically everyone has a phone with network-synced time built in.

no, a watch is more convenient to get time
period

and it has other stuff
and does not have to charge all the time
and does not have to boot windows or whatever
and apple can;t obsolete it


Not for me. If I’m at home the time is on practically every device. I take my phone with me when I go out. I’m never more than 2 seconds from knowing the time. You might beat me on the draw by 1 second but it’s not a contest usually.

The watch doesn’t need to charge all the time, is simple and doesn’t need to be replaced as often. Cool, but I already HAVE a phone and I need it despite the flaws you mention. I don’t have a landline.

Do you not carry a cell phone?

There are many times during my commute when my cell phone is safely tucked away in a belt pouch or briefcase, and it is significantly faster and more convenient to look at my watch. Where I live, there are places in my commute and in my non-work routine where it is wise not to be displaying my phone, or risk dropping my phone. In certain other circumstances, it is less conspicuous to check the time on a watch than to use a phone for that purpose and reveal one isn’t paying attention to someone “important” during that moment. In those circumstances, it is nice to have a watch.

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do i have a cell phone?

yes

how many times do i check the time a day?
probably 100 times

sorry do not want to have the cell phone out that much

i just like watches
you do not

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