Pardon me, but do you have the time?

Discussion in 'The Studio Lounge' started by Aaron, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. Aaron

    Aaron Moderator

    I'm curious as to how many of you are sporting wristwatches.

    I haven't worn one in probably 15 years... and nowadays I just check my cell phone for the time. I'm guessing other people are doing the same as well.

  2. memebag

    memebag Top Brass, ADVP

    I haven't worn a wristwatch since the band on my Chairman Mao's Mausoleum Special got all stretched out. I bought it for $12 at the exit from Mao's mausoleum in the mid 1990s. Now it's on eBay for $250.

  3. Derek

    Derek Member

    Yeah, I haven't worn one since I got a cell phone, circa 1999. I tried recently when I was going to a wedding (because it looks fancy), but the batteries in both watches that I own were dead.
  4. Casual Fan

    Casual Fan Surprisingly nice

    I wear one, so I'll have something heavy weighing down my left hand too. :eek:
  5. semipenguin

    semipenguin Cheeseburger Connoisseur

    I'd where her wristwatch :)

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  6. hyson

    hyson Forum Jerk

    I wear a cheapo digital watch to work (24-hour clock) because I do stuff that's time sensitive and always having a time piece on me or nearby is key.
  7. MAJ Badmotherfarker

    MAJ Badmotherfarker is drinking a beer.

    I have a cheapy digital that I wear while in uniform. I wore it through basic and it smells like shit. I'm going to have to toss it at some point because the velcro is really starting to smell funky.
  8. hyson

    hyson Forum Jerk

    I had the same issue with my last one and nothing seemed to help.

    I opted for a plastic? band this time around.
  9. Casual Fan

    Casual Fan Surprisingly nice

    The BMF wallets is an unintentional added bonus. And I *totally* beat HecticArt to the punch on this one.

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  10. Vargas

    Vargas Molon Labe!

    What a timely post!!

    Just about two weeks ago, I was going through my work bag and found my old Kenneth Cole watch that I had for years. The battery died YEARS ago and I hadn't worn it since.

    Anyway, I was all dressed up for a big meeting and thought it would look nice so I threw it on to rock it for the meeting--dead battery and all. My meeting was at 9am so I set the watch for 9.12 so in case anybody saw it, it would look like the watch was still working. Hahahahhahaha.

    Anyway, I liked wearing it so much I forked over the $12 and had the battery changed and I"ve been wearing it for work. It is soley a fashion accessory because I have a cell phone, an mp3 player and the SL2 has a clock on it so I am not short on time telling devices, I just like the way it looks. It looks polished when I'm all dressed up and makes me feel like a pimp. Also, since I have noticed MORE people don't wear watches anymore, I feel like it is kind of retro and makes me look cool.
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  11. MAJ Badmotherfarker

    MAJ Badmotherfarker is drinking a beer.

    That's what I'm going to do as well. Velcro seemed like a good idea - but NOT for a watch you wear while running/working out.
  12. MAJ Badmotherfarker

    MAJ Badmotherfarker is drinking a beer.

  13. flap_jackson

    flap_jackson Well-Known Member

    I stopped wearing them after they'd break every 3 months. That was around 2001.
  14. Oren

    Oren Well-Known Member

    I have a really nice Movado, but I never wear it because the battery is always dead. The watch is only a couple of millimeters thick, so the battery has to be VERY thin, so it lasts 6 months tops. Then they charge ya about $100 to replace the friggin' battery!!

  15. v1ru5

    v1ru5 Well-Known Member

    Yes I wear some little $10.00 watch from the Korean store. Must admit it looks alright and keeps time.
  16. memebag

    memebag Top Brass, ADVP

    The Mao watch pictured above is self winding. No batteries. If I could find a replacement band for it I would wear it all the time.
  17. xan_user

    xan_user Banned

    I just keep it old school,

  18. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    I've got a collection. 14 or 15 or something. They range from a $12 watch I bought off a guy in a square in Russia to a couple of decent ($800ish not stupidly expensive) Swiss watches.

    I love em.

    If I found the thread first you know I would have!
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  19. DAB

    DAB Mod Emeritus

    I have not worn a watch in at least 10 years. I use my cell phone, but then I have all my calendar events, birthdays, anniversaries and day to day appointments that help keep me organized.

    I just see no reason for a watch these days.
  20. limegrass69

    limegrass69 Confused

    I have a Breitling Chronomat and a Cartier Roadster that I alternate most of the time.

    For working out or just hanging around, I have a Casio G-Shock. It's waterproof and sets itself to the atomic clock every night. I love that thing.

    I have a few other watches (Mickey Mouse, Swatch, Citizen) that I occasionally wear, but most of those have dead batteries.

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