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Old 04-05-2012, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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It's easier for me to look at the watch on my wrist than to fish in my purse for my phone.
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Wearing a watch just feels weird to me. I dont like them. Only people who seem to be watch wearers are women (if it goes with their outfit) and your Floyd Mayweather types who like to flaunt and be flashy. I dont like wearing jewelry at all really. I wear my wedding ring, and on very very very rare occasions I have a few Thai gold necklaces with a couple of really old ancient buddha pendants that I may wear. But havent put one of those on in a few years.

Everyone I see now always have their phones out checking e-mail or texting. Seems like there really isnt a need for watches anymore.
That phone won't do you any good dunked under water grabbing a fish you are trying to land or swimming/diving. The G-Shock is rated at 200 meters. I've never broke or damaged one yet. They do wear out though. The plastic and rubber I mean. It's usually from rotting and being attacked by solvents such as brake cleaners and paint thinner.
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:49 PM
 
Location: North Shore Long Island
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Wearing a watch just feels weird to me. I dont like them. Only people who seem to be watch wearers are women (if it goes with their outfit) and your Floyd Mayweather types who like to flaunt and be flashy. I dont like wearing jewelry at all really. I wear my wedding ring, and on very very very rare occasions I have a few Thai gold necklaces with a couple of really old ancient buddha pendants that I may wear. But havent put one of those on in a few years.

Everyone I see now always have their phones out checking e-mail or texting. Seems like there really isnt a need for watches anymore.
What industry do you work in?

Gold necklaces and pendants?
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Old 04-05-2012, 11:45 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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It's easier for me to look at the watch on my wrist than to fish in my purse for my phone.
Agree totally. I love my watch. I have a Movado museum watch. It's sleek and a work of art.

I keep the phone thing simple and I don't like being hooked up to an electronic device all the time, I don't walk around with a phone glued to my head all day and I'd rather not fish around for it either. Looking at my wrist is a lot easier.
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Old 04-06-2012, 01:01 AM
 
Location: SoCal - Sherman Oaks & Woodland Hills
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What industry do you work in?
Outside of the personal training, martial arts training and occasional bodyguarding, I am in Investment Banking (Financial advising, estate planning, wealth management, etc.). I really only wear the necklace(s) when flying because it is believed they bring good luck and protection.

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Gold necklaces and pendants?
Yep. Remnants of a past life when I was married to my first wife who was Thai and ultra religous (Buddhist). Gold is solid gold necklaces that were gifts and the pendants are all buddhist, either hand made by famous monks or very very old heirloom type tiny buddha shaped amulets. Like this:


and this:


on solid gold necklaces similar to this (note the Thai style connection):
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Old 04-06-2012, 05:45 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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I have worn a watch since I was about 6 and love them. I would be lost without my watch. I do have a cell phone which is pretty much always switched off ( I only use it for emergencies and the extremely rare text asking my husband to pick me up somewhere)so having to fish out my cell out of my handbag and switching it on would take me far longer than looking at my wrist... Also I am obsessed with the time and almost obsessively punctual so I look at my watch rather a lot...

And I do know quite a few people who DO NOT have a cell , some old people ( still human beings, I know it is hard for some people to accept) and some people who refuse to have one because they refuse to become slaves to that thing. Some even seem to lead useful productive civilised lives without them... Go figure.

Watches to me are practical and an accessory and I have one for each occasion and mood. I have actually been asked quite a few times for the time recently so I guess there is still a use for it. I also find timepieces things of beauty mechanically speaking for the more expensive or vintage type ones.

A man who tells me the time on his watch is going to be a lot more attractive to me than a guy glued to his cell phone so much it is never switched off.

Different strokes for different people.
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Old 04-06-2012, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I wear a watch every day, but I'm a "watch nerd" so I probably don't count. I see lots of people wearing watches, myself.

I will never not own at least 1 watch. I just can't fathom it.
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Old 04-06-2012, 07:08 AM
 
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I wear a watch and don't consider it an accessory. It a functioning time piece that let's me know the time whenever I need to know.

I don't stayed glued to a phone all day, keeping it turned off most of the time. Even when it's on, I don't think to check it for the time because I have my watch.

Furthermore, you can't see the time if your phone battery goes dead.

IMHO cell phones are just a fancy leash and nothing more. Most cell phone users think they look so important, that all their calls are just so, so important, when in reality, you're tethered and have lost your freedom.
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Old 04-06-2012, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Lehigh Valley, PA
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I recently purchased a Rolex Air King circa 1962.
It's not only a timepiece, it's precision and it's art.

The art of handmade timepieces will never disappear because their are those that appreciate something that actually represents beauty, art and precision craftsmanship to mediocrity and a faceless existence.

Smartphones are for the masses. Handmade timepieces are for those that know what art is and prefer to wear it.
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Old 04-06-2012, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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I'm of the mindset that a watch is both a functional accessory as well as a piece of jewelry. I never leave home without a watch and I have a small collection of time pieces that I alternate depending on what my plans are for the day.

My favorite watch that receives the most wrist-time is my Rolex Submariner, love this watch. It goes well with jeans and a t-shirt and equally well with a suit and tie. For truly formal occasions, I throw on my Datejust, it blends in well with a formal atmosphere and isn't as large and obtrusive as the Submariner.

I don't think watches will be going anywhere for a while.
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