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View Poll Results: how often do you wear a watch
Daily - I am a male 16 25.81%
Daily - I am a female 19 30.65%
Occasionally - I am a male 1 1.61%
Occasionally - I am a female 3 4.84%
Rarely or never - I am a male 10 16.13%
Rarely or never - I am a female 13 20.97%
Voters: 62. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-15-2012, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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Everyday I feel naked without it.
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Old 08-15-2012, 05:18 PM
 
Location: southern california
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never take it off but to sleep. that way i dont start posting too early on CDF.
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Old 08-15-2012, 05:39 PM
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Location: Cushing OK
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I have lost numerous watches. I just hate bracelets. Or wrist watches. I did use one you could clip on your belt most of the time, but most of the time wrist watches ended up in a pocket and then gone or purse and mashed.

I picked my cell in part because I touch one button on the bottom of the display and it comes up with a big representation of the time and date. Just like I don't have a calculator since its got that funcition on it, I don't see wasting money on a watch. I use it for an alarm, a watch, a calculator, a calender and could use it as a notepad. Much simpler than a handfull of stuff.
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Old 08-15-2012, 05:49 PM
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Location: Cushing OK
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Because the alleged cancer risk isn't well supported by the evidence. There's no definitive correlation between cell phone use and cancer and until everyone starts popping up with phone shaped brain tumours, I'll take the possibly imagined risk over the desire to rip the skin off my wrist.

Maybe you only use cell phones for emergencies, but I assure you the majority of cell phone users have them for far more extensive purposes. I'm not trying to be critical, I'm just saying that the cell phone is very integrated into the lives of most young people (and plenty of not-so-young people), so it makes sense that they would rather pull their phone out to check the time rather than bother with a wristwatch.
I get itchy with certain metals, so watches had to be plastic on the bottom. The really coolest one was the one with the alphanumeric keyboard and minicomputer which looked ever so impressinve. I kept all my numbers in it and at that point started forgetting them LOL. But it still bugged me even if it didn't itch and two dissapeared out of my pocket when I took it off. Largely I love rings, sometimes wear eight of them, but keep the arms clear.

The most frustrating time I know was when I was taking the train to California, in west Texas. For a whole day the only provider with reception, even a time, was not mine. I realized how often I actually check to see what time it is then.
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Old 08-15-2012, 08:35 PM
 
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The main reason that younger people don't wear watches is that their jobs don't require them to have a certain schedule during their work days. No meetings, etc. In professional workplaces it looks bad to have your cell phone out unless you are on lunch or a break.

But I always see store clerks and retail workers on their phones. That looks unprofessional too (unless they are cell phone/electronics reps).
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Old 08-15-2012, 08:42 PM
 
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I can't trust my work computer or office clocks to have the correct time. The only thing I can trust is a digital watch which I have set myself. Even an analog watch might stop for 5 minutes (or 30 minutes) due to malfunction, causing you to be late to something important. But if a digital watch malfunctions you are going to know it. Everything on the display screen will either go entirely blank or reset to January 1st, 2000, 12:00AM, something like that. It cannot "pause" or stop for any amount of time.
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Every day. I hate having to look for a clock.

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Why bother, when the cell phone is so handy?
The watch on my wrist is handier than the phone in my purse.
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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As a retired person I very seldom need to know the time. As an old farm boy if the sun is up I can tell you the time within ten minutes most of the time. Same at night with the stars. If it is cloudy I have my cell phone. I just use the cell phone when I am in town and can't build a fire to send smoke signals.
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