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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 08-11-2012, 12:52 PM
 
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Curious about how often people wear watches. I never do. I got one for Christmas when I was in junior high, but have never wanted to wear them since then.
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Old 08-11-2012, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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Since cell phones...no real need for a watch!
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Old 08-11-2012, 04:34 PM
 
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Since cell phones...no real need for a watch!
In my opinion the cell phone argument doesn't really fly. Using a cell phone for a watch is like having a "pocket watch." The early pocket watches were quickly replaced by the wristwatch (first used by aviators). The convenience of having it on your wrist made them quickly popular by the general public.

Using a cell phone is as inconvenient as a pocket watch.

Pocket watches are rarely worn these days, other than for having an old-fashioned/quaint factor.

The popularity of watches seems to have increased by a high factor in recent years. I see so many different watch styles compared to when I was a kid. I can't explain their popularity, other than the fact that they are less costly to make these days, compared to the mechanical "pin lever" watches still widely used in the 70's and 80's. These days, quartz are cheaper, even though they were more prestigious/expensive back in the 80's.
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Old 08-11-2012, 04:36 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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Monday through Friday. For my job, I need to note the times when I do certain things, so I'm always looking at it.
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Old 08-11-2012, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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When I am leaving the house I put on a wristwatch. I don't go out every single day.
But I do go out often. So between daily and occasionally would be right...
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Old 08-11-2012, 09:58 PM
 
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I wear my watch every day. It is Hermes and I love it.
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Old 08-11-2012, 10:04 PM
 
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All the time. I rotate 4 consistently.
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Old 08-12-2012, 12:29 AM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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I selected occasionally because I always wear one when I leave the house for awhile. I can, and sometimes do, use my cell phone for time, but prefer the watch.
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Old 08-12-2012, 07:02 AM
 
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Only when I'm flying - I hate not knowing how much longer we'll be in the air.
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Old 08-12-2012, 08:51 AM
 
Location: NoVa
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In my opinion the cell phone argument doesn't really fly. Using a cell phone for a watch is like having a "pocket watch." The early pocket watches were quickly replaced by the wristwatch (first used by aviators). The convenience of having it on your wrist made them quickly popular by the general public.

Using a cell phone is as inconvenient as a pocket watch.

Pocket watches are rarely worn these days, other than for having an old-fashioned/quaint factor.

The popularity of watches seems to have increased by a high factor in recent years. I see so many different watch styles compared to when I was a kid. I can't explain their popularity, other than the fact that they are less costly to make these days, compared to the mechanical "pin lever" watches still widely used in the 70's and 80's. These days, quartz are cheaper, even though they were more prestigious/expensive back in the 80's.
I'm not so sure how much I tend to agree with this. As much as people text, myself included, my phone rarely makes it to my pocket and for the most part is in my hand. Even when I am walking through the mall, etc..

When I am driving in the car, its right in the cup holder, etc. I used to wear a watch but it broke and its just as easy to look at my cell.
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