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Old 02-14-2020, 08:46 AM
Status: "Toute nation a le gouvernement qu'elle mérite." (set 11 days ago)
 
Location: Wonderland
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Originally Posted by kokonutty View Post
How about needing a watch at all when so many methods of telling time are available? And how about getting by with the belief that all times are approximate, negating the need for any device to pinpoint that artificial designation at all?

If people want to wear a watch because they like adornments, they like the look, it belonged to their dear Uncle Louie, they're uncomfortable without one or their hand might fall off without one or whatever they decide, that's fine too.
Sigh. I will repeat this one more time but you are free to misunderstand or misrepresent it all you like - it's just no big deal to me.

What I SAID was that if we're honest with ourselves, we don't "need" a LOT of things, including more than a coupla pairs of underwear (and we could probably make do with one pair if the other pair would dry quickly - LOL). So let's not confuse NEEDING something with our personal preferences.

Which would include someone's personal preference for wearing a watch - any sort of watch.

Of course it's fine to wear a watch - and it's also fine to have a drawer full of underwear. Not so sure if a person can arrive "late" for an interview though and just tell the interviewer that all times are approximate or artificial.
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Old 02-14-2020, 09:46 AM
 
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How about needing a watch at all when so many methods of telling time are available? And how about getting by with the belief that all times are approximate, negating the need for any device to pinpoint that artificial designation at all?

If people want to wear a watch because they like adornments, they like the look, it belonged to their dear Uncle Louie, they're uncomfortable without one or their hand might fall off without one or whatever they decide, that's fine too.

Tell your next business appointment that all times are approximate and post about it here please.
In my industry clients occasionally ask for handwritten communication with carbon copies - nix cell phone:>)
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Old 02-14-2020, 03:31 PM
 
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Sigh. I will repeat this one more time but you are free to misunderstand or misrepresent it all you like - it's just no big deal to me.

What I SAID was that if we're honest with ourselves, we don't "need" a LOT of things, including more than a coupla pairs of underwear (and we could probably make do with one pair if the other pair would dry quickly - LOL). So let's not confuse NEEDING something with our personal preferences.

Which would include someone's personal preference for wearing a watch - any sort of watch.

Of course it's fine to wear a watch - and it's also fine to have a drawer full of underwear. Not so sure if a person can arrive "late" for an interview though and just tell the interviewer that all times are approximate or artificial.
Sigh all you'd like. I never introduced the concept of "need" into this conversation, you did by jumping into a dialogue between myself and another poster. You also introduced the excessively stretched tangential underwear theme and continue to employ it.

In the natural scheme of things times are indeed approximate, some people can adapt to that and be fairly accurate, some cannot and as long as we attempt to cram infinite points on the globe into 24 time zones most all will be artificial. Simply looking at the difference in sunrise and sunset times for locations separated by less than fifty to a hundred miles will prove that.
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Old 02-14-2020, 03:34 PM
 
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Tell your next business appointment that all times are approximate and post about it here please.
In my industry clients occasionally ask for handwritten communication with carbon copies - nix cell phone:>)
Carbon copies? Are you still using up a decades old supply or is there a company still making carbon paper? Are you in the buggy whip industry?
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Old 02-15-2020, 05:22 PM
Status: "Toute nation a le gouvernement qu'elle mérite." (set 11 days ago)
 
Location: Wonderland
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Sigh all you'd like. I never introduced the concept of "need" into this conversation, you did by jumping into a dialogue between myself and another poster. You also introduced the excessively stretched tangential underwear theme and continue to employ it.

In the natural scheme of things times are indeed approximate, some people can adapt to that and be fairly accurate, some cannot and as long as we attempt to cram infinite points on the globe into 24 time zones most all will be artificial. Simply looking at the difference in sunrise and sunset times for locations separated by less than fifty to a hundred miles will prove that.
Oh good grief.

If you want to carry on a private conversation without anyone "jumping into a dialogue" between you and another poster, take it to PMs. Otherwise, it's an open conversation and forum.

And of course, I realize that time is approximate scientifically - and possibly even artificial - but people don't typically wear a watch to argue about such things.

Like someone else pointed out ("jumping into our dialogue" I guess - but I don't mind it because it's an open forum), try using an approximation of time in business and then post about how that works out. You know, use the sun. Be sure you tell your business partners that you will be using the sun rather than infinite points on the globe since time is an artificial approximation anyway.
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Old 02-15-2020, 07:05 PM
Status: "Countdown initiated." (set 19 days ago)
 
Location: USA
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Sigh all you'd like. I never introduced the concept of "need" into this conversation, you did by jumping into a dialogue between myself and another poster. You also introduced the excessively stretched tangential underwear theme and continue to employ it.

In the natural scheme of things times are indeed approximate, some people can adapt to that and be fairly accurate, some cannot and as long as we attempt to cram infinite points on the globe into 24 time zones most all will be artificial. Simply looking at the difference in sunrise and sunset times for locations separated by less than fifty to a hundred miles will prove that.
Currently there are 38 time zones in use, the balance set at the whim of certain governments. Time is also not approximate not matter how much you’d like it to be.
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Old Yesterday, 08:58 AM
 
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This is what’s unfortunate about the watch industry. There are great looking watches that are affordable. Yet most people think that a decent watch is unreasonably expensive.

Here’s my Orient Bambino.

A friend of mine commented that he liked it. I told him that he’d never guess how much it costs. He guessed $500.
The MSRP was $350 but has since been marked down to $150. It’s available on Amazon and other grey market retailers for under $120. That's an insane steal for an automatic watch from a traditional well-respected Japanese watch brand.
Congrats on the Orient. One of the best bang for the buck watch brands out there. I love my Mako.
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Old Yesterday, 09:19 AM
 
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Trust me, almost nobody ever notices. The "almost" refers to other watch enthusiasts. I wear either a Rolex or Panerai every day and I can literally count on two hands the number of comments that people have made over the years, and all of them knew exactly which model I was wearing and were wearing something equally nice. The good news is that all of them are worth at least twice what I paid, so there's that. As for passing them on to your kid, my son will have my watches on Ebay before I assume room temperature.
^^This.

I have a Boschett Cave Dweller that I wear on occasion. It has been recognized by one other person, and with a wink and a nod, and a ten minute discussion about unique time pieces, I had a new friend.

A wristwatch is the only jewelry that I wear (other than my wedding band), and I wear one simply for my own enjoyment. About the only comments I get are from others that are interested in horology, and those are few and far between.

The creation of accurate, portable time pieces was one of the great inventions of mankind. That I can subtly pay homage to that by wearing a wristwatch brings me pleasure. That a wristwatch is better at its intended purpose in almost every way when compared to a cell phone is just icing on the cake.
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Old Yesterday, 09:26 AM
 
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The dealer cannot impose conditions on a guarantee provided by the manufacturer. Maybe he was peddling some aftermarket warranty that would do nothing to add to the original guarantee. Car dealers do it, why not watch hawkers.
Many high end watches are sold by grey market dealers and don't carry a factory warranty. However, most of the reputable grey market dealers have their own warranties that are very good. They generally don't impose such requirements as that would tend to drive customers away.

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Old Yesterday, 09:33 AM
 
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Sigh all you'd like. I never introduced the concept of "need" into this conversation, you did by jumping into a dialogue between myself and another poster. You also introduced the excessively stretched tangential underwear theme and continue to employ it.

In the natural scheme of things times are indeed approximate, some people can adapt to that and be fairly accurate, some cannot and as long as we attempt to cram infinite points on the globe into 24 time zones most all will be artificial. Simply looking at the difference in sunrise and sunset times for locations separated by less than fifty to a hundred miles will prove that.
You don't really expect to be taken seriously when you say stuff like that, do you?
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