Market for a good wristwatch

1. Aug 12, 2006

Quaoar

2. Aug 12, 2006

Physics_wiz

Hmmm...Walmart? That's if you really must have a watch.

3. Aug 12, 2006

scorpa

I have a nice Nevada watch, it has a pretty blue face on it.....Sears special lol. It's lasted me about 2 years now, but the finish is coming off the band from the chemicals I use at work :(. I refuse to buy digital watches because I have never had one that has lasted.

4. Aug 13, 2006

Gokul43201

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5. Aug 13, 2006

larkspur

I have a solar powered Pulsar which is made by Seiko. Never have to put a battery in it! Love it!

6. Aug 13, 2006

Moonbear

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I used to think I couldn't live without a watch, but only bought cheap ones because it would take me about 3 days to scratch or crack the face, and usually only a few months before I'd manage to kill it completely. After the last watch broke, I never got around to buying another. My arm felt naked for probably a good month. But, I realized I never needed to look far for the time...everything has clocks on it nowadays! My computer, my cell phone, the phone in my office, iPods, every appliance in the home, the radio in my car, and if I'm too lazy to get up off the couch while watching TV, I can even flip to that channel with the TV Guide to check the time. So, I've stopped wearing a watch. On a few occasions, I've wound up 5 min late to a meeting because of it, but those are the sort of meetings that usually start 10 min late anyway while people chit chat at the beginning, so maybe I'm better off for not getting there on time.

7. Aug 13, 2006

gravenewworld

I wear a movado. They are awesome watches.

8. Aug 13, 2006

Monique

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I have a swarovski watch, the arms are tiny and there are no hour/minute indicators, but amazingly telling the time is easy (although sometimes I am an hour off )

9. Aug 14, 2006

Danger

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10. Aug 14, 2006

Staff: Mentor

Same here. I haven't worn a watch in years, just don't need it anymore.

11. Aug 14, 2006

Physics_wiz

I only glimpsed at the pictures, but do those give you the time in binary or something? :rofl:

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12. Aug 14, 2006

JasonRox

I'm with the girls with this one.

Clocks everywhere. I do admit that my wrists feel a little "naked" at times, especially now after reading about watches.

13. Aug 14, 2006

JasonRox

I think I read that it gives the time once a minute. They do not promote it as a time telling watch, but more of a styling thing.

14. Aug 14, 2006

chroot

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I have to admit, I have a "thing" for watches. My girlfriend thinks it's pretty much the male equivalent of women's jewelry, and she's, well, probably right. I'm currently wearing a Citizen:

I like complex watches... the more dials and useless features, the better. I like complex watches mainly because I admire the engineering that went into fitting so many functions and moving parts into an instrument the size of a coin. I'm not so much a "gadget freak" when it comes to other devices like PDAs and cell phones, but I love a fine, "old world" analog watch. (And yes, I know that most "analog watches" these days are really microcomputers turning stepper motors. Don't remind me.)

In the same vein, I absolutely adore old, authentic weather instruments.

- Warren

15. Aug 16, 2006

gravenewworld

http://us.st11.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.com/I/jomashop_1911_55934678

i am probably opposite of you. the more plain and less things on the watch, the more i like it. the pic above is currently my watch. i got a really good deal on it--it was on sale for $299. 16. Aug 16, 2006 Physics_wiz You can buy a computer for less than that! 17. Aug 16, 2006 BobG Being a slide rule collector, I don't like all that new electronic stuff. Although I have to admit, my wrist sundial didn't turn out to be such a great idea. Every time I used my arm, the time would change. So, I don't wear any kind of wrist time keeping device. 18. Aug 16, 2006 gravenewworld Probably. But tell me, which one would become obsolete first--a$299 computer or my watch? :tongue2:

19. Aug 16, 2006

Moonbear

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That's the sort of sleek look I like, but not the price I would like!

20. Aug 17, 2006

devious_

Has anyone else noticed how most watches have the time set to 10:10 before their picture is taken? I'm too lazy to check if this is true in general. :tongue2: