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Poll results: Do you wear a watch?

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  • Long Range Planner and Wear a Watch

    6 8.70%
  • Long Range Planner and Don't Wear a Watch

    6 8.70%
  • Current Planning and Wear a Watch

    8 11.59%
  • Current Planning and Don't Wear a Watch

    3 4.35%
  • Mixed Bag Planner and Wear a Watch (or consultant)

    22 31.88%
  • Mixed Bag Planner and Don't Wear a Watch (or consultant)

    12 17.39%
  • Ha, I don't just wear a watch, I wear a ROLEX!

    2 2.90%
  • Not a Planner with a watch

    8 11.59%
  • Not a Planner No watch here

    2 2.90%
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    Cyburbian The One's avatar
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    Watch Wearing Poll

    Ok, here is the poll, do you wear a watch?
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    Cyburbian Queen B's avatar
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    No Way!!!!!!

    I have my cell phone now which serves the same purpose.
    I am generally in sight of one. Cell, truck, computer.

    Oddly I find that I need one more often when I am on vacation than in everyday life.
    Last edited by Queen B; 12 Dec 2005 at 5:35 PM.
    It is all a matter of perspective!!!

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    Where is the pocket watch option?

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    Yes, although I didn't have one for a few months after my old one died. It was difficult. You won't believe how many public places don't have any clocks.

    At my school, you can see where there's wall mounts in many of the older parts but with nonfunctional or missing clocks on them. In the new areas, there's not even an attempt to place clocks.

    (BTW: I'd love a pocket watch.)

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    YUp long time watch additc. Got into always wearing one when I was diving a good bit now its like a part of my body. Have a few Movados that rate up there with the Ipod.
    "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." Ben Franklin

    Remember this motto to live by: "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming 'WOO- HOO what a ride!'"

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    Suunto Vector...including an altimeter, barometer, electronic compass, digital log book, and watch.

    As with my cars, definitely geared toward my out of office experiences and adventures
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    I don't wear a watch because throughout most of the day I am within view of any number of clocks (computer, phone, wall clocks in most places in building, car, etc.)
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

    The ends can justify the means.

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    Cyburbian donk's avatar
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    I don't wear a watch, but there are clocks on my computer, on my phone and one in my car.

    As for pocket watches, don't cellphones now serve that purpose? I use mine more often to check the time, then I do to make phone calls.
    Too lazy to beat myself up for being to lazy to beat myself up for being too lazy to... well you get the point....

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    I take off my watch when working on the computer. Since I am a lefty I wear my watch on my right hand and that doesn't mix well with using the mouse. I have a Fossil Titanium watch and love it. If you are still wearing stainless steel you have to try titanium, the difference in weight is amazing!

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    Huh?

    Quote Originally posted by savemattoon
    Where is the pocket watch option?
    Isn't a pocket watch still a watch??? I suppose you wear a Monocle eyeglass too..... snicker....ha ha ha ha ....
    .....and a brown derby hat???

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    i haven't worn a watch since i got laid off almost 3 years ago. for me it is a bit symbolic of leaving the corporate world behind.
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    Quote Originally posted by donk
    I don't wear a watch, but there are clocks on my computer, on my phone and one in my car.

    As for pocket watches, don't cellphones now serve that purpose? I use mine more often to check the time, then I do to make phone calls.
    I haven't worn a watch since Junior High (early 1980's). There are time pieces everywhere and if I can't find one, I'll just ask someone. Ditto Donk's observations. When I put a watch on, I feel like I've got a ball and chain on -- I feel encumbered.
    "And all this terrible change had come about because he had ceased to believe himself and had taken to believing others. " - Leo Tolstoy

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    I haven't worn a wristwatch since I lost it in the late 1990s, but like Donk, I too have been using my cell phone as a de-facto pocket watch ever since I signed up for the service about two years ago.

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    wear a Timex - does that make me cheap or practical ?
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    I always wear a watch, have since I was maybe 10. This one's a Mickey Mouse watch (old-fashioned, with actual hands!) and it only comes off when I'm showering or at the beach. Of course, this means I'm the one those non-watch wearers come to when they need the time!

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    One of the links on my watch broke about 6 months ago, have yet to get it fixed. The cell phone has replaced my watch.

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    Practically Cheap

    Quote Originally posted by JNA
    wear a Timex - does that make me cheap or practical ?
    No, the watch I got is a Tissot (Said to be made in Switzerland ), but I've heard its the Timex or Seiko of Europe??
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    Been wearing a watch for as long I can remember. Feels strange not to have one.
    When did I go from Luke Skywalker to Obi-Wan Kenobi?

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    Kids bought me a watch for my past birthday. I haven't worn one in years and try to remember to put it on, but usually forget. No watch today. Plus I am a lefty and I wear it on my left wrist and it drives me nuts when writing, typing or anything else I may be doing at work...I have a clock on the computer, my cell phone and the clock in my office...

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    Wear a cheapo watch and view it as being a necessary evil. I need to refer/record times out in the field too often when others aren't around to tell me the time to go without. I hate wearing watches, or for that matter any jewelry or other 'personal ornamentation' (with a passion rivalled only by dobopoq).
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    Quote Originally posted by JNA
    wear a Timex - does that make me cheap or practical ?
    It makes you a Hoosier, just like me.

    (FYI: Expedition Indiglo). I wear mine pretty much all the time.
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    I tried wearing a watch for a couple of years, but I realized that the only reason I wore it was as a fashion accessory and that losing one every 6 months or so means you shouldn't have one. My cell phone is ALWAYS with me so I always know the time.

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    Added not a Planner options. Well, I am a Planner, but it's not my job title anymore....
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    I use to wear a watch all the time... 2 to 3 years ago its battery went dead. I took it to the shop to get a battery when i noticed it had died. The guy at the shop told me to come back in an hour... i didn't have a working watch with me, so i didn't know what time it was or when the hour was up. so i guess, i need to go pick up my watch, assuming the hour is up.

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    I wear a watch on my left hand.

    While I really don't like leaving home without my watch, I can get by alright.

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