Do you wear a watch...

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  1. 26and385

    26and385 TDPRI Member

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    image.jpeg Omega - Planet Ocean 45mm. Just got the black rubber band with deployment clasp, not sure if I'll ever go back to the SS bracelet. It's a big, heavy, all mechanical timepiece that will still be telling time decades after an EMP attack disables all of your smartphones, fitbits, and apple watches.....
    Doesn't bother me at all to wear it while playing.
     
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  2. chulaivet1966

    chulaivet1966 Tele-Afflicted

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    Guess I can chime in here....

    I haven't worn a watch since I was overseas in a land far, far away. (and, I lost that one on an LP one very eventful evening)

    Personally, I don't like wearing any bodily adornments or accessories. (including tats, piercings)
    I only wear a wedding band out of respect for my wife. :)

    Carry on....a good day to all.
     
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  3. Coop47

    Coop47 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Exactly. As far as my wrists go, I don't even like buttoning my shirt cuffs or having sweatshirt sleeves to my wrists. I've been rolling up my sleeves since I was a teen. I only just realized what an eccentricity that is.

    Sting was the first real rock star I remember wearing a watch onstage, and thought it looked weird. But I can see the utility for most of us if you don't have a roadie giving you the time. In fact, we're always asking each other what time it is once we get half way through the third set.
     
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    One of these everyday.
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    Rolex DateJust. My wife bought it for my 50th birthday a couple of years ago. It's my only extravagance and I didn't even know I wanted one (haven't worn a watch in 20 years) but now that I have it, I wear it every day and it's like a part of me. I wear it when I play. I'm between bands but when I go to a jam, it's on my wrist. Left wrist and it doesn't interfere.
     
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    lammie200 Tele-Afflicted

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    I said that I wasn't "much" into appearances. In other words, I don't go to great lengths to tidy up my appearance, but I also don't walk around with toilet paper hanging out of my pants either.
     
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    That's where I am at as well, except that my daughter sometimes makes rubber band bracelets so I wear one of those once in a blue moon. Interesting that so many people have commented.
     
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    Funny, I have been doing that since I was a teen as well.
     
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    Yes i do, it's all most noon as i prepare this communication. Watch.jpg
     
  10. Mike H.

    Mike H. Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    A Tag Heuer Professional for more than 20 years.
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  11. bullfrogblues

    bullfrogblues Friend of Leo's

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    I rarely take mine off, mostly just to clean it a little. And wearing it while I play helps wind it, being a self winding watch. Stainless Submariner I bought in '93.
    And it's so much easier to just look at my wrist than get my cell phone out of my pants pocket and click it to show the time.
     
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    It is weird that they give you a timepiece at the very point when you'll no longer be needing one!

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    I used to wear a watch daily, but these days it just seems redundant with a phone in my pocket that can not only tell what time is here but anywhere I may be interested in with hardly a delay.
     
  14. bigbean

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    I keep looking at "smart watches". They don't seem to be quite there yet. The LG watch Urbane looks interesting but still deficient.

    Some thoughts on the state of play. They all are:

    • too thick or
    • not enough life between chargings or
    • crappy pulse sensor or
    • can't work with out the phone or
    • can't answer a call or
    • don't have wireless charging or
    • cost more than 1k or
    • have crappy looking bands or
    • something
    Maybe one that works will come out before Christmas this year.
     
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    Yes. The kind that goes "tick tock".
     
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    it was a beautiful piece of jewelry and a nice cerimony, inscribed

    if I ever go back to scuba diving I would wear one for the calculations needed for depth/ bottom time
     
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    Did a job for a guy that just retired. BTW his company made the coating for Elixir strings, and he gave me a few packs... but he proudly showed me a watch he'd bought himself for retiring; a $20K gold Rolex. I looked at it, seemed like nothing special to me, a bit gaudy in fact, but said "yeah, that's real nice" then thought of all the useful things I'd rather buy and do with $20K.

    Prefer my $190 Seiko Kinetic Titanium that I've had 12 years, still on the original battery. Keeps far better time, water-resistant 100m, much lighter in weight, simple in design.

    BTW, I'm not slamming folks who have Rolexes, so please don't take offense.


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    I don't suspect I'll ever get a smart watch.

    A real watch like my 1977 timex, 1982 Seiko or the fancy-pants one I wear now are built to last (I'm not going to say timeless or built to last the test of time but you know what I mean....). As a matter of fact, I'm as attached to the watch I wear today as I am to any of my guitars or my motorbike.

    On the flip side, a smart watch is a disposable piece of technology, like a computer, bic lighter or a tube of toothpaste... It's a novelty. It'll last a couple of software updates and then it'll be obsolete.
     
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  20. Shango66

    Shango66 Friend of Leo's

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    Yes, I wear a watch from the moment I get up till I turn the lights out. Never thought of a musician wearing one being unusual. To each their own.
     
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