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David Barnett

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Nice "snowflake" Tudor Sub.

Mine's a 76100:

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It’s interesting how many of us still wear watches. I have four of them from my working days, all of them costing way more than they’re really worth. My beater watch is a Movado. I’ve never seen a watch on my 38 year old son. My 40 year old is an engineer. He had to have a Rado. Class marker if there ever was one. He doesn’t wear it now except for special occasions and he remarked that no one knows what it is. My daily watch is my iPhone. My kids use iPhones as universal personal devices. My wife’s different. She uses an Android.

Very true. I only wear one when I’m going to the office. In a meeting you can casually glance at a watch when someone’s head is turned (so as not to be rude) more easily than checking your phone. I “try” to put my phone in my bag in meetings so folks have my undivided attention.

edit: for the record, I’m 48 and likely old-fashioned
 
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It’s interesting how many of us still wear watches. I have four of them from my working days, all of them costing way more than they’re really worth. My beater watch is a Movado. I’ve never seen a watch on my 38 year old son. My 40 year old is an engineer. He had to have a Rado. Class marker if there ever was one. He doesn’t wear it now except for special occasions and he remarked that no one knows what it is. My daily watch is my iPhone. My kids use iPhones as universal personal devices. My wife’s different. She uses an Android.

My son for some reason got into watches in his 40s and I believe his favorite is an Orange Monster. I was quite surprised, actually, but he has many interests. My daughter and her five kids don’t wear a watch and likely see it as a useless thing. Some of them do have a longing for body art type stuff. I find my watches more useful.

I’d guess that in any urban or semi urban neighborhood where time is spent indoors a watch is just an ornament. I roam outdoors a bit and sometimes time is important, and though I quit wearing one for years to “free myself”, I came back when I needed to know the time, and quite precisely, outdoors. A watch is now kinda like my little pocketknife: an indispensable tool. Plus I like it.
 

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Eco-drive. Solar charged. No winding. No battery. No complaints. Love it. 3-4 years old now. I’d buy another. I wear it every day. I own 1 watch.

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No battery? How does it run at night?

(Solar watches have rechargeable batteries. Eventually those batteries need to be replaced, too, but they can last for 20 years or more. Even straight up quartz watches can have batteries that last for 10 years.)
 

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It’s interesting how many of us still wear watches. I have four of them from my working days, all of them costing way more than they’re really worth. My beater watch is a Movado. I’ve never seen a watch on my 38 year old son. My 40 year old is an engineer. He had to have a Rado. Class marker if there ever was one. He doesn’t wear it now except for special occasions and he remarked that no one knows what it is. My daily watch is my iPhone. My kids use iPhones as universal personal devices. My wife’s different. She uses an Android.

I was in a group of friends last weekend and I noticed I was the only one wearing a wristwatch. I started again because of the pandemic and working from home. The days were merging and I would not know the day's date, or even what day of the week it was, sometimes. So I got a day/date watch.

I'm happy to carry a phone less often, and to glance at it less often. For example, when I walk the dog, I leave the phone in the car, but I still need to know the time to get back home for on-line meetings.

One can make a case for smart watches, but I need to get away from computers, at times. A dumb watch is my speed. I don't see the need for a mechanical watch (I don't have that heirloom idea in my head), so a quartz watch is good enough.
 
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I was in a group of friends last weekend and I noticed I was the only one wearing a wristwatch. I started again because of the pandemic and working from home. The days were merging and I would not know the day's date, or even what day of the week it was, sometimes. So I got a day/date watch.
I worked from home on my laptop through the pandemic. Between Zoom meetings, conference calls, and due dates, I never lost track of time and date. I’m retired now. Everyday is Saturday. Morning comes when my dog licks my face. :lol:
 

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I don't see the need for a mechanical watch (I don't have that heirloom idea in my head), so a quartz watch is good enough.

I enjoy mechanical watches for what they are: Tiny machines. Yes a 20 dollar casio keeps better time than virtually any automatic but that's not the point. There is no need for any watch in this day and age, let alone the care and feeding of 40 to 50 yo watches that I prefer.
Everyone carries a phone or is within view of a clock of some sort so, like tubes, germanium transistors or vinyl records, they are for the most part obsolete technology.
And aren't we all here to celebrate obsolete technology?
 




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