What's up with watches?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Larry F, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. rhythmjones

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    I wore a watch for about 3 months when I was 19. I lost it and never went back. I don't wear any jewelry. I even quit wearing my wedding ring.
     
  2. Ben Harmless

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    This thread is making me laugh a little at my current situation. At the moment, I'm looking for a dress down watch.

    I got a new job recently (which I absolutely love) helping facilitate intensive, in-home therapy for kids with severe emotional disturbances. The solid majority of our clients are from low income families, and I'm finding myself becoming uncomfortable pulling out my iPhone to check the time - even if it's an older model. For better or for worse, it's still a status item, and we try hard not to put any kind of barrier between ourselves and our clients.

    Of course, I wouldn't even have the thing if it weren't for the massive discount offered by my now ex-girlfriend's employer...

    It's a situation that I think the kids would call "meta" today. I guess everything comes full circle. Fun games we play.
     
  3. fuzzbender

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    The Moon watch is the best, it's been to the Moon
     
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    Good on you for recognizing that disparity, are you looking for a digital or an analogue watch?
     
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    sorry, duplicate, see below
     
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  8. sneakyjapan

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    Jewelry? Earrings, necklaces, rings?...I don`t wear any either....but watches, I love. Maybe some people consider watches jewelry, but not me, they serve a purpose.
     
  9. Larry F

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    Ben, I didn't know you were still here. Congrats on the new job.
     
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    Does anybody really know what time it is?
     
  12. Tony474

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    Nostalgia alert - I had a Russian Poljot watch when I was a youngster in the late 1950s/early 1960s. Can't recall what happened to it, but memory suggests that it did its job of telling the time well enough and looked nice too. Don't suppose many made their way to the USA back in those days...
     
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    Though I rarely wear one, my watch of choice is a Timex.
    Specifically, an Indiglo, second hand, chrome bezel, black band,
    day/date model.
    Everything I need for 30ish bucks.
    I love the Indiglo/flashlight feature.
    Great, cheap stuff.
    I usually get a year or two out of one before I break/lose it.
     
  14. tele salivas

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    Your missus has been mentioning that.
    :twisted:
     
  15. Markdett

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    I have a small collection of 2 Heuers, 4 Omegas, a Traser, a Bulova, and a couple of Timexs. 1 of the Omegas and the Bulova belonged to my Father and 1 Omega belonged to my Step Grandfather. I also have my Great Grandfather's pocket watch. Accurate, well made watches have a certain appeal to me, always have. I thinks it's the balance of style and mechanical innovation that high end watches achieve that I respect, and appreciate.
     
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    I have had a series of Timex and Casios over the years. Then nicest watch I have is a stainless steel Swatch that my ex-wife bought for me while she was on vacation in Switzerland a few years ago (we're still close friends, and she knows my tastes in watches).

    My everyday watch is a Casio G-Shock digital solar that syncs with the atomic clock at Fort Collins. I paid $69.00 for it.
     
  17. Ben Harmless

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    Oh, analog for sure. I think I can find something fun that doesn't scream "pricey." Honestly, I'm not a huge watch guy to begin with, so I'm busy browsing through the entertaining novelty watches at watchismo.com. I might as well get something fun if I'm not going for something classy.

    Thanks, Larry! Yeah, I've become mostly a lurker of late. It's just part of the currents of life, I guess. I still visit a good amount, but I spend less time online overall than I used to. After working in internet marketing for a couple of years, I really wanted to live more of my life in the real world - which is exactly why I went out and found the new job, which I love and plan to keep.

    But hey, the watch thing has actually been on my mind for a couple of weeks now, so here I am!
     
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    They have no eyes, what exactly do they watch?
     
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    I have a Cartier tank watch..mechanical wind up. It's about thirty years old,just recently serviced. Keeps great time....love the Omega Seamaster but it is a heavy watch.
     
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    When I worked for the RR, it was MANDATORY that we wear a watch.
    I've been wearing a Russian-made Bostok/Vostok mechanical watch for quite a few years now.
     
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