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Old 01-04-2013, 08:52 PM   #61
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Cell phones have that feature.

You're retired and you don't have time to reach in your pocket an pull out your phone?
Hey, I have a watch and a SPARE watch these days (my Timex, now that I am wearing the watch part of my Polar FT7 heart rate monitor). And I am retired, too. Retired people deserve watches too! (just kidding around)
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Cell phones have that feature.

You're retired and you don't have time to reach in your pocket an pull out your phone?

I'm one of those rare folks who don't cuddle with a smart phone as I lay in bed
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I'm one of those rare folks who don't cuddle with a smart phone as I lay in bed
Oops, sorry. I didn't realize you were using the stopwatch in bed.
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I kind of like that battery-less one. But each time I want to check the time in the dark (like in a theater), that would bug me since it doesn't have a light. Other than that, the features and simplicity is all I really need.
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Oops, sorry. I didn't realize you were using the stopwatch in bed.
You'd be surprised at what kinds of things to time with a stopwatch
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My watch failed probation last night.


Now I gotta decide on a new one to get.
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Oops, sorry. I didn't realize you were using the stopwatch in bed.
I was going to say "is that a smart phone in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?" But I guess it was a stopwatch.
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A stopwatch in the bedroom?...."Gosh, darn, two minutes again!"
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I decided to get this one:

Casio Men's AL190W-1 Solar Digital Watch: Watches: Amazon.com

After deciding that seeing in the dark and needing batteries are overrated

The main drawback is the stopwatch is only 60 minutes. But I'm training my mind to use the countdown timer as my stopwatch for times over 1 hour.
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I like the handy countdown timer and stopwatch, plus just turning my wrist to see the time.
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My watch failed probation last night.
Now I gotta decide on a new one to get.
I think it's clear that this purchase is coming out of the "entertainment" budget and not the "useful retirement tools" budget...
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I think it's clear that this purchase is coming out of the "entertainment" budget and not the "useful retirement tools" budget...
I pretended this purchase was a freebie and splurged not assigning a budget category.

Instead, I cheated by using my Amazon Chase Visa card cashback points
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The watch arrives tomorrow.

In preparation, I added hooks to my home built antenna so I can charge the watch up by the sun.

Picture shows hanging solar flashlights
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Everything Old is New Again

Got my new watch.

It's all charged up and working like a charm. In fact, the retro style is a successor to one developed in 1987.

Best part...it's batteryless
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I've carried a Victorinox pocket watch for many years. I'm one of those people who seems to stop a wrist watch; I've had many over the years and they all quit working after about 6 months. The building I w*rked in was High Energy Magnetic Pulse shielded and no cameras allowed so using a cell phone was out. The pocket watch worked very well and only gains about 10 seconds per month.
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As for now, I'm still keeping my solar watch that was not functioning properly in the first place. I've decide to do some record keeping and log how many times the watch resets itself. So far since when I bought the new watch, which was a few days ago,.. zero times
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Quite a few years ago, I got a couple of STAR TREK watches as gifts. I wore one for about a year because I like it so much, and it sparked lots of neat conversations. But like every wristwatch I've ever owned, the crystal and case got the bejeebers beat out of it (clumsy with my hands/arms, I guess) and like others here, the band broke. Having scratched it up was bad enough, but not being able to replace the band was worse. I haven't been able to wear it (or the KLINGON one out of fear) ever since....

So I went back to pocket watches -- my preference anyway since college. I can carry them in various watch pockets (like the ones on most jeans & vests) or I have a leather case that snaps over my belt. My current favorite is a wind up with partial glass case, so you can see the works moving.

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