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Old 03-10-2015, 11:29 AM   #1
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Taking my new found fetish (AAPL watch product research) to the ER polls. Thank you for participating.
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Old 03-10-2015, 11:31 AM   #2
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Yes or No.
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Old 03-10-2015, 11:33 AM   #3
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Yes black or white? No grays on this one.
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Old 03-10-2015, 11:37 AM   #4
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Never have. Hate the way it feels on my wrist. Never been much for any type of jewelry/accessories. I wear my wedding band and a crucifix around my neck only.

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Old 03-10-2015, 11:40 AM   #5
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did when I worked, don't anymore.

Near where I live there is a bell tower that chimes the hour of the day and chimes once on the half hour. About all I need now.
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Old 03-10-2015, 11:44 AM   #6
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Never have. Like Mike, don't like the way it feels. Have always been good to about 5 minutes with time of day estimates without one - drives DW crazy. She has no sense of time whatsoever.
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IMHO, there is not even a remote possibility that a yes/no poll on this forum can generate any significant amount of data. Folks here are just too nuanced, and we delight in explaining why "it depends."
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Old 03-10-2015, 11:45 AM   #8
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Used to a lot.

Recently I use the iPhone as a pocket watch and pull it out to check the time.

(very) Occasionally I wear a dress watch. It's not gold though.
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Old 03-10-2015, 11:54 AM   #11
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As a kid I wore a cheap timex but when I was 20(15 years ago) I got a cell phone so I no longer had any use for a watch.
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Old 03-10-2015, 12:00 PM   #12
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Daily. Don't like having to pull out a cellphone to check the time.
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Old 03-10-2015, 12:02 PM   #13
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Never wore one much in the old days as I became an expert at sneaking a peak at other people's watches. Now I just look at my phone.
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Old 03-10-2015, 12:06 PM   #14
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Yes...like my watch.


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Old 03-10-2015, 12:16 PM   #15
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Used to, but stopped years ago. I still have 6 watches, all with long dead batteries. Once I started carrying a cell (later smartphone) everywhere, watches became redundant. Why bother with a device that only tells me time and maybe day/date and alarm when phones do all that and far more?

I assume folks who still wear watches do so for fashion/jewelry/status, or they're technology late adopters. When I want to know the time - homes, cars and many businesses have clocks, so it's not that often I need a timepiece. And if I ever reach the point that it's too much of a bother to pull out a phone...but to each his/her own.
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Old 03-10-2015, 12:18 PM   #16
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I wore one regularly until it broke around 1990 then I stopped until 2008 when my ladyfriend bought me one. I was still working all those years but never felt the need to have one because I had a clock in my car, clocks at my office and at home and at my ladyfriend's place. I also found that being watchless took stress from my life when it came to the commute on the trains.


Even with a watch, I don't wear it often anyway because of the availability of clocks. But after my stopwatch died a few years ago (I use it for the school-Scrabble tourneys I run) the wristwatch comes in handy.
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Old 03-10-2015, 12:19 PM   #17
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Yes- I love my vintage Rolex (bought used about 10 years ago). I feel naked without it.
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Old 03-10-2015, 12:21 PM   #18
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I wore a watch every day, wasn't comfortable if I happened to forget it. Till the first day of RE, haven't worn one since. Probably never will.
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Old 03-10-2015, 12:21 PM   #19
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I love my beat up old Timex and would feel naked without it, too!

Polls like this are hilarious to me when I think of how frequently people without watches ask me what time it is. Sometimes I feel like responding, "What's the matter, where's your cell phone? " I guess it's just a PITA for them to be dragging out their cell phones all the time.
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Old 03-10-2015, 12:21 PM   #20
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I wear 2...... but not at the same time.

A $10 digital Casio which I bought 20 years ago. This watch has outlived 4 wristbands!

And a specialized golf watch. It measures the distance from where I'm standing to the pin on the current hole using GPS. For non-golfers, once you know the distance to the hole, you can select the appropriate club for your shot. Oh... and (of course) it tells me time/date/etc. too.
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