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Old 03-16-2016, 10:35 AM   #1
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Wrist watch for retirees?

This seemed interesting concept, a watch with only one hand [I am NOT endorsing or promoting this product]

from the site "We only use one hand that shows the 24 hour time in order to create a true slow watch that is reduced to only one necessary component. "

https://www.slow-watches.com/
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Old 03-16-2016, 10:41 AM   #2
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So, if I've got a doctor's appointment, told someone I'd meet them at 2:30, or had some other need for reasonable precision, I've got to squint at the hour hand and tiny markings to tell the time? No thanks.
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Old 03-16-2016, 10:44 AM   #3
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Just go all the way like the Jimmy Buffett song (a watch that says "now"

The Now Watch - Hammacher Schlemmer
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I've always been partial to this watch made for cats.
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Old 03-16-2016, 04:19 PM   #5
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Interesting watch, maybe a gimmick for someone.

I have not worn a watch since around 1991. There are cell phones, computers, etc. with the time.

I damn sure would not wear one after I retire... I am a on-time person, so I need to have a time mechanism.
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Interesting watch, maybe a gimmick for someone.

I have not worn a watch since around 1991. There are cell phones, computers, etc. with the time.

I damn sure would not wear one after I retire... I am a on-time person, so I need to have a time mechanism.
I retired my watch when I retired. Since I am either at home where there are lots of clocks, or in the car which has a clock and in general have few scheduled events I no longer needed the watch. I don't usually carry the cell phone, since the car has on-star and if it breaks down I just use them to get help.
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I'll stick with the time on my Fitbit tracker.
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I received a clock (about 10" in a nice wood case) made by DayClocks as a retirement gift. It's laid out with the seven days and a single hand as the watches in the link shared by OP.


It's great! It's on the wall here in my home office and I find it much more useful than the digital clock sitting on the desk. I always seem to be aware of approximately what time of day it is, even when I haven't thought about it for hours. But, more frequently than I like to admit, I'm not completely sure what day of the week it is (and usually don't care). I can glance at my clock at see instantly the day and about where we are in the day. If I really need to know exactly what time it is, I look at the digital clock.
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I quit watches about 10 years ago (I have a half dozen with dead batts if anyone wants them). Between my car, my phone and wherever I go - I know the time 98.72% of the time. When I don't know, it's never been important. YMMV
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I thought the retirement watch was the one that only has happy hour.
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I thought the retirement watch was the one that only has happy hour.
I am hoping every hour is Happy Hour when I retire!
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I thought the retirement watch was the one that only has happy hour.
It has the calendar where every day of the week is a Saturday....
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I quit watches about 10 years ago (I have a half dozen with dead batts if anyone wants them). Between my car, my phone and wherever I go - I know the time 98.72% of the time. When I don't know, it's never been important. YMMV
That's me exactly! I only keep the dead ones because my wife gave them to me as a gift.

Also, I like to entertain myself by guessing the time, based on my short-term memory. I think I got more interested in this when MIL lost sense of time with dementia.
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I'm not sure if i have ever worn a watch in my "serious" adult life. I think I had a wristwatch or two for fun, when in my teens in the 1970's. One of them was a Timex, I think. When "proper" grown-up life began, I never had a problem getting to where I wanted on time, or preferably a little early. I had clocks at home, and knew how long it took to get from home to work, or to the bus-stop. If in the car, it had a clock in the dash, and there were time-checks on the radio so I could be sure the clock was still telling the correct time. There was always the extra help of other people, passers-by etc, with watches, and clocks in public places.

Then I started wearing a pager and after that, using a cell. I like the idea of watches, but have never felt that I actually needed one.
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Now that I'm retired, I find that an old broken analog watch I have is usually good enough. It's stuck at 2:15. It's tells the right time twice a day (once in the day and once at night), which is usually close enough for my needs. Heck, I can even tell if it's 2:15 am or pm by looking outside.
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I cannot imagine giving up my Timex Ironman watch. The Doc always shows me his which is identical and we have a good laugh. Uses: read time (duh), stop watch, alarmed countdown timer to tell me when an event must end, 3 alarms for something I need to do at a critical time, etc. Yes, I kind of like precision but am easing up a bit in my retired old age.

And yes, I have a smartphone too.
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I had stopped wearing a wristwatch for many years (starting around 1990) until my ladyfriend bought me one back in early 2008 before I ERed. I still wear it but not often. I don't wear it at home or at her place or when I am out square dancing or at my scrabble friend's place or when I'm asleep (of course). That doesn't leave many hours in the day I actually DO wear it LOL!
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I've always been good at asking other people "what time is it?"...

I take a senior water aerobics class- a few of the participants have waterproof watches and we make them do the timing of the interval/aerobic stuff.
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http://www.shinola.com/our-story

Bought Shinola watches for the guys in our annual Vegas trip, as we are all from Detroit area.

Detroit needs all the help they can get, and I think it's admirable what this company is doing to provide jobs.
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About 10 years ago when my employer was throwing money at me every time I passed a CPCU (Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter) exam, I saved up all the proceeds and bought myself a Rolex, which I'd wanted for a very long time. Mine was bought second-hand at a pawn shop, but it's since been back to Rolex for overhauls and they've accepted it, so I wasn't sold a fake. Overhauls are expensive and it needs adjusting again because it's running slow, but I still feel naked without it.
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