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Is your watch a necessary gear item?

Discussion in 'Watches' started by DayPackDeacon, Oct 31, 2015.

  1. Viper101

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    Absolutely. Often sleep with it on. Once I got a g-shock, I see no reason to take it off except when I lift. Otherwise it's on.
     
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  2. BurningTheDayAway

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    100%. Especially when in Uniform. Can't very well be busting out my phone in the middle of a Commanders Call
     
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  3. Highbinder

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    In my previous line of work as a baker I wasn't allowed to wear a watch, either. I used to keep it in my pocket and check it as you would a phone for the time. Except unlike my phone I didn't mind getting it caked in flour :eek:

    For me a watch is essential. I hate having it on when I'm on my mac because it catches the bottom edge. Especially important as my phone has a tendency to drain super fast and randomly die.
     
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  4. Colin J Reed

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    Like many here, I find a watch to be essential. I like the look of a watch, as well as the functionality. I wore a first gen pebble from 2012, when it came out, until I got my new Ventus Caspian C-01 for christmas a few weeks ago. I try not to be pulling my phone out all the time, because I usually end up getting distracted and then forget what time it was as soon as I put it away.
     
  5. SeanByrdman

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    Not to mention some professors can and will kick you out of the day's lesson for having your phone out if they catch you


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    Definitely. Some profs are definitely on top of that.
     
  7. Viper101

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    Yep, everyday no question I wear a watch.
     
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  8. PBJS II

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    Still with the hated rubber strap on my Timex. It's a ad couple weeks pay wise.
    Also have decided the next watch needs big luminous hands.
    There is a cheap Casio that hits most of the high points.
     
  9. MCPOWoller

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    I've worn a watch for so long I have a permenant tan line. The only time I take it off is when I shower and that's only because I don't want soap scum / hard water buildup.

    Early in my Navy career I went through SERE ( Survival, Evasion, Resistence, Escape ) School. Even after the water boarding and man handling, the worst thing they did to me was take my watch. Not knowing the time was worse than waiting for my next "interigation"
     
  10. raggasonic

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    Can't live without a watch on my wrist. I only put it off when I take a shower...
     
  11. joshwhoha

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    I find a watch to be essential. A nice analog looks great, and a nice digital is like a multitool on your wrist.
     
  12. ViennaGambit

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    No, not essential. My cell, wallet, keys, light, knife and gun are essential.

    During work hours there is a clock on my computer and I also always carry a cell.

    With that said I usually always wear a watch and switch off between a submariner and G shock.
     
  13. TKC

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    Yes, I would feel naked with out a watch.
     
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    Um good? :D I wish I could have done that while teaching at college level.
     
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    Yes. We're not allowed to bring cellphones into my workplace and there are not an abundance of clocks. Often I'm working alone and need to keep an eye on time so as to attend scheduled meetings, lunch, etc.
    Also yes when I'm not at work. But nicer watch when not at work.
     
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  16. Froley

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    Does anyone else who is a--I must have my watch on me at all times person---have a compulsion to time routine activities in their lives?
    (i fully understand that by offering this question up I am leaving myself open to numerous possibly famous entries in the EDC quotes section...!)

    But---I have a tendency to time things via my chronograph's stop watches....repeatedly---
    for example--- I knew that it took me exactly 22 minutes to S-Shave-Shower-Dress for work, that once I enter my vehicle the closest Starbucks is 6 minutes in normal traffic ...41 minutes drive time to eat lunch with a friend in the next closest town and then we average 54 minutes eating lunch/talking...I activate my chronographs daily on stoplights---due to a desire to know the time requirements for personal routine operations---?
    Does anyone owning the Chronographs that I see in the watcha wearing section actually use the features on their watches---
    or am I alone in this obsession?
     
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  17. IHateBottleOpeners

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    No, but that's putting your chronograph to good use.
     
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  19. GrayMouser

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    Hell yes. I've been wearing watches as long as I've been carrying pocketknives, all day everyday. I take it off at night, and put it back on after showering in the morning. I don't see how anyone could do without one.
     
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  20. MCPOWoller

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    While I don't use the stop watch much, I do use my watch to time my trip to work or how long I have until I reach a certain point. 28 min drive to work and once there I know I can reach X, Y or Z in ___ amount of time. I do that all day long.
     
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