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    Too Much Time on My Hands

    I'll be the first to admit it; I pay too much for my watches. I prefer the automatic variety with Chronometer certifications.

    But there are people who are just as content with a watch from a Happy Meal. Come to think of it, Happy Meal watches were "the thing to have" when I was running with the skaters in the mid-80's.

    So let's here it. What do you use to keep time.
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    My cell phone. I haven't worn a watch ever. My wrists are too ****ing skinny.

    I've always wanted a Tag Chrono though.
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    Citizen with a cracked face. I have worn a watch for 35 years & this is my 3rd watch.................... I had to look to see what brand it was
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    Quote Originally Posted by ]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! View Post
    What do you use to keep time.
    A metronome.

    I mostly use my phone to tell time, but I'm pretty good as guessing too.

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    Cell phone. Haven't worn a watch in over 10 years.

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    Love how watches look, hate having my wrist hair pulled.
    Worked on high voltage equipment for years so I lost the watch habit and I always had a pager, insulin pump, or cell phone to tell me the time.

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    I really like watches, but I never wear them. They have become impractical in the age of cell phones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! View Post
    I'll be the first to admit it; I pay too much for my watches. I prefer the automatic variety with Chronometer certifications.
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    Last edited by 11top; 04-11-2013 at 08:46 AM.
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    I have always liked watches and at a point about ten years ago probably had a dozen automatic and quartz watches. I never really liked the automatics that much. Plus I had to get a couple winders to keep them going. Now I wear an Omega Seamaster Quartz that I have had for 15 years about 95% of the time. I also have a Swiss Army watch for bangin around and a Rolex Submariner that was given to me by my company at 30 years.
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    I love G-Shocks. Got my first in '86 for my 13th birthday and have been hooked. I am very hard on stuff, so anything I'm using must be able to be smashed around. Have an atomic/solar at the moment. It's nice always having the exact time.
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    Don't wear one at home but feel naked without one when out and about. Have been a Tag guy for 20 years. Personally see cell phones as sometimes useful but mostly annoying and never use it for anything but making and receiving calls.

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    Tag Heuer Multigraph.

    Clean, simple, tough as nails, has a nice heft on the wrist. A good watch, a good knife, and your wallet are things you gotta have to be a man.

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    I can't bring myself to pay too much for a watch because I tend to beat the crap out of them while working on things. A $40 Timex usually lasts me six or seven years though I recently splurged and bought a nice Bulova for about 100 bucks on a Sam's Club auction. It's not that I don't appreciate a really nice watch, I secretly covet my little brother's Submariner, I just don't think they're practical for me.

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    I killed a lot of cheap watches when I was younger, so I stopped buying them for a while. When I started working at a place where time mattered I got a super skinny Seiko - about as thick as a quarter - and on it I've just worn out the bands and put a new one on every 10 years or so.
    I have a couple of Storms because they are kind of funky.
    And a couple of Movado chronos because you never know when you might fall in a lake.

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    My current daily wearer is a Breitling Chrono-Cockpit. I just got it back from being serviced...



    Prior to that, I'd been wearing my Rolex Datejust for the last few years. I can't believe I've owned it for 25 years...


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    Daily is a Seiko Chronograph 100 Sports with the moon phases, was my dads and is probably 25 years old. Movado that my wife bought me and a Seiko Mickey that I bought at Disney in Fla almost 25 years ago are in the mix.
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    I wear a watch very rarely. They tend to get annoying and I also suffer from the affliction of skinny, girly wrists. Usually I just look at my phone or the pedometer I carry.

    I have a 15+ year old Fossil with metal band that I still like, and a slim Skagen with a black leather band for dressing up.

    I wear them so rarely the batteries are both dead and I haven't bothered replacing them. Last time I wore a watch (probably 8 months ago), I grabbed my old Seiko (Never mind, it's a Timex. The Seiko is even worse--never worn it) with a yellowed, cracked face and a crappy band. My grandfather gave it to me years ago. It's a wind up, so it gets the call when batteries are dead!

    I'd love to get a Citizen Eco Drive if I could ever justify the expense.
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    I like all titanium. Feels like it has more purpose. And when I accidentally shove my arm in a server rack with the watch still on, it doesn't come out scratched. The server may be fubar, but the watch is fine.

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    iPhone with plenty of alerts seems to work for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boogie View Post
    I like all titanium. Feels like it has more purpose. And when I accidentally shove my arm in a server rack with the watch still on, it doesn't come out scratched. The server may be fubar, but the watch is fine.
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