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    How do you tell time?

    Not using the clock on your computer, how else do you tell time?

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    phone. dont even have a clock and have no clue where the watch is.
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    Always have my iPhone and never remember my watch..
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    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Depends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by perttime View Post
    Depends.
    Wow, they're putting clocks in those things now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hang 21 View Post
    Wow, they're putting clocks in those things now?
    hahahahaha

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    i'm glad people still use watches. i feel bad for watches. I used to use one, years ago because i was late on the bandwagon using a cell phone.
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    I'm surprised at the percentage of watch users.
    Seems like everybody has a cell phone now. Why would you carry an extra accessory?
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    That just tells you if are up in Redding that it's time to go fly fishing on the Sacramento River.

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    I have always worn a watch. I'm not into jewelry, but
    I love fine watches.

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    I like wearing a sport watch when I'm walking around. It's easier to look at my wrist than to fumble with my phone. At clients' homes, I usually find a clock (like a microwave) to keep track of time. I can glance unnoticed without being rude - some people like to talk and talk and talk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brewtality View Post
    I'm surprised at the percentage of watch users.
    Seems like everybody has a cell phone now. Why would you carry an extra accessory?
    I use a watch, can't stand carrying a cell phone. I do not want to be contacted at all times, they can wait a couple of hours or days to hear from me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brewtality View Post
    I'm surprised at the percentage of watch users.
    Seems like everybody has a cell phone now. Why would you carry an extra accessory?
    For instance if you spend a fair share of your time on flights, a watch comes in handy, as switching on and off your cell 5 times a day, gets annoying to say the least.

    I went all the way back to basics, and got myself one of the old fashioned pocket watches.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Magura View Post
    For instance if you spend a fair share of your time on flights, a watch comes in handy, as switching on and off your cell 5 times a day, gets annoying to say the least.
    This. Also don't usually carry my phone on rides. I primarily use my watch. Timex Ironman has been my favorite for years, though I don't know how to use most of its features.

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    I saw a video a few days ago where a dude had surgically installed a magnet in his wrist so he could wear his iPod Nano like a watch. Not sure what category that would count as.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wbmason55 View Post
    I saw a video a few days ago where a dude had surgically installed a magnet in his wrist so he could wear his iPod Nano like a watch. Not sure what category that would count as.
    How would a Nano hold onto a magnet? Aren't they aluminum?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brewtality View Post
    How would a Nano hold onto a magnet? Aren't they aluminum?
    It looks like he matches the magnets up with the screws on the back plate? See 0:32 mark. Maybe screws are magnetic stainless alloy like 420? I've only got an iPod classic, so not sure, and I honestly just breezed over the video quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brewtality View Post
    I'm surprised at the percentage of watch users.
    Seems like everybody has a cell phone now. Why would you carry an extra accessory?
    When Im riding I can glance down and see the time on the go vs having to stop & get my phone out of the saddle bag.
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    I am pretty good at knowing the time without a watch or my phone. You can develop a mental clock that works pretty good. As for knowing the date, I'm hopeless. I have to look that one up every time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffw-13 View Post
    When Im riding I can glance down and see the time on the go vs having to stop & get my phone out of the saddle bag.
    you need to check and see what time it is when you are RIDING?
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    My nine year old Ironman finally breathed its last breath, but I was happy to find the exact same watch still available online. In this world of rapidly evolving iThings, it's kind of refreshing that digital watch technology reached its apex long ago.

    I also hate phones.

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    My internal clock is usually spot on.

    My proudest moment:

    Friend: "What time do you think it is? Lets make bets. I say 9:04"
    Me: "ummm.... 9:15"
    Friend "Excuse me, do you have the time?"
    Stranger: "9:15"
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    Ya, that was a guess, and it couldve happened to anyone.
    But its usually pretty close.

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    I have a couple analog wall clocks in my home. the only digital clocks in my house that are right more than twice a day are of the autoset variety and they are the alarm clocks.

    I used to wear a watch all the time, and preferred analog ones. but my last one, a Fossil, had some problems and the company was a PITA and could not get the repair right, despite the lifetime warranty which they refused to honor after the first repair failed.

    I was furious, and haven't really worn a watch since.

    I don't like keeping diligent track of time. these days I use my cell phone for that when I'm out of the house and need to keep track of time.

    mostly, I don't watch the clock, though. if I have an appointment or I make a commitment, I am on time. otherwise, meh.

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    I love my watch, and I feel completely naked without it.

    No battery, no modern technology to fail at an inopportune time. Just a very reliable automatic movement.

    That, and I hate my cell phone (electronic leash). So no way I want to be reminded I even hate it when I just need to know what time it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pointerDixie214 View Post
    I love my watch, and I feel completely naked without it.

    No battery, no modern technology to fail at an inopportune time. Just a very reliable automatic movement.

    That, and I hate my cell phone (electronic leash). So no way I want to be reminded I even hate it when I just need to know what time it is.

    Getting off the "electronic leash", is another very good reason to have a watch.

    I simply hate when people can't leave their cell phone alone, or even better, leave it at home.

    Most people just don't have a need for being reachable 24-7-365.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Magura View Post
    I simply hate when people can't leave their cell phone alone, or even better, leave it at home.
    I especially hate when people prioritize answering the phone over you being present. Why would someone calling you be more important than the person you're face to face with?!? If I sit down with a friend for a bit of lunch and he says "I'm expecting a call from my doctor with some test results" it's all fine with me, but when his wife calls to chat about the weather and what to make for dinner, WTF? Picking up the phone while you're already having a conversation with someone is just plain rude. Let it go to voice mail and check up on it later.

    As for telling time, I spent a couple of years without any time piece and got to a point that if I'd had a glance at a watch in the morning I could tell time within 5-10 minutes for the remainder of the day. Then I got a job as a teacher and found out the 5-10 minutes just wasn't exact enough with my pupils always insisting that it was time for a break, so I bought a really nice, mechanical watch and have been wearing that ever since - these days more as a form of "jewelery" than actually needing to know time.

    The vote needs an "All of the above" option, when I need to know the time I use whatever is handy.

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    Cell phone. I have a nice fossil watch that I rarely wear. I nevver check time when I ride though.
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    I work in a hospital that implemented a policy a few years ago that bans staff from wearing rings, watches and arm jewelry. Rings watches etc harbor invisible organisms that handwashing does not remove.

    It was just easier to stop wearing a watch, rings to work and after work.
    I'm pretty accurate judging the time by looking around the environment for clues.
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    If I ever start using a watch again it will be mechanical.

    There was a time when I thought wearing a watch had given me this irritating automatic reaction of frequently looking at my wrist...

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    When i finish my bottle of gatorade and 70 -100 oz of water, its time to head back to the car. I'm done riding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandrenseren View Post
    I especially hate when people prioritize answering the phone over you being present. Why would someone calling you be more important than the person you're face to face with?!? If I sit down with a friend for a bit of lunch and he says "I'm expecting a call from my doctor with some test results" it's all fine with me, but when his wife calls to chat about the weather and what to make for dinner, WTF? Picking up the phone while you're already having a conversation with someone is just plain rude. Let it go to voice mail and check up on it later.

    As for telling time, I spent a couple of years without any time piece and got to a point that if I'd had a glance at a watch in the morning I could tell time within 5-10 minutes for the remainder of the day. Then I got a job as a teacher and found out the 5-10 minutes just wasn't exact enough with my pupils always insisting that it was time for a break, so I bought a really nice, mechanical watch and have been wearing that ever since - these days more as a form of "jewelery" than actually needing to know time.

    The vote needs an "All of the above" option, when I need to know the time I use whatever is handy.
    If I'm on the phone with someone and they switch over to answer another call, I hang up.

    In the business world, most men wear watches. I have a few, usually wearing a see-through Armitron automatic.
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    Phone Mostly. I also am starting to collect old mechanical desk clocks. I have a couple large wall clocks, and am in the market for a nice vintage pocket watch. I have a nice skeleton style wrist watch that i don't wear very often as i have a mild allergy to stainless if i wear it for more than a week. I love mechanical devices, and clocks seem to make me drool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    I work in a hospital that implemented a policy a few years ago that bans staff from wearing rings, watches and arm jewelry.
    ^1
    I'm a mechanic so, I've never really worn jewelery or watches either for the obvious safety hazards and also to minimize damage (scratches etc) to customers vehicles (even HAD to wear a soft velcro belt at one place).

    As for time, I'm a creature of habit and routine, so at home I know the rough time by the show that's on TV, and at work, there's always a radio on, and they announce the time every so often. Being that we're third party "city" workers, we don't really ever start work, to be worried about when we should finish either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    I work in a hospital that implemented a policy a few years ago that bans staff from wearing rings, watches and arm jewelry. Rings watches etc harbor invisible organisms that handwashing does not remove.

    It was just easier to stop wearing a watch, rings to work and after work.
    I'm pretty accurate judging the time by looking around the environment for clues.
    my wife is in a similar situation and uses a little pocket watch because she needs a second hand for checking pulse and such.

    I like the idea of using a pocket watch, too. I also had the seemingly automatic "check the wrist every 15min" reflex. the pocket watch at least gets it out of sight.

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    Well...cause I'm unemployed at the moment, it's either day time or night time...LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ALBM View Post
    Well...cause I'm unemployed at the moment, it's either day time or night time...LOL!
    LOL, I guess time truly is relative
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    Phone.

    I haven't had a watch in 10 years. My wife bought me one about 5 years ago, it drove me crazy on my wrist after being used to not wearing one.
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    I never used to wear a watch until I was on a cruise about 5 years ago that had no clocks anywhere to be found and I constantly was trying to figure out the time. I bought an expensive-ish watch to make sure that I kept wearing it and now have a different watch for every day of the week. haha

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    My friend retired about 5 years ago. The first thing
    he did was throw his watch away. He never wears
    one now, and could care less what time it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Kuhl View Post
    My friend retired about 5 years ago. The first thing
    he did was through his watch away. He never wears
    one now, and could care less what time it is.

    Best, John
    I am going to do the opposite. When I retire I am going to buy a watch. (Already have and wear one, but want a nicer one).

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    A watch. I feel naked without it. lol
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    Wearing a watch has given me a really weird tick. When I get uncomfortable in social settings I look at my watch.

    What is really weird is when I forget to wear my watch and It happens. I feel like a doofus.
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    I use the sun alot I'm usually within a half-hour of the right time
    I have a couple nice watches but never wear them and because I never wear them i scratch and chip the crystal and a new crystal is like $800 now
    Or if it's dark or I'm inside my cell works great

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    Quote Originally Posted by ALBM View Post
    Well...cause I'm unemployed at the moment, it's either day time or night time...LOL!
    How many times have you've gone shopping on a sunday or after hours? I'm unemployed too and sometimes find the shop door closed and realize it must be sunday or some odd holiday I've forgotten about. I really like having all this time on my hands, it's great, I just wish it payed better.. The guy who said "Time is money" obviously wasn't unemployed because I have all the time in the world and no money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll View Post
    you need to check and see what time it is when you are RIDING?
    On weekdays I ride in the morning and have to be home by 12:30 to get ready for work, so, yes.
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    I use whatever is around me. Cell, Watch, Sun. It all works

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    I use the Date Picker/Calendar add-on in Firefox. It displays the date & time in the status bar and pops up a small calendar with one click. Very handy.

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    I use my stomach. Every three hours I think about food.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandrenseren View Post
    How many times have you've gone shopping on a sunday or after hours? I'm unemployed too and sometimes find the shop door closed and realize it must be sunday or some odd holiday I've forgotten about. I really like having all this time on my hands, it's great, I just wish it payed better.. The guy who said "Time is money" obviously wasn't unemployed because I have all the time in the world and no money.
    I have no money too shop, and I rarely know what day of the week it is. Riding is free, I get the water out of the faucet...not a real high maintenance person here. I am however thinking about starting too look for a job, I'm kinda bored.

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