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Do you wear a watch?


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I stopped wearing a watch when I got an iPhone. I did get a Fitbit later though, but I think of it more as a step counter and prodded to get up off my butt and move around. 
 

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Wore one for years in the military. Didn't touch one for the first ten years after leaving. Now I wear occasionally, mostly to church or other such functions. If I'm fully outfitted, the pocket watches come out. Weirdly, I've been picking up a few over the last year, not sure why.

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I wore a ridiculously expensive Movado for years, but moved to a Samsung Smart Watch a bunch of years ago because of the allure of getting push notifications for phone calls, emails, texts, Slack messages, etc. to my wrist while in a meeting or on the road. Not to mention, I grew up reading Dick Tracey comics and the reality of using my watch for phone calls needed to be made so.

 

The one thing I learned early on was to NOT check notifications while in a meeting or out with my wife. Looking at your watch will forever still be associated with "I'm bored. When is this thing going to end?"

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My wife went to Moscow on a business trip in the early 2000s and brought back a Russian watch - black leather band and a windup stem. I wore that for a while because of the novelty. 

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In the olden days (pre-smart phones) I wore one, but always destroyed them doing manual labor.  SO I'd gravitate towards the cheap Timex Indiglo ones.

 

Once smart phones became a thing I found the watch to be redundant.  And I was carrying an HP ipaq phone long before Blackberrys & iPhones were on the market (2004?).

 

Recently (3 years ago?) started wearing a Fitbit, and now a Garmin for heartrate & workouts.  I got 2 years out of the Fitbit, and the Garmin is about a year old now.  The Apple Watch doesn't have the 5 day battery life and heartrate tracking that I am used to, so I don't see one of those in my future.

 

I still gouge watches up like it's my job...

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