Why People Still Wear Watches

Why People Still Wear Watches

Postby koimaster » May 13th 2017, 10:00am

It is not news to anyone that technology has usurped many of the functions once served solely by wristwatches.

Electric lighting, for example, supplanted the need for minute repeaters--watches that sound out the time, aiding the wearer when they are in complete darkness--and dive computers replaced the dive watch as a necessity, though many divers still don one as a back-up.

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Re: Why People Still Wear Watches

Postby Rusty » May 13th 2017, 11:32am

I wear a watch for the simplest of reasons...to impress chicks....not.

Really, just to tell time.
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Re: Why People Still Wear Watches

Postby TemerityB » May 13th 2017, 1:15pm

I only started "getting into" watches about 12 years ago, and I've never stopped to ask myself why. I can't even give an answer. I'm hoping this hobby eventually becomes what all my earlier ones became: My job. That's pretty much the truth - anything I was into in my formative years I eventually got a job working at one way or another. One more time, lord.

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Re: Why People Still Wear Watches

Postby Thunder1 » May 13th 2017, 2:01pm

1)They're jewelry for males..2)they're miniature examples of mechanical wonders..
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Re: Why People Still Wear Watches

Postby foghorn » May 13th 2017, 2:59pm

I wear watches to show that I'm a failure.

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Re: Why People Still Wear Watches

Postby Britboy » May 13th 2017, 4:04pm

I have always worn a watch since I was a young lad, had a pocket watch for a while when I was in the military.
Feel totally naked without a watch on.
Now I have watches for tons of different occasions.
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Re: Why People Still Wear Watches

Postby bedlam » May 13th 2017, 6:26pm

The story that watches are the only jewelry available for men is logically strange.

Men looking for jewelry can buy all sorts of jewelry, and they do. Necklaces, bracelets, bangles, cufflinks, rings, etc. Watches can be jewelry but I'd venture they are jewelry second, in the same way a car can act as "man jewelry".

Guys want a car for its utility first and then will chose a specific car based on other things like performance, looks, and the perception of status it provides. I think that is exactly the same for watches. There would be very few people out there who bought a watch as jewelry who didn't primarily want it to tell the time.

The think the "watches are only man jewelry" argument is (mostly) bogus.
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Re: Why People Still Wear Watches

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » May 13th 2017, 6:56pm

Yup. The part about them being "the only man jewelry" is pretty much a load of bollocks. I could say, that a watch is the only jewelry I wear, save for a pair of 1950s silver cufflinks, inherited from my grandfather. But the part about the watch being a piece of jewelry is as imprecise as it could get. A watch can be a tool, a piece of jewelry, of fine mechanics, of art, of technology... Or some of these- or all- at once.
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