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Are Watch Wearing Humans Superior? 189

Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,455 Armed with camera and not afraid to use it.
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Re: Are Watch Wearing Humans Superior?
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2020, 07:42:52 PM »
Obviously  :rofl:

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Re: Are Watch Wearing Humans Superior?
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2020, 10:40:42 PM »
I wear a watch, so yes. :angel:

Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

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Re: Are Watch Wearing Humans Superior?
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2020, 07:20:02 PM »
 :iagree:

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Re: Are Watch Wearing Humans Superior?
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2020, 02:35:37 PM »
 :D

Was there ever any doubt?

I love choosing and wearing a watch every day.

"And what does your watch do" It indicates the time
"Is that all"  Yes, it is a watch :D
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Re: Are Watch Wearing Humans Superior?
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2020, 12:48:24 AM »
For the sake of convenience, uh, yes.

I hate yanking my phone out of my pocket/holster just t check the time. I prefer analog watches with high contrast, easily visible Arabic numerals. Preferably glow-in-the-dark numerals.  If digital, it's got stop watch/timer (and sometimes other stuff) functions.  I've been fancying a chronograph;/diver's watch--but those are stupid much. I've seen cars on my list for that much....

Durability. Today's smart watches are barely better than the phones themselves. I've seen a lot of smashed screens and busted devices.  I have an Armitron, Timex, and Victorinox. The Armitron (digital) has been exposed to chemicals (including bug spray, which washed away some of the printing on the body) and has been on my wrist when I fell off a horse, and the Timex--I lost count. Worst it's gotten is the crystal has a spot that I can't recall what caused it.

Battery Life. All but cheap POS watches will typically last about five years (if not more). Smart Watches--stand by is a couple of weeks at best; in use, hours.  Mechanical watches never need batteries.....

Cost: Decent smart watches are $150-200; and most are way more than that. If you screw them up, you're SOL. Decent watches. Most clothing stores and department stores will have a ton of good options at $50 or less. Cheap Casios are $10-15; my old Armitron was $15; and my Timex $35.   At $150-200 for watches, and if I had that to spare, I'd be going with Citizen.


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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,455 Armed with camera and not afraid to use it.
Re: Are Watch Wearing Humans Superior?
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2020, 07:35:29 AM »
You will be happy with whichever G-Shock you get.

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Re: Are Watch Wearing Humans Superior?
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2020, 09:49:44 AM »
I carry a pocket watch specifically because I don't want to wear a watch. On the other hand I'm an artist so that explains everything.  :rofl:

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OCD Squad Leader Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,570
Re: Are Watch Wearing Humans Superior?
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2020, 10:33:33 AM »
If by superior you mean "more on time"... then yes, possibly.
Of course the lower Extraversion (less social) and Openness (less adventurous), could lead to a different conclusion. >:D



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OCD Squad Leader Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,570
Re: Are Watch Wearing Humans Superior?
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2020, 10:45:46 AM »
For the sake of convenience, uh, yes.

I hate yanking my phone out of my pocket/holster just t check the time. I prefer analog watches with high contrast, easily visible Arabic numerals. Preferably glow-in-the-dark numerals.  If digital, it's got stop watch/timer (and sometimes other stuff) functions.  I've been fancying a chronograph;/diver's watch--but those are stupid much. I've seen cars on my list for that much....

Durability. Today's smart watches are barely better than the phones themselves. I've seen a lot of smashed screens and busted devices.  I have an Armitron, Timex, and Victorinox. The Armitron (digital) has been exposed to chemicals (including bug spray, which washed away some of the printing on the body) and has been on my wrist when I fell off a horse, and the Timex--I lost count. Worst it's gotten is the crystal has a spot that I can't recall what caused it.

Battery Life. All but cheap POS watches will typically last about five years (if not more). Smart Watches--stand by is a couple of weeks at best; in use, hours.  Mechanical watches never need batteries.....

Cost: Decent smart watches are $150-200; and most are way more than that. If you screw them up, you're SOL. Decent watches. Most clothing stores and department stores will have a ton of good options at $50 or less. Cheap Casios are $10-15; my old Armitron was $15; and my Timex $35.   At $150-200 for watches, and if I had that to spare, I'd be going with Citizen.


I am soon getting a G-Shock. Always wanted one, might as well get one.
Just get a smartwatch with a bevel (e.g. from Samsung). And yes, they are more fragile and need more maintenance (though not more than my pocket watch that needs to be wound up daily). That said, they also add a lot of other features (notifications/fitness tracker). It makes no sense to wear a smartwatch if you don't care for those, but is a great addition for people who are medium to light smartphone users (no point for a smart-watch if you have the phone in your hand all the time).

I think this is one of the weaknesses of this study is that they do not differentiate between watches as watches can be so many things: jewelry, status symbol, time-keeper, fitness-tracker, notification center.

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Re: Are Watch Wearing Humans Superior?
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2020, 11:15:11 AM »
It may sound suspicious and not everyone may accept it, but the answer is SURE

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Re: Are Watch Wearing Humans Superior?
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2020, 11:19:19 AM »
Just get a smarsmurfch with a bevel (e.g. from Samsung). And yes, they are more fragile and need more maintenance (though not more than my pocket watch that needs to be wound up daily). That said, they also add a lot of other features (notifications/fitness tracker). It makes no sense to wear a smarsmurfch if you don't care for those, but is a great addition for people who are medium to light smartphone users (no point for a smart-watch if you have the phone in your hand all the time).

I think this is one of the weaknesses of this study is that they do not differentiate between watches as watches can be so many things: jewelry, status symbol, time-keeper, fitness-tracker, notification center.
I stopped wearing watches until Apple Watch series 2 has been issued to me at work. Been wearing Apple Watches since. It’s a really neat sturdy and useful device.
Though recently I bought a different traditional watch without all the fancy stuff - it’s for those days when I just need to take a pause and leave some time for myself.

Smart watches are great for getting things done on time and if you do any distance/calories depending activities, but sometimes I just need to rest from all this notifications

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OCD Squad Leader Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,570
Re: Are Watch Wearing Humans Superior?
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2020, 03:08:59 PM »
I stopped wearing watches until Apple Watch series 2 has been issued to me at work. Been wearing Apple Watches since. It’s a really neat sturdy and useful device.
Though recently I bought a different traditional watch without all the fancy stuff - it’s for those days when I just need to take a pause and leave some time for myself.

Smart watches are great for getting things done on time and if you do any distance/calories depending activities, but sometimes I just need to rest from all this notifications
I totally agree...
Apple watch is hard to beat when it comes to smartwatches (though it is on the pricey side).

I like taking calls on my watch... makes me feel like a '90s spy :D

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Re: Are Watch Wearing Humans Superior?
« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2020, 04:40:15 PM »
I've always worn a watch for as long as I can remember.  Its weird for me to not have one on my wrist.  I love solar atomic as the battery gets a nice charge and I have one thats ten years young.  The GShock I wear most is a G7700 which has stood the test of daily work and play.  Not sure why I've gravitated to this one.  I've given many of my Gshocks away over the years.  When I hear someone who has had issues with their watch I give them a Gshock.  I now only have 3 down from about 20+.

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