Who still wears a normal watch?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by tranceking26, Jul 7, 2019.

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Apple Watch of any version, or just a normal watch?

  1. Apple Watch

    22.8%
  2. Normal watch

    58.2%
  3. Nothing

    15.2%
  4. Other smart watch

    3.8%
  1. tranceking26 macrumors 6502

    tranceking26

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    I searched and couldn't find any threads about normal watches. I wonder what % of the forum community here doesn't own/want an Apple Watch.

    What brands do you like?

    Here's one I picked up for less than £20 recently. Came with the correct time out the box.

    https://www.argos.co.uk/product/7343959

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  2. jkcerda macrumors 6502a

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    Used to have one with vibrating alarm. That thing would wake me up unlike the sound alarm. I have not worn one in years
     
  3. nouveau_redneck macrumors 6502a

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  4. jbarley macrumors 68040

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    My daily watch, a 25 year award given to me back in1990, by the company I worked for "Macmillan Bloedel" a forest products company here on Vancouver Island.

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  5. HEALER FLAME Suspended

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    Got Rado watch, Florence series are my favorite but want to sell it now to buy smart watch.
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  6. Scepticalscribe macrumors Westmere

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    There is an excellent thread in the "Picture Gallery" section of the forum, entitled "Who's Got A Nice Watch? Traditional Watches Only - No Smartwatches" where watches are discussed at length.

    I suggest that you send a note to the mods ('contact us') and request that this thread be added to the already existing thread.

    Re watches, I still wear a traditional watch, an Omega Deville that I have had a decade, and which closely resembles those classic watches from the 1950s and 1960s, with a clean face, elegant Arabic numerals at every second space, starting with 2 and concluding with 12, and dauphin hands.
     
  7. mike.coulter macrumors regular

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    I wear a Casio everyday, normally a 5610 or my Mudmaster.
     
  8. decafjava macrumors 68040

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    Me, a gift purchased by a close friend from the Acropolis museum. It resembles a Swatch but with ancient Greek inscriptions on it.
     
  9. BlankStar macrumors 6502a

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    If you want to know how many % use a normal watch; add a poll? ;-)
     
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  11. bunnspecial macrumors 604

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    Rolex ref. 16013 for me for every day wear, and other interesting things as the occasion calls for it.

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  12. tranceking26 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Where to put it? need somewhere where loads of people would vote. Plus don't wanna start being lectured about putting things in the wrong section lol.
     
  13. decafjava macrumors 68040

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    It should be ok here as it is a general forum.
     
  14. tranceking26 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks, just added one. Hopefully this poll will gain attention.
     
  15. Huntn macrumors P6

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    This used to be my go to watch, accurate, 2 time zones, and inexpensive. No watch now, I always have my phone, and generally speaking don’t have to keep that close an eye on the time.
     
  16. AngerDanger, Jul 8, 2019
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    AngerDanger macrumors 601

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    Maybe the options should be between a Smart Watch, Normal Watch, and Nothing instead of exclusively an Apple Watch. :) I'm one of the two people who still wear a Pebble watch.

    EDIT for fans of unnecessary info: I actually got the watch free from Pebble for writing a couple watchfaces. They did pretty well on the Pebble appstore, so they wanted me to keep updating them to support color, but I told them it'd be pretty hard to with my b/w only Pebble.

    They actually sent me two Pebbles because they thought AngerDanger and my real name (which I'd been using to correspond) were two different people.
     
  17. tranceking26 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Done, I had completely forgotten about them. Vote away! :cool:
     
  18. AustinIllini macrumors demi-goddess

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    I have a Tag Heuer Formula 1 for daily use. Watch people make fun of me but it is my favorite and was a watch I had wanted for years.

    I have the model when Tag sponsored McLaren so it's black and white.
     
  19. Zenithal macrumors G3

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    Where on earth did you find a classic Vostok?
     
  20. Apple fanboy macrumors Nehalem

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    I stopped wearing a watch when I started carrying a mobile phone with me all the time.

    Haven’t owned one in years.
     
  21. QCassidy352 macrumors G4

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    I have a Skagen and a Citizen, but I haven’t worn them since I got my Apple Watch.
     
  22. Miat macrumors 6502a

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    No smartwatch. Usually have a cheap quartz for general purpose. Something like this Timex T2N338.
     
  23. yaxomoxay macrumors 68040

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    I got it when I visited the Soviet Union.
     
  24. Scepticalscribe macrumors Westmere

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    Around a decade ago, I saw them for sale in street markets in Tbilisi.
     

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