Your watch personality

JesseJames

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I've heard that the kind of watch you wear is a good indicator of your
personality.
It kind of makes sense I guess. Though I do think it's definitely more art than science.
For the record, I wear a Swiss Army watch, dull stainless steel with a black face and subdued numbers. Best watch I've ever owned.
I use to wear Timex but they ALL konked out on me. Never again.
I spent the C-note on the Swiss Army and never looked back. I've had the battery replaced once at the jewelry store and that's it. Beautiful.
It's been said that this type of watch says you are rugged, practical, honest and straightforward, and a little bit mysterious.
Hmm.
 

jdechko

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I don't wear a watch. Actually, a few months ago, I stopped wearing a watch. I guess that fits me as well, because time isn't everything to me. I have a clock on my computer and a clock in my car, and my alarm clock. That tells me everything I need to know as far as time is concerned.

I guess I'm just laid back enough, and I don't really want to rush through life. I used to wear a watch, and I'd always look at it to see what time it was, especially in church (instead of really listening). I figure that if I am where I need to be, that's all that matters.
 

ibook30

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I gave up on the watch. One less thing to keep track of. At work I have a stupid pager which tells time, and often have my cell phone,,, too many devices with time on them!

So what kind of watch personality ditches the device all together?
 

tag

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ibook30 said:
I gave up on the watch. One less thing to keep track of. At work I have a stupid pager which tells time, and often have my cell phone,,, too many devices with time on them!

So what kind of watch personality ditches the device all together?
Oh no! :eek: No watch=No personality

But seriously I don't wear one either (I do own 2 though, but they haven't seen the light of day in over a year, and even then it was for special occasions). Currently I just wear a woven surfer type bracelet in place, but I've been looking into maybe getting a nice watch since I've never owned one that was over like 75$. So many choices though. :p

JesseJames said:
It's been said that this type of watch says you are rugged, practical, honest and straightforward, and a little bit mysterious.
Hmm.
Is there like a website or something that gives you these type of quotes or something? Like plug in your watch and get your fortune? :cool:
 

Danksi

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Mine:-



Plain n' simple. It was a present from a couple of years ago. I like it because it's Kinetic - so I don't need to worry about batteries.
 

revenuee

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I use to wear an ESQ i stopped wearing a watch a few years ago ... my cellphone tells time when i REALLY need to know
 

JesseJames

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I heard this on a TV show.
I did a web search and haven't really found a good website for it though.
But using common sense I'd say if you wear an expensive jeweled designer watch, you are flamboyant, egotistical, gregarious, a bit naive perhaps.
A spartan watch with little if anything for decoration might mean you are, pragmatic, hardheaded, your way or the highway, and maybe a bit mean.
A colorful toy-like watch, (say like a child might wear) probably says that you are artistic, playful, a bit absentminded, don't take yourself too seriously, takes more of a 'whatever dude' attitude towards life.
 

Jay42

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I used to wear a Tag Heuer that I got in Chinatown for $6 (the guy originally wanted $8). It kept pretty good time for about 4 months. I haven't found a replacement for a while, but I think I might invest in a good watch this time around. My opinion is that you should go for a really good watch to last you forever or a really cheap one that you don't care about.

Does this mean I'm cheap?
 

crazycat

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I dont use a watch anymore, i have a mobil phone which is with me nearly all day and i just use that.
 

FoxyKaye

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JesseJames said:
I heard this on a TV show.
I did a web search and haven't really found a good website for it though.
But using common sense I'd say if you wear an expensive jeweled designer watch, you are flamboyant, egotistical, gregarious, a bit naive perhaps.
A spartan watch with little if anything for decoration might mean you are, pragmatic, hardheaded, your way or the highway, and maybe a bit mean.
A colorful toy-like watch, (say like a child might wear) probably says that you are artistic, playful, a bit absentminded, don't take yourself too seriously, takes more of a 'whatever dude' attitude towards life.
My watch is somewhere between 2-3 - I bought it because it was big and easy to read (it's an older Fossil from their "World Traveler" series), but has a really cool map of the globe under the hands, and the hands glow in the dark. And, I tricked it out with a neato leather band I bought at an arts fair. OK, so I'm closer to number three, especially if you saw what I've done with jean jackets and sweatshirts. But I'm not absent-minded!

Wait a minute, what were we talking about?:p
 

emw

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I guess I have a split personality. Some days I wear my heart rate monitor watch, just because it's casual and waterproof.

Usually to work I wear a Skagen watch I received as a Valentine's Day gift from my wife.

edesignuk said:
I like to confuse anyone who asks me the time
Cool watch. I can't see which dots are lit up on the top, but it's pretty obvious how it works. Of course, it would confuse me every time I went to look for the time, though.
 

sk3pt1c

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a simulacrum
casio g-shock
the toughest mofo out there
has been through special forces training
been thrown at walls
been totally molested just for the fun of it
nothing but a few scratches
g-shock rocks!!!
 

strydr

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I haven't worn a watch in over 10 years. I have a bad habit of "lagging", weraing a watch would only remind me just how late I am. Now I carry 2 cell phones, one laptop, and one PDA- they all keep pretty good time (when I look). I used to have a Rolex, but it couldn't keep time at all- so I switched to a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle watch (%1000 cheaper)- and it kept time purfectly. Gave that up when I turned 18, haven't worn a watch since then.
 

rosalindavenue

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I get an incredible amount of spam about fake rolexes (only on my work PC of course; thunderbird at home on my mac clears that out); maybe I should get one of those.

I have worn a watch every day of my life since I was a small child; my seiko quartz with my college emblem that I have had for 15 years fried in September. It was in the shop for two months and I wore a $15 walmart digital. I got it out of the shop and it broke again so I took it back to the shop; now I havent worn a watch in a week for the first time in my memory. I'm using my treo for the time.
 

Nermal

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These "watch" threads seem to turn up about once a year :rolleyes:

History time!
I got my first watch when I was 13 (1996), it was a black digital Casio. It lasted 4 years then the strap broke.
In 2000 while in Indonesia I bought a G-Shock clone for $5, it lasted about 2 years before the strap broke off. For the few months leading up to Christmas the thing was stuck back together with tape :p
For Christmas 2002 I got a real G-Shock, and it's still going strong :)

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mrzeve

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sk3pt1c said:
casio g-shock
the toughest mofo out there
has been through special forces training
been thrown at walls
been totally molested just for the fun of it
nothing but a few scratches
g-shock rocks!!!
Same here.
 

ibook30

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edesignuk said:
I like to confuse anyone who asks me the time :D :p
edesigunk that is beautiful.

I just realized I own a watch - but don't use it (so if watch = personality, yes I don't use mine....). It's an old timey pocket watch with a note engraved from an ex, perhaps that's what turned me off watches.
 

Jovian9

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This watch is fairly similar to mine...but mine is not the stitched leather and has 2 dull white stripes in the leather......
but mine has an all black leather band and all brown leather band as extras.
 

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