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Old 11-03-2019, 08:15 AM
 
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Like many of you, I wore watches to work every day. I have a favorite (gift from DH) and 2 Seikos I like. I still like them all, but I haven’t worn them even once since I retired.

Yesterday I went to a jeweler to find out the best way to take care of them. I thought I could just have the batteries removed, but he explained why that’s not a good idea. He asked what I intended to do with them and I said leave them for my daughter. He said, “Why not give them to your daughter now?”

You need to know DD does wear a watch, but already has a gorgeous & very expensive one. Plus she rarely wants anything I offer her. I love the watches so much, I figured I’d rather keep them rather than have her reject them.

I changed my mind (I do that a lot) and offered her the watches. She wants them and is excited. I’m thrilled.

Do you still wear a watch?


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Old 11-03-2019, 08:28 AM
 
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Now I've replaced my watch with a fitbit. I feel a little naked without the time on my wrist.
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I wear a small, square-faced sterling silver watch every day. I do use it to check the time but I mostly keep it because it's like wearing a (useful) bracelet. I can control it and set it five minutes ahead, unlike my iPhone.

I think your daughter is lucky to get your watches. They may become very collectible over time.
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Old 11-03-2019, 08:59 AM
 
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Yes, I still wear one. I like to know what time it is when I am out and about and my wrist feels naked without one? My phone is usually zipped in my purse so thatís no help.

Funny you should post this as I have been thinking of purchasing a new watch for a while. I just havenít made time to do so.
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No. I replaced it several years ago with my Fitbit. I also like that my Fitbit lets me know if I get a text or phone call even when my phone is in my purse or in another room.


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Old 11-03-2019, 09:11 AM
 
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I wear one when I go out of the house.
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I love my watch! No Fitbit or Apple Watch here...
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Old 11-03-2019, 09:39 AM
 
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I always wear a watch. I couldn't function without one.
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Old 11-03-2019, 10:15 AM
 
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I still wear one daily. For awhile I had a fitbit, but I quite wearing it. I really don't need to know exactly how many steps I take in a day--I know whether I've been active or a slug.
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Old 11-03-2019, 10:50 AM
 
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I used to wear one every day and have some really nice ones. Eventually, I stopped because everyone has a phone with the time on it.

And now that Iím retired, I donít really need to know the time that often.


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Old 11-03-2019, 12:46 PM
 
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I do but itís an Apple watch and itís main function is not to tell time but to count steps, receive messages and control my podcasts
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I have a lot of fashion watches, unfortunately many in need of batteries. When I would visit my mom in Florida, there was a booth in a flea market near her that sold batteries and replaced the dead ones at a reasonable price. Haven't been able to find a similar place up north.
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Old 11-03-2019, 01:53 PM
 
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I do but itís an Apple watch and itís main function is not to tell time but to count steps, receive messages and control my podcasts
Apple takes over the world! The reason I donít need a watch is I always have my iPhone (which counts my miles, plays my podcasts, receives texts....). Sometimes I do check the time.
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Old 11-03-2019, 06:33 PM
 
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I have quite a few watchesó mostly bracelet type ones. Then I switched to an Alta HR and have no need for them. They are just sitting in my jewelry case with now dead batteries. No idea what I could do with themó hmmm...I wonder if my sister might want them?
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Old 11-04-2019, 02:39 PM
 
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I havenít worn a watch in probably 27 years. Iíve been teaching 27 years.
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Old 11-04-2019, 04:19 PM
 
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I don't wear one. I don't like the feel of it on my wrist. SOmehow I've managed to survive.
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Love my watches...
Old 11-04-2019, 09:08 PM
 
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The one I wear most often is an old "nurse's" windup Timex. The other three I use in somewhat of a rotation are all self winding watches. I haven't used a battery operated watch since I was doing parking lot duty at lunch years ago and the battery went out and I didn't know when to come in
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Old 11-05-2019, 06:06 AM
 
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I stopped wearing a watch the day I retired. I figured I was on my own schedule then and really didn't need to know the exact minute for recess duty, lunch, specials...anymore. In fact when we moved I got rid of all my watches!
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Old 11-06-2019, 02:53 PM
 
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Yep, I wear a watch. I think its easier to look at a watch then pull out a phone to get the time.
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Old 11-06-2019, 03:06 PM
 
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I love watches, but need to get several batteries replaced. I don't like having to look at the phone.
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