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  1. No watch for me — always got my cell phone with me, and as you pointed out, there is a wide range of time devices everywhere I go: wall clocks, some TV channels, the DVD player, the oven clock.

    Comment by david — 12/19/2005 @ 05:38:40 PM

  2. I use my phone most the time, I’m lucky to work in an enviroment mostly devoid of clocks so I rely on the phone hanging around my neck to tell me what time it is.
    From a young age all but metal watches straps have caused my wrist to comeout in a rash so I only tend to wear a watch for a short time when I’m in enviroments were my phone is switched off like in church.

    Comment by Mark — 12/19/2005 @ 06:15:58 PM

  3. I wear a watch - in fact, the same watch I have worn since 1980.

    It keeps lousy time, but my cell phone (Nokia 3390) actually keeps lousier time, and the network’s time signals are always about two or three minutes off.

    Comment by CGHill — 12/19/2005 @ 08:28:40 PM

  4. CGHill, I was born in 1981, so I have no chance of beating u there. I used to wear watches, but after loosing a nice one jumping a fence, I havn’t bought another (just use my phone instead).
    I feel watches are better than phones for both style and function, but I can’t justify the cost of a decent watch at the moment.
    PS: I think watches will eventually swallow phones, not the other way round. Btw, interesting topic.

    Comment by the new normal — 12/19/2005 @ 09:37:37 PM

  5. I like the idea of wearing a watch (it seems very sophisticated), and have about seven cheap ones to choose from. I never remember to put one on, and don’t miss it. The phone is the time-keeper, but that matters not to a musician (have you ever seen a concert start on time?)

    Comment by tommy — 12/20/2005 @ 09:58:08 AM

  6. Related to this, I’m one of those types who can’t abide to go anywhere without my cellphone in my pocket or in my hand. And I’m talking anywhere — a business meeting down the hall, the bathroom, whatever.

    Naturally, I’ll turn the ringer off at appropriate times, and almost never answer the phone while engaged with someone/something else. But still, I like to keep it at hand.

    I have friends and acquaintences who leave their mobile phones in their car, or at home during a night out, etc., and I cannot fathom it (isn’t it the point of a mobile phone that you can use it anywhere, anytime?).

    Comment by CT — 12/20/2005 @ 03:13:44 PM

  7. As a kid, we’ve been told to wear our watches every time we go out, but ever since I got my phone, I have been wearing my watch much less frequently. I just rely on my cell almost all the time. My skin got rid of the watch marks, too.

    Comment by geri — 01/12/2021 @ 01:42:20 AM

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