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Thread started 03/04/15 8:51am

Militant

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Do you wear a watch?

And if so, what kind?

I never wore one my entire life. If I needed to know the time I just pulled out my phone. The reason being, knowing what time it is isn't massively important to me. There are more important things for me to know. I always thought if I could have something on my arm that showed me my calendar and email and Twitter that would be worth putting something on my wrist.

Enter wearable technology. I bought the LG G-Watch last July when it came out and I can't live without it now! It was the first Android Wear watch (Google's operating system for wearable technology) and since then there's been about half a dozen more devices released running that software, from Motorola, LG, Sony, Asus and Samsung.

It uses standard 22mm watch straps, so I'm looking into getting a stainless steel strap and a fabric one.



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Reply #1 posted 03/04/15 10:14am

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I always ask people with cell phones what the time is... razz lol

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Reply #2 posted 03/04/15 10:51am

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I wear an old fashioned watch with numbers in a circle. About the only modern thing about it is it lights up green when you press the knob in. #IAmSquare

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Reply #3 posted 03/04/15 12:23pm

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Yes. I collect watches............

Concord

ORIS

Omega

Movado

BLVGARI

Cartier

Zenith

Tiffany

Baume and Mercier

Tag

Hublot

IWC

Montblonc

...........................2 name a few.

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Reply #4 posted 03/04/15 12:28pm

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Yes, a Rolex Presidential that was my father-in-laws. My mother-in-law gave it to me after he died and I consider it an honor to wear it.

My father gave me a Rolex many years ago, and I passed that on to my son when he turned 21 three months ago.

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Reply #5 posted 03/04/15 12:32pm

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I never liked wearing watches, I have a strange relationship with time and I stopped wearing my last watch when it gave up in 1999 after I wore it while snorkeling. It was nothing fancy, just a nice little Swatch watch. I am not really into jewelry or fancy watches. lol

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One thing I really like about your posts and threads is that I often learn something about technology, about computers and what to buy and what not to buy.

So, could you please elaborate a bit on those watches that you posted? What can they do for you, and what is so special about them that you started wearing a watch again? And aren´t they a bit obsolete because a smartphone can do the same things for you?

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Reply #6 posted 03/04/15 12:42pm

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I need one of these:

Genghis Khan

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Reply #7 posted 03/04/15 12:47pm

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I have a Bruce Springsteen watch. Maybe I should wear it... lol

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Reply #8 posted 03/04/15 12:49pm

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purplethunder3121 said:

I have a Bruce Springsteen watch. Maybe I should wear it... lol



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Reply #9 posted 03/04/15 2:45pm

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KoolEaze said:

I never liked wearing watches, I have a strange relationship with time and I stopped wearing my last watch when it gave up in 1999 after I wore it while snorkeling. It was nothing fancy, just a nice little Swatch watch. I am not really into jewelry or fancy watches. lol

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One thing I really like about your posts and threads is that I often learn something about technology, about computers and what to buy and what not to buy.

So, could you please elaborate a bit on those watches that you posted? What can they do for you, and what is so special about them that you started wearing a watch again? And aren´t they a bit obsolete because a smartphone can do the same things for you?

Sure, so basically all the notifications from your phone can get pushed to your watch, which can be handy when it's not always convenient to pull out your phone. But they also can run apps themselves that do useful things. Such as, the watch face can be used as a remote shutter for your camera, you can have the watch give you turn-by-turn directions on Google Maps when you're walking so you don't have to be staring at your phone on a busy street to figure out where you're going. You can set the watch to act as a remote switch for any piece of connected technology, like some people have built apps that enable you to turn on and off light switches and alarms with it, etc.

You can quickly do voice replies to texts or emails, or delete them, or archive them. You can store music on the watch and connect bluetooth headphones to listen to music, so that you don't have to take your phone with you if you go for a run and want to listen to music, and they also track your step count, heart rate, etc. You can quickly dictate voice notes, check your calendar agenda, etc.

One thing I really like though is that it's location-aware, and you can set reminders based on location as well as time. So with the location-aware stuff, if you're near a bus stop or a train station it'll automatically pop-up with the timetable, right on your wrist. If you have a flight to catch, it'll automatically pop up with the schedule and the barcode that allows you to check-in (with some airlines) so you don't need to print a boarding pass. If you're abroad it'll show you both the local weather and the weather at home, pop-up with a world clock automatically, and show you the local currency conversion rate. I also have all my store loyalty cards on the watch so my wallet is a lot thinner now! There's pretty much an infinite amount of possibilities with it and developers are bringing out new apps literally every day. Sure, it's all stuff you CAN do on your phone, but for a lot of it (micro-notifications), it's a lot more convenient to just glance at your watch. If it's something important, then pull our your phone, but for me 9 times out of 10 I want to know what the notification is, but it turns out to not be anything urgent, so I can just get on with what I'm doing without breaking the flow.



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Reply #10 posted 03/04/15 3:45pm

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Reply #11 posted 03/04/15 6:29pm

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Haven't since I got a cellphone (IIRC). The Apple Watch does look tempting, though...

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Reply #12 posted 03/04/15 6:38pm

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No. I can't stand the feeling of things (incl. bracelets) on my wrists.
I used to have a watch necklace, but they are hard to find at a reasonable price these days.


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Reply #14 posted 03/04/15 7:07pm

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yes- i have a few vintage watches///
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Reply #15 posted 03/04/15 7:19pm

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No, they give me a rash. I use my flip phone (no buttdialing!)

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Reply #16 posted 03/05/15 6:12am

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Graycap23 said:

I need one of these:

Genghis Khan

What time is it? Half-past the Horseman.

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Reply #17 posted 03/05/15 6:13am

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7thday said:

Graycap23 said:

I need one of these:

Genghis Khan

What time is it? Half-past the Horseman?

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Reply #18 posted 03/05/15 6:18am

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7thday said:

7thday said:

What time is it? Half-past the Horseman?

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Reply #19 posted 03/05/15 8:37am

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lol

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Reply #20 posted 03/05/15 9:57am

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I love watches, and if/when I get myself financially sorted out, I'll build my collection.

Right now I have some inexpensive ones (Guess, Fossil, Casio) and one Invicta that I bought through HSN.

I might splurge on the iWatch when it comes out.

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Reply #21 posted 03/05/15 10:29am

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I'm allergic. I have a nickel allergy and have yet to find a watch that doesn't have some bit of nickel that comes in contact with the skin, whether the back of the face, the battery or the buckle.

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Reply #22 posted 03/05/15 10:36am

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CarrieMpls said:

I'm allergic. I have a nickel allergy and have yet to find a watch that doesn't have some bit of nickel that comes in contact with the skin, whether the back of the face, the battery or the buckle.


Allergic to nickel??

How did you find out?

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Reply #23 posted 03/05/15 10:41am

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PurpleJedi said:

CarrieMpls said:

I'm allergic. I have a nickel allergy and have yet to find a watch that doesn't have some bit of nickel that comes in contact with the skin, whether the back of the face, the battery or the buckle.


Allergic to nickel??

How did you find out?

I developed a rash from some earrings. It's actually pretty common and fairly easy to self-diagnose.

It's not as big a deal anymore as there are more and more nickel-free options when it comes to jewelry and that kinda thing, but I've stopped looking for watches.

The main thing that sucks now is wearing jeans and the back of the button bothering my skin on my tummy. I generally have to wear a cami or tank top tucked in under whatever shirt I'm wearing so it doesn't touch my skin, which is no big deal in the winter, but no fun in summer. I've tried covering w/clear nail polish but that only lasts so long...

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Reply #24 posted 03/05/15 11:24am

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CarrieMpls said:

I'm allergic. I have a nickel allergy and have yet to find a watch that doesn't have some bit of nickel that comes in contact with the skin, whether the back of the face, the battery or the buckle.

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Reply #25 posted 03/05/15 12:08pm

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CarrieMpls said:

I'm allergic. I have a nickel allergy and have yet to find a watch that doesn't have some bit of nickel that comes in contact with the skin, whether the back of the face, the battery or the buckle.



I am, too.
I bought an ear cuff recently that was supposed to be nickel-free, but my ear was burning so badly the other day! sad


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Reply #26 posted 03/05/15 12:34pm

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Militant said:

And if so, what kind?

I never wore one my entire life. If I needed to know the time I just pulled out my phone. The reason being, knowing what time it is isn't massively important to me. There are more important things for me to know. I always thought if I could have something on my arm that showed me my calendar and email and Twitter that would be worth putting something on my wrist.

Enter wearable technology. I bought the LG G-Watch last July when it came out and I can't live without it now! It was the first Android Wear watch (Google's operating system for wearable technology) and since then there's been about half a dozen more devices released running that software, from Motorola, LG, Sony, Asus and Samsung.

It uses standard 22mm watch straps, so I'm looking into getting a stainless steel strap and a fabric one.



I actually want one of those kinds of watches/activity tracker. I want to be able to ckeck my pnone and messages and bodily functions etc. Seen one at Walgreens but I'm not sure if this is the right one for me or not. Plus, I'm waiting for the price to go down, I don't want to pay hundreds of dollars for one. Would be better if it had the time on it...

http://www.walgreens.com/store/c/walgreens-activity-tracker/ID=prod6256835-product#descriptionNamedTab




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Reply #27 posted 03/05/15 2:02pm

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CarrieMpls said:

PurpleJedi said:


Allergic to nickel??

How did you find out?

I developed a rash from some earrings. It's actually pretty common and fairly easy to self-diagnose.

It's not as big a deal anymore as there are more and more nickel-free options when it comes to jewelry and that kinda thing, but I've stopped looking for watches.

The main thing that sucks now is wearing jeans and the back of the button bothering my skin on my tummy. I generally have to wear a cami or tank top tucked in under whatever shirt I'm wearing so it doesn't touch my skin, which is no big deal in the winter, but no fun in summer. I've tried covering w/clear nail polish but that only lasts so long...


Wow. Never heard of that.

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Reply #28 posted 03/05/15 4:44pm

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7thday said:

Graycap23 said:

I need one of these:

Genghis Khan

What time is it? Half-past the Horseman.


lol

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Reply #29 posted 03/05/15 5:36pm

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Militant said:

And if so, what kind?

I never wore one my entire life. If I needed to know the time I just pulled out my phone. The reason being, knowing what time it is isn't massively important to me. There are more important things for me to know. I always thought if I could have something on my arm that showed me my calendar and email and Twitter that would be worth putting something on my wrist.

Enter wearable technology. I bought the LG G-Watch last July when it came out and I can't live without it now! It was the first Android Wear watch (Google's operating system for wearable technology) and since then there's been about half a dozen more devices released running that software, from Motorola, LG, Sony, Asus and Samsung.

It uses standard 22mm watch straps, so I'm looking into getting a stainless steel strap and a fabric one.






i'm not a big fan of wearing a watch, it bothers my wrist . feels like a shackle. i guess the only times i need to know what the time is, there's usually a clock nearby

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