Why doesn't everyone have one?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by KneesUp, 6 Dec 2018.

  1. KneesUp

    KneesUp Veteran

    I took my watch off in the shower this morning, and it occurred to me that I probably haven't taken it off at all for a few months. In my opinion (and obviously I accept there are others) it's the perfect watch - it is accurate, it's waterproof, it's solar powered, it has hands for the time and a digital display for other stuff (the date, usually, but also a stopwatch which I use occasionally), it wasn't expensive so you can wear it without worrying, and it is always correct because it sets itself. I honestly can't think what else you might want a watch to do, apart from somehow impress other people who are impressed by things simply by virtue of their cost. But for a watch to just wear day to day, I think it's unbeatable.

    What items do you own that are just so perfect for their intended use that you wonder why anyone would buy an alternative?
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  2. alicat

    alicat Guru

    Chips. I'll get me coat...
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  3. meta lon

    meta lon Guru

    I have one but I'm into my fit bit..
    My latest Fitbit is also waterproof.
    I can't wear a watch in bed though
  4. derrick

    derrick The Glue that binds us together.

    My bike.:okay:
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  5. DCLane

    DCLane Found in the Yorkshire hills ...

    Does that mean you've not had a shower for months? :tongue: ... xx(
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  6. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    My cheap watch - a bog standard Decathlon one, why, I usually wreck posh ones, and they sit in my drawer.
  7. Rusty Nails

    Rusty Nails We remember

    Here and there
    My Thomas china cups.

    Bone china, plain white, perfect design, with straight-up sides. Not a clunky mug, but refined, just like me.
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  8. Dave 123

    Dave 123 Guru

    My Spa Nidd saddle. Better than my Brooks saddle.
  9. Salty seadog

    Salty seadog Space Cadet...(3rd Class...)

    Watches don't work on me. Those with hands loose time on me and digital ones the display goes off after a few days.
  10. Cycleops

    Cycleops Guru

    Accra, Ghana
    Agreed wouldn't be without mine.
    Last edited: 6 Dec 2018
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  11. OP

    KneesUp Veteran

    It's not so much that I choose to wear it in bed. More that I forget to take it off!
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  12. postman

    postman Legendary Member

    Meanwood ,Leeds
    My watch strap metal,has a bath every now and again in bleach.To get rid of grey gunge,which i think is dust skin and sweat,not nice .
  13. Yellow Saddle

    Yellow Saddle Veteran

    Loch side.
    That doesn't set the bar very high.
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  14. OP

    KneesUp Veteran

    I had one of their £5 for a while, but the lack of hands and the fact that it didn't set itself bothered me! It's propped on my desk now as a desk clock. Still going strong.
  15. welsh dragon

    welsh dragon a permanent vacancy now exists

    My Brooks saddle. I lurvvvv it. Nothing else will do.

    And i have a Timex watch that cost me £25. All it does is tell me the time. No day or date crap or fancy tech anything. It just tells me the time. Bliss.
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