Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by KneesUp, 6 Dec 2018.
All this talk of Decathlon watches reminds me of how useful mine is;
I don't regularly wear a watch. I have two wrist watches and a pocket watch. But wear/carry one about twice a year. A watch was essential during my working life, but I retired in 2006 and won't wear one now except when one is essential for keeping an appointment. I spent too much of my life marching to an imposed rhythm and now do things to my own.
Can you link here what watch you have please? it sounds like just the job. I've had various £30 - £40 watches in the past and none of them have lasted.
I've returned more than one digital watch, having set it running backwards.
Any with hands just stop after a day or two being worn.
Haven't worn a watch in over 20 years, so 20th Century
Do you only take it off for a shower?
I can't wear a watch because I have to use rotating things like table saws on occasion.
I think my own "Can't do without" would be my Xtracycle. It's given us so much more flexibility as a car-free family that we didn't have before.
Like a lot of woodworkers I also wouldn't be without my Stanley #4 plane.
I like a nice watch - I have a couple moderately expensive ones and a few cheapos and switch between them as the mood suits.
I don’t wear them to impress others but to please myself.
Likewise I like nice shoes but I can’t afford many as my wife is like Imelda Marcos and spends all our money in hers!!
A number 5-1/2 Stanley Bailey plane.
My CAT mobile phone. 3 - 4 week battery life, indestructible by any sensible measure, don't have to worry about getting it wet.
My exact model is discontinued, but it's a Casio Waveceptor - this is the most similar current one - https://www.casio.co.uk/products/timepieces/casio-collection/product/?v=WVA-M640-1AER Mine has luminous numbers on the face rather than engraved numbers on the bezel.
Me either, probably not for 30 odd years.
No other reason than whilst working I was always scratching them, snapping the strap or breaking the face. Can't abide one on my wrist now.
I only got back into them after leaving my self employed work in 2016
Watch while using a concrete breaker shovel etc was a pain literally..
Plus the obvious danger of it getting snagged on stuff..
As posted on the kitchen stuff thread, I would never be without my Rex. The perfect potato peeler, Swiss made, and only £2.95, delivered! A joy to use, every day. (Well, assuming you're having potatoes.)
The shelves ? :-)
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