Why doesn't everyone have one?

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

  1. Cycleops

    Cycleops Guru

    Accra, Ghana
    All this talk of Decathlon watches reminds me of how useful mine is;


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  2. byegad

    byegad Legendary Member

    NE England
    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.
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  3. Electric_Andy

    Electric_Andy Heavy Metal Fan

    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.
  4. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    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.
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  5. Phaeton

    Phaeton Guru

    Oop North (ish)
    Haven't worn a watch in over 20 years, so 20th Century
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  6. 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.
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  7. Jimidh

    Jimidh Über Member

    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!!
  8. MikeG

    MikeG Guru

    A number 5-1/2 Stanley Bailey plane.
  9. Drago

    Drago Guru

    My CAT mobile phone. 3 - 4 week battery life, indestructible by any sensible measure, don't have to worry about getting it wet.
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  10. OP

    KneesUp Veteran

    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.
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  11. colly

    colly Re member eR

    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.
  12. meta lon

    meta lon Guru

    Me neither.
    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..
  13. swee'pea99

    swee'pea99 Legendary Member

    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.)
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  14. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

    On 3 Wheels
  15. OP

    KneesUp Veteran

    The shelves ? :-)
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