How Many Guys Wear a Watch?


  • Jan 09, 2010 3:54 AM GMT
    Seems so many younger guys in their 20s and 30s are going watch-less these days in light of cell phones, blackberrys, etc.

    Just curious....
    How many guys wear a watch regularly?

    I'm not a jewelry person outside of a watch, but have always thought a watch is such a staple accessory for guys with a business suit or out for a guys night out or afternoon baseball game.

    Anyone agree?
    What kind of watch(es) are you sporting these days?
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    Jan 09, 2010 4:12 AM GMT
    I Don't wear one, the skin on my wrists is hyper sensitive so wearing a watch is uncomfortable and at times very distracting.
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    Jan 09, 2010 4:26 AM GMT
    I do. Watch/HR monitor at the gym, chronograph when working with clients, and a thin Skagen most other times. I feel naked without a watch on.
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    Jan 09, 2010 5:59 AM GMT
    I am a watch whore!
  • GQjock

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    Jan 09, 2010 6:06 AM GMT
    No ..... my cellphone has made wearing a watch obsolete
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    Jan 09, 2010 6:23 AM GMT
    I hate watches.. they make me feel like I'm a slave of time.
  • Webster666

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    Jan 09, 2010 6:53 AM GMT
    I only wear a watch as jewelry if I'm going some place that's dressy...
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    Jan 09, 2010 6:58 AM GMT
    as my blackberry died on me on Dec 31st and replacement won't come for a week (back order) , i went out and bought a $35 watch. It's actually rather nice, sleek looking , nice design from a local company. they design the watch, it's made somewhere by people working for $2 a week i suppose.
  • pandx970

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    Jan 09, 2010 7:17 AM GMT
    used to. now i don't.

    makes less and less sense to wear a watch.

    but it makes me slightly aggravated that some people don't know what the top and bottom of the hour are. :S le sigh.
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    Jan 09, 2010 8:04 AM GMT
    Only wear a watch for running. My wrists are too dainty too find one that fits properly.

    However, I like a nice watch on a man. It's an odd turn on.icon_confused.gif
  • silverfox

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    Jan 09, 2010 8:12 AM GMT
    I flip flop.

    Watches for work yes, for play...no.
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    Jan 09, 2010 8:15 AM GMT
    Since I got my first cell phone, never.
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    Jan 09, 2010 8:32 AM GMT
    marathonrunner1982 said

    I'm not a jewelry person outside of a watch, but have always thought a watch is such a staple accessory for guys with a business suit or out for a guys night out or afternoon baseball game.



    I wear my watch on occasion when I wear a suit or "dress up" at work. Other than that I seldom wear it. I always have a cell phone and my iPod touch.

    Hmm, I actually have no idea where my watch is right nowicon_sad.gif
  • drypin

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    Jan 09, 2010 9:40 AM GMT
    I like wearing a watch. I have a brown leather-banded Fossil for casual and a metal-banded RWeil for dress. It gives guys a chance to strike up a convo with me by asking after the time and if I'm in a pissy mood I can say, look at your cell. icon_evil.gif
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    Jan 09, 2010 1:10 PM GMT
    Day-to-day I don't wear one because if I need the time then I'll most likely have my mobile phone or Blackberry with me. Before I had those surgically attached to me, I would wear a watch every day.

    My work is really casual so I wear jeans and a t-shirt (sometimes even shorts) but days where I have to look spiffy for a meeting or whatever, then I'll wear a watch because I want to be able to look at the time discretely.
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    Jan 09, 2010 1:14 PM GMT
    My watch stopped working. icon_cry.gif
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    Jan 09, 2010 1:16 PM GMT
    I feel naked without one
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    Jan 09, 2010 1:28 PM GMT
    Always with a suit at work, usually with dressy casual elsewhere.
    A watch has one huge advantage over a cell phone: with subtle maneuverings of the wrist you can check the time without it being obvious to those you're with.
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    Jan 09, 2010 1:34 PM GMT
    I have several watches, but only wear one when I'm traveling, working or socializing. I don't wear one to the gym, or when I'm lounging around the house.

    To declare that your mobile phone or MP3 player has made wearing a watch obsolete is a little ridiculous. Looking only at the small sample size of consumers in this thread, I'm thinking it's based more on age and income than anything else.

    IMO, there's nothing sexier than a sharp-dressed man wearing a fine watch.
  • SanEsteban

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    Jan 09, 2010 2:00 PM GMT
    I wear a watch. I have always loved to do so. My Tag and I are inseparable - I have it on all the time! I use my cell alot for time but a watch can be very subtle to check the time with a simple flick of my wrist - not as obvious as pulling out my cell to check the time.
  • Glorfindel

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    Jan 09, 2010 2:05 PM GMT
    I use the clock on my cell phone for telling time, but I do wear a watch while swimming. The pool I go to doesn't have a clock with a second hand, so I can't do intervals unless I have a watch. Maybe I should make a suggestion to the gym to get a clock with a second hand. icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 09, 2010 2:06 PM GMT
    It's just a technological evolution. People used to rely on sundials for the time. Wearing a wristwatch must have been odd. Now that cellphones have the time, a watch is really just a fashion accessory. I don't wear one and am quite happy going "bare".
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    Jan 09, 2010 2:09 PM GMT
    I used to wear a watch every day. I felt like Linus without his blanket if I forgot it. But my iPhone does more than my watch, plus it keeps perfect time via satellite. I haven’t worn a watch for a couple years.
  • pudgedaddy

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    Jan 09, 2010 2:10 PM GMT
    I've always been a fan of $30 Casio watches..waterproof foolproof and last for about two years. light weight and perfect for running..I also have a vintage Rolex that I wear with the same reckless abandon.
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    Jan 09, 2010 2:13 PM GMT
    As an avid vintage watch and clock collector, I wear a watch everyday. Feel strange without one on. (phone batteries sometime die.)
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