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Postby Enkidude » Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:54 am

I don't wear a watch or any jewelry for that matter. A watch being manly is a funny thing to say, because most likely, women invented time. Their "time of the month" is linked with the moon(where we get the word months) and they probably put together that 9 months ago they slept with this guy and now they have a baby resembling him.

For a more complete and a much more intelligent explanation check out the book "Sex, Time and Power" by Leonard Shlain.
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Postby Evil D » Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:58 am

I have a bunch of watches. None of them were more than $150 though, with the most expensive one being worn on special occasions. It was a gift from my brother too. My EDC watch is a $35 Timex Expedition that i got from Target...it's simple, black, super light and low profile, i can barely tell i'm wearing anything at all, and it lights up the face when i push a button in the dark. It keeps good time. Good enough for me. I carry a $400 phone for all the other crap.
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Postby rosconey » Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:31 am

get a pocket watch :)

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Postby Sequimite » Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:56 am

Enkidude wrote: most likely, women invented time.
Actually it was the Sumerians 5000 years ago. Their mathematics revolved around base 12 and base 60 and they originated the 60 second, 60 minute, 12 hour x 2 system.

Was it Pope Gregory that changed Europe from the Lunar month to the 365 day year divided into 12 months?
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Postby Azwaiian » Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:42 am

Hmmm, not sure who changed the Lunar month, but I am glad to see that I am in good company. I knew I was not the only one who went without a watch! :D

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Postby DRKBC » Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:20 pm

I wear a watch, pompous prick that I am, I grew up in the jewellery business and good or bad have always had an appreciation for them. But I think anyone who believes your not a man if you you don't wear a watch is an idiot.

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Postby jabba359 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:20 pm

No watch for me. I find them a nuisance and I don't wear any jewelry either. There was a time when I had a pocket watch, but ran put of pocket space as knives took over. Now I check the time on my cell phone or I construct a sundial out of sticks and dirt.
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Postby Waffle » Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:55 pm

I don't wear a watch. For many reasons now that I think about it:

A. I am usually working with my hands. When I used to wear watches, they'd always end up scratched.

2. I always have my phone which has the time.. why bother wearing a watch too?

(I know, I know.. my numbering system is amazing) I have always had a fascination for watches. That Rolex up there is **** nice. I also like some of Citizen's watches. I'm sure there are many other brands that are just as nice, if not better.

I won't turn this into a watch discussion though. Point is, I like watches.. but don't wear them. Besides, I would rather buy a few Spyderco's over a nice watch. At least for now. Maybe when I retire I'll wear a watch!!! ;)

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Postby Enkidude » Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:58 pm

[quote="Sequimite"]Actually it was the Sumerians 5000 years ago. Their mathematics revolved around base 12 and base 60 and they originated the 60 second, 60 minute, 12 hour x 2 system.[quote]


I didn't realize the Sumerians were all men. :D

I am familiar with the sexigesimal numbering system. I'm talking about women before the time of the Sumerians. Also, the Sumerians claimed to get all their knowledge from the Anunaki ( Those who from heaven, to Earth came.) So really, the Anunaki would have "invented" time.
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Postby dsmegst » Tue Feb 07, 2012 2:10 pm

None for me. I wore one for a while because it was a gift from my wife. Then one day while working on some knife handles, the watch face grazed the grinding wheel. I took it off that day and haven't worn one since. I still need to get the watch repaired. :(
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Postby psimonl » Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:49 pm

Well, I am on the opposite...

I wear a watch and do not have a cell phone.

There, I said it. And for the same reason, everyone around me have phones I can borrow...

Instead of the good old" Do you hav the time?"
I say "Would you lend me your phone?"

And you know what, people always say yes ... And even more if they have the opportunity to flash their brand new Iphone 5s gtx!

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Postby psimonl » Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:51 pm

Oh.... And unmanly?....

Send a watch wearing freak in the woods for 5 days without a watch...

And do the same with an Iphone freak! Five days without his "preeecious"...

Who do you think will survive? :eek:

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Postby angusW » Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:18 pm

It is not unmanly to not wear a watch but I wear one every day. On the other hand it's unmanly not to carry a knife :)
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Postby Azwaiian » Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:48 pm

angusW wrote: On the other hand it's unmanly not to carry a knife :)
Couldn't agree with you more! :p

DRKBC-that is one nice looking watch! Probably cost more than all my Spydies. :D

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Postby Jazz » Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:49 pm

I can't live without my watch, and I love knives - therefore I am double manly ;) . Seriously, I forget what day it is without it, and I always need the date and time in the kitchen at work. Plus, how can you not like a G Shock? Watch = cool, stylin', and prepared. :)

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Postby DRKBC » Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:25 pm

Jazz wrote:I can't live without my watch, and I love knives - therefore I am double manly ;) . Seriously, I forget what day it is without it, and I always need the date and time in the kitchen at work. Plus, how can you not like a G Shock? Watch = cool, stylin', and prepared. :)

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Same, I don't think I have left the house without a watch on since I was a kid. If I leave the house without one on now, I drive home to get it or it bugs me all day.

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Postby GotDogs » Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:42 pm

Manly ...... Shmanly. I wear a watch probably more so because I always have. It's like my wallet, knife ... if I realize that I dont have it, it's like forgetting to put on my pants.
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Postby INFRNL » Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:44 pm

I used to wear a watch everyday since I was a kid; felt naked without it. I have not worn a watch for a few years now. I have a couple that acted up. My wife got one of them fixed and the other mysteriously started working again. I wear then every once in a great while. They tend to be slightly annoying on my wrist at times.

I do not even wear my wedding ring. I haven't worn it in about 7 yrs or so. I broke it at work using a shovel.

But as many have said, we have our phones to tell time.
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Postby Fred Sanford » Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:49 pm

bh49 wrote:sometimes I wear watch, sometimes I don't
That's me too.

I used to wear one daily, but not in the last couple years. Mainly due to the reason that if I am not at home, I am at work, if I am not at work, I am some place and I have my phone on me. I have to have my phone on me or near me most of the time I am awake to be reached for work in an emergency. I started to realize that it was starting to get annoying to have it bumping into things and sweating underneath the band during the summer. I have 3 or 4 watches and I rarely wear any of them anymore.

Everywhere I need to know what time it is there is a clock. If the SHTF I wouldn't really need to know what time it was anymore (I'm thinking).
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Postby defenestrate » Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:07 pm

I haven't worn a watch for a long time.. Also don't dig things on my wrist. Sometimes I will carry a pocketwatch.
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