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I Do Not Wear a Watch

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    Why?

    Everything is on my phone now. I can't go from one room to the other without my phone. So why would I bother with a watch? They're hot and bothersome and leave a mark on my arm when I've been in the sun. This is a curious group, but I posted anyway.
    pentupfreedom pentupfreedom 46-50, M 2 Responses Mar 29, 2012

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    I don't like wearing jewelry of any kind.

    I have never worn a watch, and I do not think it particularly necessary as everywhere I go, I see a clock.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 9, 2014

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    Useless

    I don't wear a watch because I always have my cell phone on me. It's a lot more convenient in my opinion.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 31, 2013

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    I don't like to wear watches

    because I think that it just makes you rush everywhere. I don't like the feeling of a countdown, like you would have a countdown to life for example.
    DarkAngel1994 DarkAngel1994 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 21, 2014

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    First of all I don't need a watch

    because I have a phone but even when I didn't, I couldn't wear a watch because I'm a mechanic. My wife used to buy me watches and I would never wear them LOL
    timj05015 timj05015 31-35, M Mar 7

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    RavenRena17 RavenRena17 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 21, 2014

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    I wear a suit and tie every day.

    Never wear a watch but keep buying them. I must have 10. All the batteries r dead. Sometimes I'd going out wearing jeans and dress shirt I'll grab a watch purely for decoration. Tick tock. Gotta go
    SoCalIrish SoCalIrish 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 23, 2014

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    I hate being a slave of time

    and can't stand having a device to control me on my wrist.
    SuzieV SuzieV 36-40, F Dec 11, 2013

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    A Man With a Watch Knows What Time It Is, a Man With Two Watches Is Never Quite Sure,

    a man who wears one watch and joins a group called "I do not wear a watch" belongs to the common subcategory of the species of African water dwelling mammal, the Hypopotamus Hippocrite. I actually wear a watch and am a member of this group. I have been in the group for...
    tearaway tearaway 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 16, 2009

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    watches are so outdated.

    They are constrictive and have to be taken off all of the time to shower and go to bed, as I would never wear it in bed. All I do is look at my cell phone for the time and date. I carry it all the time anyhow and it does the same functions as a watch and many more things that...
    Jessica1967 Jessica1967 41-45, T 2 Responses May 30, 2014

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    I Alwayz

    Smash em. I got the most beautiful one ever for my birthday last year. Less than 2 monthz it waz smashed. The giver will be pissed if she findz out. Heh......=/
    LoveIsSublime LoveIsSublime 22-25, F May 30, 2010

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    When I ask someone what Time it is

    and they say, "time to get a watch", I'm just like," **** that, I gotta phone."
    Lolllipoop Lolllipoop 13-15, M 2 Responses Jan 14

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    The Forgotten Timepiece

    Date: January 28, 2012Place: A popular restaurant in suburban MumbaiTime: Around 6.30pmAtmosphere: RomanticCharacters: I and a girl (who later earned the privilege of marrying me)“Nice watch.”“Thanks. My dad gifted this to me on my last birthday.” The girl was staring at...
    eyes04111981 eyes04111981 31-35, M 4 Responses Jul 5, 2012

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    Hate watches don't know

    why I can't wear them
    trionar trionar 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 8, 2014

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    Watches are weird... I prefer getting the time

    digitally and be able to look at my phone to see if I've got any notifications anyways.
    EmptyAgain EmptyAgain 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 11, 2014

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    I'm A Watch Killer

    Seriously...I kill watches.  It's quite accidental and totally unintentional...but they die around me all the time.  I thought it was just bad luck for the longest time, I'd buy a watch, put it on...tick, tick, tick, tick...dead.  (Well...not really, but you get...
    Whym Whym 36-40, F 5 Responses May 20, 2010

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    I used to, when I worked in the corporate world.

    I have 18 of them....lol....yes 18, all with dead batteries. I was into matching them with my outfits. Now, I could care less about the time. I'm trying to enjoy life not count down the minutes. :-)
    Pinky65 Pinky65 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 3, 2013

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    LovelyDeadly LovelyDeadly 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 23, 2014

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    Ellytheoutcast Ellytheoutcast 13-15, F 7 Responses Mar 23, 2014

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    Cant Wear One

    I have a thing about being on time,If I am just five minutes late,my blood pressure actually goes up.So I decided to not wear one so I cant stress out as much,and it is working so far.
    blackcat blackcat 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 10, 2007

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    I don't like watches; I can keep the time with

    my phone, but I find watches really uncomfortable and noisy, especially when you're using a laptop, so I stopped wearing them.
    wallflower817 wallflower817 18-21 1 Response Jan 30, 2014

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    It's Always Now O'clock...

    I am always where I need to be at any given time. Don't need no watch to make that happen... Frankly; it's always felt unnatural, and an irritance - like a bottle ring 'round a seagulls' neck. No - I've tried, and yet to wear a watch just outright bothers me. Never really needed...
    JeremiahJohnson JeremiahJohnson 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 21, 2010

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    Hm, that lasted long.

    .. With computers in our pockets, who'd ever have a need for watch? And now we've got Smart Watches. Except in some ways, they're dumber and less useful than the digital watches we wore in the 80's. I wonder if humans were somehow meant to wear a watch; is there a better form...
    Faust76 Faust76 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 8, 2014

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    Hardly Ever

    With my job it is not safe to wear a watch. I haven't worn a watch in several years. I carry my phone with me all the time. If I need to know the time I just look at it.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 13, 2013

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    Not Necesarry!!

    I feel like noone really needs to wear a watch anymore because you can just take out your cellphone and check the time!! Anyone who wears a watch nowadays is either trying to show off an expensive one to show that they have a lot of money (my ex boyfriend & his Rolex) or they are...
    jerzshorecoll21 jerzshorecoll21 22-25, F 5 Responses Jan 17, 2012

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    I stopped wearing a watch in my early teens.

    That was 2 decades ago and I haven't worn a watch since. It just didn't feel comfortable having something sit on my wrist like that.
    lemonthyme lemonthyme 31-35, M Feb 5, 2014

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    I refuse to wear a watch.

    I have had many watches. Some I still have. I just can't wear them. When I put them on I get the feel that it's counting down everything I need to do in that moment. Like a ticking count down of seconds of life. Which it is. Can't do it. Won't wear it. I don't need to know...
    17MadMax1976 17MadMax1976 36-40, M 3 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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    An Inherited Oddity

    I don't wear watches for the same reason my mother doesn't: I break them.  No, it isn't that I am particularly rough on them, or that I am careless.  They just stop working.Well, perhaps that isn't entirely accurate.  I should say that electronic watches stop working, while...
    WildMagic WildMagic 26-30, F 4 Responses May 24, 2012

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    At work, my day is dictated by timings.

    Everything has a schedule, so when I am away from work, time can just roll along at any pace it wants. I tend to judge these times form whether it is light outside, and whether I feel hungry.
    jumpersforgoalposts jumpersforgoalposts 51-55, M Mar 8

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    Tell The Time By The Sky...

    My grandparents taught me to tell the time by the sky.....ask me I usually get it right within 15 mins!
    YourMysticGirl YourMysticGirl 46-50, F 1 Response May 12, 2012

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    When us girls say "have fun" to their

    boyfriends, I'm 100% sure we don't mean it that you have to have fun! (insensitive fools) And really, I hate watches now 'cuz I don't wanna count how many hours you've spent with your cr*p.
    Callllie Callllie 70+, F 1 Response Jun 4, 2014

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    My Magnetic Personality

    I don't wear a watch because I can't wear a watch.  I have too much static electricity in my body.  I put a watch on and within a month at most it dies to never work again.  I inherited this gift from my dad.  He says it's just our magnetic personalities.  And so I have a...
    Brunhild Brunhild 36-40, F 4 Responses Jul 10, 2011

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    Ever since I reached puberty I have been unable

    to wear a wrist watch. I have tried to wear them, even dreamed of owning a classic design. But it is all for nothing. I generate far to much static electricity & all my watches gradually slow down.
    britbear britbear 36-40, M Aug 12, 2014

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    I used to, but mostly

    because I had to. Now that I carry a cellphone that can display the time, there's no more need. I still own a couple of nice watches that I don’t wear at all anymore. I’m kind of glad I don’t have to wear watches anymore. I don’t much like chains or rings either. I...
    AnonymousEP77 AnonymousEP77 41-45, M Mar 25, 2014

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    Irish Wristwatch

    Say that ten times without messing up!
    Jennifurby Jennifurby 41-45 Jul 27, 2012

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    I Dont..

    ...wear a watch. Ive only worn a watch during two periods in my life. I remember in second grade wearing a Minnie Mouse watch. Sometime during middle school, I wore a Lucky Charms watch. They were giving away watches in the cereal. I ended up getting one shaped like a blue moon...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 22, 2010

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    Thus Why I Am Late So Much.

    I believe that time is relative, and that everyone feels time differently. I do things when the mood strikes me, or the time is right. I never force myself into anything. I appriciate the spontaneous moments in life, and long for somone with this quality. I always tell people to...
    yolo19 yolo19 18-21, F Dec 21, 2012

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    All The Time In The World

    i used to worrie about time till....one day i went into my dentist office,making sure not to be late. there was two other ladies waiting there,i asked what time was their appointment ,both said 8;00 as was mine.i saked the receptionest why we all had the same time..she replyed...
    mothershelper mothershelper 56-60, F 1 Response Jan 10, 2012

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    I Have Tried But to No Avail

    I have tried repeatedly over the years to find a watch that would work with me.  Every watch I have ever owned regardless of the type, they end up not working.  Some last about a month others just days.  I have been told it is the way my body is wired.  I have...
    ablmu65 ablmu65 41-45, M 13 Responses Jul 23, 2008

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    tabx306 tabx306 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 19, 2014

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    I have tried many times over the years to get a

    new watch that I would wear constantly but for some reason they all break. Ever since I lost my first watch the longest I could keep one was three months. All of my others, no matter brand, durability, or style, would break within a couple weeks. One time I only had a watch for...
    Astrellen Astrellen 16-17, F Feb 9, 2014

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    i keep my phone on my person at all times

    so i dont need a watch :)
    John5554 John5554 13-15, M 1 Response Jun 15, 2014

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    Time.

    I do not wear a watch for I don't want to have a continuous reminder that time is running out.
    lovessmiles lovessmiles 16-17, F Jan 9, 2012

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    neverrevailed neverrevailed 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 16, 2014

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    I just use the clock in the car

    and my cell phone.
    agbear agbear 61-65, M Jan 15, 2014

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    I stopped constantly wearing watches

    since I lost one of my first ones. Technically I didn't lose it cause I know exactly where it is. It is in the United States, michigan, south manitou island, beach near light house, in the sand next to a small log. If found please return.
    Astrellen Astrellen 16-17, F Feb 8, 2014

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    I Just Don'T Get It!

    How can over seven thousand people think that this is an interesting enough topic to write a story about? I mean, what other things do you not value in the least. But think it's worth telling the rest of us about none the less? *awaited with entirely un-bated breath*
    SevenTierCrazyCake SevenTierCrazyCake 31-35, F 6 Responses Mar 28, 2013

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