Funny post from my dd about wearing a watch....for us old folks. lol

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Posted: 1/29/2013 7:40:37 AM
So dd has never owned a watch except maybe way back when she first learned to tell time. I think we bought a kids' one for her then so she could practice. But since she's gotten older she's never owned one. The time is always at hand, either on a clock, a computer, or cell phone so most kids don't wear one.

This morning she comes to breakfast wearing a watch. "Hey mom, look what I bought yesterday, isn't it cool?" Me: "Nice. What prompted you to buy a watch?" Dd: "Well, when I wore yours to the SAT I thought 'hey, this is so cool having the time right here on my wrist! and convenient!' So I bought one." Me:

Imagine that, this new-fangled thing called a watch that lets us see the time "right here on our wrists."

(oh, and dd is 17 in case you were wondering. lol)



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Posted: 1/29/2013 8:02:08 AM
good for her...

what's funnier is... I watch kids come in and sign in late here at school.. while signing in they ask me what time it is... I point to the clock (a real clock with face and hands).. and they stare at it.. then pull out their cell phone to check the time..?? apparently they either can't see the clock (?) or they can only tell time via digital ...! these are high school kids...

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Posted: 1/29/2013 8:04:58 AM

apparently they either can't see the clock (?) or they can only tell time via digital ...! these are high school kids...


Either of those are scary scenarios. Maybe they just don't trust that old fashioned thing



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Posted: 1/29/2013 8:28:23 AM

'hey, this is so cool having the time right here on my wrist! and convenient!'


Ha! The old folks were on to something, huh?? Lol


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Posted: 1/29/2013 8:36:40 AM
How convenient! It is also nice to still live in a time where things are not minute to minute like the adult life is.

Many teens can no longer read an analog clock. It is a dying art.



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Posted: 1/29/2013 9:13:47 AM
Neither of my girls wear a watch and it drives me crazy because when we are out they are always asking me or DH what time it is. I asked what they did when they were in school and they were like, "duh?! The bell rings to let us know when to change classes".

I have worn a watch ever since I can remember.

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Posted: 1/29/2013 9:18:43 AM
I am so analog in a digital world.

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Posted: 1/29/2013 10:07:14 AM


I am older then most here..... I learned to read both types of clocks, although I have to say that the 'digital' clock was really mechanical. The numbers were on roller things that flipped around all day long with the minutes and hours. Oh how I wish I still had that clock.

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That is truly funny!


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Posted: 1/29/2013 11:43:31 AM

Everything comes full circle in the end

Right--like the hands of a clock!



Oh, and OP, congrats on being so cutting-edge!


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Posted: 1/29/2013 7:21:42 PM


I am older then most here..... I learned to read both types of clocks, although I have to say that the 'digital' clock was really mechanical. The numbers were on roller things that flipped around all day long with the minutes and hours. Oh how I wish I still had that clock.


My first clock radio was a mechanical digital, and I don't think I'm older than most here.



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Posted: 1/29/2013 8:03:47 PM
That is great! I feel lost without my watch

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Posted: 1/29/2013 8:25:52 PM
My DD, now 18, also never wore a watch. She always said she didn't need one because she could just take out her phone to check the time. I own about 10 watches - all are different. I find them a functional piece of jewellry. So DD is in 1st year university and some of her style preferences are changing. This year at Christmas we were shopping and looking at a watch I was buying for DH and she said she thought she might like one.

So dh and I picked one out for her, classic circle face in rose gold and charcoal brushed metal strap from Fossil. DH picked it out and I wasn't really sure but thought she could always exchange it if she didn't like it.

On Christmas morning she was really surprised and seemed to like it. But later on asked if I would mind if she exchaned it. I said that was fine and a few days later DH took her to the store. She exchanged it for the same watch but with a charcoal grey leather strap and rose gold. I had to admit, it looks even better in the leather.

So she was telling me how she got lots of compliments on it and likes wearing it. I said, well its a nice piece of jewellry. She said...it really is easier to look at it during class to see how much time is left than to take out my phone...

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Posted: 1/29/2013 8:25:53 PM
My DD, now 18, also never wore a watch. She always said she didn't need one because she could just take out her phone to check the time. I own about 10 watches - all are different. I find them a functional piece of jewellry. So DD is in 1st year university and some of her style preferences are changing. This year at Christmas we were shopping and looking at a watch I was buying for DH and she said she thought she might like one.

So dh and I picked one out for her, classic circle face in rose gold and charcoal brushed metal strap from Fossil. DH picked it out and I wasn't really sure but thought she could always exchange it if she didn't like it.

On Christmas morning she was really surprised and seemed to like it. But later on asked if I would mind if she exchaned it. I said that was fine and a few days later DH took her to the store. She exchanged it for the same watch but with a charcoal grey leather strap and rose gold. I had to admit, it looks even better in the leather.

So she was telling me how she got lots of compliments on it and likes wearing it. I said, well its a nice piece of jewellry. She said...it really is easier to look at it during class to see how much time is left than to take out my phone...

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Posted: 1/29/2013 8:42:01 PM
But what makes it odd is that there are still designers who make watches, and still people who buy them. Who are all these "watch" people?

I HATE it when people constantly ask me for the time. Get a friggin' watch!

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Posted: 1/29/2013 8:45:48 PM
I remember when we used to have a clock hanging on the wall at home (I'm 24). Now in my own home I have one for decorative purposes- batteries died and haven't been replaced. We usually just look at the cable box for the time.


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Posted: 1/29/2013 8:53:04 PM
I point to the clock (a real clock with face and hands).. and they stare at it.. then pull out their cell phone to check the time..??

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I teach high school. Most kids I have encountered, both regular and special ed, cannot read an analog clock.




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Posted: 1/29/2013 8:56:05 PM
'digital' clock was really mechanical.


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My sister had one of those.

Clicked

all

damn

night

for

YEARS.

She liked it.

I was tortured.

Until she went away to college.

Ahhhhhhh.

Silence.



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Posted: 1/29/2013 8:58:13 PM
That was funny!

I asked a young friend today what the time was. He stared and stared at the clock and then said, "Uhh ... ten ... something ..." It was 2:03.

I think that's really sad. (Young fellow is 10 years old.)

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Posted: 1/29/2013 9:38:02 PM
Way to go with that "retro" watch! I don't wear a watch at work any more because I have on a carpel tunnel brace (CT, pinched nerve in neck resulting in a partially numb hand) on my left hand. I have two pretty watches - one is silver and gold, the other is sort of a "bracelet" watch. Silver with multi-colored gemstones. I love them both...but even if I didn't wear that brace, I wouldn't be able to read either one without my glasses! And I seem to have clocks everywhere...the cable boxes, stove, microwave, phone, laptop, and I actually have a kitchen wall clock. It has a very gentle tick-tick-tick that I find somehow comforting.


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Posted: 1/29/2013 9:52:12 PM
I love watches.
But I'm ... Old


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