I quit wearing watches in 1997. Part of the reason is, 90% of the time I don't even care what time it is; if I look out the window and it's dark out, I know it's night time; (ditto if it's light out) I have a $19, battery powered "atomic" clock right above my computer that keeps time to a 10 th of a second; I bought the thing 4 or 5 years ago; it even re-sets it's self for daylight savings time. A few days ago, the original battery finally went dead; (after 4 or 5 years); took about 2 minutes to stick 2 new AA
's in it before I went to bed last night. This morning it had re-set it's self from the time signal from WWV, and is back, working flawlessly.
Most of the things I do, I do when I want to, not when I have to. I have to take my wife to the PD
Center a couple of times a month, but she keeps track of that. About the only thing I have to remember to do, is to wheel the trash can out to the road on Tuesday night, as the garbage truck comes about noon on Wednesday, and I'm seldom up that early.
About the only time I bother to take my cell phone with me is when the wife and I are going to be in a larger store, then we both take our Trac phones so we can keep "Trac" of each other.
Actually, anytime it's decent weather and the sun is out, I can usually estimate what time it is within an hour or so, and
that's usually plenty close enough for most of what I need to do. So for me, a watch is simply something I have no need for. Usually when I go any place I take the Cube, and the clock in it is always "right on"; anytime I take my iPod with me, it always keeps pretty good time, and if I have any reason to know the time, I can always take the Trac phone with me.
It's kind of funny..........I didn't think of this until just now........even though I never wear a watch, I have a LOT of clocks! not necessarily to keep track of the time, but I just happen to like clocks; until a couple of years ago, the wife used to work 2 days a week at an antique shop, and we always rented a couple of booths there and sold antiques. Everyone who sells antiques always goes to lots of auctions, and every auction always sells a few clocks; I used to buy clocks all the time, kept the ones I liked, and usually sold the rest; I finally bought a few clock books and learned how to work on them. (Most clocks are pretty simple) So in addition to the clock over the computer, (and the one in the computer, there's a clock over the TV
, two on the mantel over the fireplace, one on the wall in the cat's bathroom, a coo-coo clock and a "weight" clock, plus two pendulum case clocks on the wall in the living room, and also my BEST clock of all, my walnut tall case clock, (commonly referred to in the U.S. as a "Grandfather" clock), which sits beside one of my curio cabinets. (They all work, if and when I take the trouble to wind them, and pull the the weight down on the weight clock.
Come to think of it, there's also a wall clock in the master bedroom, and another one in the "big" bathroom. (plus the one on the stove in the kitchen !) Damn.......I almost forgot about all the clocks; it would be kinda silly for me to waste money on a watch !
P.S. I just spotted two more antique case clocks on the book case at the end of the sofa in the family room.
Stupidity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result; Albert Einstein