Now these come in many forms, many people wear them on a daily basis of all ages and there is a wide variety catering for all sorts of different needs. I have several watches because I like to know what time it is as I’m terrible when it comes to a sense of time. I simply do not have one. I have tried to gain one but it it not something you can acquire I do not think. You either have it or you don’t. This presents a problem as our world runs on time and if you do not turn up to timed appointments at the right time you will not get the benefit of that particular appt. This could be healthcare, a job, a birthday or something less important like products on sale. I also have the unfortunate ability to make watches constantly stop. Apparently this is fixed by quartz which is ironically present in cheaper watches but pretty much every watch I have ever owned has stopped on me once. This is regardless of design, price, material, brand or country of origin. I have lots of sizes and colours but the watches tend to have some fault that makes them unwearable for me. It could be the that the metal links pinch my skin/trap the hairs, the bracelet keeps falling apart as its adjustable, its too long, the material irritates the skin, the clasp is for a left hand person and thats just the strap. As for the face I have had one that was white on white so could not be read and I have only had 1 digital watch a baby g but that was rather big and clunky. You get used to the weight of a watch until you stop wearing it usually because the battery has gone. Then you realise how heavy it actually was. I have also had watches break as soon as I have tried to put them on my wrist. Some watches are also more for decoration and look fancy but are useful for telling the time as they turn over and ride up your arm. I like watches but when they stop I quite frequently do not realise this so rely on clocks around but more often than not these are incorrect and will not agree with my current time. I do have issues with people that have clocks set incorrectly and power cuts also reset everything you you have to constant reprogram things with clocks. I like setting reminders for things but if these do not go off I can forget or be late for what ever it was that I wanted to remember which can be quite awkward. I do not think this situation will resolve itself any time soon with with the increase in technological capabilities. I’m always killing watches and its annoying when the warranties/guarantees run out and I can’t get them repaired as they cost too much. I even have an eco citizen watch that is supposed to be battery free but this is not true and another watch that has 2 batteries, one for the display and another to power it. How difficult can it be to make a simple analogue watch that consistently tells the time? The date function would be helpful too.

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  1. I’m a watch addict, I have several and I’m always wearing one. Have you tried solar watches? Seiko make very good ones, I have one and I love it. Never had a problem with it and it never needs a battery replacement 🙂


    1. My citizen eco watch is a solar/movement watch and they advertise that it never needs one but I still managed to break it. Its currently sitting in a draw as I can’t afford to get it fixed. I haven’t tried seiko but I have had flik flak, baby g, citizen, next, gucci, disney, skagen, the list goes on.


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