10 Places Where Wearing a Watch Beats Checking a Phone

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10 Places Where Wearing a Watch Beats Checking a Phone

Post by Racer-X » August 22nd 2018, 9:33pm

"One of our loyal readers recently sent me an article about how some people now wear watches solely as jewelry and don’t even bother to set the time since they now rely on their cell phones for that. Well, as an employee of WatchTime, that idea surely burns my biscuits, so I got to thinking about all the places and situations in which wearing a watch is the superior choice to glancing at a phone, and came up with the following Top 10 list."

https://www.watchtime.com/featured/10-places-where-wearing-a-watch-beats-checking-a-phone/
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Post by Thunder1 » August 23rd 2018, 3:25am

I'd add, probably to the top of the list, in bed..but maybe that was covered under 'rugged activities'?..
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Post by MAX » August 23rd 2018, 4:29am

Doesnt look like poor people do many of those things.
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Post by MKTheVintageBloke » August 23rd 2018, 7:06pm

1. On a crowded train or plane
Yikes! This guy has never been on a properly crowded commuter train! Getting hit in the ribs with an elbow? Legend has it, that during the rush hour on3 can do as much as scratch their arse on a commuter train!

2. At the movies
Before the movie starts, there's just a ton of fucking adverts, who cares if someone checks the time on the phone? During the movie itself, yes, it'd piss me off if someone did that, but before it starts, go ahead.

3. In places of religious worship
I don't care about any deities anyway, I visit these places for the architecture. And yes, I will pull out the fucking phone to take some good photos of that architecture, if it's worth taking a photo. Legend has it, that an invisible chap above will strike one down with a lightning for checking the time on the phone.

4. In business meetings
Checking the time is actually the least obnoxious thing you can do with a phone in such a situation. Seen people break a conversation at a meeting just to answer an unimportant call, and that's far more annoying.

5. At the beach
I don't have a dive watch anyway, I don't care.

6. On a date.
It's all unless it's a hipster date - in such a case, both parties will likely be busy with taking shots of their gluten-free soya latte "Bakunin" with their iPhones down at the Cafe Anarchy, and posting it on Instagram to entertain the Hipster Internationale.

7. At your kid’s sporting events
No kids, no problem. And even if there ever will be a Mr. Bloke Jr., he'd never see is his father wearing that revolting Oris.

8. While driving.
OK, I agree on this point.

9. During a dive.
I don't dive, I don't care. Who'd dive with a phone anyway?

10. During any rugged activity
Possibly. I don't care.

Here's the point: a watch is the better thing everywhere, why break it down like that for no reason? OK, to have a nonsensical editorial ready in 10 minutes, maybe. Did WatchTime publish any good article this year?
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Post by conjurer » August 23rd 2018, 7:23pm

MKTheVintageBloke wrote:6. On a date.
It's all unless it's a hipster date - in such a case, both parties will likely be busy with taking shots of their gluten-free soya latte "Bakunin" with their iPhones down at the Cafe Anarchy, and posting it on Instagram to entertain the Hipster Internationale.



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Post by bedlam » August 23rd 2018, 9:06pm

3. In places of religious worship

People still do that?
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Re: 10 Places Where Wearing a Watch Beats Checking a Phone

Post by Dr.Morningwood » August 23rd 2018, 11:24pm

#6 is tricky. Looking at your watch could be a tell tale sign that you cannot wait for date to be over, which can be a good thing if the date sucks. I(f the date does suck, you can pull out the phone and pretend you received an important email or text.

#9 is a no brainer.

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