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2020-05-12 9:46:16 AM  
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What time is it? ..... I'm not really sure....
 
2020-05-12 9:47:34 AM  
Watches, like handshakes, are just habits. We don't need either.
 
2020-05-12 9:48:57 AM  
watches:stinking watches::badges:stinking badges
 
2020-05-12 9:52:31 AM  
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wut?
 
2020-05-12 9:53:19 AM  
Luxury watches are Veblen goods.
 
2020-05-12 9:57:24 AM  
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2020-05-12 9:57:38 AM  
Jean-Claude Biver, head of LVMH's watchmaking division, claims to have pioneered the now popular concept of a totally blacked-out watch: "When I told my head watchmaker at Hublot that I wanted a black watch that won't let you read the time, the 70-year-old watchmaker almost fainted."

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2020-05-12 9:57:41 AM  

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What time is it? ..... I'm not really sure....


I like the design concept on the second one but why not just use 12 feathers?
 
2020-05-12 10:04:34 AM  

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What time is it? ..... I'm not really sure....


I don't even know what day it is.  Why do I care about time?
 
2020-05-12 10:06:58 AM  

b0rscht: Watches, like handshakes, are just habits. We don't need either.


You don't appreciate the colossal and stupendous invention of time in the early modern era, comrade? Wish you were on Soviet 5 day metric weeks?
 
2020-05-12 10:08:33 AM  
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One of my Citizen EcoDrive watches. Pretty hard to tell the time but I rarely use it for that. It's jewelery. If I actually need something useful, like when I'm backpacking, I wear a Timex beat-the-shiat-out-of-it-and-it-still-​works $30 digital watch.
 
2020-05-12 10:09:42 AM  

b0rscht: Watches, like handshakes, are just habits. We don't need either.


Or stupid comments like this one.
 
2020-05-12 10:09:49 AM  
It's Finn Thirty.


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2020-05-12 10:10:17 AM  
I only have one watch... and it is very similar to this one. My dad bought it in the late 1960's and gave it to me in 2005. I wear it everyday.
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2020-05-12 10:14:34 AM  

enry: Private_Citizen: [Fark user image image 425x326]
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What time is it? ..... I'm not really sure....

I don't even know what day it is.  Why do I care about time?


That's the Quarantine speaking. It's clearly.... Taco day.
 
2020-05-12 10:14:44 AM  
"It's the wild colour scheme that freaks me. Every time you try to operate on of these weird black controls that are labelled in black on a black background, a little black light lights up black to let you know you've done it."
 
2020-05-12 10:16:07 AM  

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What time is it? ..... I'm not really sure....


Second one appears to be half-past an eagle's ass.
 
2020-05-12 10:19:18 AM  

dittybopper: Private_Citizen: [Fark user image 425x326]
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What time is it? ..... I'm not really sure....

Second one appears to be half-past an eagle's ass.


Exciting! That means it will be full Peacock feather soon!
 
2020-05-12 10:26:15 AM  

Russ1642: If I actually need something useful, like when I'm backpacking, I wear a Timex beat-the-shiat-out-of-it-and-it-still-​works $30 digital watch.


Why would you wear a *DIGITAL* watch when doing something like hiking?

https://www.thegentlemansjournal.com/​a​rticle/how-to-navigate-using-your-wris​twatch/

In fact, I completely eschew digital watches because showing the time as numbers, like 2:32 (or 14:32) doesn't give you a graphic representation of time.  I can glance at an analog watch dial and understand intuitively how much time it's been since I started something or how much time I've got left to accomplish something.

Oh, and my watch has a circular slide rule on it, because of course it does.....

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/Backup for my Pickett N200-T Pocket Trig slide rule.
//Two is one and one is none.
 
2020-05-12 10:27:53 AM  

Enthusiast34: b0rscht: Watches, like handshakes, are just habits. We don't need either.

Or stupid comments like this one.


Watch it, bud.
 
2020-05-12 10:28:55 AM  

Marbleisheavy: Private_Citizen: [Fark user image image 425x326]
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What time is it? ..... I'm not really sure....

I like the design concept on the second one but why not just use 12 feathers?


They're on hexadecimal time.
 
2020-05-12 10:29:33 AM  

Fano: b0rscht: Watches, like handshakes, are just habits. We don't need either.

You don't appreciate the colossal and stupendous invention of time in the early modern era, comrade? Wish you were on Soviet 5 day metric weeks?


Wot?

I used to wear a watch. A long time ago. It was the stupidest thing ever. I'd look at it reflexively. Then someone would ask me what time it was and I'd have to look again because I had already forgotten what time it was.

Watches are stupid in 2020. Like shortwave radios in 2020.
 
2020-05-12 10:31:24 AM  

b0rscht: Enthusiast34: b0rscht: Watches, like handshakes, are just habits. We don't need either.

Or stupid comments like this one.

Watch it, bud.


Wrist chronograph it, incipient flower.
 
2020-05-12 10:33:56 AM  

dittybopper: Russ1642: If I actually need something useful, like when I'm backpacking, I wear a Timex beat-the-shiat-out-of-it-and-it-still-​works $30 digital watch.

Why would you wear a *DIGITAL* watch when doing something like hiking?

https://www.thegentlemansjournal.com/a​rticle/how-to-navigate-using-your-wris​twatch/

In fact, I completely eschew digital watches because showing the time as numbers, like 2:32 (or 14:32) doesn't give you a graphic representation of time.  I can glance at an analog watch dial and understand intuitively how much time it's been since I started something or how much time I've got left to accomplish something.

Oh, and my watch has a circular slide rule on it, because of course it does.....

[Fark user image image 850x1133]

/Backup for my Pickett N200-T Pocket Trig slide rule.
//Two is one and one is none.


Why would I waste my time navigatIng with a watch if I have one of these in my backpack?

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2020-05-12 10:34:07 AM  

b0rscht: Fano: b0rscht: Watches, like handshakes, are just habits. We don't need either.

You don't appreciate the colossal and stupendous invention of time in the early modern era, comrade? Wish you were on Soviet 5 day metric weeks?

Wot?

I used to wear a watch. A long time ago. It was the stupidest thing ever. I'd look at it reflexively. Then someone would ask me what time it was and I'd have to look again because I had already forgotten what time it was.

Watches are stupid in 2020. Like shortwave radios in 2020.


That's all on you.
 
2020-05-12 10:36:01 AM  

Fano: b0rscht: Fano: b0rscht: Watches, like handshakes, are just habits. We don't need either.

You don't appreciate the colossal and stupendous invention of time in the early modern era, comrade? Wish you were on Soviet 5 day metric weeks?

Wot?

I used to wear a watch. A long time ago. It was the stupidest thing ever. I'd look at it reflexively. Then someone would ask me what time it was and I'd have to look again because I had already forgotten what time it was.

Watches are stupid in 2020. Like shortwave radios in 2020.

That's all on you.


I just wiped it all off, now what?
 
2020-05-12 10:38:42 AM  

Mad_Radhu: "It's the wild colour scheme that freaks me. Every time you try to operate on of these weird black controls that are labelled in black on a black background, a little black light lights up black to let you know you've done it."


Came to make this quote.

Carry on.
 
2020-05-12 10:39:22 AM  

b0rscht: Fano: b0rscht: Watches, like handshakes, are just habits. We don't need either.

You don't appreciate the colossal and stupendous invention of time in the early modern era, comrade? Wish you were on Soviet 5 day metric weeks?

Wot?

I used to wear a watch. A long time ago. It was the stupidest thing ever. I'd look at it reflexively. Then someone would ask me what time it was and I'd have to look again because I had already forgotten what time it was.

Watches are stupid in 2020. Like shortwave radios in 2020.


Says the licensed amateur radio operator......

Watches aren't stupid.  Some of us don't carry around a pocket snitch, so having a device that tells us the time is a functional thing.  Like it or not, modern society revolves around schedules, and schedules mean being able to determine the time fairly closely.

I would argue that shortwave radios aren't useless either, though of course the AM only receivers are less useful than they used to be.  There are far fewer AM shortwave transmissions in English aimed at North America, but there are still a few, and if your receiver has a BFO, there is a big world of SSB, CW, and digital transmissions out there.


/BFO = Beat Frequency Oscillator.
//Also the name of my Ministry/R.E.M. fusion band.
 
2020-05-12 10:42:14 AM  

Mad_Radhu: dittybopper: Russ1642: If I actually need something useful, like when I'm backpacking, I wear a Timex beat-the-shiat-out-of-it-and-it-still-​works $30 digital watch.

Why would you wear a *DIGITAL* watch when doing something like hiking?

https://www.thegentlemansjournal.com/a​rticle/how-to-navigate-using-your-wris​twatch/

In fact, I completely eschew digital watches because showing the time as numbers, like 2:32 (or 14:32) doesn't give you a graphic representation of time.  I can glance at an analog watch dial and understand intuitively how much time it's been since I started something or how much time I've got left to accomplish something.

Oh, and my watch has a circular slide rule on it, because of course it does.....

[Fark user image image 850x1133]

/Backup for my Pickett N200-T Pocket Trig slide rule.
//Two is one and one is none.

Why would I waste my time navigatIng with a watch if I have one of these in my backpack?

[Fark user image 425x425]


See the part I boldified.
 
2020-05-12 10:45:01 AM  

dittybopper: b0rscht: Fano: b0rscht: Watches, like handshakes, are just habits. We don't need either.

You don't appreciate the colossal and stupendous invention of time in the early modern era, comrade? Wish you were on Soviet 5 day metric weeks?

Wot?

I used to wear a watch. A long time ago. It was the stupidest thing ever. I'd look at it reflexively. Then someone would ask me what time it was and I'd have to look again because I had already forgotten what time it was.

Watches are stupid in 2020. Like shortwave radios in 2020.

Says the licensed amateur radio operator......

Watches aren't stupid.  Some of us don't carry around a pocket snitch, so having a device that tells us the time is a functional thing.  Like it or not, modern society revolves around schedules, and schedules mean being able to determine the time fairly closely.

I would argue that shortwave radios aren't useless either, though of course the AM only receivers are less useful than they used to be.  There are far fewer AM shortwave transmissions in English aimed at North America, but there are still a few, and if your receiver has a BFO, there is a big world of SSB, CW, and digital transmissions out there.


/BFO = Beat Frequency Oscillator.
//Also the name of my Ministry/R.E.M. fusion band.


I dunno about pocket snitch but most people saying they don't need a wrist watch is that they are obsessed with fiddling with their pocket watch.
 
2020-05-12 10:47:34 AM  

Russ1642: [Fark user image 425x566]

One of my Citizen EcoDrive watches. Pretty hard to tell the time but I rarely use it for that. It's jewelery. If I actually need something useful, like when I'm backpacking, I wear a Timex beat-the-shiat-out-of-it-and-it-still-​works $30 digital watch.


It is clearly announcing it is time to roll coal.
 
2020-05-12 10:50:36 AM  

Mad_Radhu: dittybopper: Russ1642: If I actually need something useful, like when I'm backpacking, I wear a Timex beat-the-shiat-out-of-it-and-it-still-​works $30 digital watch.

Why would you wear a *DIGITAL* watch when doing something like hiking?

https://www.thegentlemansjournal.com/a​rticle/how-to-navigate-using-your-wris​twatch/

In fact, I completely eschew digital watches because showing the time as numbers, like 2:32 (or 14:32) doesn't give you a graphic representation of time.  I can glance at an analog watch dial and understand intuitively how much time it's been since I started something or how much time I've got left to accomplish something.

Oh, and my watch has a circular slide rule on it, because of course it does.....

[Fark user image image 850x1133]

/Backup for my Pickett N200-T Pocket Trig slide rule.
//Two is one and one is none.

Why would I waste my time navigatIng with a watch if I have one of these in my backpack?

[Fark user image image 425x425]


Also, I have you beat.

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2020-05-12 10:53:40 AM  

Russ1642: [Fark user image 425x566]

One of my Citizen EcoDrive watches. Pretty hard to tell the time but I rarely use it for that. It's jewelery. If I actually need something useful, like when I'm backpacking, I wear a Timex beat-the-shiat-out-of-it-and-it-still-​works $30 digital watch.


Oh. My. God. Where is your thumb??
 
2020-05-12 10:55:09 AM  

Fano: I dunno about pocket snitch but most people saying they don't need a wrist watch is that they are obsessed with fiddling with their pocket watch.


Most of the people I see without wristwatches have their noses buried in their smart phones.  The only person I know of who has carried a pocket watch fairly recently is myself, back when my previous wristwatch busted.
 
2020-05-12 10:57:33 AM  
I have a Misfit Shine 2 watch/fitness tracker. It's completely faceless and doesn't tell time until you tap it (and then the hour and minute lights up briefly; only accurate to 5 minute intervals mind you). It's pretty weird, but actually fairly legible once you get used to it.

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Not my photo... My arm ain't that freckly.
 
2020-05-12 10:58:33 AM  

dittybopper: Fano: I dunno about pocket snitch but most people saying they don't need a wrist watch is that they are obsessed with fiddling with their pocket watch.

Most of the people I see without wristwatches have their noses buried in their smart phones.  The only person I know of who has carried a pocket watch fairly recently is myself, back when my previous wristwatch busted.


That's what I was getting at, Ditty. "Advancement" which is a pocket watch.
 
2020-05-12 11:03:05 AM  

Private_Citizen: enry: Private_Citizen: [Fark user image image 425x326]
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What time is it? ..... I'm not really sure....

I don't even know what day it is.  Why do I care about time?

That's the Quarantine speaking. It's clearly.... Taco day.


So be it.....

Taco - Puttin' On The Ritz (Official Video)
Youtube b9Ik_x-xkQs
 
2020-05-12 11:05:26 AM  

Fano: dittybopper: Fano: I dunno about pocket snitch but most people saying they don't need a wrist watch is that they are obsessed with fiddling with their pocket watch.

Most of the people I see without wristwatches have their noses buried in their smart phones.  The only person I know of who has carried a pocket watch fairly recently is myself, back when my previous wristwatch busted.

That's what I was getting at, Ditty. "Advancement" which is a pocket watch.


Ah. got it.  That's what I call a "pocket snitch".
 
2020-05-12 11:07:33 AM  

kyuzokai: I have a Misfit Shine 2 watch/fitness tracker. It's completely faceless and doesn't tell time until you tap it (and then the hour and minute lights up briefly; only accurate to 5 minute intervals mind you). It's pretty weird, but actually fairly legible once you get used to it.

[cdn2.alphr.com image 620x349]
Not my photo... My arm ain't that freckly.


If I *HAD* to go with a digital watch, it would have nixie tubes.

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2020-05-12 11:21:45 AM  
Wear a watch or don't, I don't care. But deal with this for a moment:

Zen Love
Zen Love is Gear Patrol's watch writer. He avoids the snooty side of the watch world, and seeks out food in NYC that resembles what he loved while living in Asia for over a decade


Thank goodness Zen Love isn't snooty. Nothing snooty at all about being a website's "watch writer". Certainly nothing snooty about mentioning your decade in Asia on a gear website. And definitely nothing snooty searching New York, one of the food capitals of the world, for food that resembles what you had when you spent more than a decade in Asia instead of enjoying where you are.
 
2020-05-12 11:21:46 AM  
Time to put a fresh battery in my 1984 Ronald McDonald Happy Meal watch...

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2020-05-12 11:44:40 AM  

dittybopper: Russ1642: If I actually need something useful, like when I'm backpacking, I wear a Timex beat-the-shiat-out-of-it-and-it-still-​works $30 digital watch.

Why would you wear a *DIGITAL* watch when doing something like hiking?

https://www.thegentlemansjournal.com/a​rticle/how-to-navigate-using-your-wris​twatch/

In fact, I completely eschew digital watches because showing the time as numbers, like 2:32 (or 14:32) doesn't give you a graphic representation of time.  I can glance at an analog watch dial and understand intuitively how much time it's been since I started something or how much time I've got left to accomplish something.

Oh, and my watch has a circular slide rule on it, because of course it does.....

[Fark user image 850x1133]

/Backup for my Pickett N200-T Pocket Trig slide rule.
//Two is one and one is none.


I don't know whether to hate you, or subscribe to your newsletter. Which would you prefer?
 
2020-05-12 11:46:08 AM  

Mad_Radhu: dittybopper: Russ1642: If I actually need something useful, like when I'm backpacking, I wear a Timex beat-the-shiat-out-of-it-and-it-still-​works $30 digital watch.

Why would you wear a *DIGITAL* watch when doing something like hiking?

https://www.thegentlemansjournal.com/a​rticle/how-to-navigate-using-your-wris​twatch/

In fact, I completely eschew digital watches because showing the time as numbers, like 2:32 (or 14:32) doesn't give you a graphic representation of time.  I can glance at an analog watch dial and understand intuitively how much time it's been since I started something or how much time I've got left to accomplish something.

Oh, and my watch has a circular slide rule on it, because of course it does.....

[Fark user image image 850x1133]

/Backup for my Pickett N200-T Pocket Trig slide rule.
//Two is one and one is none.

Why would I waste my time navigatIng with a watch if I have one of these in my backpack?

[Fark user image 425x425]


Why the fark would you need to navigate at all where I go? It's the Rocky Mountains. You've got a river to your left, a farking mountain to your right. When you need to make a turn it's always in a thin valley between two big farking mountains. You can't possibly get lost unless you have a brain injury. A paper map is fine but I use my phone because why the hell not. I've never needed a compass. Of course I pack that stuff because you're supposed to. What you really need in there is bear spray on a holtser on your hip, not stuffed into your pack.
 
2020-05-12 11:48:06 AM  
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/obscure?
 
2020-05-12 11:53:43 AM  

dittybopper: Russ1642: If I actually need something useful, like when I'm backpacking, I wear a Timex beat-the-shiat-out-of-it-and-it-still-​works $30 digital watch.

Why would you wear a *DIGITAL* watch when doing something like hiking?

https://www.thegentlemansjournal.com/a​rticle/how-to-navigate-using-your-wris​twatch/

In fact, I completely eschew digital watches because showing the time as numbers, like 2:32 (or 14:32) doesn't give you a graphic representation of time.  I can glance at an analog watch dial and understand intuitively how much time it's been since I started something or how much time I've got left to accomplish something.

Oh, and my watch has a circular slide rule on it, because of course it does.....

[Fark user image 850x1133]

/Backup for my Pickett N200-T Pocket Trig slide rule.
//Two is one and one is none.


I use the stopwatch and timer functions to time how long to cook my food. I use the alarm to wake me up in the morning. It gets battered all to hell from going through the forest and the plastic front is easy to polish. It's waterproof and cheap. For some reason when you put certain people in the wilderness they think they're dead reckoning their way across the Atlantic ocean in a biplane.
 
2020-05-12 12:16:25 PM  
Watches thst don't tell you the time are this decade's popped collar and Member's Only jacket.
 
2020-05-12 12:18:32 PM  

dittybopper: kyuzokai: I have a Misfit Shine 2 watch/fitness tracker. It's completely faceless and doesn't tell time until you tap it (and then the hour and minute lights up briefly; only accurate to 5 minute intervals mind you). It's pretty weird, but actually fairly legible once you get used to it.

[cdn2.alphr.com image 620x349]
Not my photo... My arm ain't that freckly.

If I *HAD* to go with a digital watch, it would have nixie tubes.

[i.pinimg.com image 570x386]


Whaaa? How is that even powered?
 
2020-05-12 12:21:27 PM  

Skyrmion: dittybopper: kyuzokai: I have a Misfit Shine 2 watch/fitness tracker. It's completely faceless and doesn't tell time until you tap it (and then the hour and minute lights up briefly; only accurate to 5 minute intervals mind you). It's pretty weird, but actually fairly legible once you get used to it.

[cdn2.alphr.com image 620x349]
Not my photo... My arm ain't that freckly.

If I *HAD* to go with a digital watch, it would have nixie tubes.

[i.pinimg.com image 570x386]

Whaaa? How is that even powered?


Tesla coil in the back room.
 
2020-05-12 12:25:54 PM  
I have a watch that just says "Now" on the face.   It's never been wrong.
 
2020-05-12 12:32:18 PM  

b0rscht: Watches, like handshakes, are just habits. We don't need either.


Some of us have Big-Boy jobs, where we wear nice clothes and meet people.
 
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