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Time of the essense, but fewer getting it from a watch

Time of the essense, but fewer getting it from a watch Story Comments (1) Print Create a hardcopy of this page Font Size: Default font size Larger font size Posted: Friday, June 20, 2014 2:00 pm

Time of the essense, but fewer getting it from a watch 1 comment

omega watches Are you picky about knowing the exact time, now that you have access to the precise time as reported on your computer or cellphone?

fake omega watches We’ve got a number of digital time displays around our house, a digital alarm clock in the bedroom, a digital clock on the oven, a digital clock on the microwave, another digital time display on a radio in the kitchen and others.

omega watches When I change channels on the TV, it displays the time. My car has a digital clock as part of the sound system. And then I see the time displayed digitally on my computer display or when I check my cellphone.

replica omega watches I’m exposed to the time all day and because it’s digital, it is expressed to the minute.

fake omega It doesn’t cause me to lose sleep but it bothers me that most of these clocks disagree on the time by a minute or two or more.

replica omega Even when I try to set the time precisely, trying to get the oven clock to track the time on my cell, when I then go to the microwave and try to get it to line up too, I still end up with a minute or two difference.

Or when I try to set the time on the clock in my car, no matter how precisely I try to set it, it almost never ends up aligned with the digital tone you hear on the radio when they announce the time.

Maybe that’s part of why I’m noticing how more people aren’t bothering with watches or alarm clocks, instead relying on their cellphones or smart phones to tell them what time it is, including telling them it’s time to get up.

I happened across a BBC News Magazine article from Oct. 2010 that reported a survey then found one out of seven, about 15 percent, of people in the United Kingdom no longer used a watch. And when they asked 15 to 24-year-olds, the percentage was double, about 30 percent who no longer wore a watch.

The percentage no longer relying on a watch for time is thought to be growing. But I also read other articles that suggest watch wearing will never go away.

Some wear watches because it’s a fashion statement, or says something about the image of the person wearing it. Wearing a Rolex isn’t about telling time, I read someone say, but about status, with people wearing a Rolex for what it says about them.

When James Bond wore an Omega Seamaster in the movie Skyfall, I read there was a 45 percent increase in consumer interest.

I did see some reported advantages to using a watch to check the time, as opposed to your cell.

Some suggest it’s rude to get caught checking the time on your phone when you’re with others, but you can discreetly sneak a peak at the time on your watch. And if your hands are full of packages or books or boxes, you can more easily check the time.

Watches can be fashion statements, to help finish off getting dressed.

And maybe it matters to some, but it was suggested, grownups wear watches.

Or maybe that’s just what we old timers tell ourselves, to justify using old-time devices for checking the time.

WILL CHAPMAN is publisher of The Daily Iberian.

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I will admit that I set my watch from my computer. But then I set all those digital displays around the house to agree with my watch. Of course my wrist watch is digital too. It has become a digital world that we live in.


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