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LOL So, which arm do you wear your watch on?

Discussion in 'General' started by Pete J, 6 Mar 2011.

  1. okenobi

    okenobi What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks. That makes sense. Although I didn't realise you lot spelt recon like that ;) :p

    My watch doesn't shine, because it's matte black and has a negative display. So you needn't worry about me giving away an LUP or OP, but I've never held a rifle so that explains it.
     
  2. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    I don't do watches.
     
  3. Destructive

    Destructive What's a Dremel?

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    When I wear one its on my right. I know im wierd, but having it on my left just feels wrong for some reason.
     
  4. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Not really. I'm right handed but when I did wear a watch years ago it was on my right wrist facing inwards.
     
  5. Guest-23315

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    Im right handed but always used to have it on my right as well.

    When I first broke my wrist and had it cast, I started wearing it on the left, and kept it there. Also, now I have a nice watch, having it on the left stops me catching the clasp on the desk etc.
     
  6. specofdust

    specofdust Banned

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    Yankee in Cornwall, or just played too many video games? Recon is an Americanism, we call it recce.
     
  7. Fizzban

    Fizzban Man of Many Typos

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    Not worn a watch in a decade or so, but when I did I wore it on my left. These days I look at my phone instead.
     
  8. nukeman8

    nukeman8 What's a Dremel?

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    godless heathen here that uses my mobile phone instead of a watch.

    Seriously why have a watch when your phone is probably even better for keeping accurate time?
    How often do all the watch wearers look at the time anyway?
     
  9. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    I'd go with the latter, vocabulary corrupted by online yankee gamers. :)
     
  10. Guest-23315

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    Quite often, and saves me fumbling around trying to get my Blackberry out.
     
  11. Fizzban

    Fizzban Man of Many Typos

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    Actually my phones clock gains time terribly lol! Every couple months I have to set it back to the real time because it's gained. I did this a few weeks ago and it's already 2 minutes fast! How the hell can a computer chips internal clock gain that rapidly???

    But it's easier than having a watch on my arm all the time, even if I do have a nice Storm watch (needs a battery).
     
  12. Repo

    Repo What's a Dremel?

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    I haven't used a watch in decades, mobile phone / laptop / PC does me. At 43, I'm hardly an uncouth yobbo!

    I used to wear mine on my left, I'm right handed.
     
  13. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    whats a watch? i watch telly :p

    seriously though, havent worn a watch for a long time
     
  14. B1GBUD

    B1GBUD ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Accidentally Funny

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    I'm not currently wearing a watch, for reasons that I'm not going to get into now...

    But when I do, it's on my left
     
  15. Ending Credits

    Ending Credits Bunned

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    Do you guys wear casual or smart watches? I've got a cheap casio jobby but it looks alright and it's really useful.

    Really want a retro casio black watch.
     
  16. mansueto

    mansueto Too broke to mod

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    People think I'm wierd because I wear my watch on my right hand. I'm left handed and wearing it on the left hand just feels very awkward. People really go WTF when they see my watch on the right hand.
     
  17. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    From my time in Canada people tend to go WTF at most things. :D
     
  18. Repo

    Repo What's a Dremel?

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    wrist sprain ? ;)
     
  19. Pete J

    Pete J Employed scum

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    I value durability as I tend to be up to my elbows in a machine, so a Rolex is out!. I have a stainless steel Seiko Kinetic that's about nine years old - it's gummed up with coolant and I can't change any settings on it now - wouldn't change it for the world! I just have to keep reminding myself that it's 17.5 minutes fast (or an hour and 17.5 minutes fast in winter).
     
  20. Unicorn

    Unicorn Uniform November India

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    I'm a leftie and wear my watch on my right arm.

    I always wear a watch, it's a habit. I only wear one of my smart watches if I'm going out somewhere, if I'm just at home or working I have a couple of "beater" casual watches which I can wear. They're still good watches and keep good time but I'm not afraid to bang them up a little like the others.


    The most impressive watch I own as far as durability goes is still my 7 year old Accurist - no idea of the model or anything unimportant like that. It has a blue face, three hands and a date indicator - and it keeps perfect time, all the time. I've been elbow deep in coolant oil inside auto lathes, swimming in the sea, swimming pool and a couple of lakes and even been paintballing in muddy fields with that watch on and it's never missed a beat :)
     
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