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Sep 20, 2021 - 7:32:09 AM
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rinemb

USA

13908 posts since 5/24/2005

Yep, I checked the time on my new watch, I bought it early this year.
This morning it was 15 seconds behind...So I reset it.

I suppose that is good enough? Considering the price.

I wondered why my pulse was so high when I would count beats in a 10-second interval on my watch. ;-)

Brad

Edited by - rinemb on 09/20/2021 07:45:47

Sep 20, 2021 - 9:55:53 AM

4182 posts since 10/18/2007

Consider yourself lucky. I never read the instructions to my $15 digital watch and I can't figure out how to adjust the time.

Sep 20, 2021 - 10:37:12 AM
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rinemb

USA

13908 posts since 5/24/2005

quote:
Originally posted by Cornflake

Consider yourself lucky. I never read the instructions to my $15 digital watch and I can't figure out how to adjust the time.


Yep, I got tired of saving the instructions, then have to dig to find those.  So I gave up the digitals, and went back to a simple face, large real numbers, a clicking second hand, and no dates etc.  they were too small to read, anyway.  So, I find pleasure in resetting on occasion-because its SIMPLE!

Brad

Sep 20, 2021 - 11:15:08 AM
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805 posts since 10/4/2018

My Father was obsessed with correct time. He needed every clock in the house to change at the exact same time. He bought a ton of those atomic clocks and watches which are synchronized with the Nat'l Inst. of Std's & Tech. in Ft Collins CO, and the Atomic Clock in Boulder. Most of his watches have hands, but no winding pins. It was fun watching him check his watch to all the clocks as the hours arrived. Sometimes you would be in one room watching TV or something and you could hear him countdown "10, 9.......3, 2, 1, check!" - Don't interrupt him during the countdown, or you'd get an ear-full.

...which reminds me. He would inadvertently set some alarm on the watches and would call me over to fix it for him. I could always find the instructions on-line. Just type in the brand and model into the search bar of your favorite search engine.

Edited by - Good Buddy on 09/20/2021 11:20:47

Sep 20, 2021 - 11:24:35 AM

3875 posts since 4/22/2018

Brad, I have a breitling super ocean that cost £1500 some 20 years ago, it goes for a two yearly service and is 100% accurate for maybe three months then it loses a couple of minutes - it’s a constant source of frustration.

Sep 20, 2021 - 11:30 AM
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Brian T

Canada

18695 posts since 6/5/2008

You ever find the time to listen carefully to the words in "Breathe in, breathe out, move on" performed by Jimmy Buffett?

I bought a clunky watch that kept clunky time.
So I got it apart and tossed the guts in the garbage.
I had an engraving made and reassembled the watch.

"It doesn't have numbers or moving hands,
It always just says 'NOW'."

Nice to wear in public occasions.

Sep 20, 2021 - 11:53:15 AM
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rinemb

USA

13908 posts since 5/24/2005

quote:
Originally posted by Brian T

You ever find the time to listen carefully to the words in "Breathe in, breathe out, move on" performed by Jimmy Buffett?

I bought a clunky watch that kept clunky time.
So I got it apart and tossed the guts in the garbage.
I had an engraving made and reassembled the watch.

"It doesn't have numbers or moving hands,
It always just says 'NOW'."

Nice to wear in public occasions.


Now that is funny!  Brad

Sep 20, 2021 - 11:53:41 AM
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12456 posts since 1/15/2005

quote:
Originally posted by Wet Spaniel

Brad, I have a breitling super ocean that cost £1500 some 20 years ago, it goes for a two yearly service and is 100% accurate for maybe three months then it loses a couple of minutes - it’s a constant source of frustration.


Jonty ..... funny, but if you ever read what Rolex says about accuracy (or at least they did at one time), basically your watch is functioning correctly even if it loses three minutes a month ....... as long as it loses three minutes every month. I'm exaggerating on the amount of time I think they find acceptable, but you get the picture.

I have a 18K gold Rolex Presidential that I bought for $3000 at a auction 30 years ago, not running, but probably close to what I paid for it in the gold content (watch and band).  I took it to my friend that owned a jewelry store and had them clean it ($96) and it runs like a top!  I'm not sure that I have ever worn it ..... far too ostentatious ...... maybe onbe day to a special event!

Sep 20, 2021 - 11:56:03 AM
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rinemb

USA

13908 posts since 5/24/2005

Last couple of cars I have had are a royal PIA to change the time on the clocks. And you have to do it twice a year. argghhh Brad

Sep 20, 2021 - 5:27:01 PM
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Owen

Canada

9535 posts since 6/5/2011

...apparently some retired folks and/or seniors (?)] find these useful:

dementia-day-clock-tells-what-day-of-week

Sep 21, 2021 - 5:43:38 AM
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DC5

USA

20347 posts since 6/30/2015

quote:
Originally posted by Owen

...apparently some retired folks and/or seniors (?)] find these useful:

dementia-day-clock-tells-what-day-of-week


I like that one.  I've also seen watches with only an hour hand that say 1ish 2ish etc.  Now that I'm past my expiration date, when I go in for my annual physical the doctor has to ask me some cognitive questions - many of which I could not have answered in my 20s.  One is do you know the day and date?  Does anyone know that anymore?  You take out your phone and you look it up.  I've been known to have to look it up several times a day, because the phone is remembering it so why should I have to?  Kind of like the DVR watches TV for me so I don't have to.  Since retiring I'm lucky if I know what month it is, because it really doesn't matter. 

Sep 21, 2021 - 6:38:05 AM
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rinemb

USA

13908 posts since 5/24/2005

A day clock. Now that seems very useful and functional anymore. Brad

Sep 21, 2021 - 6:39:03 AM
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rinemb

USA

13908 posts since 5/24/2005

Headed to Amazon, now. Brad

Sep 21, 2021 - 8:36:13 AM

2396 posts since 7/20/2004

If you're really obsessed about time, download Meinberg NTP and run it in the background on your computer. It will keep the computer clock synced within a couple tenths of a second. It's a program that I use in conjunction with a ham radio digital protocol that require very precise timing.time. Or, of course, you can alway just to to time.gov and get the same info. It looks like my Luminox GMT is running about 3 seconds slow at the moment.

Sep 22, 2021 - 5:51:22 PM

Brian T

Canada

18695 posts since 6/5/2008

I gave clocks to everybody in my entire family one Christmas.
They are LED projector clocks that you can see the 16" time display on the ceiling in a darkened bedroom. The active unit that keeps respectable time is no bigger than your thumb.

Retired, I am on MY schedule, not for anybody else. Take a number and wait to be called.

Sep 22, 2021 - 6:38:43 PM

110 posts since 6/15/2021

quote:
Originally posted by Owen

...apparently some retired folks and/or seniors (?)] find these useful:

dementia-day-clock-tells-what-day-of-week


That would be me.

I remembered to take the garbage cans out to the street this morning, so it must be Wednesday. 
 

I'm a lefty and I've never been comfortable wearing a watch on my left hand and trying to write.  No watch ever felt the least bit comfortable on my right.  I had a big clunky Casio analog when I was leaning to fly. It had a high contrast face and a glow-in-the-dark spot on the second hand.  I haven't seen it in years.  It's probably still in my flight bag.  Then I had a small watch that I only wore when I traveled which was the only time that it mattered what time it was and I could not rely on finding a clock (or it being correct) when I needed one.  I've had a couple pocket watches.

Now, I just don't care that much.

Sep 22, 2021 - 7:28:22 PM

58225 posts since 12/14/2005

Guy I know had more dollars than sense.
Had a watchband encrusted with gold nuggets.
And I DO mean encrusted!

It may have cost him a bundle, and made him feel good, but to my eye, it looked like somebody had dipped a watchband in Elmer's Glue, rolled it in Post Grape Nuts, and spray-painted it gold.

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(Not a pic of HIS, but sort of what they look like)

Edited by - mike gregory on 09/22/2021 19:29:33

Sep 22, 2021 - 7:44:48 PM

Brian T

Canada

18695 posts since 6/5/2008

I write notes on a paper calendar that I generate in this computer and print.
Useful when contending with youngsters who are still working. They get really sensitive
about weekends.
Several appointments each week so I can keep track of those.
Other than Heidi-cat bugging me for tuna at 5 PM, I eat and drink when I need to do those things.

Sep 23, 2021 - 5:33:07 AM
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wizofos

USA

6140 posts since 8/19/2012

Talking to my brother (also retired) a few years ago and the subject of calendars and time came up. His opinion was that now that he was retired every week has 6 Saturdays and Sunday. I agree.

Sep 23, 2021 - 9:11:41 AM

58225 posts since 12/14/2005

My sister, retired, was visiting, and she and I and Irene were playing a dice game on the dining room table.
I announced that I had to hit the sack, since tomorrow was a work day.
My sister said
"I'm RETIRED, so, to me, EVERY night is Friday night!"

- - - - - -
Read an essay years ago, where somebody said that most people check their clocks and watches, not to see what time it IS, but "How LONG until...???"
How long until meal time?
How long until I have to BE somewhere?
Stuff like that

Sep 23, 2021 - 9:49:53 AM

2786 posts since 2/10/2013

I have 3 or 4 watches laying a drawer and not used. I am a senior citizen who is very good at just guessing the time. Being alive that long probably created this ability. Except for medical physicals any miscalculation is not problematic. I am sometime impressed by how darn accurate my guesses are.

Sep 23, 2021 - 11:06:28 AM

12456 posts since 1/15/2005

quote:
Originally posted by mike gregory

Guy I know had more dollars than sense.
Had a watchband encrusted with gold nuggets.
And I DO mean encrusted!

It may have cost him a bundle, and made him feel good, but to my eye, it looked like somebody had dipped a watchband in Elmer's Glue, rolled it in Post Grape Nuts, and spray-painted it gold.

   +   +

 

=

(Not a pic of HIS, but sort of what they look like)

 


Watches like that have nothing to do with telling time, but rather making a statement.  I guess that is why it is irrelevant if Rolexes, Omegas, etc. keep good time!

Sep 23, 2021 - 11:22:10 AM
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DC5

USA

20347 posts since 6/30/2015

quote:
Originally posted by mike gregory


- - - - - -
Read an essay years ago, where somebody said that most people check their clocks and watches, not to see what time it IS, but "How LONG until...???"
How long until meal time?
How long until I have to BE somewhere?
Stuff like that


For me in grade school that was certainly the case.  How long until 3:00?  Funny, that was about the only arithmetic that I could do in my head.

Sep 24, 2021 - 9:28:03 AM

Buddur

USA

3078 posts since 10/23/2004

I still wear my classic digital Timex Indiglo that I've had since the 1980s.  

Sep 24, 2021 - 9:44:37 AM
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110 posts since 6/15/2021

quote:
Originally posted by mike gregory

My sister, retired, was visiting, and she and I and Irene were playing a dice game on the dining room table.
I announced that I had to hit the sack, since tomorrow was a work day.
My sister said
"I'm RETIRED, so, to me, EVERY night is Friday night!"

- - - - - -
Read an essay years ago, where somebody said that most people check their clocks and watches, not to see what time it IS, but "How LONG until...???"
How long until meal time?
How long until I have to BE somewhere?
Stuff like that


To me, that's the downside of digital watches.  To figure out how long until something, you have to do math.  On an analog watch, you look at the hands and figure the minute hand is about that far from where it will be at dinnertime.  Or it takes about half the dial to drive to grandma's house, so if I told her I'd be there at 6:00, leave when both of Mickey's hands are pointing down.  No actual math required.

To make a 180 degree turn, look at where the second hand is, bank the aeroplane for a 2-minute turn, wait for the second hand to come back to where it was when you started.  No math required.

Edited by - pianojuggler on 09/24/2021 09:47:16

Sep 24, 2021 - 9:50:35 AM

569 posts since 5/22/2021

All I can say is that I tell the day of the week by when I head to school!

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