My watch battery died a few weeks ago. I don’t have another functioning watch and buying a replacement battery isn’t on the top of my to-do list. So the watch has been sitting in my home office collecting dust. Now, after living without it for a few weeks and always knowing the time when I needed it, I’m wondering if I still need to wear a watch. Short of trying to make some fashion statement, which doesn’t happen with a Timex and I’ve never been accused of being fashionable, the utility of the watch seems to be dead.
Here’s a list of all the places I’ve been able to get the current time in the past few weeks:
- Computer calendar program reminder pop-up
- Computer clock in the tray
- Desk phone
- Mobile device
- Television channel info bar
- Automobile dash
- Satellite radio
- Wall clock
- Oven clock
- Microwave clock
- The dog (Yes, he eats on the sixes and he knows the time)
What about you? Do you still wear a watch? Do you use it if you wear it?