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Still using a watch?

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
  • Neighbor
  • Television channel info bar
  • Automobile dash
  • Satellite radio
  • Wall clock
  • GPS
  • 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?