I am not wearing a "watch" today. I am, however, wearing a Nike Fuelband (which I first discovered when someone here posted a shot of theirs). I had long been looking for a decent wrist or pocket pedometer -- that would give me a ballpark indicator of my level of activity and indirectly incentivize me to move a bit more during the routine course of the day. The Fuelband, though not the most attractive wrist ornament in the world, seems to do nicely.
I normally wear it on my "dominant hand", i.e., my left wrist, which was the advice I received when I bought the gizmo at Niketown here in Manhattan. When I wear the Fuelband on my left wrist, I wear a watch, as usual, on my right. (It may well be that sometimes, particularly when I am wearing a white or a colored G-Shock, that the combined "look" is less than harmonious. But that is a separate issue.)
I have a persistent little patch of eczema/dermatitis on the underside of my left wrist for God-knows-what-reason. It comes and goes but mostly only bothers me in the drier winter months. I don't normally wear anything on my left wrist -- so whatever triggers flare ups is usually not related to "contact" (e.g., with a watch, with jewelry, etc.). I have noticed that it is flaring up now -- in the Summer -- which is unusual. It may be that daily contact with and rubbing from the Fuelband is the culprit. (I have worn the Fuelband daily for the past six weeks or so since I bought it.)
So, today, I am wearing the Fuelband on my right wrist and I am not wearing a watch. It is amazing how "naked" I feel without a wristwatch, much less without a G-Shock. And this is so even though the Fuelband, among other things, tells the time at the push of a button.
If the dermatitis continues to be an issue, I am going to have to consider wearing a watch and the Fuelband on the same wrist -- anyone do that? Or abandon the Fuelband and pursue another pedometer "solution". I find that I really do like having an indicator of how much I am moving during the course of the day.