...how many people don't wear a watch.
I come from a big family of watch lovers. My father is a watch nut, and surprisingly, so is my wife. I tended to never really care for watches and only bought them when I absolutely needed a new one...much like shoes.
But since I decided to retire my Swiss Army watch and decided to get a nice automatic, I discovered this evil site and all is downhill from there.
In any case, I walked around an outlet mall, then Walmart, and then the regular mall, and even noticed people at places where I work. A lot of people just don't wear watches...including many doctors, engineers, and business friends of mine.
I asked a good many of them why don't they wear a watch?
Here are some of their answers, which I was shocked to hear:
1. I lost my watch.
2. It is too heavy, bothersome to remember to put on.
3. Why do I need a watch when I have the time:
a) on clocks all around me
b) on my cell phone
c) on my beeper/pager (doctors still use these things)
d) with you having a watch on and are with me most of the time
I was totally shocked. Here I was, coming from a watch nut family, for the first time realizing that people were different from us. I have been wearing a watch every single day of my life since maybe age ten. I feel naked without a watch on. On those rare days I go out without a watch, I am miserable because I feel like something is missing and it bugs the living hell out of me to not have a watch on.
We are not the norm. We are special.