OT: Digital Watch Recommendations?

From: Merle K. Peirce <at258_at_osfn.org>
Date: Sat Aug 3 10:32:00 2002

Have you ever tried to find a watch the only tells time? A bit of a
search, usually ending in the toy department. I don't want a watch the
plays music badly. I certainly don't want a watch the subjects me
constantly to telphonic annoyance and harrassment. I don't want a alarm,
that somehow is resistant to to disconnection. I don't want a stop
watch. I don't want a calendar, I have one of those on the wall, nor do
I especially care for the time in Latvia or Botswana. I'm not entirely
convinced I need a timepiece with more than one hand, anyway.

I'm inclined to get my grandfather's Hamilton overhauled.

On Sat, 3 Aug 2002, R. D. Davis wrote:

> Quothe Bill Richman, from writings of Thu, Aug 01, 2002 at 11:19:12AM -0500:
> > This is entirely OT, but since we're probably all gadget freaks here, I
> Not me. I have no desire for items such as PDAs, digital watches,
> devices that tell me where I'm located geographically, etc. If a
> watch needs batteries, doesn't require winding, and doesn't go
> tick-tock, then I have little interest in it. Real watches go
> tick-tock and require winding. :-)
> > thought it would be a good place to ask. My "OnHand" PC watch recently
> > bit the dust, so I'm in the market for a cool new toy to wear on my wrist.
> Try a real wrist watch that you have to wind, which goes tick-tock, and
> you'll find more happiness in life.
> > I've had various "DataBank" watches, a Timex DataLink, and the OnHand in
> Why?
> > the past. Not long ago I got a Kyocera PDA/Phone that handles most of the
> > functions the watch used to provide, so now I'm just looking for something
> > fun. I like BIG, HEAVY, INDUSTRIAL watches, so none of those effeminate
> > little dressy things! I'm currently thinking about either a Casio camera
> > watch, or a Timex "Internet Messenger" watch. Samsung has released a
> Talk about information overload... yikes. You need a wind up watch, and you
> need it fast.
> > cell-phone watch in Japan, but not available in the US yet, priced at
> Weird.
> > $1,000, and duplicates the function of my existing phone. Any
> > suggestions?
> Yes, a wind up watch that goes tick-tock; it will simplify your life.
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M. K. Peirce

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