Wearing a watch?
Do you wear a watch?
I used to think having and wearing a watch was a given. I’ve owned a dozen or so already and still own a couple. I’ve always had a nice digital watch for everyday wear, a nice analog watch for special occasions and a couple “fun” watches.
When we started going green I committed to not buying a new watch and I gave away almost all of my watches. I kept a nice dress up watch the J. gave me and a nice digital watch that I “stole” from Jeff. It’s actually a heart monitor watch so if I ever get into exercising again it will come in handy. I started wearing the nice watch everyday since the digital watch is HUGE (it was meant for a man after all) and wasn’t really appropriate for work. But gradually I stopped wearing that on weekends and then it seemed I was leaving it off more and more. Until one day I put it on and noticed that it had stopped working, I assume it’s the battery. I simply put it away in the drawer. I suppose its not very green to have it just sitting there but it was a gift from J. and I do love it. I don’t seem myself giving it away any time soon.
Now I don’t wear a watch and I can’t remember why I felt it so necessary before. I carry a cell phone most of the time and it tells the time as does my computer and TV. In fact we don’t really have any clocks anymore. We have a clock radio that sits unplugged in my office until I use it for the radio and a clock we received as a wedding present in the living room. We both use our cell phones as alarm clocks so we don’t even need one in the bedroom. Occasionally it’s disconcerting, I don’t have an innate sense of time, so I’ll completely lose track if I’m cleaning or cooking but most of the time I like it. I feel more calm whereas before if I had a watch I felt compelled to check the time almost constantly. I think it becomes a habit, you know just glance at your wrist. Whereas, with my cell phone I have to find it, put in the password and then see the time. I think that’s more effort than knowing what time it is is worth.
So it made me curious, do you wear a watch or do you go without?