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With having nothing better to do whilst having a latte on Maspalomas seafront this morning, myself and Mrs Moose decided to see how many people wore a wristwatch.

The result per hundred people of both sexes was 46 men and 29 women.

I then googled what the percentages for each sex was and it seems our survey was uncannily accurate, Google’s figures being 46 men and 28 women.

 

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24 minutes ago, Moose said:

With having nothing better to do whilst having a latte on Maspalomas seafront this morning, myself and Mrs Moose decided to see how many people wore a wristwatch.

The result per hundred people of both sexes was 46 men and 29 women.

I then googled what the percentages for each sex was and it seems our survey was uncannily accurate, Google’s figures being 46 men and 28 women.

 

if your in maspalomas a wristwatch might be all some people are wearing!

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the grass may be greener on the other side of the fence but the crows are just as black

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2 minutes ago, graveyard johnny said:

if your in maspalomas a wristwatch might be all some people are wearing!

Fairly low key in Maspalomas itself, it’s the walk along the sand dunes to Playa del Ingles that’s an eye opener, as I tell Mrs Moose everything looks bigger in the bright sunlight.

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13 minutes ago, Robin Evans said:

I got one this year..... first one since the 70s.

What make?

I only have one, a Swiss railway watch made by Mondaine, they’re a replica of the Clocks seen in every Swiss railway station. If the Swiss trust ‘em to run their train service by it’s good enough for me.

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Its only a hilfiger....

I was going to buy a tag heur..... costly. But as I've not used one for 40 years and I'm a clumsy sod, i thought i would buy one a lot less expensive..... just to see if i got fed up with it.... like i did in 79......

 

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3 minutes ago, Robin Evans said:

Its only a hilfiger....

I was going to buy a tag heur..... costly. But as I've not used one for 40 years and I'm a clumsy sod, i thought i would buy one a lot less expensive..... just to see if i got fed up with it.... like i did in 79......

 

Hilfiger seems popular in the shops over here

Some wonderful bargains to be had by hundreds of entrepreneurial African business men out here, Rolex watches for €20, guaranteed genuine and with a lifetime guarantee 😀

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Said Hilfiger watch. Cant remember its cost. The Tag i wanted was £1050.

This just seemed a nice watch for much less considering I'm clumsy enough to smash it to bits within a few months....

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I always wear a watch when out of the house. Long habit. I like mechanical watches just because I get fed up of changing batteries! 

My wife got me a new Fossil watch for Christmas this year and it said “mechanical” although when you look closer it says “mechanical twist”. Again, you’d think that meant some variant but still fully mechanical. No... it’s battery powered quartz but the effectively decorative second hand is automatic mechanical (movement powered rather than wind up). That’s going back then because she’s unhappy about being conned. 

My main watch is another one where you can see the mechanics through the glass. I don’t know why I need another watch but my wife says I do...


“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" - Mark Twain

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The opposite sex are strange creatures, I don’t understand her desire for numerous shades of lipstick and different kinds of moisturiser, but then neither can she understand me wanting 40/50 different T-shirts

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10 minutes ago, Moose said:

The opposite sex are strange creatures, I don’t understand her desire for numerous shades of lipstick and different kinds of moisturiser, but then neither can she understand me wanting 40/50 different T-shirts

Mine probably has more shoes than Imelda Marcos at her prime but she still wants more. I now have a lifetime beating five pairs and I still feel that’s an excessive amount.


“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" - Mark Twain

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Look at Luminox, they are great watches not too pricey and tough as nails.

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Decathlon 10 euro watch for everyday use and work. Casio Sport trek for going out, Suunto Ambit for running and walking

Used to have a dress watch but that went in the burglary last year, so bought the Suunto with the insurance recompense

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8 hours ago, Robin Evans said:

Said Hilfiger watch. Cant remember its cost. The Tag i wanted was £1050.

This just seemed a nice watch for much less considering I'm clumsy enough to smash it to bits within a few months....

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I bought a watch off that there Amazon for £1, plus £1.49 postage. Came all the way from China. After six weeks the strap fell off... 

 

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9 hours ago, ckn said:

I like mechanical watches just because I get fed up of changing batteries! 

I have worn digital battery watches for 20 years

I think I've had to change the batteries maybe every 3 years..... 

Sick of changing batteries CKN? 

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15 minutes ago, Bedfordshire Bronco said:

I have worn digital battery watches for 20 years

I think I've had to change the batteries maybe every 3 years..... 

Sick of changing batteries CKN? 

Yep, sending them to get properly waterproof sealed after one shoddy replacement saw it leak in a simple rain soaking. It annoys me, I’ve a few watches sitting with dead batteries as I can’t be bothered getting them done.


“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" - Mark Twain

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I haven’t worn a watch for over 30 years.  I have never been in a situation where I have had no idea of the time of day.  You have clocks at home, in your car, in town/city centres, at work, on your phone etc. so why anyone would spend thousands on something that is now just an accessory is beyond my understanding.

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10 hours ago, ckn said:

Yep, sending them to get properly waterproof sealed after one shoddy replacement saw it leak in a simple rain soaking. It annoys me, I’ve a few watches sitting with dead batteries as I can’t be bothered getting them done.

Replace your batteries and stop just buying new watches. The climate is changing and polar bears are dying largely due to you

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7 hours ago, Adelaide Tiger said:

I haven’t worn a watch for over 30 years.  I have never been in a situation where I have had no idea of the time of day.  You have clocks at home, in your car, in town/city centres, at work, on your phone etc. so why anyone would spend thousands on something that is now just an accessory is beyond my understanding.

Mine cost £15 about 7 years ago and still works fine 😊

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52 minutes ago, Bedfordshire Bronco said:

Replace your batteries and stop just buying new watches. The climate is changing and polar bears are dying largely due to you

Happy New Year to you as well...


“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" - Mark Twain

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