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Old 02-26-2012, 07:15 PM   #1
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I know I can't be the only one to wear a watch. What are y'all wearing that's holding up. I just ordered a g-shock so we will see how it holds up. Up till now ive been wearing a Swiss army. So what is everyone wearing?
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Old 02-26-2012, 07:22 PM   #2
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Cell phones.

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Never wear watches when I'm working. No rings, chains etc etc. too much risk of ruining your self if they catch on something.
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Old 02-26-2012, 07:28 PM   #4
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A friend of mine has a Guard Dog.

Nice not having anything on your wrist itself.
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I wear a g shock. So far so good.
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I use my cel phone for time and have for a long time. Never where a watch for work. But I have a G Shock for times when I want one - timing soccer games, tracking time on baseball games, hiking & canoeing out of cel range
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cell phone for time...earrings,rings and chains stay home...only thing I wear is my rosary...it went with me through a lot of crap and was blessed in holy water in Jerusalem...I wear that under my shirt.
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g shock as well. Cleans up well, thinset, paint, glue, all come off in shower with light scrub.
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Cheap Casio.
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Never wear watches when I'm working. No rings, chains etc etc. too much risk of ruining your self if they catch on something.
This, for sure.

Twice, I caught my wedding ring on something at work. Second time I dang near ripped my finger off, hanging off a 28' ladder. That was enough.

First time I did it the wife gave me the "look" when I mentioned that maybe I shouldn't wear the ring to work. After the second time, I didn't give her a choice.
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yep cell phone
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Old 02-26-2012, 08:28 PM   #12
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Cheap Casio.
Same here. It'll tear away if seriously hooked on something, and cost of replacement is negligible. I've been wearing a wristwatch for at least 50 years now. Without one, I'd be mumbling to myself and walking into walls.

More than I do already.
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Old 02-26-2012, 08:28 PM   #13
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Never wear things that can caught in a blade..

G shocks are good though..

I use the cell phone
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Another vote for cell phone here. I haven't wore a watch in so long it feels awkward to have one on.
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This, for sure.

Twice, I caught my wedding ring on something at work. Second time I dang near ripped my finger off, hanging off a 28' ladder. That was enough.

First time I did it the wife gave me the "look" when I mentioned that maybe I shouldn't wear the ring to work. After the second time, I didn't give her a choice.
I know a guy who lost his thumb because he had a thumb ring on and he was planing some wood down and the ring caught the blade and pulled his thumb into the blade he said his thumb was there one second then in a million bits the next second also know numerous guys who lost fingers due to falling and getting the ring caught. Even know one guy who lost his finger because his ring turned to molten metal because he shorted the ring out on a forklift battery when he was serviceing it he said it heated up instantly and he didn't even have time to react. Rings a bad news for anyone working with their hands.
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I wear a G-shock or a Citizens Dive Watch. The Dive watch is probably tougher but I hate when I get weld splatter on the crystal. Got to wait for battery change time to replace. G-shock itself gets replaced periodicly (especialy if I forget and dive with it a couple times) so weld splatter and face damage dont bother me so much.

I actualy had my class ring keep my finger from getting crushed once in the navy. 4 of us were moveing a heavy object and the guy next to me lost his grip leaving me trying to react and make up the difference. the stone cracked, the ring turned and bent a little but held it up until the object was picked up off my hand.

But now no Jewlery.

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I'd be lost without a watch. My Timex Expedition started getting on it's last legs, so I upgraded to a Suunto Vector. I love it- barometer tells me when the weather is turning, thermometer (take the watch off your wrist and hang it on your tool bags so that body heat doesn't change the reading), altimeter, and compass.

I've never had problems with my watch catching on stuff, but I'd never wear a ring.
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I'd be lost without a watch. My Timex Expedition started getting on it's last legs, so I upgraded to a Suunto Vector. I love it- barometer tells me when the weather is turning, thermometer (take the watch off your wrist and hang it on your tool bags so that body heat doesn't change the reading), altimeter, and compass.
I like that built in barometer.. thats deffinitly cool to have on your wrist..
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I wore the same Fossil for 8 years. Carpentry, welding, whatever. Finally gave out. Wife bought me a Citizen EcoDrive for Xmas one year. Already had a Seiko dress watch, so I have worn the Citizen for two years. Although usually, if I'm doing work work, I leave it in the truck. Cell phone in the nail bags works well.
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Rubber band watches break to fast for me. I have big wrists. That's why the metal band watches

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