Author Topic: Want to take a life at a slower pace? Get a useless watch.  (Read 4640 times)

Bopbopbop

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A watch that helps you take life more slowly by making it difficult to see what the time is. Why not just not wear a watch? Arghhhhh

https://uk.slow-watches.com/24-hour-one-hand-watch/


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Re: Want to take a life at a slower pace? Get a useless watch.
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2017, 05:42:50 AM »
I'm not sure how that helps slow things down at all. It's still accurate to 15 minutes. It'd be useless in my classroom where classes begin at odd times like 9:08.

I like a 24-hour clock (all my electronics are set that way), but this.... just seems pointless. It's like someone thought they had a great idea to create a one-hand watch, then realized it would have to be huge to be accurate, so s/he desperately tried to come up with a marketing idea.

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Re: Want to take a life at a slower pace? Get a useless watch.
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2017, 08:45:02 AM »
Hmm, $300 for a watch that doesn't have a second hand, which is one of the biggest reasons I wear one.  Or I could continue wearing my cheap Timex that I bought for about $40, which has a second hand and the day of the month (another bit of information I need often).

Yeah, there's really no question here.  If I want to slow down and not worry about time, I don't see how the watch plays a role in that.

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Re: Want to take a life at a slower pace? Get a useless watch.
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2017, 09:08:56 AM »
Am I doing something wrong by using my phone? It's times to a minute and if I want I can have it count to the second. Is this why I am living a fast paced life in a major metropolis?
I knew I was doing it all wrong somehow.

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Re: Want to take a life at a slower pace? Get a useless watch.
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2017, 07:10:20 PM »
Another clever yet extraneous product designed to coddle those who lack autonomy.

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Re: Want to take a life at a slower pace? Get a useless watch.
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2017, 07:28:35 PM »
This only seems helpful for people who have no access to windows - it gives you an idea of how the day is progressing in such general terms, my brain without a watch could guess the time with a similar degree of accuracy by glancing out the window combined with an inherent sense of time passing.

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Re: Want to take a life at a slower pace? Get a useless watch.
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2017, 09:21:03 AM »
Slowing down and not worrying about time only really works if everyone does it.. Otherwise you're just the asshole who's always late.
« Last Edit: May 30, 2017, 10:14:16 AM by Scandium »

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Re: Want to take a life at a slower pace? Get a useless watch.
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2017, 02:55:21 PM »
I love it. It's simple and elegant. And it gives you all the precision you need.

I don't know about encouraging you to slow down, but it definitely encourages you not to be so anal about the time.

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Re: Want to take a life at a slower pace? Get a useless watch.
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2017, 11:00:16 AM »
This only seems helpful for people who have no access to windows - it gives you an idea of how the day is progressing in such general terms, my brain without a watch could guess the time with a similar degree of accuracy by glancing out the window combined with an inherent sense of time passing.

Elaine: What time you got?
Kramer: Oh, no. I don't wear a watch.
Elaine: What do you do?
Kramer: Well, I tell time by the sun.
Elaine: How close do you get?
Kramer: Well, I can guess within an hour.
Elaine: Well, I can guess within the hour, and I don't even have to look at the sun.
Kramer: Yeah.
Elaine: Well, what about at night? What do you do then?
Kramer: Well, night's tougher but it's only a couple of hours.

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Re: Want to take a life at a slower pace? Get a useless watch.
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2017, 09:33:56 PM »
I love it. It's simple and elegant. And it gives you all the precision you need.

I don't know about encouraging you to slow down, but it definitely encourages you not to be so anal about the time.
I worry that the people this would appeal to could stand to be a bit more anal about time.

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Re: Want to take a life at a slower pace? Get a useless watch.
« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2017, 09:11:53 PM »
Call me old fashioned and anal but I am a firm believer in punctuality and timekeeping as a way to respect others and maintain self discipline. One of the very few luxury items I own is a Swiss watch (with minute and second hands). Whenever I'm stressed out I give it a few turns on the winder and it stops me biting my nails or looking nervous. I enjoy keeping a schedule and always arrive at least 5 minutes before any meeting. Yeh, I'm pretty sad come to think of it.

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Re: Want to take a life at a slower pace? Get a useless watch.
« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2017, 09:22:42 AM »
Mr. Llama, your consideration of others is to be commended.

What type of lifestyle (parenting? Wage-slavery) do you build around this ethic?

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Re: Want to take a life at a slower pace? Get a useless watch.
« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2017, 03:28:12 PM »
Honest non-snarky question: why do you wear a watch when everything has a clock on it?

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Re: Want to take a life at a slower pace? Get a useless watch.
« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2017, 05:09:25 PM »
Honest non-snarky question: why do you wear a watch when everything has a clock on it?

Because I grew up wearing one. I feel undressed if I leave the house without a watch.

And it's about 50x faster than taking the phone out of its holster and swiping the screen - If I didn't forget my phone. About the only times I don't wear one is when doing yard work or automotive maintenance. At those times, it could a hazard to wear one (or to wear rings as well).
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Re: Want to take a life at a slower pace? Get a useless watch.
« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2017, 08:43:58 AM »
Honest non-snarky question: why do you wear a watch when everything has a clock on it?

Because I grew up wearing one. I feel undressed if I leave the house without a watch.

And it's about 50x faster than taking the phone out of its holster and swiping the screen - If I didn't forget my phone. About the only times I don't wear one is when doing yard work or automotive maintenance. At those times, it could a hazard to wear one (or to wear rings as well).

+1. I need a watch, a belt, and a folding knife (blade can be max 3.5 inches at my workplace) or I'll feel naked. I can't have my phone at work. I can live without a cellphone/mobile. I don't use social media. My social circle of family and friends is local and I prefer to meet in person. Also I don't want to be available at all times for my wife. A man needs his freedom to think and tinker.

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Re: Want to take a life at a slower pace? Get a useless watch.
« Reply #15 on: June 22, 2017, 07:23:08 AM »
Having an expensive consumer product to "signal how successful you are" sounds...spendy?