The People Who Can't Wear Watches

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Re: The People Who Can't Wear Watches

Postby OregonSkeptic » Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:38 pm

I am one of those unlucky people who can't wear a watch. My father was the same. I am sure there is a logical and non-paranormal explanation. My dad speculated that it was due to electrical resistance. When he held both clips on an ohmmeter it went all the way into the red. The same happens when I try it. Most people, though, it stays in the green. I remember my mom could not even make the needle move. Dad liked to ask folks to try the ohmmeter to see if his hypothesis was correct, but the sample size of clock stoppers never got higher than the two of us.

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Re: The People Who Can't Wear Watches

Postby Gord » Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:24 pm

OregonSkeptic wrote:I am one of those unlucky people who can't wear a watch. My father was the same. I am sure there is a logical and non-paranormal explanation. My dad speculated that it was due to electrical resistance. When he held both clips on an ohmmeter it went all the way into the red. The same happens when I try it. Most people, though, it stays in the green. I remember my mom could not even make the needle move. Dad liked to ask folks to try the ohmmeter to see if his hypothesis was correct, but the sample size of clock stoppers never got higher than the two of us.

Is this your post on another forum?

https://www.thenakedscientists.com/foru ... opic=133.0

Cajsa wrote:My dad and I have both stopped watches all our lives. I have tried Timex, Bulova, Swatch and several other brands of watches - all brand new. All of them have stopped within six hours of wearing them the first time. By the time I was old enough to remember, my dad was carrying a pocket watch in a pouch.

One idea my dad had that might explain it is electrical resistance. He was a mechanic and would test spark plugs with an ohmmeter. Most people holding the two clips of the ohmmeter will not move very much at all. It will stay in the left side in the green. Both my dad and I, when holding the ohmmeter make the dial go all the way to the right into the red. That does not measure magnetism, merely electrical resistance. I have no idea why that would stop watches, but it seems as reasonable as any other theory I have heard and certainly more likely than some sort of force field or the kooky "near death experience" explanation.

Yeah, some people suggest that people who stop watches have had near death experiences. Through pure coincidence, my dad had one when he was 12 and I had one when I was 4. However, I cannot think of one single reason that would have any effect on watches. That's just kooky.

I'm not sure what to make of your experiences.
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Postby JO 753 » Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:02 pm

Eazy to test that hypothosis - strap a watch on a metal bar.
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Re: The People Who Can't Wear Watches

Postby Poodle » Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:57 pm

This thread has been going for eight years. Have a good year, thread.
In the meantime - the solution. If people who can't wear watches get hold of watches which don't work and wear them, they'll start working again.

And then stop. Again. Back to the drawing board.

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Re: The People Who Can't Wear Watches

Postby Major Malfunction » Mon Jun 05, 2017 3:02 pm

JO 753 wrote:Eazy to test that hypothosis - strap a watch on a metal bar.

Or change his sparkplugs.
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Re: The People Who Can't Wear Watches

Postby Bart Stewart » Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:21 pm

Poodle wrote:This thread has been going for eight years. Have a good year, thread.


A few more years and it will hit puberty.

Hey, I started this thread! Also the legendary "MagneGas, Anyone?"

Not sure if I ever apologized for that one. So, at this time . . . I am so very sorry.

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Re: The People Who Can't Wear Watches

Postby Major Malfunction » Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:34 pm

Bart Stewart wrote:
Poodle wrote:This thread has been going for eight years. Have a good year, thread.


A few more years and it will hit puberty.

Hey, I started this thread! Also the legendary "MagneGas, Anyone?"

Not sure if I ever apologized for that one. So, at this time . . . I am so very sorry.

Never apologise for asking questions, laddie.

Unless they're really stupid and repetitive ones that have been debunked a thousand times.
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Re: The People Who Can't Wear Watches

Postby scrmbldggs » Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:35 pm

Bart Stewart wrote:
Poodle wrote:This thread has been going for eight years. Have a good year, thread.


A few more years and it will hit puberty.

Hey, I started this thread! Also the legendary "MagneGas, Anyone?"

Not sure if I ever apologized for that one. So, at this time . . . I am so very sorry.




:lol:


Just beware of the thread stopper. :-P
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Re: The People Who Can't Wear Watches

Postby bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:42 pm

Did Hitler wear a watch?
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Re: The People Who Can't Wear Watches

Postby Major Malfunction » Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:46 pm

Ask Matt. He knows that stuff.
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Re: The People Who Can't Wear Watches

Postby scrmbldggs » Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:49 pm

Yeah he did. A cuckoo watch.
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Re: The People Who Can't Wear Watches

Postby Matthew Ellard » Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:08 am

bobbo_the_Pragmatist wrote:Did Hitler wear a watch?
Major Malfunction wrote:Ask Matt. He knows that stuff.

"It's about time someone asked me that question....." Matthew Ellard

"Find out about my personal details? Not on my watch" Adolf Hitler.

"Hitler loaned it to Mussolini, to get the trains to run on time". Von Ribbentrop
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(In reality, here is Hitler pulling a fob or wristwatch out of his pocket at Berchtesgaden, suggesting he did wear or have a watch or, alternatively, is presenting a watch to someone-else. ) :D
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Re: The People Who Can't Wear Watches

Postby Gord » Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:33 am

Matthew Ellard wrote:someone-else

I've seen some weirdly inappropriate hyphenations, but that's a new one on me. :P Or should I say "a new-one on-me"?
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Re: The People Who Can't Wear Watches

Postby Major Malfunction » Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:31 am

I just do it to annoy you.
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Re: The People Who Can't Wear Watches

Postby Nikki Nyx » Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:00 am

Personally, I can't watch wares. I've honestly tried, and was even hired as an after hours mall security guard three separate times, but I got fired every time. Apparently, every time I attempt to watch wears, some weird magnetic energy field that can't be measured by any instrument known to man resonates and causes me to fall into a deep sleep.
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Re: The People Who Can't Wear Watches

Postby scrmbldggs » Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:07 am

:lol:
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Re: The People Who Can't Wear Watches

Postby Gord » Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:00 am

"Knowledge grows through infinite timelessness" -- the random fictional Deepak Chopra quote site
"You are also taking my words out of context." -- Justin
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