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Re: The People Who Can't Wear Watches

Postby Major Malfunction » Sat Feb 18, 2017 5:41 pm

I once had a watch that said waterproof to 5 ATM or 50 m. Well, that's wrong, because it's 5 atmospheres at 40 metres.

And it filled up with water the first shower I took.
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Postby scrmbldggs » Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:14 pm

Soap (surfactants). You should have used this. :-P
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Postby Major Malfunction » Sun Feb 19, 2017 2:58 am

Nah. It was just a shitty watch.
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Postby scrmbldggs » Sun Feb 19, 2017 3:06 am

Precisely. Only those get all wet. :-P
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Postby Major Malfunction » Sun Feb 19, 2017 3:55 am

My watch never leaves my body. Unless the band breaks, or I need an MRI. So it needs to be pretty tough. It also needs to display the time, day and date on the screen. And look nice. It's jewellery.

I'm very happy with my current watch. The specs reckon the battery will last 10 years if you don't use the light or alarm. Three years along and it's still going strong. Definitely worth the $30 with free delivery!
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Postby Gord » Sun Feb 19, 2017 4:40 am

I was thinking about my own watch just last night. It's survived electrocution three times, been underwater on numerous occasions, been hit by a bus, run over by a dune buggy, and smacked with baseball bat -- all while I was wearing it.

It's a Timex.

(Hmm. Maybe I'm a Timex, too!)
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Postby Major Malfunction » Sun Feb 19, 2017 5:04 am

Casio. Still make good watches.
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Postby ElectricMonk » Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:00 am

My watches were all 100% waterproof: once the water was in, it never got out.
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Postby TJrandom » Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:11 am

I have hundreds of watches - well those around me do, but I haven`t worn one for over 50 years now. I simply rely upon those around me, the sun, public clocks, the navigation screen, the TV or PC if they are on, etc. We also have 3pm announcements, on school days - over public speakers telling us to watch out for and over the kiddies as they start homeward, and a 7am `test` of those very speakers. Very hard to be wildly confused over time these days.

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Postby scrmbldggs » Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:17 am

I haven't worn one in years, but now gotten used to check my flashlight when needed... :roll:
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Postby Major Malfunction » Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:37 am

Don't look into the light...

But how cool is LED technology? All because some guy over a hundred years ago poked a couple electrodes at a silicon crystal and noticed one facet lit up.

And another dude poking electrodes at a quartz crystal noticed it oscillated with a calculable frequency.

Thus my sturdy and reliable digital wristwatch.

We stand upon the shoulders of people who like poking things with electrodes. :)
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Postby Gord » Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:01 am

Yet when I poke things with electrodes, the villagers rise up against me with torches and pitchforks.
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Postby Major Malfunction » Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:07 am

Maybe dial-down the voltage.
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Postby Nobrot » Sun Feb 19, 2017 5:49 pm

Gord wrote:I was thinking about my own watch just last night. It's survived electrocution three times, been underwater on numerous occasions, been hit by a bus, run over by a dune buggy, and smacked with baseball bat -- all while I was wearing it.

It's a Timex.

(Hmm. Maybe I'm a Timex, too!)

That's nothing, Donald Campell's remains were recently discovered at the bottom of Coniston Water. His Timex was still ticking.

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Postby gorgeous » Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:44 pm

Science Fundamentalism...is exactly what happens when there’s a significant, perceived ideological threat to one’s traditions and identity.

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Postby Gord » Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:50 am

Nobrot wrote:That's nothing, Donald Campell's remains were recently discovered at the bottom of Coniston Water.

I loved his soup.
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Postby Matthew Ellard » Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:35 am

Nobrot wrote:That's nothing, Donald Campell's remains were recently discovered at the bottom of Coniston Water.
Gord wrote:I loved his soup.
Donald Campbell's Bluebird was made into soup?
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That probably explains why the English prefer to only eat fish & chips.
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Postby Gord » Mon Feb 20, 2017 3:45 am

I agree, it was a bit gritty.
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Postby Major Malfunction » Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:09 am

Major Malfunction wrote:I'm very happy with my current watch. The specs reckon the battery will last 10 years if you don't use the light or alarm. Three years along and it's still going strong. Definitely worth the $30 with free delivery!

I read back a bit and found I'd already posted 2 years ago that my watch was 4 years old. So that makes it 6.

I might need to adjust it more often, it seems to be running a bit slow.
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Postby Major Malfunction » Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:55 am

Gord wrote:I agree, it was a bit gritty.

Bone soup. Waste not want not. And you can make glue.
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Postby Gord » Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:10 pm

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Gord wrote:I agree, it was a bit gritty.

Bone soup. Waste not want not. And you can make glue.

Sounds painful. Have you seen a doctor about that?
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Postby profkori » Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:13 pm

I am one of those people who can't wear a watch. When I was a kid watches worked fine. But as an adult I have tried several watches, including pocket watches. At first I tried replacing the batteries, but they would stop again. But if I put it in a drawer for a day or two it would work again. I have not tried digital watches.
I do know that I am allergic to nickle; it causes a bad rash. My theory is that there is a reaction with the Nickle Cadmium battery, which would explain why my old wind-up watches worked. I have been trying to find a wind-up watch to test this out, but so far no luck.

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Postby scrmbldggs » Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:40 am

Fifteen bucks (or less) too much to try it out? https://www.amazon.com/GuTe-Mechanical- ... A379304011


Found on this page - top of search


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Postby Poodle » Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:55 am

profkori wrote:...I do know that I am allergic to nickle; it causes a bad rash. My theory is that there is a reaction with the Nickle Cadmium battery, which would explain why my old wind-up watches worked ...

Just a tiny, little quibble, but isn't the battery INSIDE the watch, thus not touching the skin? You know - it's a minor point but it may just inject some common sense into your inane reasoning.

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Postby TJrandom » Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:14 am

Poodle wrote:
profkori wrote:...I do know that I am allergic to nickle; it causes a bad rash. My theory is that there is a reaction with the Nickle Cadmium battery, which would explain why my old wind-up watches worked ...

Just a tiny, little quibble, but isn't the battery INSIDE the watch, thus not touching the skin? You know - it's a minor point but it may just inject some common sense into your inane reasoning.


Just as I do - I suspect that he removes the battery and uses his tongue to test it. Unlike me, he gets a rash. I just piss myself, or don`t – if the battery is actually bad. :(

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Postby Major Malfunction » Sun Apr 16, 2017 5:26 am

I swear this whole "phenomenon" is just a bunch of people who've bought a bunch of cheap and shitty watches. What do you expect from a McHappy Meal watch?
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Postby Gord » Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:59 am

Major Malfunction wrote:I swear this whole "phenomenon" is just a bunch of people who've bought a bunch of cheap and shitty watches. What do you expect from a McHappy Meal watch?

Fries?
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Postby Major Malfunction » Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:35 am

Some people might have adverse reactions to potatoes.
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Postby Poodle » Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:40 pm

Then they shouldn't wear fries.

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Postby Major Malfunction » Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:44 pm

Why do we even have to explain that roots aren't suitable adornments?
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Postby Poodle » Sun Apr 16, 2017 4:19 pm

Major Malfunction wrote:Why do we even have to explain that roots aren't suitable adornments?


OK - OK. I'm working on this.
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What's the 'stralian response to "Your roots are showing?" :scratch:
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Postby Gord » Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:52 am

Major Malfunction wrote:Why do we even have to explain that roots aren't suitable adornments?

I discovered today that I can't wear hats. They stop working after a while. I think it's the natural magnetism coming from my head, it affects the fabric somehow and jams everything loose. Also it's been very windy lately, but I doubt that has anything to do with it.
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Postby Major Malfunction » Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:48 am

One time I was walking over a rail bridge, and my hat escaped onto the tracks below, and I was like, "{!#%@} hats." No loyalty whatsoever.

That's how I became a Man Going My Own Way Without A Hat (MGMOWWOAH).
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Postby Poodle » Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:45 am

An MGMOWWOAH doesn't get invited to posh functions, and especially if he isn't wearing a fry.

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Postby Major Malfunction » Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:19 am

I don't need your fancy fry functions. I've got better things to do than stand around in a fish 'n chip shop.

Like buy a new hat. With a string on it.
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Postby fromthehills » Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:22 pm

My Filson hat is fairly loyal, even in the wind. My first one lasted 10 years without abandoning me in the wind. My second has, once, in a particularly nasty gust. We get these whirlwinds that try to pretend they're tornados.

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Postby Major Malfunction » Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:49 pm

Well, let me tell you a story about that. Once upon a time there was a young and very pretty violinist busking in the street, and one of those gusts lifted her summer cotton dress right over her head.

She had lavender undies.
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Postby Poodle » Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:51 pm

We want the truth - YOU were that gust, weren't you?

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Postby Major Malfunction » Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:02 pm

I willed it. I was like an air-bender.
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