I wear one to keep time since it's easier to look at my wrist than take my cell phone out of my pocket. I also use it to check my pulse after exercising.
Lordy, this is one of the threads that just won't quit, isn't it?
I may be a "semi-Luddite" but I wear a writstwatch that has a day/date window on the dial. It's not completely electronic, so my only "incovenience" comes annually on March 1st. I'm too d****** old to worry about being stylish or hip. It's always there, it works, and "That's the way it is".
My wife just bought me a Citizen Eco Drive Perpetual Calendar. A beautiful watch but it took me a bit over 2 weeks to figure the dang thing out. I kept having to read the 'instructions' and reset the date and day. Finally I figured it out. I had to 'zero' the date and the day. It also has a time-clock receiver but I can't get the signal here in South East Louisiana.
I have 12 and a watch box. There was a period of time when I quit wearing them due to the convenience of a cell phone but now I wear and use one every day. Some are dressier than others so they are reserved for dates or special occasions.
I wear my G-Shock DW6900MS-1 pretty much everywhere I go. I run very often so I use the stopwatch a lot. It's a very durable and rugged digital watch with that awesome military style to it. Highly recommended.
I have a really nice Citizen my wife bought me several years ago. I wear it when I dress formally but still check my cell when I need the time. I quit wearing them daily because if work. As a mechanic the get scratched and broken. I do miss wearing one though.
I have a pocket watch my grandfather gave me. I 'd love to wear it but no modern suites have a pockets for them.
I started wearing a watch every day about two months ago. Now I have the most watches than I have ever had in my life. I've gone back to collecting old Timex mechanicals and a coupe of Casio G-Shocks. The G-Shocks are atomic/solar and along with my Timex mechanicals, I only own two watches out of eleven that need batteries. I hate battery powered watches and it's such an awesome feeling to wear a mechanical watch again and to be able to put it up to my ear and hear it ticking. If any of my mechanicals quit working, there are more eBay where these came from.
I'm the only one at my job who wears a watch. I have sort of a messy job at times and reaching into my pocket to grab my phone to see the time is impractical if you have grease covered hands.
Not sure if i will be active on this site much, I'm not what most would consider a manly man but I did find this thread on Google while doing a watch search.
I really wish watches could be as popular as they once were. I see them on TV all the time and occasionally on people in real life.
I wear a watch everyday, and I prefer to put down my cellphone and like devices as often as possible. Looking at a watch to get the time is something I will always do I think. And I'd like to have a few more. Most days it's a black Wenger military watch with a silicon band. For church and such it's a heavy silver Festina Chronograph my kids gave me years ago. The "silver" has worn off the bezel (which just spins freely now), but it means something to me.
Someday, I plan on having an old Elgin Railroad pocket watch restored, and get a chain for it. It was given to my Great Grandfather by his wife for a wedding present in 1901. It's awesome, but would cost too much for me to afford right now.
Watches are awesome!
I've worn a watch on and off since I was a teenager. As I get more involved in teaching, I find I wear one more often, largely for the convenience. I have a Wenger field watch I wear all the time and a digital watch I wear when I cycle.
As a law enforcement officer I wear a watch on a daily basis. when I do not have it on I feel naked.