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July 5th, 2019 at 10:23:11 AM permalink
I'm conducting a brief survey on wristwatches, if anybody is interested in answering a few questions:

1) How often do you wear a watch?

2) If you wear/collect watches, what is the most amount of money you would currently spend on a watch?

3) Would you be more likely to buy a watch if it was as "American Made" as possible?

4) Is the way you look and/or accessorize important to your work or business in any way?

Thanks, folks.
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July 5th, 2019 at 10:28:21 AM permalink
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I'm conducting a brief survey on wristwatches, if anybody is interested in answering a few questions:

1) How often do you wear a watch?

2) If you wear/collect watches, what is the most amount of money you would currently spend on a watch?

3) Would you be more likely to buy a watch if it was as "American Made" as possible?

4) Is the way you look and/or accessorize important to your work or business in any way?

Thanks, folks.



1 never since I got a cell phone
2 not applicable
3 no
4 no, work from home
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July 5th, 2019 at 10:53:59 AM permalink
1) 24/7 except in the shower

2) I am not in the market at all. I have been wearing the one I have now (Citizen brand Calibre 8700 Eco-drive) for almost 12 years. It is solar powered and keeps excellent time. I checked just now, and it disagrees with my mobile phone (network time) by 10 seconds. Why would I pay for another one?

3) No

4) I am retired.
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July 5th, 2019 at 11:02:06 AM permalink
I buy a $7 Walmart watch every
year and a half. It's so much
easier to look at my wrist than
haul out my phone. When it
quits I chuck it and get another
one.
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July 5th, 2019 at 11:06:05 AM permalink
1. Every day. Usually when I leave the house I have my watch on.
2. $300
3. No, that would probably sway me against it.
4. No
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July 5th, 2019 at 11:07:49 AM permalink
1. Almost always, except when bathing/showering or sleeping, or during sex.

2. I won't pay more than $100 for a watch, so I often wait until a more expensive watch goes on sale for less than $100. Name brands mean nothing to me. I've worn a Seiko, a Citizen (more than once?), and currently wear a Relic (which I really like).

3. Perhaps. But let's distinguish between "Made in America" and "Assembled in America."

4. I'm a teacher, so I do not dress sloppily for my job. Accessories are unimportant. I like my wrist watch, because the clock in the classroom is behind me when I teach, and I do not bring my phone into the classroom.
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July 5th, 2019 at 11:10:30 AM permalink
1) hardly ever. Only on special occasions.
2)about $300
3) no
4) no
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July 5th, 2019 at 11:15:23 AM permalink
1) I wear a Fitbit - it does give time and date so substitutes as a watch.
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July 5th, 2019 at 11:42:13 AM permalink
Tried to wear one in like 7th-8th grade and helped me realize I hated wearing all jewelry. Eventually learned to wear one around my belt loop, but only lasted a couple years before I got a cell phone. Then started again in 2016 after I had an iPhone for a year and felt like I was taking it out of my pocket too much. Paid under $20 on Amazon and it's been going strong ever since.

1 - About 50% of all days, for about 50% of the day

2 - zero. Until I lose my current one or it stops working, then I'll re-evaluate

3 - no

4 - yes, I would pay a premium of up to $5 for a better looking watch
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July 5th, 2019 at 12:13:43 PM permalink
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I'm conducting a brief survey on wristwatches, if anybody is interested in answering a few questions:

1) How often do you wear a watch?

2) If you wear/collect watches, what is the most amount of money you would currently spend on a watch?

3) Would you be more likely to buy a watch if it was as "American Made" as possible?

4) Is the way you look and/or accessorize important to your work or business in any way?

Thanks, folks.



1. Wore one daily until I started just using my phone clock. Now I only wear one when I need to see the time and can't pull out my phone, usually this means when working a party.
2. $20 or so.
3. Only if other things were equal, I have not bought a watch in 15 years or more, my current watch was my dad's, which my mother gave to me recently. Before that I had not even owned one in 7 years or so.
4. No, but it has been in the past. I used to wear a Russian watch that was self-winding and said "KGB" with a Russian symbol. It was great because it was subtle. I had a Ukrainian Jew working for me, great guy, he sees the Russian on the face and was, "what on earth is that?!" He wasn't the first. Others had the same reaction. It was out of the ordinary. It started conversations.

FWIW, I stopped when I ruined a watch in a pool. After that I used my phone for the time. I *hate* jewelry. If I were to marry she would have to accept me not wearing a ring. Jewelry drives me nuts, irritates me. I could wear a watch again, but it would be a cheapo job.
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July 5th, 2019 at 12:18:23 PM permalink
1) almost all the time, except showering or sleeping
2) $600
3) no
4) no

Most of my collection consists of used watches. My favorites are Seiko and Citizen, since they arenít pretentious and they are great looking and high quality. I also have a bunch of Casio, Fossil (these are surprisingly junky, but I can wear them when I paint), Oakley, Hamilton, Elgin, Waltham, Nixon, and more. My next watch I want is a Seiko Diver, which is under $300. If I hit it big, Iíll probably get a Grand Seiko.
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July 5th, 2019 at 12:27:21 PM permalink
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1) never.
2)n/a
3) only if made pre- 60s. American = disposable
4. Sweat pants everyday.
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July 5th, 2019 at 1:08:51 PM permalink
1) When I'm on the road, I usually wear a watch. If "the road" consists of 90 days in LV, then I wear a watch.
2) Probably about $250. Most of my watches cost about a hundred bucks.
3) No.
4) Not really. But I hate most current men's watch designs and would never wear them in any kind of social-business setting. Too bulky; too showy. So I opt for some unobtrusive unisex-looking designs.
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July 5th, 2019 at 1:45:07 PM permalink
Quote: TigerWu

I'm conducting a brief survey on wristwatches, if anybody is interested in answering a few questions:

1) How often do you wear a watch?

2) If you wear/collect watches, what is the most amount of money you would currently spend on a watch?

3) Would you be more likely to buy a watch if it was as "American Made" as possible?

4) Is the way you look and/or accessorize important to your work or business in any way?



1) Pretty much every day, but I usually don't carry a cellphone.

2) $200 for a smartwatch; $50 for any other kind (in fact, I just bought a Timex Ironman for $40).

3) No, although I would be more likely to buy a "name" brand (e.g. a Timex over an Armitron).

4) Accessorize? No. Look? Usually not, but every now and then we are told to "look nice" for an important visitor.
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July 5th, 2019 at 1:46:33 PM permalink
Quote: TigerWu

I'm conducting a brief survey on wristwatches, if anybody is interested in answering a few questions:

1) How often do you wear a watch?

2) If you wear/collect watches, what is the most amount of money you would currently spend on a watch?

3) Would you be more likely to buy a watch if it was as "American Made" as possible?

4) Is the way you look and/or accessorize important to your work or business in any way?

Thanks, folks.



1) I wear a watch about 10 times a year. Mainly if I am dressing up for something important
2) About $200
3) No
4) It can be, that is when I wear a watch for special occasions.
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July 5th, 2019 at 2:38:53 PM permalink
1.No. They invented the cell phone, so I don't carry a black book phone directory, a road atlas, or a watch.
2. $20
3. No
4. No, not now. Appearance/style used to be important when I worked, but I was in a tech field, and wearing an ordinary watch was the opposite of cool. Wearing a watch was like "using a manual typewriter." I mean, why?
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July 5th, 2019 at 3:00:14 PM permalink
Quote: TigerWu

I'm conducting a brief survey on wristwatches, if anybody is interested in answering a few questions:

1) How often do you wear a watch?

2) If you wear/collect watches, what is the most amount of money you would currently spend on a watch?

3) Would you be more likely to buy a watch if it was as "American Made" as possible?

4) Is the way you look and/or accessorize important to your work or business in any way?

Thanks, folks.



Haven't ready any responses yet, but thought I would answer...

1. About 20% of the time. I love watches but for whatever reason don't wear one often. I have a bunch of watches, some modern some vintage.
2.I have spent $10k+ before and my next watch will probably be around $25k. If the money didn't matter there are many 6 figure watches I would love to own.
3. No. I am a fan of German watches. Swiss would be next best.
4. No.
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July 5th, 2019 at 3:04:37 PM permalink
1. 24/7 except showering/swimming. I always wear one sleeping, because I wake up often and want to know what time it is.

2. $50. I like watches self-lit and water-resistant, and those cost s little extra. I've spent a couple hundred on a watch a couple of times, but found no extra value .

3. I've only bought Timex Indiglo watches for the last 10 years (at least, probably longer). I like Seiko very much, but the features I want in one makes it $300+. I also like some Citizen watches, and Breitling Aviators.

I would not turn down a Rolex, patik Phillipe, or Cartier, but I won't buy one for myself.du

4. Retired, but could not do without my watch in my ATC job.for 25 years. Still couldn't. My time-sense had to be constant and well-tuned to do my job right. And late to work, from break by even 1 minute was a disciplinary offense. So my watch is a must wear by long habit.
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July 5th, 2019 at 3:05:30 PM permalink
Okay, just read the other responses. I see I am an outlier on how much I would spend on a watch lol. Let me just state I really like watches, I appreciate the craftsmanship and value them for reasons beyond telling time. I don't own a watch that requires a battery.

I will also say I would never pay full retail for a watch, Modern watches have high markup. The last watch I bought I paid about 30% of the retail price (70% off). I use watch purchases as a way to commemorate events and I could probably sell my collection for more than I paid.
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July 5th, 2019 at 3:13:39 PM permalink
1) 24-7 except when it is charging (Apple Watch)
2) $300 for a smart watch. $29.00 for a dumb one
3) Not an issue
4) Not especially
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July 5th, 2019 at 4:31:43 PM permalink
1) All day, everyday
2) $300
3) No. I donít know of any American Made watch that appeals to me. Even American watch companies advertise ďSwiss MovementsĒ...
4) Yes, business dress and appropriate accessories should match the occasion.
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July 5th, 2019 at 4:38:32 PM permalink
Quote: TigerWu

I'm conducting a brief survey on wristwatches, if anybody is interested in answering a few questions:

1) How often do you wear a watch?

2) If you wear/collect watches, what is the most amount of money you would currently spend on a watch?

3) Would you be more likely to buy a watch if it was as "American Made" as possible?

4) Is the way you look and/or accessorize important to your work or business in any way?

Thanks, folks.



1) Every day.
2) I dunno, $200? You used to be able to get a nice watch for $100, but now itís $200. ish.
3) I donít care.
4) Yes, it is.

I have a nice watch, but I didnít buy it, I won it as an incentive at work. The next year I won one for Mrs Mosca, so we have matching. But Iíd never spend that kind of money on a watch.
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July 5th, 2019 at 4:39:20 PM permalink
I love the $7 Walmart watches. They
look great and always keep time
right till the battery gives out. Nice
styles too, I buy a different style
every time. I had a Seiko for
20 and got tired of seeing it.

In 2005 I spent $7500 om a couple
hundred vintage watches at an
auction. Great fun selling them
on Ebay, watch collectors are as
nuts as license plate collectors.
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July 5th, 2019 at 4:55:53 PM permalink
I have three nice watches I've picked up here and there, an Omega, Breitling, and Audemars Piguet. The Omega is kind of unreliable, but the other two have had very little use and seem in top working order. I'm open to selling any of them. Asking 50% of the price of an equivalent new watch.
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July 5th, 2019 at 6:54:51 PM permalink
1. All day, every day (only remove to sleep, cook, clean)
2. I have lots of $100 - $300 watches, probably wouldn't spend more than that.
3. Absolutely not. Swiss, German, and/or Japanese parts are what makes a "good" watch good. I guess American assembly would be nice, but not for a premium price.
4. Yes, but it's not brand dependent. "hey, he's wearing a watch & the band isn't nylon" is about where the line is.
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July 5th, 2019 at 7:07:37 PM permalink
If I did buy an American watch, it would probably be an RGM. http://www.rgmwatches.com/

They have a few in-house calibers. They also modify stock swiss movements.
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July 5th, 2019 at 7:44:50 PM permalink
1) How often do you wear a watch?
Have not worn one for a few years.
May have left it somewhere. can't remember.

2) If you wear/collect watches, what is the most amount of money you would currently spend on a watch?
Do not have any money to buy a watch. Would be very low on my priority list if I did have the money.

3) Would you be more likely to buy a watch if it was as "American Made" as possible?
No.

4) Is the way you look and/or accessorize important to your work or business in any way?
Don't work.
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July 7th, 2019 at 5:46:34 PM permalink
This is one of the more interesting threads as of late.

1. Usually everyday. Especially at work. It's vital to know the exact time during my workday at the hospital.

2. Currently, I would spend easily >$1000 for a nice watch. As I get older, I really enjoy having a nicer, flashier watch. It's the only jewelry I wear besides my wedding ring, I have a Gold and Silver band to match my watch choices.

3. Not necessarily. There are a few American(Ball) and a few European(Omega) brands I'd like to have.

4. To my work, no, it's all about functionality(Apple Watch). Being able to wash my hands and not having to worry about water messing up the watch or band. Casually, yes, I like being able to accessorize my watch to what I'm wearing(Rolex Thunderbird or TW Steel Dario Franchitti Edition).
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July 7th, 2019 at 6:01:26 PM permalink
Quote: TigerWu

I'm conducting a brief survey on wristwatches, if anybody is interested in answering a few questions:

1) How often do you wear a watch?

2) If you wear/collect watches, what is the most amount of money you would currently spend on a watch?

3) Would you be more likely to buy a watch if it was as "American Made" as possible?

4) Is the way you look and/or accessorize important to your work or business in any way?

Thanks, folks.



1) never. not much of a jewelry man. I guess if I got a really nice one from a casino or something, I'd wear it occasionally.

2) If I decided to buy one, I'd probably be willing to spend $200-300, since they should last a while.

3) A little more likely. I prefer to buy things not made in sweat shops or by prison labor or whatevah.

4) No, thank God.
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July 7th, 2019 at 6:10:39 PM permalink
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I hate most current men's watch designs and would never wear them in any kind of social-business setting. Too bulky; too showy. So I opt for some unobtrusive unisex-looking designs.



I hate the giant bling watches that are popular now. To me they look like an 8 year old boy's idea of a cool watch.

Most smartwatches are incredibly ugly too.
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July 7th, 2019 at 6:25:12 PM permalink
Quote: TigerWu

I'm conducting a brief survey on wristwatches, if anybody is interested in answering a few questions:

1) How often do you wear a watch?

2) If you wear/collect watches, what is the most amount of money you would currently spend on a watch?

3) Would you be more likely to buy a watch if it was as "American Made" as possible?

4) Is the way you look and/or accessorize important to your work or business in any way?

Thanks, folks.



1. Never. Regularly looking at the time of day just generates unnecessary stress. I did away with the watch more than 20 years ago and I don't regret it. Besides a cellphone shows the time if I really need to know it.

2. NA

3. If I did by a watch then I would buy it based on how it looked, like a bracelet. I wouldn't care if it was American made.
4. Somewhat.
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July 7th, 2019 at 7:27:56 PM permalink
1) How often do you wear a watch?
Every day, when I am awake.

2) If you wear/collect watches, what is the most amount of money you would currently spend on a watch?
Some day, I'd really like to have a Tudor Black Bay. That said, I own many watches, and rotate about four of them. Honestly, only one probably cost more than $100, and even that one probably cost <$300.

3) Would you be more likely to buy a watch if it was as "American Made" as possible?
All things being equal, yes.

4) Is the way you look and/or accessorize important to your work or business in any way?
It's not important to my work, other than I need to present myself as a step or two up from business causal most of the time.
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July 7th, 2019 at 8:02:14 PM permalink
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I'm conducting a brief survey on wristwatches, if anybody is interested in answering a few questions:

1) How often do you wear a watch?

Never. I've never really had to care that closely what time it was. Close has mostly been good enough. If there was occasion, [prior to cell phones] to know that closely, I would take an alarm clock to work and place it on the dash of the truck.

Quote:

2) If you wear/collect watches, what is the most amount of money you would currently spend on a watch?

Under twenty dollars, but it had to have a snooze alarm and that had to be the loudest available.

Quote:

3) Would you be more likely to buy a watch if it was as "American Made" as possible?

I have always looked for the American made label in everything, except microwave ovens.

Quote:

4) Is the way you look and/or accessorize important to your work or business in any way?

The work I did, I was trained early on to never wear a ring, a watch, or any kind of jewelry or loose clothing that could get caught in moving machinery or rigging. I had already been trained, but I saw an attractive young blonde haired woman in a donut shop in Coeur d'Alene Idaho, that had her wedding ring finger sliced cleanly off at the nub. Had I already not been aware, that would have sealed it.

The only accessories important were fire retardant, thermal, and water resistant when appropriate.
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July 7th, 2019 at 8:11:53 PM permalink
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I'm conducting a brief survey on wristwatches, if anybody is interested in answering a few questions:

1) How often do you wear a watch?

2) If you wear/collect watches, what is the most amount of money you would currently spend on a watch?

3) Would you be more likely to buy a watch if it was as "American Made" as possible?

4) Is the way you look and/or accessorize important to your work or business in any way?

Thanks, folks.



1. Never
2. I think if I were to buy a watch, it wouldn't be for every day use, the most spent would be $250 probably.
3. Yes, but price could be a consideration.
4. Probably not
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July 7th, 2019 at 11:36:57 PM permalink
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I have three nice watches I've picked up here and there, an Omega, Breitling, and Audemars Piguet. The Omega is kind of unreliable, but the other two have had very little use and seem in top working order. I'm open to selling any of them. Asking 50% of the price of an equivalent new watch.



I'm betting none keep time any
better than my $7 Chinese
Walmart timepieces. And that's
all I'm interested in. And they
even look great too. I used to
care about nice watches, but
now I just want the correct
time.
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July 8th, 2019 at 1:54:44 AM permalink
1. I wear one when I'm out, but not at home.

2. I'm not really sure. I don't collect watches, although I have a few (gotta get the battery fixed in one of them, argh!), but if I really liked a watch probably $2k.

3. Idk.

4. No, not really.
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July 8th, 2019 at 8:04:25 AM permalink
1) Years ago, I would wear one everyday. These days, I pretty much wear one only when I travel.
2) I think the most I have paid was $60 - $70. I can't see myself spending much more than that on my next one, if I get a next one. I dunno, how much does a 'Rolex' (Faux-lex?) on Canal St. go for these days? ;)
3) No.
4) Nope. I'm in jeans and a polo every day at work unless I'm at a trade show, which is once or twice a year.
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July 8th, 2019 at 8:24:19 AM permalink
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I'm betting none keep time any
better than my $7 Chinese
Walmart timepieces.



They don't, but then again they're not designed to.
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July 8th, 2019 at 8:35:39 AM permalink
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They don't, but then again they're not designed to.



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July 8th, 2019 at 9:04:43 AM permalink
I was going to answer Tiger's questions but after viewing all the responses I'd feel out of place.

I am surprised that at a forum of gamblers no one is into timepieces? Now I have seen over the years some of the older Chinese high rollers wear no watch (and dress very low key cheap looking actually) but that seems to be more of a cultural thing.
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July 8th, 2019 at 10:04:25 AM permalink
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I was going to answer Tiger's questions but after viewing all the responses I'd feel out of place.

I am surprised that at a forum of gamblers no one is into timepieces? Now I have seen over the years some of the older Chinese high rollers wear no watch (and dress very low key cheap looking actually) but that seems to be more of a cultural thing.



I scratch the bottom of the band of every watch I own (on/by the clasp). And, sapphire crystal is the only thing keeping the face from getting just destroyed. I can do that with a $200 watch and mostly just wince. I'd be despondent when/if it happened with a more expensive piece.
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July 8th, 2019 at 10:10:23 AM permalink
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I have always looked for the American made label in everything, except microwave ovens.



Not many choices for flat screen TV's.
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July 8th, 2019 at 11:22:22 AM permalink
I understand but worrying about door dings or scratches doesn't keep me from driving a nice car, or a classic car, just am more careful about parking in end spots, etc.

Same goes with watches.
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July 8th, 2019 at 11:49:37 AM permalink
Quote: MDawg

I was going to answer Tiger's questions but after viewing all the responses I'd feel out of place.

I am surprised that at a forum of gamblers no one is into timepieces? Now I have seen over the years some of the older Chinese high rollers wear no watch (and dress very low key cheap looking actually) but that seems to be more of a cultural thing.



There's no need to attract attention to yourself as a cash carrying high roller... unless you are "that guy" with the big gold chained medallion and the Gucci sunglasses. Even though he's advertising for it, that guy doesn't want to get held up in the parking lot, or followed home by the bad guys either.
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July 8th, 2019 at 11:59:17 AM permalink
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Not many choices for flat screen TV's.

True that. It's more like American manufacturing abandoned me than me it.

IIRCf, I believe it was Toshiba that made every power unit for microwave ovens? So there was nothing a person could do to buy American if they wanted a microwave.

I know I tried, still do but not nearly as hard as my Nafta/ CAFTA, WTO days.

New Balance has a good American made running shoe. I've asked store managers if they had any American made products I could by. The answers can be interesting.

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July 8th, 2019 at 12:13:45 PM permalink
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There's no need to attract attention to yourself as a cash carrying high roller... unless you are "that guy" with the big gold chained medallion and the Gucci sunglasses.



Where does an Adidas track suit fit into all this?
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July 8th, 2019 at 12:28:30 PM permalink
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There's no need to attract attention to yourself as a cash carrying high roller... unless you are "that guy" with the big gold chained medallion and the Gucci sunglasses.


We're not talking about calling the fashion police, are we? Seems off topic. :-)
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July 8th, 2019 at 12:54:45 PM permalink
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True that. It's more like American manufacturing abandoned me than me it.

IIRCf, I believe it was Toshiba that made every power unit for microwave ovens? So there was nothing a person could do to buy American if they wanted a microwave.

I know I tried, still do but not nearly as hard as my Nafta/ CAFTA, WTO days.

New Balance has a good American made running shoe. I've asked store managers if they had any American made products I could by. The answers can be interesting.

https://usamadeproducts.biz/electronics-televisions.html



I don't think that's correct. My first, 2nd, and 3rd microwaves were Litton, made near Sioux Falls, SD. Started buying them in 1977. I had several friends working there. That 1977 is still working - I just donated it to the Humane Society in 2017 and they're still using it. And my mom's Litton from 1978 is still in her kitchen. Too strong a wattage, if anything.

OTOH, I never took one apart to see if the core was imported. My strong impression was that Litton was making them from scratch. Maybe they were just assembling, though.
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July 8th, 2019 at 12:56:25 PM permalink
1) How often do you wear a watch?
- Only when I go out the house unless I'm on a long walk in the country.
2) If you wear/collect watches, what is the most amount of money you would currently spend on a watch?
- I bought a good one (battery, quartz) many years ago. I might buy an IWatch sometime if they fixing the charging issues.
3) Would you be more likely to buy a watch if it was as "American Made" as possible?
- I'm not based in the US.
4) Is the way you look and/or accessorize important to your work or business in any way?
- Not at all.
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July 8th, 2019 at 2:15:23 PM permalink
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I don't think that's correct. My first, 2nd, and 3rd microwaves were Litton, made near Sioux Falls, SD. Started buying them in 1977. I had several friends working there. That 1977 is still working - I just donated it to the Humane Society in 2017 and they're still using it. And my mom's Litton from 1978 is still in her kitchen. Too strong a wattage, if anything.

OTOH, I never took one apart to see if the core was imported. My strong impression was that Litton was making them from scratch. Maybe they were just assembling, though.

This is closer to what I was thinking of?

https://www.livescience.com/57405-who-invented-microwave-oven.html

"Tappan, an appliance maker, introduced the first microwave ovens for home use in 1955,"

I recalled hearing in the early 80's that Toshiba had the patent for the power units in microwaves, so regardless of who assembled it the power units at that time were all Japanese. After looking for several minutes, I have no proof.

Litton was an early manufacture, IDK. Hard to be right about anything nowadays with these darn smart phones in everybody's hand .

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