Do you wear a watch when you play?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by bassgrackle, Dec 6, 2022.

  1. Yes

  2. No

  3. Time?

  1. bassgrackle


    Aug 17, 2010
    For many years I thought a watch would be an obstruction in my playing. Until last week… I wore an old Tag Heuer with a metal band and after an hour of playing realized I had left it on.

    If you play with a watch let’s see it.


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  2. Warpeg


    Jun 20, 2005
  3. Where’s the option for a clock worn on a chain around your neck?
  4. BaileyMan

    BaileyMan Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2012
    San Francisco
    Interesting question actually. I figured I was the only one who thought about this.

    I didn't vote, but my answer is sometimes. It depends on the watch. My larger, heavier watches, I take off when I play. I've got my grandfather's vintage watch that's nice and thin and light. I'll wear that when I play. I also like bringing him along when I play because I know he'd be super excited for me.
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  5. 4SG


    Mar 6, 2014
    Yes. In this case a '66 Omega Seamaster Chronostop.
    Or did you want to see the watch?
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  6. micguy


    May 17, 2011
    I play with a pocket watch. It looks a little like an iPhone. OK, maybe a lot.

    I haven't worn a watch on my wrist since my watch broke in college - and that was quite a long time ago - I discovered that the world was full of clocks, and I didn't need a watch to know what time it was. Now there's a clock by my bed, in my kitchen, in my car, etc. If I still went to an office, there's one on the computer there. And, now since I (like most folks on the planet) carry a phone, if I ever have any further doubts about the time, I have a clock that is synced to within a gnat's eyelash of perfect in my pocket.
  7. staurosjohn

    staurosjohn My adopted daughter Supporting Member

    Apple Watch - Baby! :thumbsup:

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  8. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    Maybe. I wear a watch most days and I can’t tell you the last time I actually used it to tell time. But they are nice accessories. I sometimes wear the Alpinist my dad wore in school in the 50s. Hasn’t worked as long as I’ve had it but it looks baller.

    I also have a still functioning Chairman Mao watch with his hand waving. It’s stupid and awesome at the same time.
  9. When’s the next set break/cold beer?
    I also wore a wedding band, no drama. Until I lost it.
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  10. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Inactive

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Oddly enough, I'm left handed but play right handed. So my watch (Fitbit Sense) is on my plucking/right hand. The band is rubbery, so it doesn't scratch anything.

    I usually turn the display to sleep mode for gigs. So from a distance it probably just looks like a black bracelet. I hit the button on the side a few times per set to see how we're doing on time.
  11. 2saddleslab

    2saddleslab Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    Since I collect watches I enjoy wearing them while playing.
  12. joelns


    Mar 10, 2014
    No. I haven't worn a watch in decades.
  13. ctmullins

    ctmullins Dominated Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 18, 2008
    MS Gulf Coast
    I'm highly opinionated and extremely self-assured
    I never wear a watch.


    For any reason.

    I actively resent being constrained by temporal considerations.
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  14. MD


    Nov 7, 2000
    Marin Co. CA.
    I used to play with a piano player that needed to be told when to break. She also needed to be told that the gig is over and I'm not playing another half hour because there's three people in the house. Yep, I wore a watch then.
    I still play with her, but it's at my house and I can kick her out any time I want without a watch.
  15. Garmin 955. I wear it 24/7 for biometric collection. The phone it is connected to is off while I'm performing since it's a fully functional smart device and will send the data to the app when I turn it on.
  16. Marko 1

    Marko 1 Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2009
    N.E. Ohio
    Last day of work, I came home, took my watch off and put it in a drawer.

    That was spring of 2013. :cigar:
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  17. covermego

    covermego Still here....... Supporting Member

    Sep 5, 2010
    Redding, CA

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  18. bassgrackle


    Aug 17, 2010
    that’s a pretty large watch. Rubber band or leather?
  19. dbsfgyd1


    Jun 11, 2012
    Mascoutah, IL
    It’s my retirement watch I gave myself the first time I retired about 12 years ago. Pretty much only comes off when I shower or go to the pool.
  20. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    I've been wearing a watch since I was a wee lad. Always wear a watch.