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Re: Automatic Watches

Are we showing off our watches? OK, here's mine:
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Re: Automatic Watches

I've had this for about 5 years (I don't wear it often these days though), it's still running on its original battery and keeps time based on the RDS time signal.
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Re: Automatic Watches

The problem with a digital watch is that it only displays one time (or optionally extra time zones). When looking at an analogue watch you can easily visualize loads of times.
Not sure what I mean? If you have an appointment at half past the hour you can glance at the watch and see how much time remains. With a digital watch you have to do a mental calculation to see how long you have left.
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Re: Automatic Watches

I have never liked digital display watches.
I did have one or two in the late 70's but I agree with jelv's comments. A quick look at an analogue watch you can even work out the time in another zone without much thinking.

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Re: Automatic Watches

I don't understand why it is quicker to work out a time in another time zone with an analogue watch. If I want to know the time on the East Coast of the US I simply look at my digital watch and subtract 5 hours.  isn't it the same with an analogue? Simpler way is to have a digital watch that can show 2 times at once.
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Re: Automatic Watches

For me it's just a matter of looking at an analogue watch and I seem to be able to automatically convert to another time zone whereas with a digital display some mental arithmetic is involved.

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Re: Automatic Watches

Come on guys, the conversion is the same whatever the watch!
Once you know what the time is you make a simple conversion by adding/subtracting hours. It doesn't matter where you get the starting time from.
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Re: Automatic Watches

Whatever watch you have, telling the time is even quicker when you don't have to think about another time zone. Amazing!