Why Wearing a Wristwatch is a Smart Move in Today’s Tech Savvy World

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Image of a wristwatchAre you looking to keep better track of your time?

Some people may think wristwatches are old-fashioned devices that have no place in today’s tech savvy world.

After all, a clock is readily available on any electronic device you can think of, from cellphones, to laptops, desktops and tablets.

I, however, beg to differ.

In this post I serve up several reasons as to why you might want to take to wearing a wristwatch…even in today’s day and age.

Time is at your fingertips.

When you wear a wristwatch, time is literally at your fingertips. There’s no need to turn an electronic device on, swipe a device’s screen, or go in search of a device. All you have to do is turn your arm and your wrist and voila, there’s the time. How easy is that?

You can set a watch to be a few minutes fast.

I may be wrong about this, but to my knowledge, I don’t think it is possible to set an electronic device a few minutes fast. Setting a watch or clock a few minutes fast can be helpful if you arrive late to appointments and meetings. When it comes to setting a digital device fast, well, not so much.

It’s easier to be more aware of time.

It’s a bit difficult to say you don’t know what time it is when a timekeeping device is right there in front of you in your line of sight. Wearing a watch might just be what you need to help you get a better grasp on time. At the very least, it can be a physical reminder to pay more attention to your schedule and time in general.   

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You can be more focused as you work.

While I’ve nothing against digital watches, this particular point mainly applies to standard analog watches or those watches with actual clock faces on them (digital watches often have lots of different functions, from timer to calculator, to calendar and so on). When you check your watch for the time, the only thing you see is the clock face. That’s it. Unlike a cellphone or other electronic devices, there’s no messages, texts, pinging alerts or whatever to distract you from whatever it is you’re doing at the moment. Not a bad solution for those who are regularly distracted by their cellphones.

A watch leaves your hands free.

No fumbling to find your phone in your pockets, balancing a cell phone and a bag in your hand while you’re looking for your keys, and certainly no need to worry about you accidentally dropping, misplacing or losing your phone entirely when you’re out and about. Plus, if you live in a large city or otherwise heavily populated area, a watch is a much smarter choice to help you keep track of the time than obviously flashing about the latest iPhone or Android model to any would-be thieves.

How about you? Are you a wristwatch fan or not? Would you ever consider wearing a watch to help you streamline your approach to time? Join in the conversation and leave a comment below!

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4 Responses

  1. Francisco Manzano
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    Thank you and indeed! We are agree with your comments. Regards

    • Rashelle
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      Thanks for your comment, I’m glad to hear you enjoyed the post!

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    • Rashelle
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      I’m glad you enjoyed the post, Lashay! There truly is great power in a simple wristwatch. 🙂 Thanks for reading the blog!