I've worn a watch for many, many years. I'm not sure how old I was when I got my first watch but I wouldn't be surprised if it was when I was in junior high. I'm pretty sure wearing a watch at that age was cool. That's what I'm telling myself, anyway.
I've had the stretchy band, the leather band and the bracelet arrangement. Loved them all. I felt naked without my watch.
I've noticed since the cell phone craze started that the young 'uns don't wear watches because - well, they always have their phones. No need to take up wrist space when your cell is right there.
All. The. Time.
A while back I had an issue with my watch quitting on me. I thought it was a battery problem until I discovered my watch had solar power. I did the research on what you're supposed to do when your solar watch poops out and that seemed to help.
Until recently. I did the whole bit about setting it on a window sill to catch as much sun as you can here in Michigan during the damn winter. I also turned on the high intensity light that I use to make beads with but neither option worked.
Then I thought - should I actually try going without a watch? Will my life continue without incident if I do? I actually own a cell.
Then the pluses occurred to me . It would end the frustration I've been experiencing of late when I look at it and the time is way off. After some squinting I realize the second hand isn't moving. Frustrating.
Not wearing a watch will certainly free up wrist space which means MORE BRACELETS!!!
Lastly, no watch may signal to the younger generation that I'm as cool as they are.