I have lots and lots of watches. I have about 12 wrist watches and 4 pocket watches. I have one of the clip on watches and one wrist watch that, with an improvised band, is now a pocket watch.
I always wore a wrist watch (always Timex), since I could tell time. It had to be a buckle type band, too. The metal ones would eat my arm.
Then I started grooming dogs and working in a kennel. Always having my hands in… O.K. we’ll say “water”, wasn’t good for even my trusty Timex. So I started keeping it in my pocket. This became my “hybrid” watch. I had to tie a string to it to pull it out of my pocket without sticking my “wet” hand in. When the buckle broke I had a “D” ring sewn on the nylon band and it passed for a pocket watch.
My Mickey Mouse pocket watch really got me started with “regular” P.W.'s. A clam shell watch with a real chain. When you pop it open- there’s Mickey Mouse. A little dorky, but in a cool way.
The watch I wear day-to-day just depends on my mood and which watch has a working battery. I need wind-up (mechanical) watches. Does any one still make these? (Under $100?)
Oh, another watch quirk of mine- they have to be analog. I hate digital watches. I don’t care how many functions you can jam into a digital, my watch should have hands. And a “3”. I hate it when they cut out the “3” for the day/date window.
My Dad thinks I’m nuts. He has one watch. He always wears that watch. When it breaks (hardly ever) he buys another one JUST LIKE IT. But he also gives me watches for Christmas.