How Well Do You Know Your Watch?

If you wear a watch, don’t look at it while reading this!

Now answer this question: Does your watch have numeric, roman numerics or no numeric indicators on its face?

I have asked that question to many people and believe it or not, less than 20% of them got the answer right! Yes, only one out of five people really know the answer to that question eventhough they’ve been wearing the same watch for years!

So did you get it right?

Personally, I never wear a watch. I think that watches nowadays are really jewellery instead of timepieces. I’m already surrounded by watches and clocks everywhere I go anyway, so why burden my wrist with a redundant device?

  • There’s a clock on my computer desktop
  • There’s a clock on my car’s dashboard
  • Even the car radio has a built in clock function (although I haven’t figured out how to set it correctly after 5 years)
  • When watching TV, my Astro satellite unit displays the time along with the channel information
  • There’s a clock in every room in my house (except the bathrooms, where I think it’s needed the most… maybe I’ll put up some)

We’re surrounded by devices that tells us the time… so do you really need a watch?

If I were to ever get a watch for myself, I’d probably get a Technomarine watch. Not that I’m a frequent sea-traveler or a diver, but just because it looks pretty darn solid. It’s still not too late to get me a Christmas gift, you know 😉

By the way, when you checked your watch earlier, what was the time? I bet you didn’t remember, right?

It’s not surprising. Most people check their watch not to tell the time, but to calculate the remaining time to their next event. For example, if you’re in a meeting that’s scheduled for one hour, you won’t actually look at the time per se, but counting down how many minutes are remaining for the meeting.

Unbelievable? Believe it.

8 responses to “How Well Do You Know Your Watch?”.

  1. Neo Says:

    I have no watch, you mind give me one since your house has so many watches and clocks?

  2. papajoneh Says:

    I got so many watches and I just cannot live without one. And that one fine watch there, the technomarine watch. I would love to get that as christmas gift 😉

  3. Wahlau.NET Says:

    ohh…i remember reading an article about this about memory….man it is interesting that something you see daily, you don’t even remember much about it.

  4. Dabido Says:

    I have a Pierre Cardin Watch that I wear on special occasions in order to impress people. lol It has an opal face with Roman Numerals on it.
    I’m not wearing it now, nor do I wear it that often. Usually I just use my Mobile [which I don’t have one since I gave mine back to work when I resigned].
    I will have one before I go to KL though [Mobile, not watch]. 🙂

  5. Jeri Says:

    Mine has no numerics. My day is not complete without looking at my watch. I feel awkward and uneasy without a watch on my wrist. I wonder why is that??…

  6. Site Admin Azmeen Says:


    I don’t have any watches myself. As for clocks, sure. Just give me your mailing address.


    Wow… I didn’t know you collect jewellery 😉


    Yep. It amazes me as well! Maybe watches are just something we take for granted.


    Wow… I’ll be impressed too! Although blings aren’t normally my thing 😉


    Perhaps you’re someone who values time. And that’s a good trait to have.

    Thanks for your comments everyone. I really appreciate it!

  7. Dabido Says:

    I now own a mobile to use as a watch. 🙂

  8. OnTime Says:

    I use my watch when:

    I’m in a meeting

    On the beach

    At the football

    Out shopping

    In the pub

    On the train

    In a restaurant

    In the bath

    In the sea

    At the gym

    Out walking the dog

    Out jogging…

    I like to be on time – it’s polite to be on time.