Nov 1, 2017

Do you sleep with your watch on?

I was thinking of giving it a try.
It would be a good lume test. And depending on how restless a sleeper you are, you could wake up with 40 hours of power reserve ... on two watches if you wear one on each arm.
I like the occasional personal lifestyle experiment. Currently I'm wearing two button-up shirts simultaneously, along with an undershirt, like Steve Bannon, The watch in bed thing might be the follow-up.
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huh.
didn’t know that about Bannon.


could explain SOOOO much.
I have a Marathon field watch with H3 lume pretty much just for wearing in bed. I have bad eyes and don't easily read my alarm clock unless I lean close. I can read the time on my wrist no problem though. I have done that (with several different watches) for 20 years or so.
Every once in a while I will change-up with some other watch that has strong lume, but the Marathon easily is worn 300+ nights out of each year.
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The glow version overdoes it with 80 tritium tubes!
Plus Luminova on the bezel for good measure. $1,600 on eBay.

I would think that the market would be there for "tritium polygons" if someone wanted to go up against that Swiss company that makes the tubes.

These watches appear to incoporate a stealth chronometer, operated by a tiny button adjacent to the crown. I wonder how that works.
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Just about any Ball watch for that matter. Takes getting used to night glow
I ware a different watch every day and I choose the next days watch the night before. If tomorrow's watch is an automatic that hasn't been wound in awhile, I'll manually wind it up then ware it to bed for additional rotor turns during my 7-8 slumber. I have 24 automatic watches but only 17 winders - my most frequently worn automatics spends the most time in the winders. My least worn automatics may end up on my wrist at bedtime.

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You are correct! My Swiss Legend winders were bought mainly because they fit the space. I'm planning to buy another 6 Swiss Legend winders in the next 1-2 years in hopes of filling in the space. The quality and workmanship of the Swiss Legend winders are kinda lacking - sometimes leaving the factory with misaligned doors, loose blinking green LED light, and small marks or scratches on the see-thru door. So if you need a pristine looking winder for show, look elsewhere. These imperfections don't really bother me because my winders are tucked away in a cabinet and are seldom seen. My small grouping of Swiss Legend winders get the job done - my oldest Swiss Legend has been working quietly and reliably for a several years without fail. They sell for around $50-$55 but you can catch them on sale a few time a year at "World Of Watches" or "JomaShop" for about $35 - the sale price is the only price I'm willing to pay, and I buy them in pairs.

Note: Larger heavy diver watches will cause the cup that holds the watch to sag and spin unevenly. The cup will start scraping and grinding away at the sidewalls of the hole that the cup sits and spins in. After a few days of spinning there will be a build-up of finely ground plastic that looks like powder EVERYWHERE inside the winder and all over the watch - its the plastic thats been scraped and ground away.....what a mess! This happened to five of my diver watches - two 47mm Invicta Pro Divers and three 45mm Aragon DiveMaster watches. There was no damage to the watches and the winders were ok after a bit of cleaning and tightening of a few screws (dissembling required). I no longer use Swiss Legend winders to turn heavy diver watches.
RandyBrown
I have a 45-mm Aragon Divemaster EVO. That is one heavy chunk of metal. The bracelet is also super thick. I love it. If they still had a 50-mm version in a color I like, I might buy it just to test my limits.

Maybe this "hollow" 47-mm Invicta diver would be light enough for your winders! What the heck kind of movement is that!

https://www.jomashop.com/invicta-watch-24692.html


Thanks for the laugh at work lol at the 2 shirts
Usually, or there's one nearby. I like the soft glow of fading lume for checking the time more than the blinding shock of a screen.
I might be in the minority but I do sleep with a watch on just in case 😉
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Years ago, when I lived in south Florida, I flew to Kansas City for a conference. I wore a polo shirt under my regular shirt because I forgot my parka. Holy cow, October in KC.
TLHardy
When I first moved to Tokyo from Los Angeles, when winter hit I couldn't believe how cold it was (seasons were new to me). I rushed to a shop to buy an overcoat, but the sleeves needed alteration. Fortunately the weather snapped back to warm for a few days until I could pick up the coat, or I would have frozen to death.

A polo shirt under a button-up shirt was at least at one time a fashion trend. From comments on The Cut:

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tracyd6
Sep 18, 2017

When I was in high school and college in the 1980's we would wear a polo shirt under a button up shirt. It was fashionable.

wizards3
Sep 17, 2017

Layering was a 1970's trend.

I did it in again in the late 80's, and was asked, "why are you wearing two shirts?".

cash23
Sep 17, 2017

He's dressing the way preppies did when he was in high school and college.

Lacoste shirt with popped collar + pink Brooks Brothers button-down + LLBean down vest = Andover/Exeter circa 1972.

killerbee0925
Sep 16, 2017

"...the shirt thing is something he picked up at military prep school, and....he refers to it as beach fashion."

That's exactly right. When we did a college tour at University of Miami with our daughter some years back, all the student tour guides wore white button down shirts over white polo shirts. A couple of years later JC Penney mainstreamed the look in its mall stores. It's like saying, I'm a sharply dressed preppie, but I'm also a beach bum.

marji80
Sep 16, 2017

I have a vague memory of double polo shirts being a thing during the Reagan era, at least in Ralph Lauren ads. I believe collars were upturned.

RaviSingh
Sep 16, 2017

@marji80 You are absolutely correct. The preppy look was popular in the early to mid 80's. Polo was the thing to wear after Izod shirts fell out of favor. Then came the doubling of Polo shirts with the collars turned up. I also remember the madras pants for men and women.

yllehs
Sep 16, 2017

@marji80 A patterned turtleneck under a button down shirt under a Fair Isle sweater was big in those days. Luckily, I think the trend died by the time I was 8th grade.

shanavelour
Sep 16, 2017

@marji80 Yes, it was a preppie look in the '80s to wear two shirts (not three). They were supposed to be bright colors: a pink knit polo shirt under a pale green Oxford-cloth button-down shirt. Or royal blue and coral, etc. Collars turned up. Khaki trousers or "chinos."
I have never slept with a watch on, although for the past year I've been sleeping with a Fitbit to track sleep.
Most of the time I sleep with a watch on. I've noticed that Seikos have outrageously good lume.
No I don't sleep with my watch on.
But it has crossed my mind and would I guess. If you are doing it to generate power reserve certainly a cheaper option than a watch winder.
" Currently I'm wearing two button-up shirts simultaneously, along with an undershirt, like Steve Bannon "

I lol'd
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