Cell Phones Are the New Wristwatches

By Deane Barker on August 28, 2006

Cell phones taking over as timepieces: I have never been able to consistently wear a watch, much to my dismay (I’d love an Omega Seamaster just like my hero).

I’ve used my cell phone as a watch ever since I had one. Not to make any statement or point, mind you, but just because it’s the only thing I carried with me that displayed the time.

Ask graphic designer Parker Weintz the time and he doesn’t look to his wrist, he pulls a cell phone out of his pocket — and he’s not alone.

The proliferation of cell phones, with their list of extra features, has had the knock-on effect of eliminating the need to wear a wristwatch unless it is to make a fashion statement.

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  1. I totally agree with this. I stopped wearing a watch a few years back. The only time it becomes a problem is when I forget the cellphone somewhere.

  2. A downside to cell-phone-only timekeeping is that you can’t tell the time and talk on the phone at the same time.

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