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Wristwatch popularity differs per country? [message #1280] Mon, 19 August 2013 14:25 Go to next message
GaryM is currently offline  GaryM
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As I travel thoughout the country here in Japan I guesstimate that 75% of the population wear wristwatches. Gender and age seem not a factor. Surprising for a country that is a development ground for high tech products and everyone does most of their computing on cell phones.

Most notable of wristwatch wearers:
All baseball coaches
Train conductors, all employees

By looking at this trend in this country, the wristwatch definitely has a place here!
Re: Wristwatch popularity differs per country? [message #1283 is a reply to message #1280] Tue, 20 August 2013 20:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jenneke is currently offline  Jenneke
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Surprising for a country that is a development ground for high tech products and everyone does most of their computing on cell phones.


It is becoming a fashion statement. Very Happy Makes a person an individual... standing out from the crowd.

Will watch who is wearing a watch in the Netherlands.


You can only waste time if you forget to enjoy it - Loesje
Re: Wristwatch popularity differs per country? [message #1284 is a reply to message #1283] Tue, 20 August 2013 21:36 Go to previous message
mikey
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Location: Paris, Ontario
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Tends to be middle age - older people here in Canada who generally will wear a watch. With the younger crowd it seems to be more of a fashion statement if they are dressing up to go out somewhere. imho...

Time, even vintage time, goes too fast for my tastes.
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