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pimoore
pimoore

Beautiful timepiece arrived, no Apple Watch for me. Solar powered for the win.

jaheppler
jaheppler

@pimoore Very nice, I like that a lot.

skoobz
skoobz

@pimoore Have you been wearing normal watches for some time or is this the start of something new?

pimoore
pimoore

@jaheppler Thanks Jason, the moment I opened the box it was perfect.

@skoobz I haven’t worn any watch for ages, actually. While I debated about getting an Apple Watch a few times, my heart was always set on another classic analog model. I want to (re)embrace more analogue in my life, so I guess you could say it is the start of something. :)

hollie
hollie

@pimoore So nice! I still use my Apple watch most of the time, but I have a solar-powered Citizen that I've had for years and I love that I never have to plug it in.

Ddanielson
Ddanielson

@pimoore Nice one! I wear one of two mechanical watches every day.

pimoore
pimoore

@hollie I had looked at the Citizen Eco-drive line as well, but the styles didn’t appeal to me as much. Another excellent brand though, and still affordable.

pimoore
pimoore

@Pilchuck Nice! It seems solar and mechanical are the two most popular movements these days. Which two do you wear?

lukemperez
lukemperez

@pimoore Gorgious. I wear a Seiko Presage to work most days, and I have a Victorinox on a canvas strap that was the first “grown up” watch I bought way back in 2008 that is my weekender. And I have an old, but trusty, G-Shock for mucking around. This looks lovely. Which model is it?

pimoore
pimoore

@lukemperez Didn’t realize Victorinox was Swiss Army brand, those are stunning. Mine is the Expedition North Field, 41mm case.

rishabh
rishabh

@pimoore Why don't we have a category for watches? @manton

Ddanielson
Ddanielson

@pimoore I have a Hamilton Khaki Aviation Pilot Pioneer (automatic) and a Halios Universa (hand wind). Halios is a micro-brand out of Vancouver. Both are 38mm cases.

maique
maique

@pimoore Looks great! I love the field watch style.

otaviocc
otaviocc

@pimoore it's beautiful. I have a nice solar watch that I wear every now and then. And a fancy watch I was gifted by Hewlett-Packard when I worked there (which I'm afraid to wear).

I have the latest Apple Watch model, but the notifications are too distracting, and a smartwatch without notifications is the same as using a bazooka to kill an ant.

bradenslen
bradenslen

@pimoore That is a great looking watch. I love the field watch style.

skoobz
skoobz

@pimoore This is a topic I've had bouncing around in my head a bit. What needs to be digital and what doesn't. My girlfriend recently found some socks that had the labels of cassette tapes of heavy metal albums on them. It made me think about how much I liked collecting physical albums, digging through the liner notes, and seeing all the artwork. You miss much of that with a digital music subscription. This is just one example.

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odd
odd

@pimoore Looks great! I’m on/off with the Apple Watch and use it only if I’m doing something very active or need to pay something, else I use my solar powered Citizen Eco-Drive.

odd
odd

@skoobz @pimoore I’m convinced that we need more analog(ue) in the world the older I get.

gregmoore
gregmoore

@pimoore Perfect face/band colors! I swear by my Timex Expedition as well.

gregmoore
gregmoore

@skoobz I think about that topic a lot and replaced many of my digital things with quieter versions that don't distract me with notifications or cause me "But is it charged?!" anxiety. If you miss digging through your albums, there is also a hybrid solution where you rip your music to your computer and flip through the liner notes in a box or big binder. Those old CD binders are still manufactured.

JMaxB
JMaxB

@gregmoore This conversation made me think a bit about what we mean when we say "digital". CDs are digital recordings, but very different (in my mind much preferable) from streaming audio. When I wore a watch, it was an inexpensive Casio digital that I could buy for about $12, which as I remember did nothing but tell me the time and date. A lot of the time, I think what makes us uncomfortable is not digital-ness but online-ness: our participation in a system based on surveillance in which we don't actually own or control many of the services we depend on.
That said, I'm more and more interested in really analog things: paper & pen versus apps, etc. But I'm more interested in rebuilding my CD collection than getting into vinyl. Mixed.

gregmoore
gregmoore

@JMaxB Non-algorithmic technology is a far more accurate name for what I was trying to describe.

JMaxB
JMaxB

@gregmoore That's a great term, one that I think nails the boundaries I was trying to sketch. The Butlerian Jihad can't come soon enough.

agam
agam

@pimoore nice! Which one is this?

rishabh
rishabh

@manton Haven't heard back.

manton
manton

@rishabh Seems like a good idea. I’m surprised watches aren’t on the community emoji list yet.

Burk
Burk

@manton @rishabh Woops! It's there now! 😃

manton
manton

@Burk 👍

pimoore
pimoore

@Burk Thanks Jason!

rishabh
rishabh

@Burk Not seeing it. @manton

odd
odd

@rishabh It’s only in the user suggested list, not the official tagmoji list, if I’m right. @burk

rishabh
rishabh

@odd Why is that? @burk @manton

Burk
Burk

@rishabh Sorry for the confusion, yep, that’s correct @odd. I am just collecting feedback in a central location from the community on potential future Tagmoji to be considered by Micro.blog ( @manton & @jean ) to incorporate into the platform. I don’t have direct say into what happens with Micro.blog. I’m just a regular user trying to provide info/help where possible for the community. 😀