March 21, 2011

I MENTIONED MARKDOWNS ON WATCHES THE OTHER DAY, and I now wonder if they’re desperate. Reader Duke DeLand emails: “April 20th 2009 I removed my wrist watch and it still rests on my bedside table. With my phone always there I found it less-than necessary. Many with whom i talk say the same. Have most of us abandoned watches?”

I still wear a watch. I have a couple of fancy ones I wear for dress occasions (one was my grandfather’s, the other was an anniversary present). But I usually wear a Timex Ironman and I still use it pretty regularly — though the thing I really like about it is the night light, which is bright enough to let me navigate in the dark.