Lilly : Did you ever go thru the phase of wearing watches like this. Ronnie ?
Ronnie : Not yet, Lilly - I'm still trying to get a battery for a 1971 model.
Lilly : You might need try a museum for that.
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Archaeologists will be referencing OurTwoSense to discover what life was like way back in the Twentieth Century. I don't think their findings will be too warped. By the way, I remember seeing a guy with a watch similar to the 1971 model. It would tell time and play back, on the screen, something risqué.
4 Dec 2014 6:25am
@Steve Rice: "risqué" sounds like it might be a drain on the battery . . I best not press that button. (Ronnie)
I prefer the older 1971 watch though it may be difficult to find a battery to drive it. I would wear it as antique costume jewelry.
4 Dec 2014 7:51am
@Lai Chan See: Yes, strange to think it feels 'antique' already . . but that's the way it is in today's world. (Ronnie)
You gave me once again reminded of how much digital technology has evolved and changed during its short history.
4 Dec 2014 8:12am
@Jypyä Pop: Yes, the changes have been extraordinary and the pace is still increasing . (Ronnie)
Belle composition ! J'aime beaucoup mieux celle de 1971!!!
4 Dec 2014 8:59am
@Martine Libouton: Oui, ce 1971 montre est très sous-estimée / Yes, that 1971 watch is very understated. (Ronnie)
These are all 'timeless' retro classics.
4 Dec 2014 9:41am
The digital revolution revolutionised the whole concept of fads. They last as long as it takes to get the next model off the factory line. But is it better???
4 Dec 2014 9:56am
I am still floating around in the " old times zone " Ronnie..I love my grandpa's watch with a chain which I treasure....
The one you are holding says " Watch out !!"
The other looks like a toy watch :))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
4 Dec 2014 10:39am
@Devi: Yes, much of the stuff today is almost 'use and throw away' . . . (R)
lilly must have had a "clean up" day in her cupboards to dig out all these gadgets ... ;-)
i admit i never had any of these watches, but always envied the people who did. i still mostly use a sundial ... (not so good in murky conditions like we've had in recent weeks ... ;-)))
4 Dec 2014 10:58am
Both watches look fine to wear, which just shows how old I am.
4 Dec 2014 11:24am
@Anita: I guess less people wear a wristwatch these days and rely on their phone for the time. The one I wear is fairly traditional (with 'hands' !) but it is powered by light ! (Ronnie)
I'm rather shocked to see you have gone digital Ronnie. There are standards to be maintained you know.
4 Dec 2014 11:26am
@grouser: ha ha . . no fear : see my Response to Anita - I was among the first to revert to analog. (Retro-Ronnie)
Wow, your 1971 model is gorgeous !!
4 Dec 2014 11:34am
@Hiro: Thank you. It was very expensive in its day and I was kinda proud to see that gold one cased and alarmed in a major museum. The drawback to it was having to press the button to see what the LED time was and battery life was short ! (Ronnie)
Sounds like mine Ronnie. Does this mean you are a good 'Citizen'? :)
4 Dec 2014 12:00pm
@grouser: Exactly so - 'eco-drive' ! (R)
If it doesn't work, just wear it as a fashion piece.
4 Dec 2014 12:11pm
@Julie L. Brown, Photobirder: 'Fashion' ? He cannot even say the word, Julie . . ( from Lilly )
4 Dec 2014 12:39pm
I have a watch very similar to yours Ronnie. But it was one of those that you shook your wrist to rewind. My grandfather gave it to me for graduation from the university in 1972. I still have it and whenever I run across it, it reminds me of my grandfather. It hasn't worked for a really long time. Amazing how technology and time changes things.
4 Dec 2014 3:12pm
@Elaine Hancock: Yes, watches are/were very personal and all sorts of memories attach somehow . . (Ronnie)
Probably, in the future, Lilly's watch will be suitable for the museum, too.
4 Dec 2014 4:22pm
:))) The advantage Ronnie it's you have an excellent excuse to be not on time in your appointments !
4 Dec 2014 5:48pm
Or start a museum yourself, Ronnie ............ ;-)))))
4 Dec 2014 6:04pm
@Ellebelle: He virtually lives in a museum already, Ellebelle. ( from Lilly )
Great presentation ! I like to wear both , sometimes an old classic and sometimes a funny green plastic watch !
4 Dec 2014 6:38pm
I had the 1971 model - now I use the new watch - my cell phone.
4 Dec 2014 6:40pm
@Bruce: Yup, phones have made the wristwatch redundant, I guess . . huge changes. (Ronnie)
1971 was a very good year - I graduated from college, got my first car (a 1971 Camaro) and began my first teaching job. Sadly I no longer have my watch from that year.
Lilly, your watch shows you are taking care of yourself through exercise - perhaps Ronnie could catch up?
4 Dec 2014 6:46pm
@Ruthiebear: Ruthie, even checking the time of day leaves Ronnie breathless . . ( from Lilly ) [ Lilly, I told you - each time I check the time it's different . . anyone would be breathless ] )Ronnie(
Boy does this bring back memories!! I never could tell time outside when it was sunny. And I always had to peer through my hand covering the face of the watch.
4 Dec 2014 7:44pm
@Steven: Ah, yes . . happy days ! (Ronnie Remembering)
Oh my ... I had both of those watches ... amazing you still have them both of these watches! Great post!
4 Dec 2014 8:26pm
Actually it is quite sad that the traditional watch repair shops are disappearing at an alarming speed. It's our throw away mindset:( I like Ronnies watch, I also have the traditional 'hands' wristwatch.
4 Dec 2014 9:00pm
LOL....I am still wearing a watch that I received in 1969! Yours is a newer model Ronnie! ;-))
4 Dec 2014 9:31pm
@Eric Cousineau: Oh. that makes me feel so much better, Eric ! (Ronnie)
I think we belonging to the museum! :((
4 Dec 2014 9:35pm
@omid: Well, it is kinda scary when so much that I have at home is also found in museums . . (R)
My wife has a fancy watch she only wears on rare dress-up occasions. A few years ago, she took it out to wear to a wedding, and it wasn't running. Sadly, she put it away and wore an ordinary watch. After the wedding she took it to the jeweler to have the battery replaced. He looked at it, and explained that it was a self-winding watch. A few swings of his arm and it was running again.
I guess that the moral of the story is that even simple technology can be beyond reach, as Ronnie's post indicates. Also, Ronnie, you might want to give those watches a swing to see whether you can perform "magic" on one of them.
5 Dec 2014 2:07am
@Harry: What a lovely story that makes - I'd forgotten about self-winding watches and don't believe I ever owned one. This has all alerted me to radio-controlled eco-drive analog watches and the danger of spending $500 on something I don't really need now ! (Ronnie)
J'ai un copain qui est dingue de montre et aucune ne lui résiste
5 Dec 2014 7:48am
@jpla: Oui, il ya des gens comme ça ! (R)
5 Dec 2014 10:05am
Time for old time - Moore's law at work.
5 Dec 2014 10:31am
@Brockaly: Ah, yes . . molecular scale production here we come ! (Ronnie)
Indeed a nice museum piece you have photographed here.
5 Dec 2014 4:53pm
@Willem: Indeed - my background image is in a museum ! (R)
I have tons of old watches I search batteries too! :)
5 Dec 2014 6:02pm
@Tomix: Yes, batteries were the problem - it was why I went eco-drive. (Ronnie)
In this case ... I prefer watches 71 ... Despite not work for lack of batteries! I like antique pieces !. Thanks for making possible the miracle of the smile. A hug friends!
5 Dec 2014 7:01pm
tempus figit ..
and so is fashion? ;-))
is there a way to stop the hands of time?? ;-))
5 Dec 2014 10:18pm
Those are classic watches !
5 Dec 2014 11:03pm
See, the thing that I think of when I see your picture is... how did Ronnie get his hands inside the display case...?
6 Dec 2014 12:04am
@Daryl Johnson: More likely the museum would want to get their hands inside Ronnie's vault - they could open a whole new wing! ( from Lilly )
Great comparison. Lilly's watch seems to be more comfortable.
6 Dec 2014 12:08am
@Irene: Oh it is light and comfortable and I can read it in bright light : no contest. ( from Lilly )
...what memories! : )
6 Dec 2014 10:51am
A very funny conversation. That Ronnie is.something.
6 Dec 2014 1:21pm
Don't worry about a battery, Ronnie. Your watch will always be correct twice a day.
6 Dec 2014 2:08pm
@B. Thomas: That's true . . but with that LED one, I cannot see the display without a battery . . . (R)
They were superb in their day, and very much collectable, and only going to get higher in value as time excuse the pun passes.
6 Dec 2014 10:12pm
@shooter: Yes, 'gadgets' like these change so fast that we all finish up with our own personal museum in no time. (Ronnie)
Le temps passe, les modes changent mais entre les deux , esthétiquement "y'a pas photo"..!
Bravo pour la tienne!
7 Dec 2014 7:59am
@Monik: Ah, oui, le temps passe '. . (R)
I think my mother's has the Same watch :)
7 Dec 2014 10:21am
@fereshteh.: A woman of good taste ! (R)
Je ne porte plus de montres depuis très, très longtemps... mon ordi à la maison et mon téléphone quand je suis à l'extérieur me suffisent pour me donner l'heure quand j'en ai vraiment besoin... avec une montre au poignet je regardais l'heure sans arrêt et au travail j'avais l'impression que le temps n'avançait pas!! :-)
7 Dec 2014 10:27am
@Evelyne Dubos: Oui, pas beaucoup besoin d'une montre maintenant. . mais je me sens «déshabillé» sans une après toutes ces années! (Ronnie)
On ne cherche plus de pile aujourd'hui, Ronnie! On jette et on en achète une autre...
7 Dec 2014 1:57pm
@Jean-Luc T.: Oui, la façon dont nous sommes devenus . . (Ronnie)
Génial cpatage et vue sur ces montres quelle compo et différence.
Merci et belle soirée
7 Dec 2014 2:48pm
WoW.. I was scouting for a good watch during the day today and got one today finally and I come here and open your image,...its about watches!! Good one.
7 Dec 2014 5:00pm
Lilly, we must agree that Ronnie is not Apple-compliant with those wrist clocks... Forget about giving him an Apple Watch on his birthday... You better look for a battery for a 1971 model... ;-)
7 Dec 2014 11:43pm
@Josep: Yes, for Ronnie, the Future is always way beyond the horizon . . ( from Lilly )
That glowing watch would be best put into a box and buried in the backyard.
8 Dec 2014 12:55am
I missed these 2 different watches
8 Dec 2014 11:58am
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