how come some people's bodies stop wrist watches?

United States
June 15, 2010 9:49pm CST
my granny (RIP) and my cousin both cannot wear wrist watches because it will stop them.. what would cause that? is it something in their system messing up the battery?? i dont know if it happens with digital watches but i know the older fashioned ones they wont work.. do you know why? do you have the same problem or know some one that does?
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@mentalward (14716)
• United States
16 Jun 10
We all have some electrical activity in our bodies, some more than others, apparently. It's probably the reason we can give shocks or get shocks from static electricity through our fingers. I never thought of it before but I have gone through quite a lot of watches in my time. I can't tell you how many times I've been at a jeweler to repair a watch. I've had cheap ones (Timex) and expensive ones (Bulova) and none lasted longer than the others. Hmmm... I used to turn things on or off by walking past them or even driving past them if I was in a very emotional state. My kids used to ask me to please stay away from the TV if they were watching a program they really loved because it would turn off if I walked past it sometimes. Street lights would go off and come back on right after I passed by and these weren't just overly sensitive lights, no other cars passing them did this. I'm thinking that this was caused by whatever my body was giving off, some kind of super duper electrical discharge. I don't do that anymore, though. Time and medications have mellowed whatever was causing these things. I can't say whether watches last longer, though, because I don't wear one now.
• United States
16 Jun 10
Have you ever heard about poltergeists? Some poltergeist activity is usually found to center around an individual under high emotional stress. What you said here reminded me of some of the things I've read about it.
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@mentalward (14716)
• United States
17 Jun 10
Hi cupkitties. Yes, I've heard of poltergeists. I believe there was a spirit living in the house I lived in at this time, too. Several very strange things happened in that house. Lights would go on or off and we could hear the switch being flipped even though no one was near the lightswitch. We heard footsteps upstairs when we were all downstairs. The front storm door was ripped off it's hinges on a day when there was no wind and no one saw or heard anything. Yep, definitely strange things in that house. But, once I realized that I was causing things to go on or off, I began to read about our subconscious energies. "The Power of the Subconscious Mind" was a great book and helped me to understand myself a bit better. I actually did a few of the exercises suggested in that book and they worked! I made a supervisor go home from work with a bad headache once, only because she was horrible and I was always surprised that she didn't carry a whip around with her. I made a person sitting in front of me on a bus turn around and look at me, simply for suggesting, with my mind only, that she turn around and look at me. I learned how to make traffic lights turn green faster, using only my mind. It was great fun, knowing the extent of our untapped mental abilities. Sadly, I can't do these things now because some medications I'm on now have seriously decreased my ability to concentrate.
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• United States
12 Jul 10
ah heck i cant think of the term but there is a name for that kind of thing where a person can control electricity with their minds or emotions.. a lot of people notice it when they drive by street lights and they all shut off as they pass.. i wonder if that is your prob with watches.. i think it would be a cool but if you didnt know how to control it an annoying gift
• United States
16 Jun 10
This is something i would also like to know...i cant even wear digital watches because the batteries drain so fast. I have always chucked it up to having more acidic skin then normal. I cant even wear metal frame glasses because the metal erodes, and even painting them with clear nail polish doesnt help.
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• United States
16 Jun 10
does it do the same with like skin piercings? i never heard anyone complain about skin eroding that but you would think it would be the same concept
• United States
16 Jun 10
I can only wear certain types of barbells and earrings. But its not the same as eroding the glasses...but if i leave certain types of earrings in for so long it burns...the ones i have in now are a stainless steel and are doing fine...but i had another piercing that never healed right and now i am wondering if thats why...it would make sense and i wonder why i never thought of it before.
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• United States
12 Jul 10
yeah well as always you never think of it till its too late then want to slap yourself lol
• United States
16 Jun 10
It has nothing to do with the acid in a person's skin. My father has very acidic sweat, therefore more acids in his skin, and has always worn a wrist watch. The people who stop wrist watches have more iron in their blood. The iron reacts magenetically with the components in the watch and cause the problems. As far as piercings are concerned, acidic skin will not erode the jewelry. For a person's skin to be so acidic as to erode jewelry, it would be too acidic for the person to be alive. Some people are more prone to infection and/or rejection, though, and sometimes acidic bodies play a part in that.
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• United States
12 Jul 10
ah iron makes sense.. although i thought my granny was anemic a lot.. but then again she had so many health probs im probably confusing it with something else
@cupkitties (6336)
• United States
16 Jun 10
High electromagnetic energy levels maybe? Apparently its a very common occurrence. Poke them with a magnet and see what happens.
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• United States
12 Jul 10
lol ill have to do that to my cousin!
@sid556 (31031)
• United States
16 Jun 10
Hi there moonlitmagikchild, I had that happen to me years ago. When I was married my husband bought me a beautiful watch for our first Christmas together. I had it on for less than an hour and it stopped. He brought it back for another one and the same thing happened. This time the two of us went in together and we were going to pick out a completely different one. They ALL did it. The jeweler told us that it had something to do with my metabolism. I can't remember if he said it was the jewels in the watch or what it was exactly. I had no problem with the cheaper watches. I just couldn't wear the pricier ones. Hopefully someone here will have a better explanation for you.
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• United States
12 Jul 10
well my granny i know was poor her whole life so i doubt she had expensive ones but my cousin may have tried them.. no matter what they never would work!!
@uath13 (8227)
• United States
16 Jun 10
I can't wear ones with metal bands. If I do I'll continually shock myself against it. If I actually wore one of those for any amount of time ( not that I will because it's uncomfortable ) I'm sure it'd mess it up. My body has a strong current which is probably why I'm so good at using pressure points. I use my energy to disrupt my opponents.
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• United States
12 Jul 10
hmm interesting.. i know in the winter i get shocked by everything no matter what.. but not at other times.. its the worst feeling in the world!!
@jillhill (37358)
• United States
16 Jun 10
I have heard of that but don't know the reason why..I suppose it has something to do with their chemistry...stange though.
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• United States
12 Jul 10
yeah.. i wonder if it affects anything else such as a pacemaker?
@mafra4u (285)
• India
16 Jun 10
Wearing wrist watches stops your cousin? I didnot understand what you tried to ask. Do you mean to say that it affects their health? I haven't heard anything like this before. This is new to me!
• United States
12 Jul 10
something in their bodies stops the battery that works the wrist watch. so they can put on a watch that works great and it will stop working quickly after they put it on for no reason where it lasts for a long time on others
@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
16 Jun 10
Hey moonlit! I have heard that this is possible, but never knew anyone that it actually happened to! It has something to do with their body chemistry affecting the magnetic fields! I personally think that it is kind of cool, although annoying since I need to know what time it is always so that I am always on time! I usually can "guess" pretty well or guestimate the time, but to not be able to wear a watch I can't even fathom living without one! How very interesting!
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• United States
12 Jul 10
i cant estimate time to save my life!! your lucky you can! i end up using my cell phones alarm a lot of the time to remind myself to leave on time lol
@o0jopak0o (6409)
• Philippines
17 Jun 10
well i dont know that there are people with these kinds of problems. maybe it has something to do with your skin.
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