Does your watch show the correct time?

Is your watch showing the correct time? - Do you adjust the time on your watch ahead of time, on time or behind time.
@whyaskq (7531)
Singapore
May 27, 2007 11:43am CST
It was 7pm. My watch showed 4.30 pm. I removed the watch. Battery certified flat. My friend : "Why remove the watch? Your watch never shows the correct time, it doesn't matter if it is showing 4.30 now." Me : "What! Last time at most 15 minutes. Now was three and half hours." No, I am not wearing a watch that does not tell the correct time. I always adjust my watch 15 minutes ahead of time so that I would at least be punctual if not early for my appointments. It is a habit I had from young. The same applies to my clocks at home. I have friends who too adjust their watches to show ahead of time. What about you, my friends? Do you adjust the time on your watch ahead of time, on time or behind time? How about sharing with us why you would adjust the time ahead or behind instead of showing the correct time? Or is there any problem with adjusting ahead? Do you wear your watch if it is not working because the battery is flat? Thanks.
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26 responses
@charms88 (7540)
• Philippines
27 May 07
I am always hopping around and wearing a watch is very important to me. Like you, I also adjust it ahead of time as I strictly adhere to punctuality. Same goes with all my clocks here at my home. Just a few days ago, one of my wall clock ran out of battery. It was the clock that's near my PC. I kept doing mylotting and at the same time looking up at the clock. I didn't notice that it had stopped running. When my girls told me that they were hungry, I was perplexed to discover that it was dinnertime already. "smile"
@whyaskq (7531)
• Singapore
29 May 07
That's bad for the girls. Set the PC clock visible. It helps :)
• Singapore
27 May 07
No, I prefer to keep my watch honest. I let it tell the correct time always. Not early or late, just correct. If the battery is flat, then I wouldn't wear it obviously - unless I am on my way to get it changed anyway. Many people like to let their watches run faster or slower. It's just a habit and mentality thingy.
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@whyaskq (7531)
• Singapore
29 May 07
I do not wear it even on the way to change the battery.
@bluewings (3857)
28 May 07
My wrist watch shows the corrct time.I am afraid that a forwarded time might give me a heart attack when I wake up during morning,lol.When it's not working I get a new battery at the earliest.It's not hard to move around without a watch when you have your mobile,but I am used to wearing a wrist watch.However,my wall clock runs ten minutes ahead of time.It doesn't bother me because it's in the hall.
@whyaskq (7531)
• Singapore
29 May 07
That's interesting - shocked by forwarded time.
@bluewings (3857)
29 May 07
Shocked is still okay , but I don't want it to read 'Murdered by forwarded time' lol
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@mimpi1911 (25475)
• India
28 May 07
i donot watch wear but use my cellphone to keep up with appointments. i actually, set it 10 mins ahead. its just a feel good factor and doesn't really help you (10 mins ahead or 10 mind late -both are practically same in that sense). but still i keep it that way.
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@dpk262006 (56730)
• Delhi, India
30 May 07
Dear, you are like me...who keeps the time (of every clock/ww etc.)ahead by 10 minutes then the IST. dpk
@lirael (502)
• Philippines
28 May 07
We have at least five clocks in our house, one in each room, and all of them shows different time!lol! It's as if all the rooms are in a different timezone. As for my watch, like you I always sets it ahead of time. I don't know why, but I've been doing it for years now.
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@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
27 May 07
Hi whyaskq. I actually don't wear a watch anymore. I rely on my cell phone to give me the time. It is always set at the correct time and neither ahead or behind. My neighbor always sets her watch 15 minutes ahead of time so she gets to places early and is mostly never late. If I did have one and it wasn't working, then I would replace the battery. If I was unable to get one at that time, then I would probably take the watch off and put it in my handbag until I am able to replace the battery.
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@dpk262006 (56730)
• Delhi, India
28 May 07
I keep my writst watch, wall clocks, mobile phone clocks, digital diary clock...ten minutes ahead of actual time. I have become habitual and this helps me in remaining punctual in jobs I perform.
@whyaskq (7531)
• Singapore
29 May 07
You seemed very organised. All 10 mins. Mine was set irregularly and staggered, and my mind knows all the differential.
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@dpk262006 (56730)
• Delhi, India
30 May 07
Yes, I try to be organised. deepak
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@banta78 (4334)
• India
11 Jun 07
I used to have clocks ahead of time to be able to finish things at home well before time. But somehow you know that you have thsi many mintues for yourself. I like my watch to show correct time. As I don't want to think about time too much so i only look at it when i must. I don't war my watch when it is battery is not working. I would like to get it fixed , have new battery so that it shows corect time. I don't won't be caught aksed by people what's the time? and be left clueless. LOL.
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@whyaskq (7531)
• Singapore
12 Jun 07
Would it be fun to mislead people who steal glances at your watch?
@mexshyl (878)
• China
31 May 07
Hello, whyaskq. I always keep my watch in correct time. In order to get up early, I usually adjust my alarm clock 15 minutes ahead of time. By the way, most of my classmates synchronize their watch with the time of the school's clock to avoid being late(hehe..). If my watch is not working, I'll change my battery as soon as possible. Have a happy day! :)
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@whyaskq (7531)
• Singapore
5 Jun 07
That's what I did too. And your classmates, they are smart!
@meljessxena (2317)
• Australia
28 May 07
i put the time that what it says at work so im on time lol if the watch battery goes flat i take it off and put into my handbag so when im in town i can go to the jewellers and get them to put a new one in, which i did about 6 months ago and it cost me $10.
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@whyaskq (7531)
• Singapore
29 May 07
wow, that's expensive in aus dollars. I had the battery changed for S$5 only.
• India
28 May 07
earlier i used to keep my watch 15 minutes ahead of the time so that i could reach places eariler or at least in time. But it did not help me much because then my mind got conditioned that the watch was 15 minutes fast and hence would get a bit relaxed in carrying out my duties. But now I keep my watch at correct time.
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@whyaskq (7531)
• Singapore
29 May 07
True, at times the mind is conditioned but most of the times, it is the caught unawares that work!
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@jackjoin (77)
• China
28 May 07
my watch never shows the correct time!!
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@whyaskq (7531)
• Singapore
29 May 07
Why? What time is it showing?
• United States
28 May 07
No, not really. But I do know what actual time it is. My watch, and my alarm clock, are both set 10 minutes ahead, so I can be able to do things much faster.
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@whyaskq (7531)
• Singapore
29 May 07
lol. What if you set it to 30 minutes ahead?
@jojogirl (289)
• Philippines
28 May 07
my watch is synchronized with the clocks at the office. the time on my watch may not be the correct time for everybody, it may be a few minutes earlier or later compared to other people's watches, but it is the correct time at my office.
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@whyaskq (7531)
• Singapore
29 May 07
I used to sync it to my office clock too but when the office clock goes haywire, I never follow anymore. I don't need to punch card anyway :P
@semodders (457)
11 Jun 07
yes yes ii have the exact time in my own watch i like seing the exact time in my own watch.
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@kumarravi (145)
• India
11 Jun 07
I will put my watch 10 or 5 minutes fast so that i can reach my station. Isn't it good.
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@youless (98980)
• Guangzhou, China
31 May 07
My watch is alaways faster 5 minutes than the correct time. Then I can do everything quickly and won't be late to an appointment.
@jencai (3415)
• Philippines
31 May 07
Before we use to adjust our clock 30 minutes advance than the exact time. This is for us to wake up as early as possible. I would not like to be late for my work. So we prefer to adjust it. Right now I have set it to the exact time, my father insisted to. I don't go for a work as of the moment but as soon as I got one, I will have it in advance.
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@vitekfdr (651)
• United States
28 May 07
Usually i am not wearing the watch that is not showing correct time. Because time is really important in our days, i prefer to check my watch for correct time.
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@webbuff (926)
• Philippines
28 May 07
i usually adjust my watch 5 minutes on time. Its one way for me to haddle up in times of meetings and extra work. Its working for me specially im always on the go.
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