Where do you keep your daily watch?

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I have always worn a watch while sleeping with no discomfort. Maybe I am the only person that feels this way, but I do so for a very a practical reason. If I wake up during the night, I want to be able to tell the time without making the effort to check my alarm clock. One reason why I prefer Christopher Ward watches with highly legible lume on the dial. If for some reason like a fire that I would be forced to leave our house quickly, I will have one of my watches on my wrist. I only remove my watch for two things, one of which is to shower! If a watch strap or bracelet isn’t comfortable enough to wear all the time, then I wouldn’t want to own it. I keep a couple of watches on winders all of the time. What is on my wrist or on the winders rotates according to personal whim.

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All but one of my watches are comfortable enough to sleep in but after wearing a watch to bed and not swapping it for my beater for work in the morning my routine now is to remove my watch pretty much last thing before turning out the light and return it to the box. My only watch box lives on my bed and thanks to it's position in the box I can read the tritium lit C600 through the top, but it's often stopped so is not to be relied up in the middle of the night.

I had never given it any thought but in case of fire I could easily grab the box before heading out the window which is above a porch so an ideal escape route :thumbup:
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Leather trays can be useful as a scratch free surface to keep your daily watch between wears.
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I'm another who doesn't wear a watch in bed, the one to be worn the next day generally sits on top of my winder which has another in and the rest in a watch box.

Side note - wedding ring is always on unless my hands are going to get particularly grimey.
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I have 2 decent sized boxes with 4 winders each and another 6 padded slots each. They sit side by side on my nightstand. Just before bed, I take my watch off and set it on the nightstand in front of the boxes. I switch it in the morning for what I want that day. I don’t wear it while sleeping, not very comfortable.

My wedding ring stays on my finger 24/7/365 no matter what.
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NationOfLaws wrote: Sun Jun 19, 2022 9:13 pm Man, am I weird for taking my watch off at night? Doesn’t it scratch your face or become uncomfortable on your wrist or get caught in you significant other’s (or others’ if that’s your scene) hair?
No. I take mine off every night unless I’m in a hotel. I find wearing a watch to bed uncomfortable. My watch goes in the watch box each evening. As for the wedding ring, it never leaves me finger.

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I haven’t worn my wedding ring in months. Neither has my wife. We both work from home and made ourselves hermits the last two years to avoid covid (a lot of good that did) so we mostly just leave our rings on the nightstand. Haven’t really worn watches too much either but trying to get back in the habit.
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Don’t have a daily. They all hang together.
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Always remove my watch for bed, purely for comfort..and also I would find it a lot more effort trying to read my watch in the dark, than to have a quick glance at my alarm clock.
The only exception to this rule, is when camping..always easier to wear a watch then, and not scrabbling around in a tent looking for my watch, wondering what time the birds have woken me up...is it 6am, 7am...8am !?......no, 4.30am!
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gannet wrote: Sun Jun 19, 2022 9:22 pm
NationOfLaws wrote: Sun Jun 19, 2022 9:13 pm Man, am I weird for taking my watch off at night? Doesn’t it scratch your face or become uncomfortable on your wrist or get caught in you significant other’s (or others’ if that’s your scene) hair?
No you ain't weird, I don't wear a watch in bed either, mine lives in the drawer of my bedside table.... Other in the watches boxes in the drawer below!
Likewise. Bedside drawer. wrapped in a bit of lint free cloth.
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Whichever watch I am wearing is usually only removed for showering or doing any sort of work that could mark or damage it. So, yes, I sleep with it on, whether at home or not. I didn’t always do that; I used to take it off for bed unless we were away (or was it the other way round??), but the last few years it’s almost always on my wrist night and day, but each watch rarely more than one night and day at a time. I deliberately wrote night and day, rather than the more usual day and night, as I swap my watch last thing before heading to bed. I also digress…
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I wear glasses but obviously don't wear those to bed. Rather than roll over & squint at the alarm clock on our nightstand, it is far easier for me to raise my wrist & simply read the time given by my watch. When I was younger, I didn't wake up much. As most of us age, you find yourself doing more of that. When I check my watch, I never know for sure what time it is going to be but I like knowing for sure. So, wearing a watch to sleep with serves a very practical purpose for me. After reading past forum columns, I have been removing my watch to golf. I have never had an issue in the past golfing with a watch on but I would rather error on the side of caution with that.

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I generally have whatever watch I'm wearing the next day on a lovely wooden watch stand that a friend in Finland made for me.
I'll try and find a photo of it.
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I don’t have a daily, per se. Watches I’m feeling like wearing over the next week or so get wound and sit in the sock drawer for an easy grab. I don’t wear watches while I sleep. My ring never comes off. I’ve been married more than half my life and for the last 10-12 years my fingers have gotten fatter and the ring can’t come off. (No micro adjust or deployant in the design!)
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My daily watch is usually on my wrist and only ever removed when in the shower, swimming or doing DIY. No watch winders or routine here, I pick on the spur of the moment from the watch box but tend to match the piece with what Im wearing.
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