The Genuine ScLoHo aka Scott Howard

The Decline of the Wrist Watch

June 12, 2012 The Not-So-Secret Writings of ScLoHo 4

We hear about the decline of certain industries due to news reports, but there are some that are silently going away.

Sunday my friend Pete asked me if I noticed that fewer people are wearing watches these days.

And yes, I had noticed this over the past couple of years when the battery on my watch died and I stopped wearing mine.

We were sitting in the Firefly Coffee Shop and out of about 18 folks in the Firefly, no one was wearing one.  I started watching over the next couple hours and no one, not a soul was wearing a watch.

The Sunday newspaper inserts had a couple of stores pushing watches for Fathers Day, but I doubt that they are a big seller.  We just don’t need them.

It’s not that we don’t need to know what time it is, but I carry a timepiece with me, on my cellphone.

If I am using my computer, there’s the time conveniently in the corner, staring at me.

As I drive down the road, my radio is displaying the time.

You don’t need a research study or even a Google search to determine this trend.

Just a curious mind and observant eye.

What else is disappearing before our eyes?


Scott Howard aka ScLoHo has 25+ years of experience in marketing , advertising, media and works directly in the radio and digital world from Fort Wayne, Indiana.  Contact him at or 260.255.4357.

4 Responses

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  2. Chrystal Marner says:

    What I’ve really notice change is how people use the Facebook News Feed as a lazy way to keep in touch with friends, meaning how we converse and connect is really leaving the personal realm. I was hurt and blown away when I finally got a mommy night out and my friend stated she already knew what was going on with me cause she reads it on Facebook! I was appalled to say the least. I realize I’m a frequent poster, but that doesn’t replace person to person conversations in my book.

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