The Decline of the Wrist Watch
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?