Pluggers by Gary Brookins

Pluggers

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  1. Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist

    Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist said, 7 months ago

    I used to have a wind-up watch. I’ve no fond memories of its ability to keep correct time. The new beats the old where I’m concerned.

  2. Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper)

    Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper) said, 7 months ago

    I didn’t like to wind my watch…there were times I’d pull out the stem so I could wind it and it would come off…so dont miss it…

  3. Elite1grey

    Elite1grey said, 7 months ago

    I used to kill watchs dont wear one anymore have clocks so know what time it is

  4. FlyerTom

    FlyerTom said, 7 months ago

    I went back to the analog style after the digital craze wore off. I could never remember how to set one of those goofy things, and I dreaded the time changes twice a year.
    Besides, I found it facetious when someone would ask the time, and you’d find yourself replying “It’s 5:47”. “Quarter to six” used to be close enough.

  5. pathfindercec

    pathfindercec said, 7 months ago

    @FlyerTom

    Just add “approximately, Captain”.

  6. SnuffyG

    SnuffyG said, 7 months ago

    Could have been worse, having to turn the hourglass, I remember winding the watch and the alarm clock every day at bedtime.

  7. david_42

    david_42 said, 7 months ago

    I have two heirloom watches and a mantle clock. They get wound just often enough to keep the gears working. The mantle clock’s time-keeping is very temperature dependent.

  8. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 7 months ago

    @FlyerTom

    I have never had to set any of my digitals except for on radio. Easy to do. Just make sure you AM and PM are correct.

  9. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, 7 months ago

    I was the only Masters candidate in a seminar of PhD candidates. The subject of wind-up watches came up in the discussion and I mentioned I was wearing one. Everyone got up and rushed around the table to see this wonder up close. And this was twenty years ago.

  10. pcolli

    pcolli said, 7 months ago

    I have an ex-services clockwork watch which was given to me by a friend. It cost me £70 to have it repaired…….It keeps whatever time it feels like…..some friend.

  11. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, 7 months ago

    He shouldn’t have had to wind it. Those things always had automatic movements, that has a rotor that moves inside the watch to wind the mainspring. Unless he wasn’t moving his arm enough to wind it. That could be a problem.

  12. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, 7 months ago

    The best watches are Casio digital watches. They are tough and waterproof and the batteries are cheap and last a long time.

  13. snarky1941

    snarky1941 said, 7 months ago

    If a pitcher winds up; is he a machcanical or merely too tightly wound?

  14. Mike Flinn

    Mike Flinn said, 6 months ago

    I just like the plugger kids! Always laughing or giggling, I wish real kids were like that.

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