Pluggers by Gary Brookins


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  1. Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist

    Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist said, 12 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, 12 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, 12 months ago

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

  4. FlyerTom

    FlyerTom said, 12 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, 12 months ago


    Just add “approximately, Captain”.

  6. SnuffyG

    SnuffyG said, 12 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, 12 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, 12 months ago


    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, 12 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, 12 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, 12 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, 12 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, 12 months ago

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

  14. Mike Flinn

    Mike Flinn said, 12 months ago

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

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