Do You Wear a Watch While Sleeping?

It seems like day one, time has been my task master. Early on, from anxiously waiting everyday to admire Judith Wright’s angelic face in second grade, to counting the last moments riding my Schwinn Scrambler before sunset on a hot summer’s day, to now counting down the last moments of a miserable business day…time ticks, ticks, ticks away…and we are whittled away with it. 

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Time’s brutal tactics don‘t end while awake, but follow me into the other one third of my life — while I sleep. The bump in the night, the occasional bathroom break, or a need for a glass of water often times finds me roaming the house…compelled to know what time it is. So I wear a watch to see the time…to continually measure its influence as it speaks to me from my wrist. The best watch in my collection for a night time watch is my Armitron Griffy. It’s the lighthouse of watches and assists these aging eyes in preparing what time has in store for me. 

Do you wear a watch while sleeping? If so, which watch and why?

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I always wear a watch while sleeping. I usually just wear whatever watch I was wearing during the day, but there are times that I might swap out a watch without lume for something with lume, depending on my mood. I also keep a UV flashlight on my dresser, and fully charge the lume before going to bed. I like being able to check the time without having to fumble for my phone if I wake up in the middle of the night. We have a cat that likes to knock stuff off of tables, so another reason for me wearing a watch while I sleep is eliminating the chance of finding it knocked to the floor.

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I often wear my Marathon Navigator, the tritium makes it easy to read at any time of the day or night. It's also so light and comfortable on its stock strap that I barely notice I'm wearing it. 

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Only when I fall asleep unexpectedly with it on.

I love your watch and the photos of it in your post.

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I love lume that lasts letting me look longingly.

But seriously, yes, I have to wear a watch to bed and prefer it to checking the time on my phone.

Currently, and for who knows how long in this #1WC, I am using my Islander ISL-40.

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Never.

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I always wear a watch while I sleep, usually it's the watch that I wore during the day. So recently I've just worn my Casio AE-1200. 

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tempus

I always wear a watch while sleeping. I usually just wear whatever watch I was wearing during the day, but there are times that I might swap out a watch without lume for something with lume, depending on my mood. I also keep a UV flashlight on my dresser, and fully charge the lume before going to bed. I like being able to check the time without having to fumble for my phone if I wake up in the middle of the night. We have a cat that likes to knock stuff off of tables, so another reason for me wearing a watch while I sleep is eliminating the chance of finding it knocked to the floor.

Those pesky cats😹

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My wrist sleeps in the nude 😂

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KristianG

I often wear my Marathon Navigator, the tritium makes it easy to read at any time of the day or night. It's also so light and comfortable on its stock strap that I barely notice I'm wearing it. 

I guess that tritium will give you 25 years.

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roberto

Only when I fall asleep unexpectedly with it on.

I love your watch and the photos of it in your post.

Thanks so much! That‘s really nice of you. 

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TheSharperTheBetter
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I love lume that lasts letting me look longingly.

But seriously, yes, I have to wear a watch to bed and prefer it to checking the time on my phone.

Currently, and for who knows how long in this #1WC, I am using my Islander ISL-40.

True that!😂

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Crownboy57

Never.

Then you are a man of a sound mind.

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Yes, I started when I was full time dad and wanted to log the hours the kiddo woke up. Now my wrist just kind of feels empty without a watch... almost like not wearing my wedding band.

It's usually the Orient Mako II, as that's the most compact watch with lume.

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I often wear whatever I had on that day to bed.  For me, the watch and time are strangely disassociated.  Yes, the watch will tell me the time, but that's not the only reason I'm wearing it.  In fact, I'm as likely to check the phone for the time as my watch.  I like to look at my watches, but I'm just as likely to look at a bracelet or lugs as the face, and 9 times out of 10 when I look at the face it's not to tell the time.  Many here have explored this relationship, and I'm sure can speak to it more eloquently than I, but telling time is only one of many reasons I wear a watch no matter the time of day.

In the end, I'm not really sure why I wear a watch at night.  Sometimes I'll check the time if I wake up, but I don't need a watch for that, my phone is right by the be.