What are we doing here?

I probably started with watches as part of my journey to acquire some basic tools, skills and habits that would (hopefully) make me a more reliable person for myself and those I care for.

As with folding knifes and other EDC-stuff, I became obsessed with watches. I have spendt tons of time and money to figure out what I like and what I need, just to find that I have circled back to where I started in many ways.

I'm back to many of the same brands and simplicity that I had at the start. Maybe it wasn't a waste of time? Maybe I needed to do it that way to find out that I didn't need a Monster G-Shock with thousands of functions, a Rambo Knife of a folding knife combined with a fountain pen 馃槄

I think I have figured out what I need. So being the reliable adult I have tried to become, I should be able let it go and just enjoy and use the awesome stuff I actually have acquired through this journey?

I probably would need to stop sitting in here comparing my toys with the other boys then, huh? Well, shit...

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EDC should be purposeful and lightweight. I鈥檝e seen some guys running around with Batman鈥檚 utility belt. If it works for them, great. I鈥檓 too lazy to cart a ton of large devices. And of course, a great watch is the starting point.聽

Advice to the newcomers to the EDC-community: Watch out聽

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I hate excessive things and functions, probably connected to my OCD 馃 I also carry this in my manbag:

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(That's the tiny Bic, for referance)

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Today's watch, pen, knife in artsy black and white - check!

robwei
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Today's watch, pen, knife in artsy black and white - check!

Everything the modern man could need 馃憣

Your BB36 looks like a completely different watch on strap, fascinating!

I got here in a similar fashion. Looking to maximize my EDC, I wanted an automatic watch. I lied to myself (or maybe honestly didn't know) in saying that a battery might go bad when I needed it most.聽

I carry phone, earbuds, keys with two micro-tools, wallet, pen, field notes, and watch. All are minimalist in nature making for easy pocket carry. Pocket knife, flashlight and pistol are situational carry.聽

I have a few more tools I carry in my work backpack along with my laptop. In my car I have a 24 hour stuff sack that can go straight into my backpack. Finally, I have a geolocation indicator on Rick Grimes so I know which way to head when the zombies come.聽

cornfedksboy

I got here in a similar fashion. Looking to maximize my EDC, I wanted an automatic watch. I lied to myself (or maybe honestly didn't know) in saying that a battery might go bad when I needed it most.聽

I carry phone, earbuds, keys with two micro-tools, wallet, pen, field notes, and watch. All are minimalist in nature making for easy pocket carry. Pocket knife, flashlight and pistol are situational carry.聽

I have a few more tools I carry in my work backpack along with my laptop. In my car I have a 24 hour stuff sack that can go straight into my backpack. Finally, I have a geolocation indicator on Rick Grimes so I know which way to head when the zombies come.聽

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This two layer Victorinox is the only tool/thing I really NEED beside my phone of course. The scissors are awesome and I habe filed the tiny flat screwdriver (for glasses) a bit so it fits the screws of my BB36 bracelet and ISOfrane buckle and I also filed the needle that's in the scale, so that fits microadjusts and drilled lugs 馃憣Watches are mostly fun and practical, not needed. But probably my favourite part of the "hobby".

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mjosamannen

Everything the modern man could need 馃憣

Suddenly looked a bit Unimatic 馃

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mjosamannen
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This two layer Victorinox is the only tool/thing I really NEED beside my phone of course. The scissors are awesome and I habe filed the tiny flat screwdriver (for glasses) a bit so it fits the screws of my BB36 bracelet and ISOfrane buckle and I also filed the needle that's in the scale, so that fits microadjusts and drilled lugs 馃憣Watches are mostly fun and practical, not needed. But probably my favourite part of the "hobby".

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That鈥檚 one of my situational carry knifes. I might have to make the mod and EDC it! 聽Thanks!

As someone who has a HUGE watch goal, I would be lying if I said I hadn't realized that the only way I might accomplish that is to not hang out here every day.聽

But maybe watch collecting isn't about getting the watches, but the friends we make along the way?

UnholiestJedi

As someone who has a HUGE watch goal, I would be lying if I said I hadn't realized that the only way I might accomplish that is to not hang out here every day.聽

But maybe watch collecting isn't about getting the watches, but the friends we make along the way?

Truetrue and very poetic too.. Kinda Forrest Gumpish 馃憣 Looking forward to the sequel:

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cornfedksboy

That鈥檚 one of my situational carry knifes. I might have to make the mod and EDC it! 聽Thanks!

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I'm probably getting this for my pouch or keyring too 馃 very cool springbartool on what usually is the file 馃槉

I never got into "EDC" as you see on social media, too much of it seemed like gear collecting disguised as "preparedness". I might have been helped in coming to that conclusion by being ordered to carry around a bunch of crap at work "just in case" and realizing that 99% of the time it was more of a hinderance than help.聽

I normally carry a Benchmade Bugout, a watch, a card carrier, and a phone on my person, and in my work backpack I carry a phone charger, my earbuds, and a small rechargeable flashlight. I tried adding a few more things, but found it started getting in the way of carrying space in the backpack or filled up my pockets to the point it was annoying.聽

KristianG

I never got into "EDC" as you see on social media, too much of it seemed like gear collecting disguised as "preparedness". I might have been helped in coming to that conclusion by being ordered to carry around a bunch of crap at work "just in case" and realizing that 99% of the time it was more of a hinderance than help.聽

I normally carry a Benchmade Bugout, a watch, a card carrier, and a phone on my person, and in my work backpack I carry a phone charger, my earbuds, and a small rechargeable flashlight. I tried adding a few more things, but found it started getting in the way of carrying space in the backpack or filled up my pockets to the point it was annoying.聽

Perfect carry 馃憣 I started out with a BugOut as my first proper knife, been through a lot of others since then. But have landed on a medium Victorinox. Knifelaws here are: a butterknife is also a knife and all knifes are illegal in public spaces. But the swiss army knife mostly gets a pass by other civilans at least. And if there should be trouble it helps that it's a small, non-locking blade that's part of a multitool (i hope).

mjosamannen

Perfect carry 馃憣 I started out with a BugOut as my first proper knife, been through a lot of others since then. But have landed on a medium Victorinox. Knifelaws here are: a butterknife is also a knife and all knifes are illegal in public spaces. But the swiss army knife mostly gets a pass by other civilans at least. And if there should be trouble it helps that it's a small, non-locking blade that's part of a multitool (i hope).

Here in Canada as long as it's carried as a tool it's legal pretty much everywhere. The Bugout is perfect for me because it's relatively small, and not super tacticool. Most people never bat an eye if I usit, or while it's clipped in my pocket.聽

You can't go wrong with Victorinox though, they are classic. I had one many years ago as a teen, and of course lost it as teens do.聽