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Tool = Built for Special Purpose
In Response To: Tool watch definition? ()

I'm not sure that I have ever seen a standard definition, or any definition that is widely accepted, but I tend to think of a "tool watch" as any watch that is built for a special purpose, beyond simply indicating the time.

Yes, the gold watch may be built to look pretty, and the diamond-encrusted watch may be built to make the statement that "I am rich", but those do not qualify as "tool watches".

I believe that an alarm watch is a tool watch (as it performs the function of waking the wearer or reminding the wearer of the time); the divers watch is definitely a tool watch, as it is built for the purpose of allowing the diver to know the time (or even the elapsed time) in a specific environment.

Sometime soon, maybe some of us can seek a better definition. Until then we can use the approach taken by the United States Supreme Court, in writing about pornography . . . difficult to define in words, but I know a tool watch when I see it!!



: My questions were serious about the definition
: of a tool watch?

: Alarm watches?

: Drivers watches?

: Do they qualify?

: Sam

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