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Roger The Butler
19 Jan 10 08:14
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Watching Selby playing with that fat chunk of metal on his wrist got me thinking - why?

I understand it if they are taking a whacking great fee from the manufacturer to wear it, which Selby probably is, but there are plenty of crapper players that must wear them just for the sake of it, darts players also do it.

I am still waiting for one of them during a last frame or leg to glance at their watch, then say to the ref "sorry mate, I've got to go. I thought we'd be done by now and I have to pick the wife up from work".

It hasn't happened yet.
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Report delz January 19, 2010 3:57 PM GMT
As he's likely to wear that watch all day, I guess it'd just be uncomfortable to play with the feeling of nakedness round the wrist.
Report jibjib January 19, 2010 4:02 PM GMT
Why would you take a watch off to play snooker?
Report Roger The Butler January 19, 2010 4:12 PM GMT
So you don't foul with it when reaching for shots?
Report delz January 19, 2010 7:21 PM GMT
Not if it doesn't hit a ball, but that should go without saying, really.

Feeling hooked now.
Report michael knight January 19, 2010 10:19 PM GMT
sponsorship?
Report Lori January 19, 2010 11:58 PM GMT
So they know what time it is.
Report Roger The Butler January 20, 2010 8:43 AM GMT
But why do they need to know what time it is? Never seen someone default a match because they have a more pressing engagement they need to get to.

I'm sure they have their mobile phone with them in practice but they don't have it with them when they go out for tournaments.
Report 1.01 Layer January 20, 2010 9:49 AM GMT
IMO people wear watches and other accessories to
a) show off their wealth;
b) take attention away from their physical appearance;
c) because they think that it conforms with society's expectations and they haven't got the confidence to make their own mind up:
d) they are obsessed with the passing of time
or e) it's very useful for their work.

Why else would you wear an unsightly and often tasteless lump of oversized metal on your wrist when clocks are everywhere and you've probably got a phone in your pocket anyway.
Report delz January 20, 2010 11:08 AM GMT
Keep banging the underclass preconception drum.
Report 1.01 Layer January 20, 2010 11:21 AM GMT
Who said anything about underclass? If anything it's about the consumer society.
Report adrianooooo January 20, 2010 1:39 PM GMT
ive never worn a watch, tryed too, but just too uncomfortable for me, does my head in
Report Fragments of life January 20, 2010 10:47 PM GMT
batsmen wear a watch to help them time the ball............
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