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I so didn't need to hear this! I wear a watch because I've been wearing one since I was seven years old and feel quite naked without one. However, I kill batteries; and each & every watch I've ever had loses 2 minutes & stays there, no matter how many times I reset it. (I do take it off & put it in another room when 'working'.) I've been looking around for an old-fashioned mechanical watch that a: looked like a ladies' watch and b: had large enough numbers that I could read it without my glasses. It'd be just my luck that a mechanical watch wouldn't work on me.

 

You might just affect batteries and be fine with mechanical watches, it seems some people drain batteries and some freeze mechanisms and some do both.

 

This kinda remind me of a tongue twister

 

If two witches watched two watches, which witch would watch which watch.

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It seems likely that Wiccan concepts popularized the belief that watches should not be worn during magical operations.

 

English Wiccans believed that the “Power” raised in the circle would interfere with watches.

 

It is worth noting that Russian investigators into the Paranormal discovered that some people had a different (?) electro-magnetic field to the rest of us.

 

This may explain why some people have problems with anything which pertains to electric gadgets?

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This kinda remind me of a tongue twister

 

If two witches watched two watches, which witch would watch which watch.

 

The one I've always known is, "Which witch saw the witch wind her wrist watch?"

 

which really isn't all that hard I guess...

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i've heard of this but i'm sure there are variables that need to be accounted also, how strong is the circle? what hour is it? what phase of the moon? so on and so forth. if you're wanting to use it that badly, use it. if it makes you feel better place a protection on it, something of yourself once you are truly connected to it, the object should be fine. i usually blood the objects i feel need a little protecting, but the fact that you are already so drawn to it is a good thing in itself.

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It seems likely that Wiccan concepts popularized the belief that watches should not be worn during magical operations.

 

English Wiccans believed that the “Power” raised in the circle would interfere with watches.

 

 

Yes, like ritual knives shouldn't be sharp. Meh.

 

Although I personally don't wear watches, yes they do run down on me but that's not an issue one can simply rewind them or reset the time, the problem is more that I do a lot of physical work out in the land and they break too easily for an item that is carried on my wrist. Too many bills for smashed glass faces dispite claims that this glass will withstand x pressure... X pressure maybe but not a witch falling out of a tree apparently.

 

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Yep, can't do the watch thing either. Got tired of going through watches. Now, I have a cell phone so it doesn't matter.

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Yep, can't do the watch thing either. Got tired of going through watches. Now, I have a cell phone so it doesn't matter.

 

I don't wear one either. For me, it was the psychological stranglehold of always having to look at the time; like everything revolved around what time it was and what time it was going to be. Although, I have exchanged one chain for another; can't live without my cell phone. LOL!

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Glad that its not just me that dosent wear one. The days fly past so fast anyway,usually kinda of guess the time and yep I don't do the cell phone also.

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I wear watches but they're mostly decoration like a bracelet because they never run for very long or keep correct time when I wear them. I was getting batteries changed all the time, it drove my crazy. It never occurred to me that it would be me (I agree, I can be rather thick sometimes) until my aunt mentioned that the same thing happens to a lot of people in my family. For me this includes wind ups. They just freeze and stop working. Same is true for wall clocks but only in rooms I spend a lot of time in. Just won't keep time then invariably freeze up. My husband has some gorgeous antique clocks but he keeps them in his man-den so they'll run. :whistling: Lol

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It seems likely that Wiccan concepts popularized the belief that watches should not be worn during magical operations.

 

English Wiccans believed that the “Power” raised in the circle would interfere with watches.

 

It is worth noting that Russian investigators into the Paranormal discovered that some people had a different (?) electro-magnetic field to the rest of us.

 

This may explain why some people have problems with anything which pertains to electric gadgets?

 

 

Hello anjeaunot

 

I have never heard of the phenomenon of not being able to wear a watch before I read this thread. Thank you to all for the information.

 

English wiccans may believe that watches interfere with a working; I have never worked with wiccans so I don’t know whether they do or not, but if they do then they aren’t altogether wrong, except it’s the other way around. Wearing a watch doesn’t interfere with what they are doing; bringing a watch into a working can, and usually does, interfere with intelligences from this and other realms.

 

I personally would never wear a watch whether its working or not, nor would I bring jewellery or anything else containing ferrous metal into any of my workings, not only does it defeat some of the purposes I work to attain but it also causes offence to those I would wish to encourage.

 

I realise this my not be the ways of everyone, but it is a way I have found that works to advantage.

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I had to wear a watch or some kind of a time piece when I flew, due to the different time zones. It was an Airline requirement.They always gave me grief, and were a total nuisance. They would quit working or break. One time, the band broke, and I accidently cooked my watch inside the convection oven, with the meal we were serving. Couldn't figure out where the hell that watch went, untill that pesky passenger in seat 3A, rung his Flight Attendant call button !!!! After I retired from flying, I dismissed them totally from my person.

 

Regards,

Gypsy

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I havent worn a watch since I retired from work, I ceremoniously put it in the bin on the day I left, I had been under servitude to time for a long time, It was and is, good to be free of it.

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I have heard of people that have some electro magnetic something or other that effects watches and clocks.

 

I have been wearing the same spectacular watch for 6 years that my husband bought me for my 40th birthday, it never comes off my wrist!

 

This phenomenon has NOTHING to do with witchcraft what so ever!!

 

Neither does me wearing or not wearing a watch for that matter smile.gif

 

This . . . interesting and relative to some, but not necessarily to the practice of the Craft.  But, if one was so inclined he or she might find some way to utilize such a tendency.  I still cannot see how it matters to the practice of magic, other than some people might have to remove their watches before participating in any workings.

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I detest watches but I'm not sure how much of this I attribute to my craft. I dislike the idea of feeling beholden to time, almost as if it holds me down and restrains me from freedom of will and movement.

I don't break watches like some of you do but I do lose any watch I have tried to wear or if I manage to keep it a week or two then I snap the strap or something silly like that. They are also the first thing that goes when I lose my temper or feel frustrated, I've chucked quite a few over railway bridges etc in my time.

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Oh I most definitely can relate it to craft. Watches, batteries, electronics, whatever can be an energy source for some.  Or if one is so able, they can cause all kinds of mayhem with their enemies electronics, granted they have a bit of control over it. Communication electronics can also be used to influence people over great distances.  I was skeptical about that part at first until I actually used my cell phone in a spell.  In relation to watches, there are now smart watches which connect to ones cell phone which can be useful in this regard. 

 

 On the flip side it does't mean shit if you can't control it.  In practical witchcraft controllable power and results are really the only things that matter, the rest is just potential and chaos.

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Degu,

I hate watches for the same reasons. They tend to give me a sensation of being trapped.

 

Whiterose,

Likely right. I am drawing emotional based energy versus technology based, so good points here.

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Never heard of that. Personally I do not wear watches, they always stop when I put them on regardless it they are a modern iwatch, a swiss old watch or a casio 80s job. I also hate how they feel on me as if I am being restricted and held hostage to it. That could be down to the fact that I hate the idea of time. I believe we should not be beholden to a man made constraint that was designed to unify a country to benefit the large land owners and merchants of the period. There is in my mind no "time" but a state of being in the now. 

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this was an interesting read, the topic caught my eye because my mother can only wear wind up watches otherwise the batteries drain.  I've seen her go down the toy aisle with the stuffed animals with the "PUSH ME" hand and set off the whole aisle of them without even touching them lol

 

I've never had any problems with wearing a watch but they do leave a tan line in summer B)

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this was an interesting read, the topic caught my eye because my mother can only wear wind up watches otherwise the batteries drain.  I've seen her go down the toy aisle with the stuffed animals with the "PUSH ME" hand and set off the whole aisle of them without even touching them lol

 

I've never had any problems with wearing a watch but they do leave a tan line in summer B)

A dear friend of mine has a similar problem to your mom's. She has the ability to make almost anything electronic malfunction. It's not something witchy, as she is definitely not a witch. There's not much in the way of scientific explanations for the phenomenon but it exists. She can't even wear wind up watches as they unwind more quickly if she is excited or more slowly if she is calm. The only thing that works so far is a watch powered by a small solar panel.

Personally I don't wear a watch because I tend to loose them but no reason otherwise.

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It has been a couple of decades since anything large outright exploded on account of me, but I still can't wear any wristwatches, or use a touchscreen. I have to have a stylus or it all goes hooey... and yes I meditate &c, so no energy control rants please. Doing as best as I can.

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That is interesting. I still can't wear watches, drain them or they just stop working. I have blown up electrical appliances on occasion. That used to happen a lot.

I don't seem to have a problem with touch screens though.

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I like wearing watches. Much easier for checking the time than a phone, so I only take it off when I'm working and absolutely can't wear it.

 

Also, my watches never run out of battery. Ever. I've sometimes managed to break them (dropped my previous watch on a stone floor, broke something in it and had to get a new one), but I'm convinced that any battery in a watch that I'm wearing will last forever. My current watch has been going for five+ years and counting, even though I was told at the shop the battery should last only about two years max.

 

 

My cell phone batteries also seem to last much longer than anyone else's. Recharging it once every three weeks or so, and sometimes it goes for a full month without trouble.

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