In the age of smartwatches and smartphones, many people have begun to forget about ordinary watches. Although many educational institutions strictly enforce that students do not use “smart” devices in class. In this regard, electronic wristwatches with stopwatch, alarm clock and other standard functions are becoming in demand again.
A watch: a necessary accessory or an element of ostentation?
I am not in favor of wearing accessories to emphasize my social status. Paying hundreds, thousands, or even tens of thousands of dollars just to find out what time it is – it’s a show-off, no matter how those who consider themselves “elite” feel about it. But the right accessory in the right place – it is very good and very appropriate.
School is where a child starts to get really serious about time. That’s why he perceives watches as an important attribute of his school set. Time management, which is achieved by having a clock during lessons and practice, will be a good basis for his future success in scheduling time.
Electronic watch benefits for schoolboy
Of course, the familiar face of the clock with hour, minute and second hands that we see since childhood on the kitchen wall or on the bedside table is familiar to a child. But such watches do not have the element of “precision time” that watches with a digital display provide. Overall, I see the following advantages of electronic clocks:
- an accurate estimate of the current time. It is the digital countdown that is used in televised sporting events and we are used to it.
- schoolboy or schoolgirl is more likely to count in his mind the time intervals when he looks at the digital watch, which is a good exercise for his brain.
- electronic watches are easier on the hands and are certainly much more practical than their hand counterparts due to the possibility of adding additional functions by means of microchips in the case.
- Cheapness. You can buy the best cheap casio watch, which has been popular for decades for only $15-$20. Quite a useful gift for a child for a little money.
Whether we like it or not, the digital world is all around us, so appreciating time and knowing how to measure it is a good habit to instill in your child from school. And you don’t have to spend a lot of money or effort to do it. The solution is quite simple and budget-friendly – an electronic wristwatch.
By the way, if your kid has outgrown the simple inexpensive electronic watch, but there are many smartwatch options on the market for a quite reasonable price (about $80-$130), which will be a new step for a young person to use the advanced features of a convenient device, which is worn on the wrist.