The title of this post is particularly apt. Put my watch on this morning without even thinking about it and just before morning tea, realised that it had stopped. Only it stopped at 3.40am!
The rest of the day was spent occasionally looking at my wrist and then feeling foolish. Eventually got sick of feeling like an idiot and switched my watch from my left to my right hand. That way it did not get lost and I did not keep trying to get the time from it. Used my cell phone / car clock to keep track of the passing hours
Am now using my dad's old "manual" watch which does not require batteries. Given that I spend the bulk of my time waving my hands around in the hope that my students will watch and learn, keeping the thing fully wound will not be a problem.
The graphic above is called Digital Dandilion. A good choice considering that as a kid I used to try and tell the time by blowing away dandilion seeds - this never worked of course. Must have been because they were analogue dandilions and not digital ones.