Pocket Watch In Exam Room Watch

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It's the most reliable time piece I have but I'm worried the invigilator might think there is something written on it and they would take it away. Would I have to let them check there is nothing on it first? Also the ticking may be quite loud but to me it's a relaxing sound.

My invigilator always uses his own watch to check the time, so the clock isn't much use. I like timing myself so I know I'm not wasting too much time on a single question.

There is a clock but I'm short sighted and usually don't wear my glasses when working as it breaks my focus.
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It's the most reliable time piece I have but I'm worried the invigilator might think there is something written on it and they would take it away. Would I have to let them check there is nothing on it first? Also the ticking may be quite loud but to me it's a relaxing sound.

My invigilator always uses his own watch to check the time, so the clock isn't much use. I like timing myself so I know I'm not wasting too much time on a single question.
Get it confirmed with them, you will have to do that anyway even if it is allowed.

There should really be a clock in the room already. Taking out a pocket watch and putting it back sounds like wasted seconds to me in comparison.
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(Original post by AstroStudent101)
It's the most reliable time piece I have but I'm worried the invigilator might think there is something written on it and they would take it away. Would I have to let them check there is nothing on it first? Also the ticking may be quite loud but to me it's a relaxing sound.

My invigilator always uses his own watch to check the time, so the clock isn't much use. I like timing myself so I know I'm not wasting too much time on a single question.
Any form of watches, be it an apple watch or your traditional watch, they are banned from the exam room. You might get disqualified if you use one during an official exam.
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Any form of watches, be it an apple watch or your traditional watch, they are banned from the exam room. You might get disqualified if you use one during an official exam.
Are graphical calculators banned?
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Are graphical calculators banned?
I honestly don't know if they are or not.
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Are graphical calculators banned?
Not in my school
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Get it confirmed with them, you will have to do that anyway even if it is allowed.

There should really be a clock in the room already. Taking out a pocket watch and putting it back sounds like wasted seconds to me in comparison.
I'm usually finished half an hour before the finish time so it's not much of a waste.
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I honestly don't know if they are or not.
Cool.
In my mocks, I realised that the invigilators don't know about calculators. And I could've stored a crap ton of notes (it's 64 kb) so that's 64000 bytes as each character is represented by a byte. I can literally write a textbook of information, handing the grades over to me.

Feels good man.
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Cool.
In my mocks, I realised that the invigilators don't know about calculators. And I could've stored a crap ton of notes (it's 64 kb) so that's 64000 bytes as each character is represented by a byte. I can literally write a textbook of information, handing the grades over to me.

Feels good man.
Well, that's why only scientific calculators are allowed. You need to be careful with that. People know the difference betweem calculators.
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Well, that's why only scientific calculators are allowed. You need to be careful with that. People know the difference betweem calculators.
In my maths exam we are allowed Graphics Calculators.
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(Original post by AstroStudent101)
It's the most reliable time piece I have but I'm worried the invigilator might think there is something written on it and they would take it away. Would I have to let them check there is nothing on it first? Also the ticking may be quite loud but to me it's a relaxing sound.

My invigilator always uses his own watch to check the time, so the clock isn't much use. I like timing myself so I know I'm not wasting too much time on a single question.

There is a clock but I'm short sighted and usually don't wear my glasses when working as it breaks my focus.
Watches are fine unless its a smart watch or one capable of data storage.
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Any form of watches, be it an apple watch or your traditional watch, they are banned from the exam room. You might get disqualified if you use one during an official exam.
You can use a traditional wrist watch. Just smart watches and those capable of storing data which are not allowed.
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You can use a traditional wrist watch. Just smart watches and those capable of storing data which are not allowed.
I have many analogue wristwatches which work fine but I'm classy
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Cool.
In my mocks, I realised that the invigilators don't know about calculators. And I could've stored a crap ton of notes (it's 64 kb) so that's 64000 bytes as each character is represented by a byte. I can literally write a textbook of information, handing the grades over to me.

Feels good man.
We go round and reset all graphical calculators ... don't waste your time.
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Are graphical calculators banned?
Theres a chap on TSR who is the actual person who decides which calculators are ok.

The guidelines are

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I have many analogue wristwatches which work fine but I'm classy
What an unusual answer.
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