|Timepieces:Data & Statistics
On the Cyclist's Wrist:Sporty Function
Respondents to an on-line poll conducted by Bicyling magazine are function-oriented
and, not surprisingly, prefer a sport watch or chronograph. Dressy looks
draw less interest in this consumer niche. Of the 4,413 respondents, about
14% view their watch as "part of their wardrobe," while 55% consider
the watch "a tool for timekeeping." Below and to the right are
other data gleaned from the magazine's tally. (Also
see the related story "Cyclist Aspirations") The on-line poll,
a first for the magazine featuring watch-related questions, will likely
be repeated annually, says Elliot Gluskin, the magazine's research director.
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