Analog Timer wrist watch for the LSAT

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Re: Analog Timer wrist watch for the LSAT

Postby risktaker » Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:17 pm

yeah, it's total BS. I am going to call them again tomorrow and tell them that I am getting conflicting info and would like a written statement.

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Re: Analog Timer wrist watch for the LSAT

Postby BigA » Wed Jun 02, 2010 1:15 am

risktaker wrote:yeah, it's total BS. I am going to call them again tomorrow and tell them that I am getting conflicting info and would like a written statement.


Great idea. If you get this, I hope you can pass it on.

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Re: Analog Timer wrist watch for the LSAT

Postby Knock » Wed Jun 02, 2010 1:17 am

BigA wrote:
risktaker wrote:yeah, it's total BS. I am going to call them again tomorrow and tell them that I am getting conflicting info and would like a written statement.


Great idea. If you get this, I hope you can pass it on.


I would like it as well. Definitely worth printing out and bringing with me for the piece of mind. I'm going to get and bring a back up analog watch regardless though, in case of a freak malfunction or battery death on my regular one.

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Re: Analog Timer wrist watch for the LSAT

Postby CryingMonkey » Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:46 am

I also wrote them an email detailing that there had been conflicting answers and asking for a clear definition of what constituted an illegal timer.

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Re: Analog Timer wrist watch for the LSAT

Postby risktaker » Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:07 pm

So, I called today and they "guaranteed" me that this watch would be permissible for the June LSAT. They said, give them a call on test day if we encounter any problems w/ the proctors. I asked whether I could receive an email from them, but he said that wasn't necessary as all the LSAC reps received an email from their superiors letting them know that the item is permissible. Best of luck to all and I hope you can breathe easy now.

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Re: Analog Timer wrist watch for the LSAT

Postby ltrutledge » Fri Jun 04, 2010 2:24 pm

Just got mine in the mail!!!!

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Re: Analog Timer wrist watch for the LSAT

Postby shock259 » Fri Jun 04, 2010 9:12 pm

That's encouraging. I'm still going to purchase another analog one just in case, but I'll definitely be bringing my LSAT one and pray for the best.

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Re: Analog Timer wrist watch for the LSAT

Postby Knock » Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:02 pm

For future test takers, I just want to note that I had no problem with this whatsoever. Although I didn't explicitly say anything about it, the proctors walked by me a million times and i'm pretty sure they saw it and I had no trouble.

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Re: Analog Timer wrist watch for the LSAT

Postby stintez » Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:07 pm

I used the watch for the the June 2010 test. It was freaking awesome, and there was no problem with it. Nobody even asked about it.

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Re: Analog Timer wrist watch for the LSAT

Postby goawaybee » Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:10 pm

Knockglock wrote:For future test takers, I just want to note that I had no problem with this whatsoever. Although I didn't explicitly say anything about it, the proctors walked by me a million times and i'm pretty sure they saw it and I had no trouble.



misma situacion. The patrol woman in my test center seemed to really want to "stick to the script" and locate the corrupt individual(s). She eye-balled the watch a few times but nothing came of it. One chap on my right took a few glances at it had him tweaked "oh, where is mine?". I am into sharing so laid it out for neighbors to use. Everything was kosher.

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Re: Analog Timer wrist watch for the LSAT

Postby June09Sucked » Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:19 pm

Wow, I really wish I had had one of these for the test. The proctor's timekeeping from the board was one minute off from the clock near me (and I hate having to take the time to do the math of how long I have left anyway).

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Re: Analog Timer wrist watch for the LSAT

Postby BigA » Wed Jun 09, 2010 4:36 pm

Oh yeah. I meant to say I used the watch with no problems as well. I even had it right on the table as the proctor was coming along to get something from everyone, which I thought was a mistake. She just looked at it and said "Oh, nice watch."

risktaker wrote:So, I called today and they "guaranteed" me that this watch would be permissible for the June LSAT. They said, give them a call on test day if we encounter any problems w/ the proctors. I asked whether I could receive an email from them, but he said that wasn't necessary as all the LSAC reps received an email from their superiors letting them know that the item is permissible. Best of luck to all and I hope you can breathe easy now.

I remembered this post, so I brought my cell phone along just in case there were problems with any proctors. Then I realized, "what am I gonna do, pull the cell phone out of my pocket, which I'm not supposed to have, and call LSAC?" :lol: I don't think there were any phones around

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Re: Analog Timer wrist watch for the LSAT

Postby LSAT Blog » Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:49 am

BigA wrote:I brought my cell phone along just in case there were problems with any proctors. Then I realized, "what am I gonna do, pull the cell phone out of my pocket, which I'm not supposed to have, and call LSAC?" :lol: I don't think there were any phones around


Phew, that was a close one. :)

Folks, please don't bring your phones to the test. I get reports after every exam from readers whose phones ring/alarms go off, etc. and they end up getting kicked out of the exam.

Bad news.

I'm sure the proctors will bring their cell phones, which you can ask to borrow to call LSAC if you really need to.

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Re: Analog Timer wrist watch for the LSAT

Postby shock259 » Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:52 am

I ended up not using it, but I saw a person directly in front of me with it. He used it without a problem too.

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Re: Analog Timer wrist watch for the LSAT

Postby hotdog123 » Fri Jun 11, 2010 11:25 am

Just ordered mine.

Hoping to be as pleased as everyone else.

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Re: Analog Timer wrist watch for the LSAT

Postby sundance95 » Fri Jun 11, 2010 6:43 pm

I simply reset my watch to 12:00 after every section and started it again when told to start. Not sure why buying a special watch is necessary, but I suppose if it makes you more confident, it's worth it.

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Re: Analog Timer wrist watch for the LSAT

Postby vicuna » Fri Jun 11, 2010 6:55 pm

I just used this watch on the June test with absolutely no problems. I highly recommend it. While you can obviously just reset a normal watch to noon, I enjoyed the ability to glance very quickly at my watch, and depending on which color-coded quadrant the minute hand was in, that's what logic game/reading passage I should be attempting.

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Re: Analog Timer wrist watch for the LSAT

Postby malfurion » Fri Jun 11, 2010 7:43 pm

Gotta be honest, when I read about this before, I thought it sounded pretty silly. But now that I've taken the real test, I can see how it would've actually been nice to have. I definitely had some stressful moments due to there being two visible clocks in the front of the room, along with my watch, and the official clock (which wasn't visible), none of which were synced. If I end up retaking in October, I'm sure I'll be ordering one of these.

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Re: Analog Timer wrist watch for the LSAT

Postby goawaybee » Fri Jun 11, 2010 8:19 pm

It really is rather efficient IMHO. I really dislike time to the extent I remove the clock from the front of my cell phone and don't own any watches. I purchased this and I have been satisfied. It can "become" part of the practice test process more so than things you "can't bring with you" on test day. Maybe it is a comfort blanket/security feeling but it helps. Something intended for a specific purpose, serving that purpose. No more thinking about time, you glance at it and due to the lines/colors it becomes less distracting where as the classic clock, countdown vibe is just murder on my mind. Wish I had ordered it earlier, I think it would have helped a great deal when I first began being consumed by the clock (time/stress) element vs. focusing on accuracy. Couldn't see the trees...In fact I still can't.

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Re: Analog Timer wrist watch for the LSAT

Postby CryingMonkey » Sat Jun 12, 2010 8:52 am

I used this for my test and I'm a fan. The stopfoot was a big help in quickly resetting the watch, and it was really simple to just glance at my watch and know where I was at. I felt like the watch actually also helped me avoid mental fatigue, in a way. Since I didn't have anything approaching a real clock, it was easier to mentally break down the test into 35-minute sections instead of approaching it like a 4 hour test. It also was nice for prep. Ultimately, the watch itself isn't going to give anyone a better score, but it helped calm nerves a little bit and that could obviously have a beneficial effect.

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Re: Analog Timer wrist watch for the LSAT

Postby hotdog123 » Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:43 pm

DonnyMost wrote:Just ordered mine.

Hoping to be as pleased as everyone else.


Still waiting on mine.

Anybody know the typical shipping time it takes to receive?

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Re: Analog Timer wrist watch for the LSAT

Postby goawaybee » Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:49 pm

depends on work/life commitments for production line employee(s). Also if you got base model or any bells and whistles.
12 days...would assume soon weeks end or tuesday.

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Re: Analog Timer wrist watch for the LSAT

Postby unknownscholar » Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:04 am

was the timex with a rotating bezel mentioned already? it's easier than messing with the time.

http://lsatblog.blogspot.com/2010/01/ls ... t-day.html

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Re: Analog Timer wrist watch for the LSAT

Postby chewdak » Sat Jul 03, 2010 8:08 pm

unknownscholar wrote:was the timex with a rotating bezel mentioned already? it's easier than messing with the time.

http://lsatblog.blogspot.com/2010/01/ls ... t-day.html

It is a quality timepiece but only works (duh) if you remember to reset it. I was so freaked out I did not manage to reset mine once and lost track of time.

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Re: Analog Timer wrist watch for the LSAT

Postby glucose101 » Mon Jul 05, 2010 3:30 pm

So is the consensus?:

1) This watch is LSAC-"legal"
2) This watch is worth it for what it does
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