So, the mere thought of leaving the watch behind makes you all wiggy?
When I go into the mountains, and I do it a LOT, I will liberate myself from the watch, my wallet, money, credit card, cel phone, MP3 player, altimeter - etc - etc - etc.
This is purely philosophical, cuz the 1.6 ounces doesn't really mean much to me.
I so dearly LOVE walking into the mountains an leaving THIS world behind (albeit temporarily) and abandoning my self to THAT world. It is a renewal experience for my very soul, and I depend on it.
Put it another way:
I'm fine without a watch.