Growing Baby Bunny
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Most of my stories are set in the high-tech age so, my characters don't find it hard to tell time. However, I don't have them glancing at their phones, watches, etc, all the time. Since I find mentioning time convenient in creating smooth transitions in the story, I would have one character mention to the other that it's "time" or something like that and then could cut [sorry for using script-writing directions] to a different scene where another group of characters have arrived just in time for meeting, game, date. . .whatever.
Sometimes, I'll have characters look at their watches either to up the ante if they're going to be late for an important appointment or like always only as a strategy to create another smooth transition from one scene to another.