LOL! Oh Marv you're the devil's advocate for sure.
I couldn't wear watches for over a decade. And yes, street lights constantly went out around me. I killed every watch -- and I was a fashion zombie and they were cheap so I had TONS of them, including some very pricey ones -- if I took them off and put them on my dresser or something, after awhile, a couple days, a few weeks, usually they would eventually start working again. If I put them on I'd fry them again though.
This isn't psychic. The body is an electromagnetic unit. This is probably why women who work together have a tendency to start cycling their menses together, is this bioelectric field the human body creates and exists within. For some people that makes things like wearing watches a problem -- or sometimes other offbeat effects.
There seems to be an unusually high percentage of watch-streetlight issue folks in the UFOlogy field. Not 100% sure what that means. Once when I was having some pretty esoteric experiences, one of my theories was that the overall massive EM fields and so on, were just ever so slightly shifting the frequency bandwidth my brain was perceiving, and maybe it was some genetic trivia that allowed my brain to do so and not the people around me.