I need a new watch
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April 21st, 2007 02:42 PM
I need a new watch
Okay, my trusty timex for the past 2 years kicked the bucket(I cracked the face in half while it was on my wrist). Now, most people my age just use their cell phones for timekeeping, but I've tried that for a few days and I feel perfectly naked without a wristwatch. I need your opinions on a good watch. I'm looking for something I can wear both at work, but not look like a scrub the rest of the time. No rubber band, or velcro band. I'm a fan of tritium watches. Also, I have small wrists, so a smaller face is preferred. Though not on my priority list, it'd also be cool to have an altimeter(Just cause I've always wanted one). Soo... whats my dream watch?
April 21st, 2007 03:28 PM
I wear a Chase Durer Pilot Commander XVI.
These watched are built like a tank. Mine is all stainless.
If you don't want to buy new check Ebay. They pop up there sometimes.
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April 21st, 2007 06:00 PM
I wear an old Omega Seamaster Chronograph that I bought in 1972, and I can recommend that (since it is probably older than you!), but not that easy to find. I vote for an HRT.
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April 21st, 2007 06:26 PM
For work I wear a Casio G-shock 920DA-1V, it has proved to be very tough.
It is atomic so it sets the correct time automatically, solar powered so no batteries, and waterproof and shockproof.
I paid $200 a few years ago but they are down to below $100 now.
For dress I prefer the Tag-Heuer Carrera. They are costly though.
April 21st, 2007 07:06 PM
I recommend Seiko.
I have one purchased in 1979 that has been abused beyond belief and still keeps accurate time, all stainless and a bit heavy.
I also have a Seiko Titanium, just as strong but very thin and light.
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April 21st, 2007 07:09 PM
I bought a citizen skyhawk from these guys. It's a little expensive at 300 dollars but it's titanium and doen't need batteries. I'm a disabled vet and take meds three times a day so the three alarms come in handy. The link will have all the specs. http://www.princetonwatches.com/shop/JR3060-59F.asp
April 21st, 2007 07:16 PM
Well, I'm still wearing an original Timex Datalink watch from the 90's, so I'm not much use to you... but wouldn't you like to break into the Tag Heuer HQ and pick up the prototype of this baby?
A belt drive system and like 26 ball bearings... in a bloody watch. Too cool!
April 21st, 2007 08:52 PM
Casio makes a number of decent and extraordinarily-inexpensive watches. If you want it bomb-proof, they're hard to beat. Most are are highly functional and feature-rich. Consider the Casio G-Shock line.
Me? I've got an inexpensive Casio for going out into the wilds, and a Raymond Weil "Tango" for daily use.
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April 21st, 2007 09:27 PM
Whatever you decide, I would check with "Overstock.com" They have a bucket of watches with steep discounts. Got my wife a beautiful $300 watch for $50 for our anniversary. Still works great after two years.
ps. just saw the Tag Heuer. Oh, man, beeyootiful.
pps. just saw this on Ebay. Nice deal.
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April 21st, 2007 10:16 PM
When I need a new watch, I want one of these - an IDF watch:
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April 21st, 2007 11:55 PM
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April 22nd, 2007 06:04 PM
if you want something a little dressy go over to shopnbc.com and look at their stuff. You can get a nice looking Invicta (which is really well made, I have one) for like $80 or up to whatever you want to spend.
April 23rd, 2007 09:38 PM
This is what I wear. It's a fancy Ironman by timex. It costs about $35 at Wally World. When I was a recruit at PI the Drill Instructor made everyone in the platoon buy the old rubber Ironman watches and I have been wearing one of one sort or another since then. That was 1988.
When I started working in the law firm I had to have something a little more appealing than the old rubber style, so I got one of these. They are nice enough to look good, but still and Ironman. What I like most about them is that the day, date, and time are all on the display. When you need to see the day, month, or date you don't have to push any buttons, it's already there. They are tough and acurate too. I don't recall ever having to reset the time. I just replaced the battery in the one I'm wearing now. It's four years old and still has the original band intact.
Don't forget to disable the alarm and chime feature. In a tactical situation it could get you killed if it goes off at the wrong time.
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