Watches - Tactical Considerations

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    Watches - Tactical Considerations

    I am curious how you look at the luminescence on a watch from a tactical perspective. There are some watches that have no luminescence and some that look like a neon sign with pretty much all stops in between. What are your thoughts from a tactical perspective? Please vote in the survey above and put any applicable comments in a post.

    A switchable light source requires a battery and can turn the light on and off.

    Low level luminescence is faint, but visible at close range.

    Mid level luminescence glows so that it is easy for the wearer to read and others can see it for a few feet.

    High luminescence glows brightly and can be seen for several yards.
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    Luminox. You can choose from a number of styles depending on your needs. Get ready to spend at least $300.
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    Real Spec OP, low drag, high speed, tactical guys don't need watches. They can glance at the sky & tell time by celestial navigation. On cloudy nights, they count beads...per second.
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    You're assuming, of course, that I can tell time
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    I enjoy wearing watches , and all my watches have that feature plus other features such as alarms different time zones and military time . You can tell time in complete darknes

    One of my other hobbies are collecting watches .

    I think a watch can be an important consideration in a bug out type situation for longer term in the woods . Or if stranded
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    I have a Uzi Defender digital push button on-off I am on yr 6 same battery and the watch cost me $40.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghost tracker View Post
    Real Spec OP, low drag, high speed, tactical guys don't need watches. They can glance at the sky & tell time by celestial navigation. On cloudy nights, they count beads...per second.
    Sorry to say but that is incorrect, sir.

    They simply keep a running count of seconds in their heads. Therefore they always have precise timing.

    I even heard that when the big brains need to check one of their atomic clocks for accuracy, they call in one of these guys.
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    I like a cheap watch, cause I'm gonna break it in short order.
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    Timex Indiglo. Cheap, and tougher than John Cameron Swayze. When you need to keep night vision or be concealed, cover it and hit and release the button, then the hands will glow dim for a little while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arborigine View Post
    Timex Indiglo. Cheap, and tougher than John Cameron Swayze. When you need to keep night vision or be concealed, cover it and hit and release the button, then the hands will glow dim for a little while.
    Yup. I've broken those. 'Really like 'em.
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    As far as the question goes, I have never really give it thought.

    I mean, really, if I have to be concerned that the luminosity of my wrist watch is going to be a tactical blunder that could get me killed while cruising Barnes & Noble, I need to move out of this gosh darned war zone.
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    Please try to stay on topic to the POLL and the OP questions related to the POLL.

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    Not to get off subject, but John Cameron Swayze?!? Did he ever find the Timex that spun off the boat propellor live on the Carson Show?
    (You ol' graybeard )

    Whoops! Sorry QK, posted before I read your bow shot.
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    My wife says I collect coats and watches...(the Glocks all look alike, so she thinks I just have one or two...she's never really asked). I've had many watches, some were good, some just OK, but my current watch has been with me now for over a year, and it has been the best of all.

    This IsoBrite beats all of the other watches I've had, hands down!
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    Everything about it is deluxe, even the crystal is sapphire, and has not collected one scratch in it all this time...I'm impressed.

    I like the brightness of the dials...a blind man could read it from across the room...well, sort of...
    I don't worry about the brightness giving away my position as I am not a cop nor an undercover industrial espionage agent, I just like the easy to read dials at night. It is at least four times as bright as any other Tritium watch I've ever had. I've had two Luminox watches and both died.

    Yes, it was expensive, but definitely worth every penny. I searched the iNet and found mine for less than 4 Benjamins.
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