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April 24th, 2005 06:07 AM
Don't ask me why I am asking this question on a gun related forum but I haven't really found a watch forum so I will ask it here anyway.
I have worn the same watch for years, an old Casio G-SHOCK that has had the battery replaced more than once. Boring. Now I want to get something different since I never really liked the digital watches. It always seemed that you had to read a digital watch where you could just glimpse at a regular watch that has hands. My question to all of you, if you are not all rolling your eyes thinking that this is a really dopey question to be asking here, is what watch do you wear? Do you like or dislike you watch? Why or why not? Are you considering a new watch?
If I didn't post this in the right place I apologize.
April 24th, 2005 08:07 AM
Guns, Knives, Watches.... it's all good! :)
I have an atomic g-shock for work, but away from that I prefer analog. I thought I had the perfect watch with my 1553....
but working graves I found myself not knowing what day it was so I switched to a Seiko Diver and have been very happy with it.
It's an autowinder and runs fast (gains 2 minutes in a week), but that's a good thing for me.
Dropped the strap for a nice Zulu band, best band I have had even better than the Rhino's.
April 24th, 2005 09:53 AM
April 24th, 2005 08:20 PM
Rolex Yachtmaster Platinum. Not the most practical watch to wear everyday but I pretty much do wear it all the time.
One of these days I will get a knock around watch and it will probably be one of the Luminox or Smith & Wesson Tritium watches. I don't like digital watches and since I have worn a diver's watch for years so I could dive in my "everyday" watch wet, I pretty much stick to that style.
Coimhéad fearg fhear na foighde; Beware the anger of a patient man.
April 24th, 2005 11:48 PM
April 25th, 2005 03:27 AM
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My watch is the Citizen Eco-Drive Diver's Watch. It's powered by any light source, never needs batteries, when fully charged it will run for 6 months without a light source. I've had mine for about 4 years now and it drops about 45 seconds a year. It costs about $175. I'm very impressed with it.
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April 25th, 2005 08:49 AM
My watch? Black plastic. Just like my pistol.
Timex Ironman. Much as I'd love to wear a Rolex (Nice one, Bumper!) or Breitling, for me the plastic digitals are more practical. I work all hours and travel a lot, so I need a 24hr/day/date display and alarms. The stopwatch and timers come in handy for workouts.
April 25th, 2005 10:12 AM
I wear a Seiko Orange Monster with stainless steel bracelet.
Here's a pic of one. It's not my watch or my photographic work though...
April 28th, 2005 07:52 PM
Just couldn't let go of this thread.....although I don't own one, this was pretty cool lookin.....tried to find one with an hourglass...no luck! I do like the unusual
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April 28th, 2005 11:09 PM
I am SO boring re watches!! Total functionality is all I want and some robustness. Had a few Casios over the years but last few years - a Timex ''Expedition''. New strap now and again - and that works for me.
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April 29th, 2005 10:17 AM
Prospector ~ That Was Great!
They keep GREAT time.
The only thing I didn't about the one that I had was that I scratched the face up too easily. But it was an accurate watch.
April 29th, 2005 02:37 PM
Rado DiaStar. Swiss quality. Scratch proof. Love it.
That is it in my Avatar picture.
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May 7th, 2005 02:39 PM
My Stainless Steel Rolex GMT II + My H&K P7M13.
May 7th, 2005 05:44 PM
I'm thinking of a Grand Lupah Invicta, Model 2234.
At least I can see the numbers on a vibrating Harley at highway speeds, that is, when I slow down to highway speeds.
May 8th, 2005 02:55 AM
Seiko Divers: Japanese Rolex
I've worn the same Seiko Diver's Model since 1981. Bought it at the PX then for $110. It's been dropped out of helicopters, quarter-tons and tanks. It's taken me thru the jungles of Panama and I'm wearing it right now. I have to change the rubber wrist band ever year or so as they get sun damaged and crack. Runs just fine. I have a Rolex I inherited from my dad. He bought it in 1955 I think. It's plain-Jane looks like a steel cased timex. THAT baby took me thru the rigors of the Infantry Officers Basic Course at Fort Benning, GA in 1980, before I got the Seiko. Hated to take an heirloom to the woods. My Seiko is an old "self winder" winds by the movement of the body. I remember once, cutting a cord of wood with a chainsaw and wondering if I was winding the dang thing for the next century! LOL
Originally Posted by Tactician
Funny thing, most army officers I know either have the Rolex Divers or the Seiko Divers and most all SpecOps guys have the Rolex. I think it's part of their uniform. At least that's what they say. LOL
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