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Old 05-20-2019, 08:09 PM   #1
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Tide wrist watch exist where tide state is the prime directive

For example I have a "Tide Watch" (presumably the company name) from the mid 90's that fits the bill. As the latest programmable date was 1999, these watches became unavailable as the year 2000 approached...an actual casualty of Y2K !

Regardless, as long as one programs in a year that is not a leap year and sets the tide at high when it actually is high, it seems to be accurate. The light on this one stopped working years ago however and wondering if there is anything like it now ?

There are many wrist watches with tide functions but the one's I have seen the tide graph is so tiny and pixelated.


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Or you could just use a number of free apps on your smartphone that works better than the watches.
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Old 05-20-2019, 08:17 PM   #3
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Or you could just use a number of free apps on your smartphone that works better than the watches.
Of course you can, and I do exactly that....but it's so convenient to just look at your wrist anytime and see a graphic of the tide state rather than fumbling with the phone you have to extract from your pocket.

(realizing of course on an east coast voyage the tide state will change as you go north or south from hailing port area, in which case checking a tide smart phone app is necessary)
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I have a Shark Classic Tide watch that has much better detail than most available (but less than the one shown). Problem is it is very, very hard to read in other than broad daylight. Also difficult to change locations in settings.
Yes, for cruising, the smart phone is more valuable because we are constantly changing locations. But for fishing in my homeport where location does not change, nothing beats the watch for ease of use.
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But for fishing in my homeport where location does not change, nothing beats the watch for ease of use.
Yep... on phone...remove from pocket, scroll to app icon, press icon, press location, click "week", note times, find next low or high, phone back in pocket, remember what you just found out, or you go thru this all again.

With Tide Watch, rotate wrist and look.

BTW if anyone by some miracle happens to have the original instructions for a Tide Watch (i.e. what I have) it would be interesting to read how to set the "feet" function as I can't remember.
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I spent a fair bit of time (and money) exploring watches with tide functions. I have since gotten rid of most of them them. I did keep two however, both Casio G-Shocks. The best is one of their Pro-Trek watches that has a decent tide graph. It is set for my home port so give a pretty good idea of tide state for most of my weekend excursions. It also is just about bulletproof.
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An Apple watch has numerous apps that will do that. Much more accurate than those old style ones as well.
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An Apple watch has numerous apps that will do that. Much more accurate than those old style ones as well.

True, but then you'd have to wear an Apple watch.
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So...what is the preferred tide app for an Android phone?
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True, but then you'd have to wear an Apple watch.
True, but it is the most popular watch in the world now. If you don't like the Apple, there are lessor brands of smart watch with apps as well.
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So...what is the preferred tide app for an Android phone?

Lots of them out there. Here are three that I have found I like.


Tides Near Me
Tide Chart Free
Tide Times Pro - I really like this one. Doesn't give a graph but a nice quick list of tides and currents and an easy interface to select tide station on a map. Very convenient for Puget Sound.



Not a fan of TideCharts
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Tide wrist watch exist where tide state is the prime directive

Iíve had this Wenger AquaGraph Tide watch for many years and I like it because of its classic look and Swiss craftsmanship. Itís waterproof to 100 meters.Click image for larger version

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In Canada, the C-Tow app has a decent tide chart area.

On my smart phone I also have this along with C-Tow. If you go to the "Other Tide Stations" you'll see many locations listed. I like the graphic, quick to understand and work with:

Tides at Vancouver, British Columbia
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I have RipCurl surf watch, which has some nice features. Not the current model, which has 1400 pre-set tide locations but the older one (500 locations). The new model looks pretty nice actually.

https://www.ripcurl.com.au/mens/watches/surf.html
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Or you could just use a number of free apps on your smartphone that works better than the watches.
Smartphone? What's that?
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Iíve had this Wenger AquaGraph Tide watch for many years and I like it because of its classic look and Swiss craftsmanship. Itís waterproof to 100 meters.Attachment 89052

Nice watch, but the tide function is almost useless in the PNW (or BC SW). We don't have regular 6 hour tides.
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Iíve had this Wenger AquaGraph Tide watch for many years and I like it because of its classic look and Swiss craftsmanship. Itís waterproof to 100 meters]
I like it... so went looking on the web and only source I find is Amazon .. with ďone to three monthĒ delivery ... WTF ??

Overstock.com had some but now out of stock... the curiosity with theirs was no numbers for the clock however.
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Tide graphs and current graphs are device resident in any navigation app. I have Navionics on my iPhone and 2 tablets. Seems very quick and easy. It is easy to check tide and current in a wide variety of locations very efficiently.
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The problem with the smart watch (Apple etc.) app is that most of the time you need Internet connectivity for the tide information to work/update. That said I have a Garmin smart watch and I’ve played with this app. Seems to work very well.
https://apps.garmin.com/en-US/apps/6...2-31af801c7254
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I like it... so went looking on the web and only source I find is Amazon .. with ďone to three monthĒ delivery ... WTF ??

Overstock.com had some but now out of stock... the curiosity with theirs was no numbers for the clock however.
Try watchuseek.com for worldwide classified ads, and maybe some leads.

https://www.google.com/search?q=Weng...&client=safari
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