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Old 04-19-2017, 07:05 PM   #201
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Thanks Mr. R T

I want one of those but how will I know which way is north?

BTW I found this site. Watch USA today.com that gives prices of used watches, I'm amazed at how some watches more than maintain there price.
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Old 04-19-2017, 08:49 PM   #202
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On my watches, I replace the batteries myself. Keep in mind however that my watches are all relatively inexpensive and most of them purchased used.
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Mr. Bf. If you look carefully, there's a built in compass under the gnomon.

https://www.everythingnautical.com/wrist-sundial/
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Old 04-19-2017, 09:27 PM   #204
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Mr R T

Great, and for less than $50.00. I would get two but I know it won't break as long as the sun comes up.

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Old 04-19-2017, 09:32 PM   #205
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Off to get a new battery for a 2.5mm thick Omega. Last time it wasn`t the battery....this time...hoping that`s all it is.
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Old 04-20-2017, 11:54 AM   #206
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This is a good all around boat watch.

Waterproof, salt proof, tough as nails.
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Old 04-20-2017, 12:01 PM   #207
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But these are the ones we bought specifically as "boat watches"
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Old 04-20-2017, 03:07 PM   #208
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I've found my stainless Seiko Solar (supposedly good for 100m but not a "dive watch") to hold up well with the rigors of the boating and heavy construction environment. Six or so years in and keeps perfect time. < $100 when purchased.
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Old 04-20-2017, 03:10 PM   #209
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Forgot the link: https://www.macys.com/shop/product/s...FYNGXgodY40Afg
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ONE thing that has not been mentioned is the watchband and the potential dangers of snags and being grabbed by moving machinery. I knew an old machinist who refused to wear a wristwatch without an elastic style band. He noted that IF his watch happened to be caught up in a lathe or a mill, the band would be more likely to give way rather than drag his arm into danger. I might also mention, that rings pose both a snagging hazard AND a crushing hazard with possible loss of the finger.
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...I might also mention, that rings pose both a snagging hazard AND a crushing hazard with possible loss of the finger.
Rings are also very dangerous when working with electrical. A 12V short via a ring can melt the gold into your finger. I take any rings off before any mechanical work of any sort.

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Excellent point, RT. I'd say a better rule around rotating macinery is to just not wear anything that has the potential to snag and engage. Or to conduct electricity.
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Along with jewelry, loose clothing is a hazard. Shirt sleeves or pants legs can get wrapped up by spinning shafts or other moving parts with disastrous consequences to whatever limb is in them.
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Along with jewelry, loose clothing is a hazard. Shirt sleeves or pants legs can get wrapped up by spinning shafts or other moving parts with disastrous consequences to whatever limb is in them.
Wifey B: Don't forget long hair, like waist length, like some of us might just have.
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Wifey B: Don't forget long hair, like waist length, like some of us might just have.


Well, I think it would do the TF community a great service if you could post photos of how you do your engine checks with your hair tied up, and sans jewelry, watches, and clothing.

Can I get an "Amen" from the congregation?
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Greetings,
NO. (Thank you).
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It's nice to have up-to-date tide information for any spot on earth! I'll always have an appreciation for mechanical watch movements, I have a few. However, it's easy to appreciate the latest offerings.
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Well, I think it would do the TF community a great service if you could post photos of how you do your engine checks with your hair tied up, and sans jewelry, watches, and clothing.

Can I get an "Amen" from the congregation?
Wifey B: Engine check without clothing? I like very little clothing for most things but not for that. Coveralls in ER.
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Hey Giggitoni, what type of watch is that. If it is an Apple Watch, what is the battery life like?
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OK. So this thread made me go out and buy a watch. A Seiko 5 automatic. Cheap and functional. So far, so good.
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