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Old 04-17-2017, 07:45 PM   #121
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There are lots that will fill the bill but mine is a Suunto. I've had a Casio that was nice also but was complicated to operate for someone with only three brain cells.
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Old 04-17-2017, 07:50 PM   #122
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Watches are as much a fashion item as a timepiece, sometimes worn as an acceptable form of jewellery by guys who would not otherwise wear jewellery. They may be near umbilically attached to their smartphone, but still wear a nice watch.
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Old 04-17-2017, 07:56 PM   #123
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And some it is a symbol of being in a certain club like the Rolex gold Presidential with diamon bezel and numerals in the 70s said drug dealer. I know a lot of special forces guys who wear Rokex submariners (mostly frogmen).
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Thanks to TF and this thread I dug out an old junker I was through with years ago and checked on line to see what it might be worth.
Sold it a few weeks later for eight Canadian boat bucks. Needless to say I paid a small fraction of that for it.
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Thanks to TF and this thread I dug out an old junker I was through with years ago and checked on line to see what it might be worth.
Sold it a few weeks later for eight Canadian boat bucks. Needless to say I paid a small fraction of that for it.
Thank you TF!
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I wear the same watch day after day. It is special, as on our 25th anniversary, I bought my wife a bigger diamond for her wedding rings, she bought me a nice watch. 20 more years and counting. She still doesn't need any more diamonds, I don't need a nicer watch.
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Old 04-17-2017, 08:32 PM   #127
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Thanks to TF and this thread I dug out an old junker I was through with years ago and checked on line to see what it might be worth.
Sold it a few weeks later for eight Canadian boat bucks. Needless to say I paid a small fraction of that for it.
Thank you TF!
It's amazing what a "drawer find" watch, of the right brand, and the right model can be worth. Often Thousands of dollars, for something you bought for a couple hundred in the 60's or 70's and forgot about.
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Like some others, I wear a relatively modern 'daily' watch, in my case, a Citizen Eco-Drive Skyhawk Black Eagle. It is utterly reliable and accurate. But, there are times I still like to wear my vintage Omega Flighmaster cal 911. It is not automatic, not water proof, but is a magnificent timepiece in my opinion. To this very day, people stop and ask about it. They are now a collectors 'cult' watch among pilots and enthusiasts. I bought it while I was in the Navy in 1971 and flew with it for 35 years, a good luck charm of sorts.
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The photo of the bottom watch looks way more complicated for my few brain cells. Geez
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I wear the same watch day after day. It is special, as on our 25th anniversary, I bought my wife a bigger diamond for her wedding rings, she bought me a nice watch. 20 more years and counting. She still doesn't need any more diamonds, I don't need a nicer watch.
Sounds like neither one of you need a new spouse either.
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I just say that I love the Citizen eco-drive watches. I have two, both appropriate for my professional work environment. However, I like to wear the other watches when not at work when I don't need the watch to slide up under the cuff of a dress shirt.
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Larry, the Skyhawk is interesting. A friend bought a s/steel cased Citizen Eco Drive Nighthawk on a cruise ship, it "looked cool" and was price reduced. Not able to work out what it does other than look good, nothing online or in the manual, my guess was fuel load or consumption calculations using the rotating bezel which shows liters and gallons. Any idea of its intended use ?
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The photo of the bottom watch looks way more complicated for my few brain cells. Geez
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It's getting that way for me too, eyes are getting pretty old now. Although it's my newest watch, it is at least 10+ years old. My next watch will be rugged, easy to read and simple.
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Old 04-17-2017, 09:00 PM   #134
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Wifey B: Well, not much changed since ten months ago. Hubby and I both still have our one special date night watch and lots and lots and lots of fashion watches to match our outfits. Probably another 20 or so since then. Well, we do sort of secretly shop buy them from stores we own so not too bad.
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I'd get the cheapest watch that meets your needs so when it goes overboard, you won't be upset.


My wife and I rarely wear jewelry (including watches) when boating: no rings, watches, or necklaces. I used to wear my 24 year old Swiss Army watch but watches are rather uncomfortable in the Florida heat.
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I bought this self wind Seiko dive watch in 1980. It runs slow, but I might send it in for a service and use it for the summer and leave my Tag at home.

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My wife and I rarely wear jewelry (including watches) when boating: no rings, watches, or necklaces. I used to wear my 24 year old Swiss Army watch but watches are rather uncomfortable in the Florida heat.
We don't wear it much on the boat. We'll pick up watches when going to shore. We'll wear jewelry when dressing up and going out to a very nice restaurant.
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I wore a X-Shock for many years as a LEO. Would take a beating and never miss a beat. Swam, fought, wrestled and everything else wearing that thing. Difficult to find a band for and eventually the backlight gave up the ghost. Didn't wear a watch for a while (used the phone instead), and just before heading out to a training assignment stopped by Wally World and picked up a Timex Expedition and a Casio something or another. Both combined were about half of the cost of the new G-Shock I wanted, had 99% of anything I would use, and was available now which was important.

The Expedition just lost the rubber seal around the bezel not too long ago, but the little Casio is still running strong.

My next watch will likely be another G-shock. I like the styling and the features.
It's hard for me to find a watch that will do what I want without a lot of fluff, and is still rugged enough to take the beatings I give them at times. Seems the cheaper one work just as well for me and no heartburn if I mess it up.

Thanks for a lot of the ideas here.
Some nice alternatives.
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I have a fairly accurate internal clock, I've never used a wrist watch and does not need to be decorated or to display a status symbol clock. I've never slipped reason that I do not use the watch in hand, does not fit all ...
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The one recurring theme is that no one has mentioned accuracy which is to my mind the reason to have a watch and that being the case balance wheel watches are out which eliminates fine very expensive watches. Strange how the world turns. Generations ago a correct timepiece was imperative to a captain and his boat.
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