Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-18-2017, 07:25 AM   #141
Guru
 
City: North Charleston, SC
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 4,443
I haven't worn a watch since they gave me a pager at work. That's right, a "pager". Remember those? I have the time on my phone and on my GPS screen.


Many years ago I had a very expensive gold watch with a vibrating tuning fork to keep the time. It cost a lot of money to have it cleaned every year. I bought a $3 plastic digital watch for work. It was more accurate than the expensive watch.


On a boat, your watch will get wet and it will get scratched. It might get smashed as well. Keep this in mind when selecting a watch to wear when boating.
rwidman is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2017, 07:59 AM   #142
Guru
 
Bigsfish's Avatar
 
City: Miami River
Vessel Name: Gotcha
Vessel Model: Grand Banks. Heritage. 54
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 2,867
WesK

May I suggest a sundial! ��
Bigsfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2017, 08:16 AM   #143
Member
 
City: Port Lincoln
Vessel Name: Cabernet
Vessel Model: Resort 35
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 15
Casio equals accuracy, G SHOCK equals tough.
Omega equals feeling good in your brain when on the briney.
Rubber Duck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2017, 09:41 AM   #144
Guru
 
dhays's Avatar
 
City: Gig Harbor
Vessel Name: Kinship
Vessel Model: North Pacific 43
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 8,819
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bigsfish View Post
All

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.

Strangely enough, accuracy is less important to me now than it was before the cell phone era. My watches need to be reasonably accurate, but if they gain or lose even a few seconds a day it isn't a big deal because I always have a cell phone to check and reset as necessary. However, most of my watches will gain or lose a few seconds a MONTH. Certainly more accuracy than I need.
__________________
Regards,

Dave
SPOT page
dhays is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2017, 09:50 AM   #145
Guru
 
Bigsfish's Avatar
 
City: Miami River
Vessel Name: Gotcha
Vessel Model: Grand Banks. Heritage. 54
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 2,867
Interesting conflict: as our country grows older time becomes more import but tad the individual grows older time becomes less important.
Bigsfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2017, 10:01 AM   #146
Guru
 
City: North Charleston, SC
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 4,443
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bigsfish View Post
WesK

May I suggest a sundial! ��
Once I've been cruising for a few days, I don't even know what day of the week it is. Time of day only matters for bridge openings. That's where the GPS screen comes in handy.

Time can be important in some jobs or professions but not in mine (retired). I just need to show up ahead of doctor's appointments.
rwidman is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2017, 10:11 AM   #147
TF Site Team
 
koliver's Avatar
 
City: Saltspring Island
Vessel Name: Retreat
Vessel Model: C&L 44
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 4,245
Quote:
Originally Posted by WesK View Post
Once I've been cruising for a few days, I don't even know what day of the week it is. Time of day only matters for bridge openings. That's where the GPS screen comes in handy.

Time can be important in some jobs or professions but not in mine (retired). I just need to show up ahead of doctor's appointments.
My watch doesn't tell me the day of the week, but it does tell me the date, unless I forget to wind it past the missing 31st in some months. This March, I hadn't looked at the date for a while and was getting ready for St Patrick's when I realized the date hadn't caught up and I had to wind past the 3 missed days.
__________________
Keith
koliver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2017, 11:31 AM   #148
Guru
 
Heron's Avatar
 
City: Cypress Landing Marina (NC)
Vessel Name: Heron (2)
Vessel Model: '88 Cape Dory 28 Flybridge #115
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 1,303
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rebel112r View Post
Purchased a GMT Master, in my youth for less than 1k. Was a coming of age gift to myself. Never regretted it.
I did the same....28 years ago. Love the "mechanicalness" of the Rolex, but typically wear a Recent Casio G shock or another from my small collection day to day. The $1000 rolex is now worth 4 times that.....it's a rare "Fat Lady" model from the 80's...

__________________
Steve
Heron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2017, 02:28 PM   #149
Senior Member
 
ragin cajun's Avatar
 
City: Lafayette, LA
Vessel Name: presently boatless
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 340
My personal favorite! Click image for larger version

Name:	Rolex.jpg
Views:	91
Size:	35.3 KB
ID:	63857 How about the 12,800ft waterproof Sea Dweller. The beast of dive watches.
ragin cajun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2017, 02:31 PM   #150
Guru
 
Giggitoni's Avatar
 
City: Vallejo, California
Vessel Name: Mahalo Moi
Vessel Model: 1986 Grand Banks 42 Classic
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 2,002
The watch may survive...but I wonder what my corpse will look like under those pressures?
__________________
Ray
"Mahalo Moi"
1986 GB-42 Classic
ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑβΕ
Giggitoni is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2017, 02:33 PM   #151
Moderator Emeritus
 
ksanders's Avatar
 
City: SEWARD ALASKA
Vessel Name: LISAS WAY
Vessel Model: BAYLINER 4788
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 5,076
Quote:
Originally Posted by ragin cajun View Post
My personal favorite! Attachment 63857 How about the 12,800ft waterproof Sea Dweller. The beast of dive watches.
I've tried that one on, and loved it. It is truly a fantastic dive watch.
__________________
Kevin Sanders
Bayliner 4788
Seward, Alaska
ksanders is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2017, 03:59 PM   #152
Guru
 
Bigsfish's Avatar
 
City: Miami River
Vessel Name: Gotcha
Vessel Model: Grand Banks. Heritage. 54
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 2,867
A dive watch would be nice as they don't make sun dials that work underwater.
Bigsfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2017, 04:15 PM   #153
Guru
 
City: Sydney
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 1,646
Id love one of these
gaston is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2017, 04:23 PM   #154
Guru
 
Bigsfish's Avatar
 
City: Miami River
Vessel Name: Gotcha
Vessel Model: Grand Banks. Heritage. 54
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 2,867
Gaston

What is it?

Reminds me of code machines of WW2.
Bigsfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2017, 04:25 PM   #155
Guru
 
BandB's Avatar
 
City: Fort Lauderdale. Florida, USA
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 19,756
Quote:
Originally Posted by gaston View Post
Id love one of these
Wifey B: That would freak me out.
BandB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2017, 04:26 PM   #156
Guru
 
City: Sydney
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 1,646
Some nice second hand older ones for sale around $600000


Cabestan » Winch Tourbillon Vertical
gaston is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2017, 04:35 PM   #157
Guru
 
BandB's Avatar
 
City: Fort Lauderdale. Florida, USA
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 19,756
Quote:
Originally Posted by gaston View Post
Some nice second hand older ones for sale around $600000


Cabestan » Winch Tourbillon Vertical
Wifey B: $600k for a watch is crazy, but $600k for an ugly watch is insane.
BandB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2017, 04:37 PM   #158
Guru
 
dhays's Avatar
 
City: Gig Harbor
Vessel Name: Kinship
Vessel Model: North Pacific 43
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 8,819
Quote:
Originally Posted by BandB View Post
Wifey B: $600k for a watch is crazy, but $600k for an ugly watch is insane.
I like the watch. I find it interesting, unique, and attractive. However, $600k would fund my retirement.
__________________
Regards,

Dave
SPOT page
dhays is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2017, 04:45 PM   #159
Guru
 
78puget-trawler's Avatar
 
City: LaConner
Vessel Model: 34' CHB
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 1,202
Quote:
Originally Posted by stornoway7 View Post
I have a couple of watches that I only wear now and then, my daughter bought a Traser Officer Pro when she did her officer training in the navy, apparently one of the only milspec watches about, whatever that means. I got one for watchkeeping. I like the night illumination and the easy to read face.
My second watch is a 1st gen 1958 Omega Speedmaster which still runs perfectly. More of a collectable than a daily.
I wont own a watch or clock that says 2400 for midnight, I just wont. Got chewed out a couple of times as a kid for putting 2400 in the log book by my old man, never again.
78puget-trawler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2017, 04:53 PM   #160
Guru
 
78puget-trawler's Avatar
 
City: LaConner
Vessel Model: 34' CHB
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 1,202
Here is a recent addition, nice watch, very large and accurate enough for all intents and purposes.
Attached Thumbnails
IMG_3623.jpg  
78puget-trawler is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Trawler Port Captains
Port Captains are TF volunteers who can serve as local guides or assist with local arrangements and information. Search below to locate Port Captains near your destination. To learn more about this program read here: TF Port Captain Program





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:54 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012