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Old 09-12-2020, 09:45 PM   #1
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Technically , my watch is mechanical. But traditionally a wristwatch has been an important navigational device. For the last 20 years I wore a Rolex Submariner almost 24/7. Its been rugged and reliable (with regular service.) But recently I found there were other options for a good rugged dive watch. Today I am sporting an Oris Great Barrier Reef.
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Old 09-12-2020, 10:21 PM   #2
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I like the unique shade of blue of your Oris. I've been a big fan of dive watches all my life. The face of my Pulsar is a solar panel. A most unusual electric watch.
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Old 09-12-2020, 10:37 PM   #3
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Apple Watch. I have an Omega Seamaster but don’t wear it often. It doesn’t do anything!
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I have a voice activated watch that automatically follows me wherever I go.
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Whenever wearing a wristwatch, it most likely is an inexpensive Timex, or even a $10 purchase on a cruise ship always forgetting to bring a watch.
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Old 09-12-2020, 11:26 PM   #6
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Whenever wearing a wristwatch, it most likely is an inexpensive Timex

Because of owning tablets, dedicated tablet for the boat, smartphone, and home - large computer - I find I just want a watch I can glance at quickly for the time. I go out of my way to make sure it doesn't have any options except one. No fancy dials, no barometer, no date, just a Timex with very number large and showing and Indiglo. I can press the thingy and the watch will glow in the dark to show me the time, why I like large numbers because in the dark when I am tired, I don't want to have to figure out what number the hour and minute hand is on.

I find the most expensive watches don't light up in the dark as well as the Indiglo function. I like the analog face of the Timex because I can just glance and go.

And in the past, I did own all kinds of expensive watches with all kind of functions, but no more, my smartphone can do all that.
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I have a pocket watch - it's always with me; except when swimming - cause no need for a watch then!

Some call it my computer... some say it's my weather station.

I use the term I-Phone!!
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Old 09-13-2020, 12:32 AM   #8
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Back in 1993 I was laid off from a corporate job and that day I threw away my watch and decided to never again have a job that required me wearing a watch. So I started my own business and did that up until my retirement in 2013 when I sold the business. Still no watch but I do have an iPhone that has the time on it if I find a need to know what time it is.
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This basic field watch has been with me since before I started boating. And will probably outlast me. And just like the new Apple watches, it is always on. The battery lasts a lot longer too.
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Haven't wore a watch in 30 years
Lost all concept of time about 10 years ago
Honestly couldn't tell you what day of the week it was or even month unless I look at a phone or tablet.

I do have a draw with several divers watches and a couple of good fake Rolex in it.
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My eyes are not good enough to read those without glasses , but ghat is one cool tide graph even if it is of Vallejo.
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I find I just want a watch I can glance at quickly for the time. I go out of my way to make sure it doesn't have any options except one. No fancy dials, no barometer, no date, just a Timex with very number large and showing and Indiglo.
Same as rsn48 and basically the same reasons. Timex, Indiglo, waterproof, and hands -- with a second hand. That's it.
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Old 09-13-2020, 02:27 AM   #13
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Casio with a tide indicator. 2nd one, previous one was solar powered, this one is battery.Ugly as, but works fine. Not shelling out for an Omega I could damage.
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I always have worn a wrist watch, old school not changing. My present watch a Seiko Sport dive watch self wind replaced a Rolex GMT Master. The stainless steel custom made watch band 1970 US Navy base Subic Bay, Philippines, $12.50 looks like it will outlast me.
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Keeps great time, I regularly swim and snorkel in salt water with it and generally abuse it. Replace with a different look every 10 years or so,so have a collection. The indiglo on demand is a great feature. Around 30 bucks a pop.

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This basic field watch has been with me since before I started boating. And will probably outlast me. And just like the new Apple watches, it is always on. The battery lasts a lot longer too.
Wore that watch for many years in banking. But the band broke about the time smartphones came out, and I never replaced the band.
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Old 09-13-2020, 09:24 AM   #18
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Love my King Tide watch from a company called Hook & Gaff. Once you set it for your nearest tide station, the red hand tells you at a glance whether you’re on a rising or falling tide and roughly how many hours past high or low.
If you’re cruising somewhere you can set the tide function for your destination. I like that it doesn’t eat through batteries like some of the more complex watches with GPS.

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Whenever wearing a wristwatch, it most likely is an inexpensive Timex...just a Timex with very number large and showing and Indiglo... I like the analog face of the Timex because I can just glance and go...
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Same as rsn48 and basically the same reasons. Timex, Indiglo, waterproof, and hands -- with a second hand. That's it.
What they both said for the same reasons. I were it 24/7s ad even when snorkeling.
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My eyes are not good enough to read those without glasses , but ghat is one cool tide graph even if it is of Vallejo.
I had a Timex "Fishing Time" watch. It had the graph for times when game and fish are supposedly active. It took moon phase and time of day into the calculation as well. When everything was lined up, an alarm would go off and a sailfish animation would jump several times. Very entertaining. I salt water fished and it looked cool but didn't help catch fish. LOL.
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