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the watch you need
« on: May 04, 2024, 09:02:15 PM »
 I have been spending way, way, way to much time viewing watch videos.
Like, normally I spend way to much time on gun stuff I can't afford.
Now I am looking at watches I can't afford.
  Casio Duro/Marlin diver watch
 I got this on Amazon recently, just under 60 bucks.
Wearing more than my Gshock rangeman I got last year for a lot more.
 I think you guys would like this watch, if you fall into the water while fishing or something it will be fine.
it is robust , looks good and if you do break it - you're not out a lot .
I plan on buying a few more in different colors because they discontinued it. Eventually the value is bound to go up because every watch collector buys one or 5.
 
 Are you guys wearing watches? What kind?
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Re: the watch you need
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2024, 09:30:53 PM »
I wear an Apple Watch these days. Allows me to discretely check calls and texts during classes, tracks my heart rate, and I can choose a variety of faces

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Re: the watch you need
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2024, 09:40:22 PM »
Timex Expedition Scout Chronograph. Not a fan of digital, but I need a stopwatch. Same as this, but a black nylon NATO band.

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Re: the watch you need
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2024, 09:46:02 PM »
I have been spending way, way, way to much time viewing watch videos.
Like, normally I spend way to much time on gun stuff I can't afford.
Now I am looking at watches I can't afford.
 
 
 Are you guys wearing watches? What kind?

This here: https://timex.com/products/expedition-camper-39mm-fabric-strap-watch-t42571.  Maybe not exactly that.  Dial face watch with luminescent hands and Indiglo light.  Plastic case.  (My sweat will corrode anything that's not plastic or stainless steel.).  Velcro band.

Basic.  All I need or want.
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Re: the watch you need
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2024, 09:52:54 PM »
And, what do you know, Bookface is showing me Timex ads.
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Re: the watch you need
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2024, 10:13:26 PM »
I have a Timex Expedition (not sure the exact model) with an analog dial and no calendar.  I really like the faint green backlighting when you press the stem.  I've had it for about 5 years and it's still on the original battery.  I think I paid $35 for it. 
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Re: the watch you need
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2024, 11:11:32 PM »
And, what do you know, Bookface is showing me Timex ads.

You probably have cookies from timex.com on your machine.
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Re: the watch you need
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2024, 01:14:19 AM »
  Are you guys wearing watches? What kind?

I wear a $25 "quartz" clone of a WW2-style military watch. Basic-basic stuff -- black dial with white numbers and white hands. It does have a date window, which I have never set and which I ignore. I would have just as happy (or happier) without the date window. It tells me the time -- that's why I wear a watch.

I put "quartz" in quotation makes because the blurb for it claims it's a Japanese quarts movement. But it randomly loses up to 5 minutes in a 24-hour day. I've never encountered a quartz movement that's so inaccurate.

Here it is: https://www.amazon.com/Military-Style-Stainless-Steel-Watch-Bands/dp/B00JYG6OAQ/ref=sr_1_5?crid=B2F7MJ8PTCGZ&dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.yXYY-ub4CPNYJfUq6ft6sThObghGNM9DgswD-EizAZVhx7raSxeoH9Hu5N54c3jUam2UP7PZMhJ7R7thrsysmF-x7fyJe-pPOKs_onv0lt71-us677S5q2Nkl6gsjJRHMnvdJ0BIFgksqlogchBo6kcy4OpDHTUvYbbp7ruczv_KJEURgUCgEI8-Sve2lvJmNIHJErMDB8c_ckHurSxFLwWJnaiEJrDCJsa2vQPRBEQy1d3wU0WtBu1Z2xXJ3MWL3l_6dpM8goXKI3P3L1MVl416jV-1FK8UKt86Z7JpvUs.LVZEfxMFJnMTdL9wh2lGbb4cWw-MPMuWgA7tHlqM938&dib_tag=se&keywords=ww2-style+military+watch&qid=1714886006&sprefix=ww2-syle+military+watch%2Caps%2C237&sr=8-5
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Re: the watch you need
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2024, 01:18:56 AM »
G-shock Mud Master.

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Re: the watch you need
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2024, 05:47:31 AM »
Garmin Fenix.

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Re: the watch you need
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2024, 07:26:19 AM »
I bought a little wristband thing that told time and tracked bio stuff. It is somewhere in the house. I end up sticking my hands into cars, and stuff gets beat up. I have a 1970s/1980s Seiko that I stuffed a new battery in, but the band doesn't do well with trying to install car headlights.
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Re: the watch you need
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2024, 09:06:13 AM »
You probably have cookies from timex.com on your machine.

different machines, different programs. 

Something is watching household network traffic.  I'll also get Bookface suggestions for things my wife has bought or searched on, on a different computer.
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Re: the watch you need
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2024, 09:19:38 AM »
I was never really into expensive watches in the past (if I even bothered to wear a watch). My first expensive watch was a Citizen Ecodrive flight chronograph, with the built-in E6B, which I wore both for work and leisure. These days it's in a desk drawer and I don't think I could read the E6B on it anymore without a magnifying glass.

I took a short break from watches when I retired, but then got a Garmin Fenix 5 and got hooked on that both for doing workouts and for general health, wearing it 24/7 for heart rate, stress, and sleep monitoring. I'm currently rocking the Garmin Tactix Delta for the same reasons.
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Re: the watch you need
« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2024, 09:42:37 AM »
I've not worn a watch for at least 35 years....
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Re: the watch you need
« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2024, 09:47:48 AM »
My only watch is a Wenger Swiss military. Simple.
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Re: the watch you need
« Reply #15 on: May 05, 2024, 07:30:49 PM »
And, what do you know, Bookface is showing me Timex ads.

I'm certain it's just a happy coincidence ...
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Re: the watch you need
« Reply #16 on: May 06, 2024, 02:31:41 PM »
 I bought the G-Shock Rangeman on layaway because the folks at the watch store are really nice.
The man of the man and wife team told me about being lost in a humvee, in Iraq, close to the enemy ... during a sandstorm.
 The compass on the watch got them going in the correct direction.

 it has a thermometer./altimeter/barometer/compass and a bunch of other stuff.  ... that I thought I would need, thought I would use.
I keep acting like I am in the wilderness even tho I am just south of Reno.

I also noticed that I am more aware of the time with an analogue watch than I am with a digital - the movement of the hands is what I grew up with and I find it easier to really guage how much time I have left to make it to work ETC

I really want that Mudmaster , but I generally am not outside in inclement weather any more and spend ten hours a day in a metal fab shop.
The Casio Duro is fine for inclement weather .

 My next watch I think will be an Orient Bambino, which will be my "go to Church"  or dress watch
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Re: the watch you need
« Reply #17 on: May 06, 2024, 02:35:18 PM »
Considering the state of the world Mickey Mouse watches would be appropriate
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Re: the watch you need
« Reply #18 on: May 06, 2024, 07:45:44 PM »
Chris, they let you wear a watch? Watches, rings, etc., etc., do not do well around rapidly spinny thingies...
 
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Re: the watch you need
« Reply #19 on: May 06, 2024, 10:33:12 PM »
I bought the G-Shock Rangeman on layaway because the folks at the watch store are really nice.
The man of the man and wife team told me about being lost in a humvee, in Iraq, close to the enemy ... during a sandstorm.
 The compass on the watch got them going in the correct direction.

 it has a thermometer./altimeter/barometer/compass and a bunch of other stuff.  ... that I thought I would need, thought I would use.
I keep acting like I am in the wilderness even tho I am just south of Reno.

I also noticed that I am more aware of the time with an analogue watch than I am with a digital - the movement of the hands is what I grew up with and I find it easier to really guage how much time I have left to make it to work ETC

I really want that Mudmaster , but I generally am not outside in inclement weather any more and spend ten hours a day in a metal fab shop.
The Casio Duro is fine for inclement weather .

 My next watch I think will be an Orient Bambino, which will be my "go to Church"  or dress watch


I had to give up wearing a watch when I became a mechanic. The band would trap chemicals and give some nice chemical burns

Then I became an instructor and could wear one again but it’s been very hard to getting back used to wearing one daily after spending a decade where I could not wear one.

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Re: the watch you need
« Reply #20 on: May 07, 2024, 12:25:19 AM »
Chris, they let you wear a watch? Watches, rings, etc., etc., do not do well around rapidly spinny thingies...
 
A kid I know managed to acquire a degloving about a year ago...

 This. I do not wear a watch, any rings , no long sleeves, no long hair, no jewelry.  Got super lucky a few times and learned a lesson.

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Re: the watch you need
« Reply #21 on: May 07, 2024, 10:02:13 AM »
I had 'em all, from the first red LED press the button to bing up the display (Texas Instruments?) through Casio calculator watches and one that picked up the time signals from Fort Collins and re-set itself.

I'm with hawkmoon now.  The fewer gewgaws the better, with big numbers and hands, and that's it.  I had a Humvee watch like the standard military ones for many years which finally gave up the ghost.  Could tell the time without looking directly at it.

Went a-looking, found a nice simple replacement for less than $10,which did fine.  The only problem was there were no instructions as to how to use the tiny stopwatch on the face.  Was I surprised when I looked at it with a magnifying glass and it turned out the "stopwatch" was only a printed-on fake !  !  !

I was highly amused, not outraged, but of course the adage about getting what you paid for crossed my mind every time.   



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« Reply #22 on: May 07, 2024, 10:19:26 AM »
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« Reply #23 on: May 07, 2024, 10:53:43 AM »
A few years ago I bought a $5 wristwatch from Aldi.  It had no markings on the face, just hour and minute hands (maybe a second hand, I don't remember.)  Chinese watch with a Chinese or Japanese quartz movement.  It actually kept good time, and I quickly got good at figuring out the time just from the angles of the hands relative to the axis of the band or maybe the stem.  I quit using it after about a year and a half when the band broke and a new band would cost more than the watch.  The watch still worked and was on the original battery.
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Re: the watch you need
« Reply #24 on: May 07, 2024, 12:01:28 PM »
Seiko man, here. The simple models, not the foofy, gaudy, or Ultra Mega Chronograph! ones. Straightforward analog dial with extra features limited to, at most, a date window. I find an elegance in well-considered simplicity.

Daily-wear watch is a Citizen Eco Drive, mostly because SWMBO gave it to me for my birthday.

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