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Old 12-04-2013, 22:15   #91
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Re: Cruisers Wrist Watch Recommendations

$45 bucks and you can use it as a hammer in a pinch. Nuff said.



http://www.amazon.com/Casio-Duro-Men...I1CEZ80VSVYOPG

In all honesty, I wear a Casio Ironman Indiglo 99.5% of the time. It pretty much bullet proof, is light and low profile so it does not catch on stuff or gouge/scratch stuff, and has the "indiglo" feature which is awesome. I wore mine for over a year without taking it off and it's over three years old and still on it's first battery.
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Old 13-04-2013, 04:27   #92
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Re: Cruisers Wrist Watch Recommendations

For my birthday I got myself one of these.


It's a little tricky to get the tide right and the data provided may be a little out but it does make me very aware of tides, the moon and where I am..
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Old 13-04-2013, 05:30   #93
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My latest beater watch.

At $33 from Amazon these are hard to beat and they are solar. At that price you could get a half dozen!
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Old 13-04-2013, 05:53   #94
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Did thousands of miles with the cheapest watch I could find on my kayaking PFD. For those of us who learned to navigate pre-GPS the watch is essential for DR navigation. When I moved up to a "real" boat, spent $1,200 to have a classic Omega Speedmaster from the 60's rebuilt. A few boat days later, the crystal got cracked, apparently from impact.

I am going back to the El Cheapo Casios! Had them get 100% encrusted with dried sea salt and the dang things still work! Rinse, replace the battery and they are good for another year or so.

The other advantage is no one ever got jumped/mugged for a $50 watch!
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Old 13-04-2013, 06:08   #95
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Re: Cruisers Wrist Watch Recommendations

I tend not to wear a w/watch but during the night it is nice to be able to see the time without changing screens on the chartplotter or shinning a light into the cabin. I had a Seiko divers automatic but this stops as I don't wear it all the time. So my new watch is a Citizen Eco Drive plain analog for less than $100 on ebay easy to read at night. Citizen Watches
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Re: Cruisers Wrist Watch Recommendations

i used to have 7 or so wrist watches as i needed them during work--funny-rn using a watch for work..lol...but as i sold my many automobiles i decided to add a wrist watch to the sale--each car was sold with a wrist watch on the gear shift.
i used timex indiglo. good watch and cheapish.
now i have no wrist watch and i do not miss that thng on my arm constantly reminding me i had tobe somewhere at some time--lol/......
aint got no watch.
dont need any watch.
wont wear any watch.
i do have a clock in my boat, but i willnot wear a wrist watch.
is ridiculous to wear a watch in pair a dice.
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I always needed a good watch when I worked on the ships as a navigator. One thing I really looked for was a repeating countdown function. The countdown could be set for 5 minute intervals and set to repeat all watch.

This feature was very useful for lookout reminders and plotting positions (typically every 20 minutes coastal). Being tight and often in third world countries cheap was good, casio was my standard and cheap enough considering I would loose one per year down a bilge or somesuch.

Recently I was given a lovely expensive casio watch with a barometer as a birthday present. I really liked the barometer/altimeter function. And being somewhat of a nerd spent lots of time while bushwalking checking my altitude.

Unfortunately It was lost overboard while I was aloft stowing a topgallant. I nearly cried as it plumeted 70 feet into the water. I had felt it coming undone but couldn't let go to sort it out...
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I always needed a good watch when I worked on the ships as a navigator. One thing I really looked for was a repeating countdown function. The countdown could be set for 5 minute intervals and set to repeat all watch.

This feature was very useful for lookout reminders and plotting positions (typically every 20 minutes coastal). Being tight and often in third world countries cheap was good, casio was my standard and cheap enough considering I would loose one per year down a bilge or somesuch.

Recently I was given a lovely expensive casio watch with a barometer as a birthday present. I really liked the barometer/altimeter function. And being somewhat of a nerd spent lots of time while bushwalking checking my altitude.

Unfortunately It was lost overboard while I was aloft stowing a topgallant. I nearly cried as it plumeted 70 feet into the water. I had felt it coming undone but couldn't let go to sort it out...
It makes the watch even more bulky but you can get the nato style wrist band which beyond being more comfortable is way more secure than the normal plastic band. It costs maybe $30 to switch out the lugs and add the strap but it's never coming off with the nato band.
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It makes the watch even more bulky but you can get the nato style wrist band which beyond being more comfortable is way more secure than the normal plastic band. It costs maybe $30 to switch out the lugs and add the strap but it's never coming off with the nato band.
These Nato straps look great. I normally used to use a rubber band to stop the left over end from catching on something and then undoing the buckle because the supplied loop is normally far to loose to hold the end in securely. The Nato strap looks like it does this in a much tidier way. Wish I had done either with my fancy watch.
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Tadgear NATO straps are better still.
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These Nato straps look great. I normally used to use a rubber band to stop the left over end from catching on something and then undoing the buckle because the supplied loop is normally far to loose to hold the end in securely. The Nato strap looks like it does this in a much tidier way. Wish I had done either with my fancy watch.
Instead of a rubber band, I still use an "O" ring.
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Instead of a rubber band, I still use an "O" ring.
A brilliant Idea. Thanks
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Just found this on YouTube:
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Re: Cruisers Wrist Watch Recommendations

What about an atomic clock ?

With this it should be possible to solve the problem with timekeeping
for a long time. At least when it comes to SN.

Small Atomic Clock
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Re: Cruisers Wrist Watch Recommendations

I might be re-posting, but I always find this set very tempting, and not that I really need a chronometer ...

And here is just the watch, pretty pretty IMHO.

Merry Xmas! ;-)

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