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Old 01-11-2011, 12:50 AM   #21
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If you want a good utility watch, the Tissot T-Touch. Basic ones can be found for about $300, nicer ones can be found for about $400 brand new. I know it's higher than your price range, but it's awesome! It has a barometer, altimeter, thermometer, timers in different beeps, and times of 150 major cities around the world. It's an absolutely awesome thing to have on your wrist.

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I have had goood luck with my Citizens (more reasonably priced) and my Tag (a little bit on the expensive side). The Citizen is nice because it charges itself through the face. The only drawback that I have had with it is the face is all scratched now, something I will have a watchsmith remedy in the future with a sapphire face.

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The best watch I've ever had is a Seiko kinetic that I got for my 20 year service award at my former work. It still keeps time without resetting after 12 years. I'm pretty sure they are under $250. Never needs winding, just have to make sure you look at the day display to make sure that it is right at the first of the month.

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The purpose of a watch is to tell the time. Get one that will do that reliably.

If you want one with a stopwatch, countdown timer, etc. fine. Knock yourself out. Personally, I've done OK with a Timex Ironman or Casio G-Shock. I also wear a Seiko quartz at times -- the thing's a tank.

I prefer a mechanical watch to quartz watches. They tend to keep good time, don't have to cost a bundle, and they're impervious to EMP.

Here's a good argument for wearing an analog (mechanical or quartz...doesn't matter) watch rather than a digital watch: Your analog watch can be used as a compass...

In the northern hemisphere, hold the watch horizontal and point the hour hand in the direction of the sun. Bisect the angle between the hour hand and the twelve o'clock mark to get the north-south line. North will be the direction further from the sun.

In the southern hemisphere, hold the watch horizontal and point the twelve o'clock mark in the direction of the sun. Bisect the angle between the hour hand and the twelve o'clock mark to get the north-south line. North will be the direction closer to the sun.

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I have a Traser H3 Code Blue, about $270. Very happy with it.

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I have a guy friend who swears by G Shock watches.
I agree to that one, they are ugly as hell, I use mine for diving trips.
My real diving watches are too pretty for that.
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i used timex indiglo in the army all i cared about was durability water resistance and a timer to wake the next schmuck up for watch. i beat the hell out of that thing the face had actual gouges in the plastic from beating on it. it kept time just fine. 39$ at the px. easy to read at night was huge.

when i ETS'd i tossed it in a box havent worn a watch since. still got it around here somewhere.

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My EDW, great watch built like a GP100. Scubie got it right!



victor, my Tissot T Touch Ti It has a Compass, Barometer, Altimeter and Thermometer, all of which work and I've had it for years!



Citizen Eco-Drive Promaster Nighthawk



And my favorite, Lumi-Nox F-117 Nighthawk

My recommendation, all of them but the most robust is the Seiko Monster Dive.

I got mine here:

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When you bid, remember the shipping, $38!

Fast shipping out of Hong Kong.

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I gave up on the watch thing last time it broke,
You got a cell phone, then ya already got a clock.

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I got a seiko and that thing of SWEET wear it every day.

Spend the money and get a good watch you will know why when you have it on.

I got lucky and a very nice gentleman from this board gave me mine as a gift.

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