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Old Thursday 13th July 2017, 09:35   #76
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Alway wear a wrist watch Apple very occasionally mostly Rolex seadweller never use the mobile phone time?
As I repair watches and clocks it's another interest
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Old Friday 6th October 2017, 18:56   #77
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I went 20 years without a watch, favouring mobile phones for the time. I recently bought a citizen watch for my work long service award.

I love it, I got the one with Bluetooth connectivity to my mobile, so it buzzes, and chimes whenever I get messages or phone calls.
The other big advantage is that the phone battery lasts much longer now, as I'm no longer checking it constantly. Bluetooth is not most reliable connection, but it seems to do quite well paired to my phone, and it lets me know if the connection is lost.
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I went 20 years without a watch, favouring mobile phones for the time. I recently bought a citizen watch for my work long service award.

I love it, I got the one with Bluetooth connectivity to my mobile, so it buzzes, and chimes whenever I get messages or phone calls.
The other big advantage is that the phone battery lasts much longer now, as I'm no longer checking it constantly. Bluetooth is not most reliable connection, but it seems to do quite well paired to my phone, and it lets me know if the connection is lost.
Is this the modern equivalent of a gentleman of a cartain age, coming home with a 25 year old blond?


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Old Friday 6th October 2017, 22:04   #79
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Has your missus dyed her hair again:)
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Doesn't need to, genuine blonde....


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Old Thursday 12th October 2017, 14:49   #81
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I went 20 years without a watch, favouring mobile phones for the time. I recently bought a citizen watch for my work long service award.

I love it, I got the one with Bluetooth connectivity to my mobile, so it buzzes, and chimes whenever I get messages or phone calls.
The other big advantage is that the phone battery lasts much longer now, as I'm no longer checking it constantly. Bluetooth is not most reliable connection, but it seems to do quite well paired to my phone, and it lets me know if the connection is lost.
Also it runs off solar, which I was sceptical about initially, but the battery seems to stay topped up, even with minimal outdoor use. We'll see how it does thru the winter months!
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Pretty much the only thing that`s had wrist time since getting it is my Hamtun H1, unbelievable for the money, all sold now and impossible to find.
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Also it runs off solar, which I was sceptical about initially, but the battery seems to stay topped up, even with minimal outdoor use. We'll see how it does thru the winter months!
I have a calculator which is over 20 years old and with a solar battery which has NEVER failed. Especially during darker days, get in the habit of putting your watch on a window sill when you can, seems to be able to get something when we can perceive no sun. Seems to have worked with my calculator and your watch will have a much better battery presumably.


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To revive a long-running thread that hasn't had a post in a few weeks - I was entertained reading through it as I am a watch collector, minor-league. I've always loved watches of all types and prices, and am never happy with just one or two - I alternate watches each day during the week and weekends I pick the watch based on the activity.

Current watches include a Breitling B1, Vanceur Royal Castle, Tag Heuer Carrera Calibre 16, Citizen EcoDrive BL5400 Perpetual Calendar, Citizen EcoDrive BM8475, Bulova 98D109, vintage Seiko 5 Automatic, Disney Mickey watch (a classic!), LAD Weather digital Compass/Weather, 1980s Soviet 'Rocket' watch, and a Yes! Kundalini.

When birding, I often pick the Citizen EcoDrive Perpetual chrono, because it's simple, inexpensive, solar powered, waterproof and can take a beating...sometimes I choose the Yes! Kundalini because it has a great display of sunrise and sunset, moonrise and moonset, and phase, so I can see exactly when golden hours and sunsets will be for photography.

My oldest watch Seiko 5 which I've had since 1976. I've had numerous Casio G-Shocks, and a mix of other random cheap watches that I just liked the design on, from Lucien Piccard to Nautica to Casio to Timex...most of those either sitting in a drawer without a band or thrown away if they busted and weren't worth the money to fix.
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