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Old Thursday 1st September 2016, 20:38   #1
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So I was wondering ?

What sort of wrist watch do you wear in the field or out and about, do you have several? or just one favourite?

Feel free to post a picture, here is my everyday watch
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Old Thursday 1st September 2016, 20:48   #2
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My trusty Seiko SBDC003 "Blumo" is my daily wear.
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Old Thursday 1st September 2016, 20:50   #3
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My trusty Seiko SBDC003 "Blumo" is my daily wear.
Nice looking piece How old is it?

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Old Thursday 1st September 2016, 21:11   #4
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Cheers Andy, coming up for two years now, I`m a big Seiko divers fan, looking to get a 6105 if I can find a good example, many are franken watches now with modded parts fitted.
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For a diving watch,have a look at the rolex 116660 deep sea Blue, Stunning !
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For a diving watch,have a look at the rolex 116660 deep sea Blue, Stunning !
Very nice, certainly would`nt be my daily wear though !!

Really like the Tudor Pelagos and Black Bay at the moment, passed on a nice Pelagos last year, splashed out on the Leica`s instead.
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I gave-up wearing watches for 20+ years because I rode a motorcycle and they interfere with the cuffs, and same problem with year-round cycling. I've been just relying on my cell phone or any nearby computer.

I finally decided I wanted to track fitness metrics so I went hunting for a fitness watch and after a year of on-and-off research went with the Basis Peak. But they just got recalled with no word on a successor. So I'm back to being watch-free and on the hunt for a replacement fitness watch. Right now only the Pebble 2 series (due to ship next year) looks promising, though it is a big step down in sensor tech and data collection.
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I have realised I hate the whole concept of time - everything I enjoy doing has the potential to be spoiled to some degree by time, and everything I have to do but don't enjoy is dictated by it. Needless to say, my favourite days in the field are watchless!
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Old Friday 2nd September 2016, 18:45   #9
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Cheers Andy, coming up for two years now, I`m a big Seiko divers fan, looking to get a 6105 if I can find a good example, many are franken watches now with modded parts fitted.
Thanks for the info. Yep, you need to be wary if you want a genuine classic of any marque, all sorts of non standard bits as fashion dictates.
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Old Wednesday 7th September 2016, 22:12   #10
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Raymond Weil,
been everywhere with me since I bought it on the way home from Israel in 98, just noticed the date is wrong but I can't see it now anyway!


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Old Monday 3rd October 2016, 16:49   #11
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Everyone who has contributed to this thread has obviously got too much time on their hands..... mine's a Sekonda .
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Everyone who has contributed to this thread has obviously got too much time on their hands.....
Well timed pun; we'll have to watch out for you in the future...
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Old Monday 3rd October 2016, 17:39   #13
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Well timed pun; we'll have to watch out for you in the future...
You deserve a big hand for that, unless of course you prefer digital.
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... been watching this Rolex "Zephyr" since 1982.

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Old Thursday 6th October 2016, 18:25   #15
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I used an entry level Omega Chronostop Seamaster bought in 1970 mainly for sailing used it continuously until '79 when I replaced it with a Seiko quartz sports 100 and was worn daily until 2001 when I broke the bracelet. Instead of spending 120 on replacing the bracelet, scatched glass and service, I bought two Suunto X-Landers, one of the buttons failed on the first one and I find the face of the second one unreadable in certain light conditions because of the poor LCD display. Five years ago I bought a Seiko military style Chronograph which until a couple of weeks ago was doing fine, albeit with a scratched glass, but after having the battery changed discovered the button resetting the stop watch was no longer functioning.

I have just acquired a Citizen Royal Marines Commando (Eco-Drive) watch, which despite it dubious (marketing) connection, promises much. Rugged construction, titanium case, Kevlar strap (more comfortable than nylon) and water resistant to 300M. It is a sensible size and the RM Commando box on the face which can put off prospective buyers is hardly noticeable.

The original Seiko still works keeping exceptional time, I replaced the bracelet with a nylon strap and use it as a gardening watch. Only reason I don,t use it as an everyday watch is because it's glass is much scratched and the dial is no longer luminous but it is 37 years old.
Incidently my Omega stopped working a couple of years ago so I had it restored (it's apparently classed as vintage) plus a new glass (rather soft plexiglass) and two helium valves, cost 680! I now just wear it for best I regard it as modest bling.

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I use the omega seamaster and I also have a rotary aqua speed and to top them off 3 different gshocks with wrist compass on the straps
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If only I could learn to restrict my watch shopping, they are one of my biggest wastes of money after optics and camera gear! Here are a few of my current favourites.
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Haven't worn a watch for 25 years. Wonderfully liberating.
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Haven't worn a watch for 10 -20 years (I have no clue how long really, which is perhaps slightly ironic).

Could say it was liberating, but the sad truth is that with the onset of portable speaking devices (mobiles), and eventually getting one myself, an actual watch became superfluous.


How old are most of the people on this thread, claiming to be into watches? ...
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...with the onset of portable speaking devices (mobiles), and eventually getting one myself, an actual watch became superfluous.

How old are most of the people on this thread, claiming to be into watches? ...
For me, wearing a watch is essential to my sense of time. I see the dial subconsciously (I think even in my sleep), and it informs my brain of the time and of how much time is passing. Of course I look at it deliberately too, when I want to know the time consciously. Mobile devices etc work for the latter use, but not the former, at least for me. Even for the latter use, I find it irritating to have to fish them out of my pocket rather than just stealing a glance at my wrist.

I'm 45.

I like Hamilton Khaki Quartz (several related "field" models) with brushed stainless steel case, black dial with clear numbers, white luminescent hands, sapphire crystal, and fitted with one-piece (modified to remove the "extra" piece) Zulu nato style band from Maratac. I have an automatic version as well, which is fun and beautiful but not as practical or cost effective as quartz drive.

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... Mobile devices etc work for the latter use, but not the former, at least for me. Even for the latter use, I find it irritating to have to fish them out of my pocket rather than just stealing a glance at my wrist.


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Recently I became annoyed for the same reason except I have to fish the phone out of a small pack or bag.

I do miss using a wrist watch and I have been looking the past few days online to find a nice one which will be durable. I'd like to have a fancy one with an anti-glare coating. But, the high end ones seem to have this and they aren't cheap.
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How old are most of the people on this thread, claiming to be into watches? ...
Careful now!

Me, no spring chicken, I carry the biggest, baddest, latest iPhone in my pocket, and wear the cheapest available analogue-dialed watch on my wrist. Hauling a phone out of jeans pockets for casual time checks is just too much of a hassle.
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Careful now!

Me, no spring chicken, I carry the biggest, baddest, latest iPhone in my pocket, and wear the cheapest available analogue-dialed watch on my wrist. Hauling a phone out of jeans pockets for casual time checks is just too much of a hassle.
Ditto
and to own and wear a watch isn't neccessarily to be 'in to' anything.



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Hauling a phone out of jeans pockets for casual time checks is just too much of a hassle.
What is this "casual time check" you speak of?

I mean, if the time check lacks enough importance to fish my phone out of my bag or unclip it from my waist, then I always figured I really didn't care enough to know what time it is.

I found ditching a watch quite liberating that way.

Seriously though, I did find ditching a watch, and not having a clock in my vehicles, to be very useful for not feeling the need to rush when I really shouldn't. It was one of the more medium-sized ways of bringing some calm to my life. I still carry a top-end smartphone, but there's a good chance it's buried in my bag on any given day.

I'm in my mid-40s and work in tech, and a full-time cyclist/motorcyclist.
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