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    Out of curiosity, what do you think is the best wrist watch to have. Take into account that it must be durable and have a long life. Odds are that it will be exposed to the elements and endure rough treatment. Cost is always a factor to be considered. It should be able to tell time in the dark and have various other features. I personally like the Ironman but it generally needs a new band or battery within two years or less, I guess I like it because it is cheep. What would you recommend??

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    I wear a $250 Citizen Eco-Drive analog watch. It charges its power cell by light, which means it only needs a small amount of light in order to register a charge.

    Check it out here.

    Even though it is somewhat expensive, I've worn this watch while hammering out a piece of hot steel, pounding nails, and even washing my dishes.
    "Reject the basic assumptions of civilization, especially the importance of material possessions." "The things you own end up owning you"-Tyler Durden

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    • #3
      If I ain't rockin' my GMT Master II then it's a no brainer for me and a couple hundred thousand military folks, Casio G-Shock! They have Tough Solar models along with Atomic versions. Dependable, accurate, long lasting and inexpensive.





      http://www.rolex.com/en/collection/o...116710LN-0001/

      http://www.gshock.com/products/

      Only other one I currently like would be the, Marathon Automatic Divers Watch w/Tritium.
      http://www.marathonwatch.com/site/ca...p?pid=ww194006


      IMHO, YMMV.............
      Well, for me, the action is the juice.....I'm in.

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      • #4
        I just have an old wined up one. EMP will kill a digital watch. But I feel so out of date...:D
        "We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately."
        -Ben Franklin

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        • #5
          I have a Waltham pocket watch that I bought an estate sale about 15 years ago, the watch didn't run when I bought it ,but there is an old jewler/watchmaker here locally that I had look at the watch . He charged $75.00 to fix my $20.00 watch, but as long as you wind this thing every day or so, it keeps perfect time. He said that the watch was dated in the back , it was built in 1896, so I feel safe in thinking that it will be here long after I'm gone. It also looks good with my bibbs.
          Every Day , Is A Bonus.

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          • #6
            Wow Mags thats a nice Rolex, I would be afraid to take that into the woods. I like the gshock one it looks very similar to my Ironman. When I needed a new battery I went to Walley World and I could purchase a new battery for seven bucks or a new watch for nine. So I got a new watch that will last for two more years.

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            • #7
              Best I've found for under $200...

              Highgear Enduro mil-spec model.....

              *Chassis Features
              ...Ballistic Rubberized Shell w/Farraday EMP shielding
              ...One-Piece Ballistic Rubber Band
              ...Non-Glare Negative Display Face
              ...Grav-Shock Resistant Up To 120 Gs

              *Compass Features
              ...Digital Electronic Compass with 360 Degree Bearings
              ...32 Cardinal Points with N Direction
              ...1 Resolution with 32 direction pointers
              ...Option for One or Continuous Direction Measurement
              ...Adjustable Declination

              *Chronograph Features
              ...100 Hour Chrono with 1/100 second resolution
              ...100 Laps with Workout Memory
              ...100 Split Time with Workout Memory/25 sessions
              ...Training Log with Best/Average Lap and Total Segment
              ...Split/Lap Display user selectable

              *Watch Features
              ...Time/Day/Date/Month
              ...Dual Time Zone
              ...3 Alarms
              ...9 Interval Timers
              ...3 Independent Timers (count-up/ count-down/count-repeat)
              ...EL Backlight System
              ...100 Meter Water Resistant
              ...User Replaceable Battery
              ...Mineral Glass LCD
              ...Dimensions: 10" x 1 5/8" x 1/2"
              ...Weight: 0.9 oz



              If you can still find them, the civvie model can be had for around 90 bucks, sans EMP shielding and a few different specs....but I'm pretty sure both models have been out of production for some time now...

              Ive had mine for about 4 years now, and it's a helluva tough watch....
              "I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." -Thomas Jefferson

              "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves, in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it." -Frederic Bastiat

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              • #8
                511 Tactical makes a nice rugged watch that has a balistics calculator built in. Nice feature. But, I to prefer the GMT over all else.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by avking View Post
                  511 Tactical makes a nice rugged watch that has a balistics calculator built in. Nice feature. But, I to prefer the GMT over all else.
                  My deal with the 511 is that you're basically paying around 300 bucks for a watch that, with quite a bit of fiddling, can perform a calculation which can be just as easily made with a pocket shootist's bible and if you're pressed for time or just plain lazy, a $1 calc (I use a pencil and pad)....but they are plenty tough...get rid of the onboard comp, cut the price by about 150 bucks and I'd pick one up.... ;)

                  Not a huge fan of Rolexes or the like, either....just don't see the point of laying down that much dinero ($1000's) for something that ticks just like my cheap $50 dress watch....but, to each his own....If anyone's giving away Rolexes, I'll take two.....I could sell 'em and get all kinds of actual gear and goodies... ;)
                  Last edited by Big_Saw; 09-25-2009, 12:05 AM.
                  "I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." -Thomas Jefferson

                  "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves, in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it." -Frederic Bastiat

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                  • #10
                    Timex watch
                    The road to serfdom is paved with free electric golf carts.

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                    • #11
                      one that works prefer windup
                      the pack that plays together stays together

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                      • #12
                        I have noticed a trend in the general public. People are not always wearing watches anymore but relying on their cell phones to give them the time. I cannont count the number of times that someone asks me for the time of day.

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                        • #13
                          Luminox , Navy Seals issue

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Centurion View Post
                            I have noticed a trend in the general public. People are not always wearing watches anymore but relying on their cell phones to give them the time. I cannont count the number of times that someone asks me for the time of day.
                            I know what you mean.....If a guy applies for work with me and doesn't wear a watch, he doesn't make it past hello....In my opinion, it says something about a respect for responsibility...my $0.02...
                            "I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." -Thomas Jefferson

                            "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves, in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it." -Frederic Bastiat

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                            • #15
                              High range: Omega Seamaster Professional GMT Co-axial.
                              Mid Range: Citizen Eco-Drive -- nighthawk or similar
                              Suunto
                              Japanese G-Shocks (like MR-G)

                              Lower End:

                              G-Shock!


                              I'd post picks but my post count is too low...

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