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Byron Quick
June 3, 2004, 01:10 AM
I'm in the market for a quality mechanical compass and a quality mechanical watch.


Each must have good accuracy and superior durability to shock and rough conditions. Waterproof of course.

Self winding watch would be preferable as long as it as durable as a wind up. Flat crystal on the watch if possible. I seem to be death on domed crystal.

Modern makes are okay but I am also willing to search for outstanding examples of days of yore.

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TarpleyG
June 9, 2004, 11:09 AM
Really can't go wrong with either of these watches if you need mechanical, cheap, and durable.

http://www.countycomm.com/GPDESCRIP.htm
http://www.countycomm.com/490DESCRIP.htm

As for compasses--there are hundreds of options. Just depends on what you want. I like Silva Rangers personally.

http://www.silvacompass.com/ranger515.html

Greg

Derek Zeanah
June 9, 2004, 11:19 AM
Look for a sapphire crystal on the face -- hardness of 9.

I ended up buying a Hamilton Khaki Chronograph; have also owned an Ollech and Wajs and a Oris that were high quality.

BenW
June 9, 2004, 11:22 AM
On the compass, really almost any of the name brand orienteering compasses are good quality and serviceable. If you're looking for a marching compass, the Cammenga is the way to go. If you're looking for the Rolex of compasses, you probably want to look at a pocket transit such as: http://store.yahoo.com/egeology/transit.html

Derek Zeanah
June 9, 2004, 11:46 AM
You know, military lensatic compasses ain't bad at all. I might even have one (tritium dials and what-not) that you can buy. ;)

Byron Quick
June 9, 2004, 04:48 PM
Thanks, guys!

Ohen Cepel
June 9, 2004, 05:13 PM
I second the Oris watch, great quality for the money.

Compass- I like the Silva wrist one very well. Not extremely accurate, however, it has met my needs, keeps me hands free and I never was without it when I needed it. Also, great at night in the bush since my hands were still free to keep the brush out of my face.

Iain
June 9, 2004, 08:04 PM
Limes, Aristo (have one of these) Ollech and Wajs, there are loads of others but these I recall from my hunt about a year ago.

I love military watches. My Aristo is titanium cased with a ETA 2824-2 movement and a flat sapphire crystal. Probably cost me less than 200 US.

Here it is:

http://www.timedesign.de/i/aristo/5H39S.jpg

Some Ollech and Wajs here (http://www.chronomaster.co.uk/ollech_&_wajs_wristwatches.htm)

Soap
June 9, 2004, 10:44 PM
I just use a regular old Silva map compass. For a watch, I have a vintage 40's or 50's Omega Seamaster.

knowledgegreen
June 12, 2004, 01:14 AM
I love my Hamilton Khaki watch. Its simple and reliable.


As far as a compass is concerned I would go with a Brunton 8099.

Schuey2002
June 12, 2004, 02:02 AM
http://www.countycomm.com/GPDESCRIP.htm

I have this ^^ one. It's a good accurate military issue mechanical. It's a little on the small side, though.. Also, you can save a little money by looking on Ebay. The price on this link lists it for $90, I picked mine up for $52 NIB on da' Bay..;)

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