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Watches : whats on your wrist?

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by clipse, Apr 30, 2004.

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  1. clipse

    clipse Member

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    I have been looking into get something other than what I where now.(a Fossil Arkitekt) Now I just need ideas of what to get.

    So what do you wear?



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  2. armoredman

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    Since my watch gets banged around quite a bit at work, I use the $6 Wally World cheapie digitals. They usually last about 2 years, which is a great investment!:cool: :D
     
  3. mr_dove

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    Hamilton: Ventura. It has some history too. The first electric watch in history. Appeared in Men in Black.

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  5. clipse

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    I have had my watch for a little more than two years now. I was too emarassed to post a picture since it is all scratched up but I guess I will anyway.

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    Once in awhile at weddings and formal occasions I wear my grandfathers pocket watch.

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  6. Lochaber

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    Timex Reefgear with a faststrap replacing the plastic strap:

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    Its cheap, it works, I like the turn and pull alarm and the indiglo. It's a stop gap watch until I find the one I really want.

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  7. garrettwc

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    I'm kinda like armoredman, currently the $20 Timex Expedition from Wally World. It has lasted me a lot longer than those $50-100 watches they sell at the kiosks in the mall.

    I love when these threads pop up.

    What is it about gun owners that we seem to appreciate fine watches?
     
  8. Ktulu

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    Timex Zulu. $50, cheap plastic crystal is scratched to heck, most of the finish is rubbed off, keeps accurate time, and batteries seem to last for ever.
     
  9. Mute

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    Depends on the occasion. Usually I have on an Omega Seamaster.
     
  10. No Trespassing

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    I abuse the heck out of watches. I've smashed a few too many $200.00 watches so now I buy G-Shocks at Costco for $14.00.

    The batteries seem to last forever, they are nearly indestrucable. Sure they are ugly as heck and have functions that I ever use. But they work.
     
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    I'm poor so I can't afford those real nice watches, but my Casio G-Shock fits the bill! It takes a heck of a beating and the coolest thing is that it's solar powered! So I'll be prepared when Y3K rolls around! :)
     
  12. ruger357

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    Omega Seamaster.
     
  13. Smoke

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    Have several.

    RIght now is a stainless Luminox (damn High Road) ;)

    I have a Remington watch I purchased at Wal Mart several years ago. I still like that watch. Standard watch face with the digital readout at the bottom. I like being able to see the full day and date. But you can't read it at night.

    Have one of the rubber Luminox I bought off Ebay. Use it for knocking around. Keep the stainless one for dress.

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  14. SapperLeader

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    Ive been using timex expeditions for the last 10 years. Ive had 5 of them over that time period. The first lasted 5 years, numbers 2-4 lasted 4 years, and Ive had number 5 for a year. The first one is still going strong, the middle3 are destroyed, and Im wearing number 5 right now. I decieded to upgrade to a nicer watch, and purchased a casio g-shock stainless steel, one of thier atomic series. Its a awesome watch, but I havent had time to change the band size. My brother has been wearing the same model for 3 or 4 months, and he loves his too.
     
  15. HogRider

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    Just a plain 10 year old Seiko Automatic Divers Watch. It's all scratched up but still works fine.

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  16. moxie

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    Right now an Ollech & Wajs M-65 "Vietnam" automatic on a NATO strap. Also have an old, gold, Omega Seamaster (60s), a Timex Titanium, a Longines gold tank (40s), a gold Hamilton tank (50s), a Casio diver, and a Seiko SKX-173 diver on a Waterborne strap that I wear scuba diving.
     
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    Rolex gold Datejust. I wear it all the time, including cycling, swimming, hunting, range work, etc. It's now going on 32 years old. Gets cleaned about every 8-10 years.
     
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    If you check out some of the boards at Timezone.com, you'll find that quite a few watch aficianodos like guns as well. Must be something to do with finely crafted mechanical objects.
     
  19. tarrigoni

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    Swiss Army (Victorinox) Infantry.

    I really really like this watch. So much, in fact, that I have one in all black as well.

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  20. anapex

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    I wear a Citizen low end EcoDrive, Looks decent and will run for 180 days before I even have to think about putting it in light to recharge.
     
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    analog/digital Timex Expedition.
     
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    regular old luminox and sometimes a fake rolex!
     
  24. sm

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    Well I have had the Rolex's and one Patek Phillipe. I like the Omega's I've had,still have one a '67 Omega Seamaster Deville - old classic. Never cared for battery or quartz...appreciated the craftsmanship of mechanical, no batteries, no stop and go of second hand. [ I hate that twitching]

    I got to the point where time not that big of deal. Like the old boy said, " got one foot on yesterday and one on tommorrow, means your pissing on today".

    I had until recently a "nice" high dollar watch I used when I went to class or somesuch. Dunno what happened, I was a good Samaratain and changed a flat for nice lady expecting in a Maternity Business suit, raining like hell...got home and and I guess a pin broke and fell off on the freeway.

    Gotta LLBean Field Watch I can wear if need...just live in the now and not worry about time. Lots of clocks in cars, classrooms- 'puters have one in lower right corner. Still hate the battery dealie... the twitching...but I have it if and when if I reacon important reason to wear it.

    Less is more as I age it seems.
     
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