Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by clipse, Apr 30, 2004.
Tag Heuer Aquaracer 2000 Automatic
today? Rolex Seadweller. Yesterday? Zenith el Primero Chronomaster moonphase.
FYI, I don't want to know if you think I'm a fancy pants showboater who wastes money.
I am wearing the same watch that I mentioned in my post two years ago this month. My casio g-shock still looks real nice, still holds its solar charge, and still keeps atomic time. I continue to get nice compliments on it, and I cant believe the watch is over two years old.
My brother has had the same watch as I, for four months longer. Niether of us is that gentle on our watches, and used to go through timexes like a bag of candy.
I do wish some manufacture would make a nice, snazzy digital watch with a leather band for nicer occassions. I wore analog watches for 10 years, and got burned out on them, and now prefer digital. Unfortunatly, majority of the digitals have plastic bands, and look crappy.
Nothing on the wrist. Like Granddaddy, it is in my pocket.
I have been very satisfied with the Wenger watches (waterproof etc). If I am doing hard labor where there is going to be a lot of vibration to the watch, I''ll usually have digital on. Same applies if I'm fishing where I could give the watch a substantial dunking. But I often have the Wenger on while trout fishing and it does ocasionally get dunked without a problem.
I've upgraded too. I've still got the Tag, but I wear this most of the time.
Wife upgraded me from a Luminox Officer's Field watch to a Marathon tritium SAR for Christmas. Nice watch thus far.
No offense to those with a Rolex, but I've never understood the fascination with them. They are about the ugliest watches I've ever seen.
Here's what I use most of the time:
I have a newly made old fashioned wind-up pocket watch. I hate worrying about batteries. Real nice piece, you can see all the internal gears. Made by...bariloche.
Found this one.
Been good to me.
Wenger Swiss Military here. Guaranteed for life and built like tank! Got this $300 watch for $125 at Costco.
Mark(psycho)Phipps( HAHAHA! )
I have a Rolex Submariner I've had for 15 years, and a 17 jewel Clinton made in 1941 (it cost $40 then) and a WalMart $6 digital with a button that will turn on a light so you can see the time in the dark. I wear the Rolex when I go to parties or gatherings, but the one I wear almost always is the WalMart. It's light as a feather, comfortable, and has lost one minute in a year and a half.
Casio Outdoorsman. It has some useful features that don't seem to useful until you need them, like graphing barometer. Very handy if you're out in the sticks and notice a pressure drop trend. A storm of some kind might be blowing in and it's time to head to lower ground/shelter. That's come in handy on hunts in the mountains more than once. I especially like being able to set the flourescent display to light up automatically when I turn the watch to read it. It's handy when you have your hands full at camp or hunting. Easy to turn that feature on and off.
My G-shock was pretty beat up ( I'm in the military, it happens). I had $250 to spend. The verdict? Another G-shock and an unissued Yugo SKS...
For the "nicer" occasions I have a silver Harley-Davidson Anniversary commemorative watch that I bought 3 years ago
Rolex TT GMT-IIc
I wear a 1964 Bulova Accutron Deep Sea...The face says 666 feet, but I'm not crazy enough to immerse it. I had Bulova rebuild it about 15 years ago. One of the coolest things about it is the timer ring is mounted under the crystal, and is set with a dedicated stem of it's own. It's very heavy Stainless, and with the stainless band I put on it, it's almost heavy enough to be a weapon itself...
I find that although I don't conciously notice the hum of the tuning fork, if the battery dies, I have a hard time getting to sleep until I get it back up and running!
Nothing since I carry my cell phone now. Great Uncle was a watch repair man, Uncle Was a Bulova Salesman #1 in the company in the 70's & 80's. I must have hundreds of watches of all kinds. Oldest one is from the Late 1700's. Most locked in a bank vault.
Citizen Eco-Drive. Forget the model, it was a Japan-only watch. Titanium one-piece case because of the solar cell. I've tried to upgrade it twice, but the money always went to some hot ammo deal I came across. Oh well, I'll keep 'er...
Most of the time its a 5.11 Field Ops , although my total beater is a Seiko Black Monster , with a Citizen Eco-Drive 180 for nice occasions.
Brietling Colt, Tag Carrera
...TAG 2000, Timex that looks like the old Boy Scout models...can't remember the name but it's light and cheap...had a Lorus for years but it imploded
My favorite though was an original Pulsar...oooo...lost it...
+1 on the Ollech & Wajs . . . . .
Professional model, dive watch - tough as nails. Also a Seiko railroad watch for when I have to look pretty.
Citizen Eco Drive Solar tech Titanium watch.
Everyday: Seiko 5 military automatic.
Gladhanding with the posers: Rolex Steel Submariner
Gladhanding with wanna be posers: Seiko automatic diver with steel bracelet and Pesi bezel
Blacktie: Bulova automatic.
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