Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by clipse, Apr 30, 2004.
Luminox here. It lights the way.
I'm still wearing the Seiko I got from Hong Kong in 1968. It's a self-winder and still keeps perfect time. I had the crystal replaced once.
Tell me thats carbon fiber. Then tell me where I can get one.
another Luminox wearer here
We had an officer who wore an actual Rolex to work - while cuffing an inmate, he lost it, as the inmate snaked it off him, and promptly flushed it. Sevage divers recovered it from the tank.....ack.
A Seiko, no idea what model. Analog, no second hand, no day or date indicator.
Every part that contacts my skin is stainless, so my sweat doesn't tear it up (a problem with me. A "base metal bezel" next to my skin will soon turn into pitted junk and a green stain).
I picked it up at a garage sale for $.10. A jewler locally told me it's worth more like $175. All it needed was a battery.
Another Hamilton. Gotta love automatic chronographs.
Yes, I admit it---I too have Watch Lust!
I don't know why, but I love watches--I will stop by displays and just look, and . . . have lustful watch thoughts. If I had the bucks, I would own several. I'm like those women who love shoes, I guess. And yes, I think there is something related with guns. If I had the bucks AND if I didn't live in a state that makes you jump through hoops every time you buy/sell/acquire/dispose of a pistol, I know I'd have more than I have now.
Anyway, back to watches. I wear daily to work a 1996 era Seiko Quartz analog chronograph that I bought for myself in 1997 at a Costco for just under $100. Was going into the store, and they had a large eye-level display case of watches----MUST LOOK AT WATCHES--gets me every time. Had just gotten a new job, so I treated myself.
For weekend wear I have a Timex Expedition that I bought for $25 at a Wally World when we were on a trip to Heshey PA. Looks smart, love that Indiglo, and if anything happens to it---no big loss.
In the eighties I had at one time four Swatches. I still have one. Very cool face. I may come back and post pics. Problem with the Swatches was that you could hear them tick. Hate that, especially when trying to sleep.
Finally, my mom gave me a Lord Elgin watch that was given to my grandfather for his retirement from the Kansas Southern Railroad back in the early '60's. It's a cool vintage watch. Problem is it's gold---and I don't wear gold, plus the bracelet is a bit small for my wrist. I showed it to my son, and mentioned that you have to wind it every day. "What--wind it every day?" He's never heard of such a thing. Ah, youth.
I would like to sell it, but not sure how my mom would feel. It's got an inscription on the back to my grandfather (he passed away over 20 years ago).
Timex, because "it takes a licking and keeps on ticking."
It's true by the way...I licked it...it still works.
Oris automatic chrono.
Great watch for the money!
Seiko SKX007K <<
I'm wearing a Seiko "Sports 50" right now, the second Seiko I've owned in 20 years or more.
Still have the Hamilton my folks gave me for high school graduation in . . . 1948. Wore it through Army boot camp, Korean combat and for many years afterward. Finally retired it. Wound it the other day, and it took off running like a true sport.
I love fine Swiss watches.
I have a gold Movado classic museum dial with leather strap for dressy occassions and a Rado Diastar for most everything else. When banging around when the watch may be damaged, I throw on a Fossil digital/analog model.
As a buying tip -- I was just on a cruise to Nassau, Bahamas. Name brand watches can be obtained in Carribean countries for 40% or more off U.S. retail, and you pay no sales tax. Yet, you can have the watch repaired under warranty in the U.S. so long as you purchased from an Authorized dealer.
timex iron man, had one on my wrist for about 10 years (i'm 22). Greatest watch I've seen for 30 dollars. Indiglow is great.
It is actually at home, but this is my watch. Highschool graduation present.
And here it is with my SIG 229 (badge is not mine).
Seiko Diver's Automatic 200M, Model SKX175 (blue and red bezel, black face, stainless band). Bought to replace the black face/black bezel model I got in 1984 and gave to a friend a year or so ago.
Long as I keep movin' it keeps runnin' and it's more waterproof than I am.
Oakley D1 black on black, very neat and easy to read IMHO.
Timex ''Expedition'' ... the deal with digital compass! That works but is part gimmick IMO.
As a timepiece ... cannot fault it .... just about to change over to wrist band #3 .... and it's given me 4 good years of service ... no battery replacement yet. Good value.
If I really need something better lookin then .. my late Dad's Swiss analogue (that's ''wind-up'' to you younger guys! ) will come out ... occasionally!
I don't wear a wristwatch. I have a cell phone and that also tells me the time. Yep, I'm lazy.
Casio DataBank ... has a built in calculator, world time, stop watch, timer, telememos for holding telephone numbers, credit card numbers, passwords, etc.
Ahh watches....another expensive hobby to bleed us of our finances!
So many watches, so little money. I save 2 nice watches for formal wear -
an early 90's Omega Seamaster Professional (two tone - gold/stainless, small face for a thinner wrist) and a fairly new Movado dress model with Roman Numerals. I save numerous others - a modernist Klein swiss movement stainless model, a company awarded watch, and Timex models, for sport, play or really casual wear.
I've been tempted to try one of those Russian pilot type watches with the Swiss adopted/Russian built automatic movements. Has anyone had any luck or experience with them?
I'm not a big fan of uber-expensive watches so I just have a set of three watches on "rotation".
1. Seiko titanium perpetual calendar
$202 shipped (including free sizing) from bluedial.com
I can't find pics of #2 and #3 on the 'net. #2 is a Gucci (no longer made) watch with brown leather band, yellow face and black hands. Got that one while we were in Rome in 1988. #3 is a $45 Paul Peugeot copy of #2 with black band, black face and gold hands.
BTW I use a Timex compass watch for hiking/camping and a Reebok heart rate monitor.
cheapo digital w/stopwatch for working out.
basic leather banded w/moondial face for occational wear
basic Guess with chrono for around the house/range
But my baby and everyday wearer is this:
Never needs winding, nice light titainium.
Just a beautiful watch, IMHO
Right now I am wearing a Timex Humvee that was a Christmas gift from my grandparents about 5 years ago. It is incredibly chunky and this is the 3rd band I have put on it, but I have never changed the battery.
My normal everyday wear is a standard Luminox with a black face. It was a Christmas gift from my wife about two years ago and two days after getting it, the crystal was cracked while I was at work. I never did get it fixed and it shattered about three months ago. Keep meaning to send it off, but just never got around to it.
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