Your favorite watch

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  1. Doc.

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    The reason I use an analog dial is that you can use it as a compass. Position the watch so the sun is halfway between 12 and the minute hand, and the hour hand points north. Doc.
     
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    I haven't worn one in years, but this reminds me of a story. I used to work in a bar as a bouncer back in my college days. It was a place where many of the Buffalo Bills would stop by on weekends after practice during training camp. One of the running backs was know for being flashy and showing off his expensive things. He was showing off his Rolex to some people and said, "Look at this, it cost me $5,000". One of the defensive lineman overheard him and said, "Yeah, well my Timex cost me 10 bucks and it tells the same time as yours." Things got quite then. :D
     
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  4. gila_dog

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    I'm done with expensive watches. In fact the watch I have now is a $20 Casio. It shows the time (analog only for me), has luminous hands, and it's all plastic. When it craps out I'll buy another one if they still make them. I have various more expensive watches in my various junk boxes, all broken, too expensive to fix. I have several Timex Expeditions and they are good watches for a while, then they fall apart, break, or the battery runs down (and is a bitch to replace). I think the quality of the Timex Expeditions has really gone downhill over the years.
     
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    Got this for Father's Day. "May the forest be with you" is carved on the back. by TreeHut.com The watch body is actually wood!
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    I wear a Android smart watch from Casio. It's a WSD F10. You can change the watch face from your Android Phone. It has Compass, GPS, Barometer, Altimeter, Weather monitor. It can also track 3 other WSD F10's bearings.
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    My cell phone is all the time I need .
    I don't wear rings or jewelry either .
    As a mechanic ,it's too dangerous to be wearing any thing that can jeopardize you or your work.
    If I'm in the woods ,the last thing I care about is time.
    Now that I'm retired, it's even less important.
     
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    Samsung Galaxy S6 Active - my "pocket watch"
     
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    I only have a Rolex because I can and there won't be any in Heaven so I figured if I wanted one, I had better get it while I can.
     
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    My wife bought me this Citizen E820 7 or 8 years ago as an anniversary gift and I still love it. I wear it any day I am not in the woods or doing some other manual labor. For that stuff I have a cheap casio digital watch.

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    that's exactly what I told my wife on the idea of getting a Porsche....... she didn't buy it! :4:
     
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    I have kicked around the idea of a black faced Submariner with SS band for years. By far my favorite style of watch. My brother bought a two tone with blue face ~10 years ago, and keeps telling me to just do it.. Maybe some day.. There are just so many other things in the $3k - $5k price range that I want (non-watch related I mean) so it always gets bumped.. :eek:
     
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    casio solar watch, analog, simple nylon band, about $29. i've had it for 13 months months. hasn't missed a beat ...
     
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    I just switched to the Maratac Mid Pilots watch after wearing Timex Camper for 20+ years.
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    In most areas of life I am a total luddite. (I only carry a smart-phone under duress.) But in the case of my watch I wanted something that fit my philosophy that my key PSK elements should always be attached to my body or in my pockets.

    This Casio G-shock is solar-powered, atomic-clock-synched, has an accurate digital compass and altimeter-barometer. Oh, and I forgot, it can tell time too.:4:

    Coyote Ron

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    Yea, this is a Deep Sea and was close to 13k.
     
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    My Casio g-shock. My fiance bought it for my birthday 3 years ago. I have abused the hell out of it ever since. The face is scratched to hell, the band is kinda chewed up, and she is still ticking like a champ. Love this watch.

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    I wish I never got this watch! My old beater Casio Pathfinder 1300. It went on my wrist 16 years ago, and put two of my Rolex watches into the gunsafe. It's light, accurate, solar, etc. it does everything and has been with me on many continents. You only wear a regular watch in Cambodia.

    I love the thing. It's been in the body cavity of many big game animals. It's gone off a cliff with me in Thailand. It is very worn out, and it will bum me out when I can't find any parts.
     

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    Thank you.
     
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    Good old G-Shock today...

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    I have an Invica large stainless steel, black face with large white numbers, offset stem, and rubber band. Very rugged and military looking. Keeps great time.
     
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    Hey Brother,
    Here is my County Comm Maratac SR-1 .It's a automatic , and I sent it off to Motor City Watch Works for a bead blasting of the case and new pronger hands .
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