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Wrist Watch Recommendations - Merged Thread
« on: June 30, 2003, 17:27:00 »
Thinking ahead to the gear that I may need, I wondered about wristwatches.  What kind would be recommended in the field for infantry types?  Digital or hands?  A cheapo $10 Zellers or a durable one (Omega, lol)?  What do you wear?

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« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2003, 17:38:00 »
this was discussed b4 at some point. I would go with a dark green G-Shock. I used to have one. I beat the crap out of it and it was just a little scuffed and tahts it. So i gave it away to a friend. I should have kept it. Would be good, its dark green  :rolleyes:

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« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2003, 20:20:00 »
I use a luminox dive watch and its simply the best watch ive ever used.

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« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2003, 20:46:00 »
A good ol‘ Timex Ironman is a good bet.  Like them ads say, "It takes a lickin‘ and keeps on tickin‘"

I have mine on one of them nylon wristbands, and the watch made it through some deep doo-doo.

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Re: Wrist Watch Recommendations - Merged Thread
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2003, 22:07:00 »
Either the Timex or one of the Cassio sports watches worked for me (and still do). Something rugged but simple. A couple of features such as stop watch, and ability to show 2 time zones are all you need.

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« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2003, 23:00:00 »
Timex expidition for around $42.
It has 2 time zones, 3 alarms [Revalie (sp?), when to go on shift) and it has large easy to see numbers with an easy to hit indiglo button that is very bright and can be used as a flash light in an emergency
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« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2003, 23:04:00 »
Digital on one wrist and analogue on the other.
Precise,never a breakdown and analogue can be used as a compass.
Any digital alarms going off in my unit and I will shoot you myself.
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« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2003, 09:18:00 »
Yeah nothing more embarrasing than spending all night lying in an ambush and then having some numpty‘s digital alarm start playing a tune just as their lead scouts come down the trail.
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« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2003, 09:43:00 »
Old School, please teach how you can use a analogue watch as a compas?  Maybe I am overanalyzing the problem, but every way that I can think, to turn the watch into a compas invloves some breaking it and tweaking it Tim Taylor style...

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« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2003, 11:30:00 »
Rather than try to explain it, here‘s a link:

 http://www.time4watches.com/Watch%20Articles/using_a_watch_as_a_compass.htm

BTW, this is a *great* method, I‘ve used it before, though it‘s horribly inacurate, it‘ll give you an idea of where the cardinal points lie.

There used to be a soldier‘s navigation aid pamphlet passed out which had this plus basic nav info (taking a bearing, roamers, resections, etc) on it. Very good info for every soldier to have...

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Re: Wrist Watch Recommendations - Merged Thread
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2003, 11:57:00 »
I‘ve had the same Timex Ironman watch for 3 years. Have had to replace the strap a few times, but the watch is a godsend.
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« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2003, 17:40:00 »
I also used just a Timex. When I did course it was fine.

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Re: Wrist Watch Recommendations - Merged Thread
« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2003, 18:31:00 »
Timex Ironman here, too.  I‘m on my 3rd strap in 8 years.  The crystal was badly scratched, so I smoothed it out with some fibre-optic polishing paper, and sprayed it with a flat lacquer.

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« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2003, 23:24:00 »
Looking For A Watch

Here‘s the older watch thread. I got a Timex Expedition a few days ago. It looks alright, wasn‘t too expensive, and has the features I figure I‘d need.

I‘m curious about why you‘d need 2 time zones. Right now I have both my zones set at the same time, just switching between 24 hour clock and 12 hour clock. I figure it‘ll be good to start thinking in 24 time, but the switch button makes it easy to double check my horrible math.

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« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2003, 12:37:00 »
Two time zones:  Simple:  The one you‘re in, and the one your wife/girlfriend/family are in.  (Not to mention the one your government services are in, as they are only open from 8-4, M - F).
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« Reply #15 on: July 04, 2003, 20:06:00 »
Just for your info, you can use a digital watch to nav with the sun.  Top of the comapass is 12, bottom is 6.  You‘re all smart, fill in the rest of the numbers and Bob‘s your uncle.  Not the most accurate compass in the world, but if it‘s all you got...
Iron man watch is good to go.  Just turn off all the freekin beeping.

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« Reply #16 on: July 04, 2003, 22:08:00 »
Buy a good automatic watch that is water proof,has a good illuminous dial,shock proof,and no buzzer‘s or F‘n beeper‘s.

 To many time‘s in the middle of a recce or other night Op.‘s have I heard someone‘s watch going off!!!!!  :mad:  

 Depending on the pitch and tone,a beep or buzzer can be heard for quite a distance.
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« Reply #17 on: July 04, 2003, 22:13:00 »
I‘m not in the Infantry yet, but I love my GShock. Paid $100 for it at Sears and it‘s managed to survive my 7 month, 70lb Golden Retrieve puppy‘s attentions with nary a scratch. The dog crunches through anything, so this watch has to be something special.

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« Reply #18 on: July 04, 2003, 23:01:00 »
How many people use the watchband cover thing?
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« Reply #19 on: July 05, 2003, 11:32:00 »
If you think that you can nav with a digital watch then you have a good imagination, you might as well use a rock.  All you would have to do is mark in a clock face with a marker...  WOW, what an idea, I should market it.  The compass clock watch, it‘s amazing!!
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« Reply #20 on: July 05, 2003, 14:31:00 »
If you guys are in a situation where you need to use your watch as a compass you better be religious and have some favors to call in  :)
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« Reply #21 on: March 24, 2004, 09:51:00 »
Hi All,

I am looking for a suggestion(s) for a new watch.  Multi-purpose...diving etc etc...

Any suggestions from experience?

Cheers

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Re: Wrist Watch Recommendations - Merged Thread
« Reply #22 on: March 24, 2004, 14:15:00 »
pointy_end,

My suggestion is to go with a Timex Ironman watch. There are many different models from which to choose. They are not too expensive, are water-resistant, quite durable, etc. I bought one with all of the features that I wanted (and then some) for under $40.

You can find ‘em at Zellers, Wal-Mart, or just about any department store.

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Re: Wrist Watch Recommendations - Merged Thread
« Reply #23 on: March 24, 2004, 15:47:00 »
Rolex  :D  

Seriously either the Timex Ironman as already mentioned, or perhaps a Casio G Shock should fit the bill.

Cheap rugged and a few essential bells and whistles such as alarm, stop watch etc are all you need.
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« Reply #24 on: March 24, 2004, 15:52:00 »
My Timex Expedition has been very good to me, and it‘s pretty inexpensive - I got it at WalMart for $45

However it wouldnt be good for diving, but there are lots of other Timex models that would be