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Offline adaminc

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24 Hour Watches
« on: September 02, 2008, 22:49:00 »
I wasn't sure if I should put this here or in Radio Chatter, but it is a tool of sorts. Anyways.

I was looking for a new watch and I found this website selling analog watches with a 24 hour face. When I first looked at them, I was thinking "So what, big deal" til it clicked in that they in fact have 24 numbers on the face. I thought it was kinda cool, I might buy one to see how well they work, see if they can keep decent time. Kinda gimmicky, but still cool because they are quite unique, I have never seen a 24 hour analog watch before. I'm sure some of you probably have though.

Anyways, here is the link.

http://www.aaawatchclub.com/24_hour_dial.html

I have also found this company http://www.glycine-watch.ch, but from my research their watches seem to be very, very, very expensive.

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Re: 24 Hour Watches
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2008, 23:18:06 »
Interesting designs, indeed.

Love to hear from aviators on this:  how much use (realistically) do you see for a watch that has both your time, the destination time and the departure point time?



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Re: 24 Hour Watches
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2008, 00:08:00 »
My brother collects and repairs pocketwatches. He has some old Russian ones (not the cheap new garbage) about 100 years old. They have a 24 hr face for working in the land of the midnight sun (really easy to lose track of day and night up there).
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Re: 24 Hour Watches
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2008, 00:10:17 »


Love to hear from aviators on this:  how much use (realistically) do you see for a watch that has both your time, the destination time and the departure point time?





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Re: 24 Hour Watches
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2008, 00:23:24 »
Me neither. It's the same time in both locations 99.999% of the time.

I don't like the cluttered look either.

I prefer a simple, inexpensive but accurate digital with 24 hour capability, and it must fit the spring steel watchband that I've been using for about twenty years.

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Re: 24 Hour Watches
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2008, 00:32:56 »
My $17.99 walmart watch displays in 24 hour format. Thats all i need, even though i go through several timezones from takeoff to landing. I work in ZULU inside the aircraft and i have that time displayed right in front of my face. On the ground i adjust my watch to local time, i can do the rest of the math in my head when i need to know the time at home for calls and such.

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Re: 24 Hour Watches
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2008, 00:38:04 »
Why not just use a digital watch that has an option to display time in the 24hr mode?
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Re: 24 Hour Watches
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2008, 00:54:54 »
Mine's a rather beaten-up Casio. It's lasted longer than any of its predecessors, which are usually killed off one way or another. I can't remember where I bought it, but it was a buck or two on either side of twenty.

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Re: 24 Hour Watches
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2008, 05:22:24 »
My first posting was Inuvik, and since then I've always used 24 hour time. I find my cheap digital Timex more than sufficient for the job. The only time I wear a conventional watch is when I'm in dress uniform or a suit.
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Re: 24 Hour Watches
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2008, 05:53:22 »
Hey smiling happy people,

The watch I wear daily is a 24hr dial Traser P6500. Google that for more info. They are expensive, but traditional, and look rather nice.

I wore this in Iraq.


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Re: 24 Hour Watches
« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2008, 16:37:51 »
My old Timex Expedition does the job quite nicely. It has 2 timezones, I have primary as local and secondary as UTC, and both display in 24Hr mode. Aside from that, it's survived a few beatings and is still ticking (as their slogan indicated). I think I got it for about $30 a few years ago.