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Wrist Watch Recommendations - Merged Thread

Scott

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I am in the market for a new one and will try to order it just as soon as I can get somewhere a little more permanent. Mine stopped working after a particularly hot fire, not all can take a licking I guess ;D
 

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The Black Watch! Sorry, that was lame. Timex has never let me down. In fact, mine ran for years, then I lost it. I guess I failed before it did.
 

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Acqua has been a good brand for me for the following reasons:

1. Cheap - You can get a really good one for $35 at Zellers (cheaper than most timex watches)
2. Rugged - with up to 100m water resistance, I have taken this watch through swamps, rain, winter exercises; hell, I've accidently forget in the washer and dryer                                     
                  at least 10 times! After 2 1/2 years of service in the Reserves it still keeps going (even the battery is the original.)
3. 24 Hour time support - handy back in my days of being a stupid newbie who couldn't subtract 12

Combined with a  Cdn Peacekeeper Watchband, this thing is tough...
 

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Big fan of Timex Ironman Triathlon, here.

http://www.timex.com/bin/catalog.tmx?key=m_sports_ironman&ppn=no

For garrison/civie, a Cordura-Velcro watchband is much more comfortable than the plastic one that Ironman comes with.
http://www.voguestrap.com/voguestrap/fastwrap.html

For the field, a Cordura-Velcro cam-cover watchband is good idea, and there is a variety of out there to choose from: Wheelers, USCAV, actiongear.com, your local surplus store, the CanEx on base during course, or your unit's kit shop.
 

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NATO Boy said:
handy back in my days of being a stupid newbie who couldn't subtract 12

You crazy people with your subtact 12's... No wonder it takes you a long time to get used to it.  ;D
Cheers,
Morgs
 

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The Timex Expedition is outstanding. 12/24 hr format, 3 Time Zones, 3 alarms, a timer, a chronograph, Indiglo and it's only $35 at Walmart.  My other watch is the Swiss Army Renegade.  It has a rubber band, 24 hr format, Tritium markers, date function and a compass.  It was $99 off the net.
 

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www.anonimo.com ;D

The militare automatico is really nice, but a little out of my price range for the time being!

I have a Cardinal watch
http://www.cardinalwatch.com/ca_chrono.html- the 2958
 

calno

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I would rather go with this one
beacause of the larger numbers, it's all about legibility
http://www.wheelersonline.com/detail.asp?product_id=6033

 

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Try the Casio Pathfinder series. I have one and it has worked well for me. I has backlighting, a barometer, compass (degrees only - not mils) and an altimeter. The barometer is useful for weather prediction. The watch is 'water resistant' to 100m, and I have dived with it to 30m in salt water with no ill effects. Battery life is good too, 2 years and counting for battery life. The display on it is quite large and easy to read. It does AM/PM and Military time. The model is PAG40-3V.

That being said, it is a big, bulky watch and not cheap (~$200) . It does not fit easily into a 'combat' watchband.

Duke
 

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I got a cheap, small, digital "TimeZone" watch with indiglo light, water resistant (proof, for most purposes), alarm/timer/date, 24hr, etc. for about 20 bucks at a mall in Montreal before leaving for IAP.

I bought an olive-green Mil-Spex watchband at the Canex in St. Jean for about $6 and I love it. The smell can get bad after a while, but a quick wash in the sink solves that problem. The watchface cover on the band saves the face from getting scratched to hell and you can get a nice snug fit with the watchband without getting any cinching on your wrist since it's so wide. The tanline from it is sizeable but that's why you don't take it off.
 
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Well, I spoke too soon apparently. Recently on a field exercise my wristband broke on my Casio (It got caught on a C9 sling) so I am gonna try out one of these Ironman watches I keep hearing about.

Have you purchased one yet Morgs? If so which brand?
 
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PatricianSailor

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Is this for real..............sorry boy............Momma cant make decisions for you at this point........buy a watch........whether its crankin the feed cover on a .50 or just pickin up your gear.........theres no failsafe......if it breaks you know your workin hard at what your doin!!!! Then buy a new one
 

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I too am looking at either the Timex Ironman or Casio G-Shock. Interesting, most people here are touting the Timex, while most of the American guys seem to prefer the Casio G-Shocks.

As for the Timex, i think i'd go with something like this,
http://www.sailgb.com/p/timex_ironman_triathlon_200m_water_resistant_indiglo_shock_watch_t53771/
 

Matt_Fisher

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Have a look at the upgraded Casio G-Shock or "Mil-Shock" at County Comm.

www.countycomm.com

They've got a bunch of other mil-spec watches there, such as Marathon (a Canadian company), Stocker & Yale, etc.
 

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PPCLI MCpl said:
The Timex Expedition is outstanding. 12/24 hr format, 3 Time Zones, 3 alarms, a timer, a chronograph, Indiglo and it's only $35 at Walmart.   My other watch is the Swiss Army Renegade.   It has a rubber band, 24 hr format, Tritium markers, date function and a compass.   It was $99 off the net.

I got the Timex Expedition as well, I plan on taking that one to BMQ!
 
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babicma

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Got me a Timex Expedition.

Ive kicked the snot out of this watch been in the dirt, mud, water and still goes strong!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/images/B0002M9SFE/002-2390054-1571252?_encoding=UTF8&n=3367581&s=jewelry

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babicma said:
Got me a Timex Expedition.

Ive kicked the snot out of this watch been in the dirt, mud, water and still goes strong!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/images/B0002M9SFE/002-2390054-1571252?_encoding=UTF8&n=3367581&s=jewelry

:cdn:

Yea, it really is a strong watch.
 
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