Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by HMP, Dec 22, 2016.
Much like my Knife thread, curious about the watches yall have and get some watch talk going
Recently picked up a Weekender with a brown NATO strap, just put this leather band on today. Not sure how I feel about it, might be too robust for the watch face. That and with it being new its stiff! But it does look good (the leather and stitching etc.
Just sold my Rolex GMT-II with the Coke bezel. Used and 10yrs later, I got back exactly what I paid for it. Pretty cool. Currently wearing a Tag Heuer Carrera Twin Time Automatic
well you pretty much just peed all over my cheap Timex lol (watch PLUS the band that I got off of Amazon has me about 20 bucks into it)
But man, that is a sweet watch you got there.
I have a few Citizen EcoDrives, but rarely wear them cause they are 'too nice' for my daily tasks, I feel.
But nothing on the Tag / Rolex level!
I really really like the Casio Tough Solar watches. Cheap. lightweight, super comfy (even in southern heat), and no batteries required.
Hardly wear anything else. Omegas, Citizen pretty much collect dust. $30 Casio outperforms them in every way.
I've been wearing a Citizen Eco-Drive for almost 5 years. Good watch. Haven't had to wind it yet.
Nothing fancy here, just getting interested in watches a little bit, but I have 3 different casual Timex Expeditions, a Sterhling, and a nice stainless chrono Eco-drive.
Looking to grab a few more, a G-shock, maybe a non-chrono Eco-drive, and either a Hamilton Khaki or Victorinox Airboss.
And as soon as we get on a new host and can free the nipple I will post it again. Lol.
Just picked up another timex expedition to replace the old expedition that lasted about 3 years. I've tried many quartz brands in the sub $150 range for work, none make it past 4 years. So I go back to the inexpensive expeditions and throw a nato strap on them. I have a Bernhardt for dress & weekends that has been trouble free.
I like the looks of the tritium watches, but hear bad feedback on some of the more well known brands. Any of you guys had good service with them? Im not pushing pencils at a desk, but I'm also not running a jack hammer 8 hrs a day, everyday. I'm not into digital, atleast the cheaper timex's look like a field watch and have a little bit of class.
$15 Timex from Walmart. Its going on 4 years and just wont die. It looks like crap and is worn terribly but its still ticking.
Timex Expedition here:
G Shock for the win.
I've been wearing one daily since 1986. I had one go over 500 scuba dives before I lost it.
The one I wear now is my 3rd one, an old school model with a simple analog face. The new ones are too busy.
Glock, Pmag, Pelican Case, G Shock. You can't kill these things.
For uptown going-to-church-meeting events, I have a nice limited 50th anniversary U.S. Divers watch. I used to sell and test their stuff, they gave it to me.
The old man that changes the battery for me says it's a really nice watch.
I hardly ever wear it.
Tomorrow me and my old G Shock will go back to work.
Been wearing the same bulova for near 20 years
I have a G shock that the wife just gave me a few weeks ago. So that pretty much makes me an operator... Of what I haven't figured out yet but I will let you know...
This is my daily office work watch since I lent my brother my Omega last year. I like it, it is rarely noticed. Keeps really good time too.
wearing one now. Beat the crap out of it. The silver paint wore off in the first few months but otherwise it's flawless. Little over three years old and going strong. Hasn't lost a single minute. I usually rip a band off about once every six months. G shocks are HUGE and cost a lot more. At $30 my solar tough does more than I could ask.
i do have a Seiko 5. Never wear it. Turns out I never dress up or go out. It's self winding and never gets wound. Prolly adds to the lack of wearing it gets. Gotta spend 5 minutes resetting the date/time when I decide to wear it.. Doesn't make it 18hrs before it needs wound...
I've got a Sunnto Core, that I bought in Afghanistan, a Sieko gold and silver that my wife bought me and two Luminox watches. I wear the Luminox everyday and they have been great.
About a year ago I bought a Suunto Traverse Alpha and I love it.
old fashion for an old fart
Usually wear my Seiko. If I'm going somewhere special, I wear the Tudor or the Omega.
Basically, I inherited the watches from my grandad on my dad's side, and my little brother from grandad on mom's side.
The Tudor is the off brand of Rolex, was my grandad's retirement gift from Southern Bell around 1990(lineman). Day/Date, stainless band, automatic.
The Omega Constellation was a watch he bought when stationed in Berlin. He mentioned the Berlin Airlift, but the dates don't match for that, never really talked about his time in the Air Force, so I assume I just mixed things up, as I heard it when young. Pie pan Omega Constellation, Gold plate, green alligator band, I think circa 60's.
I am a "watch guy" and used to have a fairly large collection over the years from Rolex, Tag, Paneri, Breitling,etc. My go to for EDC is a G Shock. I have been wearing one since I can remember. My most recent one I really like because it is a mix of old school and new.
Several mentioned Timex Expedition watches
Here is the one Ive been wearing for over a year, up until I got the weekender last week.
I really like the olive drab band, will go with almost anything (in my casual life anyway), and the gunmetal bezel is awesome.
For about $35 I was pretty stoked on it.
Oh you're an operator all right! lol
Once you get used to the G-Shock, you'll like it. Like Trevillian says they can feel big at first, but that feeling goes away after a short time.
They're a watch that you set it and forget it. They just don't break. I got hooked on them when I was doing the scuba gig...the conditions my watch would see were beyond ridiculous, especially when I was doing commercial diving. I could've been a freakin commercial for Casio. The G-Shock was one of the few pieces of equipment that I never had to worry about, and my watch was a critical piece of equipment. Too long at certain depths of repeated diving can easily kill you..so you really hadta be aware of what you were doing and for how long.
Now-a-days, they have dive computers that do all that math for you. When I was doing it regularly, you had to do all that math in your head.
Playboy Magazine says that more than any other apparel a man wears, you can tell the most about him by his watch.
They are sweet no doubt. They are just too huge for me. I have small wrists (wear a medium glove). Plus given they are twice as thick as my tough solar. It would get a hell of a physical bashing. Several friends have them. They all are bigger than me. Look just fine on them. I even borrowed one for a week. Caught it on everything and was just gaudy on me. For reference I'm short and fat. 5'6", 215lbs lol.
thats what led me to the solar tough. Figured it wouldn't be quite the same tough wise but by golly she takes it and keeps ticking!
I wonder what playboy would say about me and my solar tough
I let my subscription drop when they went down to maxim and fhm level so I guess I'll never know lol
I'm what you would call horizontally challenged so the bigger watches fit me fine...
Here are a few recent additions:
The ONE THING that didn't need to follow to cff and here it is.
I really like how light this titanium is, I wear it often
My watch currently that I EDC is a Samsung Galaxy Note 4. I can't really wear a watch at work, and I work almost all the effing time....
It gets the sh*t beat out of it almost daily...hasn't failed yet.
Im a big fan of the Citizen EchoDrive line with the rubber band.
My everyday work watch is a WELL worn Casio Gshock.
My dressier watch is a Casio Pro Trek with barometer and compass.
I keep saying I am going to buy a Nice Seiko ....
Timex Ironman.... multiple years of abuse haven't been able to stop it. If it ever dies, I'll just replace it with another.
For nice stuff, a Seiko. I've seen them also take a torrent of abuse and not miss a beat (literally).
Very nice watch, i just have a hard time dropping the cash for one as long as I am still working everyday
I don't have a watch. Haven't had one for several years now, ever since throwing my last one away in a snit.
I was in the kitchen one day talking to my wife when she mentioned a date for some activity. I reflexively looked at my watch when she mentioned the date and, for some reason, that set her off (apparently I'd look at my watch any time someone mentioned a date).
"WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT YOUR WATCH FOR? IT DOESN'T HAVE A CALENDAR!"
I stared at her as she ranted on for a while, then I calmly took my watch off in the middle of her tantrum, threw it in the kitchen garbage can, and walked out if the kitchen without saying a word.
I haven't worn a watch since then.
When I came back in the kitchen some time later, my watch was sitting on the kitchen counter. Which is where I left it. At some point, it migrated to my last car. I ran across it a year or two ago. It no longer worked...the guts have probably long been eaten away by a disintegrated battery.
If she bought me a watch, I'd wear it. But I'll never buy another watch to wear again.
Huh. You're weird.
Yep. When I get thoroughly sick and tired of some of the BS my wife can put out, I do weird things. If my looking at my watch bothers her like that (it wasn't the first time), I'll just get rid of the source of the problem.
Not once in the years since has she gone off like that about me looking at my watch.
I count that as a win.
On the plus side, I have far fewer people asking me what time it is.
Yeah! Whats that all about?
I get that all the time. All the damn time!
99% from the younger set who live and breath cell phones for maintaining their existence.
I'm not Big Ben. I don't wear a watch to keep you informed and punctual.
Inevitably, when I grow weary of such repeated requests, and ask why they don't wear a watch, the answer is 100% unanimous;
"I don't need one. I use my cell phone."
When I say well then, you need to look at that for your answer, they always get huffy.
"Well...you have a watch right there...(snark).."
These requests to have me repeatedly tell you the time show two things;
-The lack of effort to even provide yourself with the most simplest of answers...
-And, their focus is on personal desires they have planned rather than focusing on the job at hand.
I've gotten to where I tell these persistent inquisitors that the time is an hour and 15 minutes earlier than it really is. Watching their face slump in despair is worth it.
Self reliance isn't just dying off, it's actively being hunted to extinction.
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