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Old 03-07-2010, 07:37 AM   #71
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I have not worn a watch for yrs. Cant afford a Rolex. I have my cell phone thats reminder enough ,Like Bob said TIMES RUNNIN OUT and I would rather not be reminded of how fast. So I also use the sun. Im retired, I dont need one.Besides there are clocks every where when I feel a need to know.

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Old 03-07-2010, 07:46 AM   #72
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I have an old Rolex shoved in a drawer somewhere - I prefer my iPhone now. Most of the time I don't even care what time it is.

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Old 03-07-2010, 07:59 AM   #73
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Now here is a thread for me. I work for Citizen watch Company and of course I wear a Citizen Eco Drive. Light (solar) powered and never needs a battery! When I was looking at a Bambi I wanted solar and found one with it! Solar and cell technology has come a long way! I also have sn iPhone but a watch is way better and looks better on your wrist. We even have atomic watches so your always on time. Thanks for the thread.

I'm a watchmaker's daughter. When we go camping I always wear my (Mickey Mouse) Citizen Eco Drive. It's very sturdy and it's ok if it gets wet.

My favorite watch is a vintage reproduction Hamilton. Hamiltons are classic!

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Old 03-07-2010, 09:57 AM   #74
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Old 03-07-2010, 10:20 AM   #75
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I'm with BLMitch5 and Lynnetta. I got my Citizen Eco Drive(solar) as a college graduation gift from my Dad about 10 years ago and haven't taken it off since. I have one of the smaller ones(small wrist). Its all scratched up but still keeps time and no batteries. And, of course, my wife refuses to wear one. She bought me a new watch a few years ago, but it just sits in a drawer.
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Old 03-07-2010, 12:20 PM   #76
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Old 03-08-2010, 08:38 AM   #77
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Originally Posted by cosmotini View Post
Ok, this is a LITTLE off topic but related.

Why are Rolex watches so expensive? Are they better built? Two posted here about broken Rolexes.

Do they keep any better time? It the time quality better?

What is the appeal over a Timex or Citizen or XYZ

Just curious.
Mine was a case of stupidity...I had it on, when I went out to the field and a freak accident broke the crown off. It still works; all I have to do is shake it and it will start ticking again...I just have to wait until the 24th of the month, at 8:24PM to start it again!
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Old 03-08-2010, 09:52 AM   #78
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I'm using a Timex Expedition - SS, date, white face, 24 hr with sweep second hand on a nylon wristband. I wear it swimming, doing dishes, in the shower, etc. For when I need a "nice watch" my wife bought me a lovely Seiko Kinetic in gold. I wear it on weekends if I think of it to keep it wound...


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Old 03-08-2010, 11:06 AM   #79
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suunto vector

Best watch I've ever had! Three years ago Scout Troop gave me this Suunto Vector as a retirement gift. Only watch I use now, when I wear one at all. Backpacking, swimming, working, towing, it has done a lot of work and been through a lot and can take much much more. But the band doesn't pass sunlight so it leaves a tan line (lol).

Altimeter, barometer, compass, watch, alarm, stopwatch. Only wish the altimeter didn't max out at 29,700 ft -- really limits our towing choices, eh? Besides, it'll accurately gauge the hot tub water temperature, but I don't have a hot tub.

I didn't buy the one with the heart rate option (vector hr), didn't want to spend the extra bucks and don't plan to be training for anything. Just don't need the info, it would probably discourage me anyway.

When we're backpacking I can't wear it on my wrist at night if I want to hear the alarm in the morning -- the noise is pretty faint (not a real bad thing). The backlight is also pretty low, again not a bad idea -- doesn't affect your night vision.

Battery replaced once, straps still in great shape (and replaceable from Suunto), all functions work perfectly well, lens only slightly scratched. I'll buy the same one, in XBlack, if needed, but don't expect to need to. This one's good for long haul.

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Originally Posted by CanoeStream View Post
But what's your REI number?! Ours is 466***. Once met a woman with 12**! I think low numbers should get a discount.
Our's is 814***, from late 1970s. How many times has that initial share paid for itself?

When the Scout Troop gave me a gift certificate I bought my Suunto Vector from REI (it has REI's name on one side) for a good price and get a rebate on it. whatta deal!

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