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Old 05-03-2011, 06:19 PM   #16
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I'm a cheapskate and wear a $20 Timex Expedition. It survived a crash on the Alcan that totalled my bike. It was beat up and worked until the day I lost it. It was replaced with my spare I had bought at the same time. It's been running for 4 years on the same battery.
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Old 05-03-2011, 06:39 PM   #17
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I have had two Seiko automatic dive watch's I wear them all the time, the first lasted 20 plus years, I had it serviced once, the last time the factory service center said no parts left. I purchased a newer version five years ago, These are great watches.

For a digital watch I have a Citizen AqualandNx dive computer, really cool watch.
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Old 05-03-2011, 08:06 PM   #18
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Old 05-03-2011, 08:38 PM   #19
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There are a few G-shock watches that are non-digital.
I have one, the watch part is good but the band is made onto the watch and cannot be replaced with another band. Not an issue unless you crash in such a way that it is torn off your arm. Had to send it to Casio for repair.
It is one of the few I've found that are analog and have an alarm.
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Old 05-03-2011, 09:32 PM   #20
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I think most of the 1500 series in the G-Shock line have hands. I have been wearing mine for over two years daily in industrial maintenance, riding for the last 8 months, kayaking for the last two years and it hasn't had a single issue.

Actually, there are several models in the line with hands.
http://www.casio.com/products/Timepiece/G-Shock/


DOM, County Comm Caries adapters to switch out the bands if needed on G-Shocks. But, I have had mine nearly tear my hand off with no sign of letting go!
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Old 05-04-2011, 03:17 PM   #21
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Pulsar railroad grade analog

http://www.princetonwatches.com/shop/PXN021.asp

Cheap, effective and durable. One hundred percent non-baller tho.
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Old 05-04-2011, 03:28 PM   #22
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I have one, the watch part is good but the band is made onto the watch and cannot be replaced with another band. Not an issue unless you crash in such a way that it is torn off your arm. Had to send it to Casio for repair.
It is one of the few I've found that are analog and have an alarm.
You may have the same one I have, then. I have had mine for three years and am really happy with it.
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Old 05-04-2011, 05:14 PM   #23
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Why a watch? Just tough it out with a sun dial.
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Old 05-04-2011, 10:05 PM   #24
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Why a watch? Just tough it out with a sun dial.
LOL, this...

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Old 05-05-2011, 07:26 AM   #25
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Old 05-05-2011, 07:57 AM   #26
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Slightly off topic, but related to watches...

I saw a lad knacker his cruciate ligament bad enough to end his ride and require a trip to hospital a couple of weeks back after his watch hit it. He had a G-Shock on, which still worked, albeit the strap was torn off. He was wearing it watchface-towards-hip (as your hands rest by your side), quite low down on the wrist, close to his hand. Hard to tell for sure whether or not he would have had an even more serious injury had the watch not been there, but it made me even less inclined to wear a watch whilst riding.
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Old 05-05-2011, 08:29 PM   #27
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Maybe this is silly, but I don't wear a watch, but I sure as heck wouldn't wear one riding, especially off road. Not that I care about busting a watch, but I care about cutting my wrist. Of course I don't carry keys or anything in my pockets while ridding either.

I've seen a watch cut the back of a guy's wrist in a wreck. it wasn't bad, but still. Oh well just a thought anyway....
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Old 05-05-2011, 09:22 PM   #28
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Guys,
You are correct to ask why wear a watch,

For me the watch is more of a travel companion and safety issue, in the second and third world the roads are so rough it's like off roading. In lots of the SW USA there is no cell service so a watch is necessary around camp or out on the street outside the USA.

I use a GPS too so that helps. I am an RN so I feel like I should always wear a watch to count a pulse in case of a wreck.

I am leaning toward this Traser...

http://www.traserh3watches.com/seite...prache-en.html

Anybody tried one?
Around $115 usd.
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Old 05-05-2011, 11:57 PM   #29
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I wear a $20 Timex Expedition...It's been running for 4 years on the same battery.
Me too. I replaced one because the band broke. It's still in my drawer keeping perfect time. Robust, accurate, cheap.
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Old 05-06-2011, 04:34 AM   #30
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I've worn my Omega Seamaster Professional quite a few times while riding, but I usually stuff it in the tank bag. I find it just bulks things up too much between the gloves and the jacket. I've also worn my Suunto Core over the glove and jacket, but frankly, I have a clock on the dash - don't really need a watch that bad.
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