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Old 05-06-2011, 06:00 AM   #31
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http://cgi.ebay.com/Seiko-5-Military...item5ae0611d86

Seiko 5 Sports watch.



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BRANDSeiko   MODELSNK809K2   
 TYPEAnalog-display military style wristwatches      
 GLASSScratch resistant hardlex crystalCROWNPositioned at 4:00   
 CASESolid Stainless-steel with Sandblast finishingDIALBlack Dial with luminous hands and markers 
    - Thickness ~11mm     - Red tip Sec. hand sweeps continuously 
    - Diameter ~37mm      - Inner 12-hour & outer 60-minute scale 
 WEIGHT ~61g   CALENDARDay-and-date 
       CASEBACKSee-thru mineral crystal back cover  
 MOVEMENT7S26B 21 Jewels Automatic Hand-winding mechanical (i.e. No batteries needed)    
 BANDDouble thickness Black Nylon strap (leather reinforcement) with Seiko signed tang type Stainless steel buckle 
    - Fits max. wrist length of 8.50 inches       
 WATER RESISTANT30 Meter         
 CONDITIONGuarantee Brand New and 100% Authentic WARRANTYOne Year Local   
 MANUALNot Available   SEIKO BOXOptional at USD8.00
I love mine, and it works every time!

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Old 05-06-2011, 06:23 AM   #32
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My 20 dollar Timex has lasted for 25 years, so far. I originally bought it when I first got my R.N. license and needed something to withstand the rigors of hospital work and motorcycle touring.
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Old 05-06-2011, 09:47 PM   #33
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My 20 dollar Timex has lasted for 25 years, so far. I originally bought it when I first got my R.N. license and needed something to withstand the rigors of hospital work and motorcycle touring.
All my nursing was done with a Swiss Army Field watch, metal case red band on the face, white dial.

20 years old, still works fine, 4 batteries or so but I can't read it anymore in the dark without a flashlight. It has been around the world twice, mostly in my tank bag as a back up.

It is running accurately.
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Old 05-07-2011, 06:05 AM   #34
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1972 Speedmaster Pro Moonwatch

40 year old Speedy still going strong. Panatime band. I bought it used 8 years ago for about 1/3 the cost of a new one. Thought it would be too big, but it is not. Ridden all over the country, on road and off, and it has never missed a beat. Done a bunch of other stupid things with it on as well.... I wouldn't use mine as a dive watch, as it could use new pusher seals and glow-in-the-dark coating.

Nice part is most people don't know its value and there aren't any convincing knock-offs. Stopwatch function is very intuitive and you can start / stop / reset by feel without looking at it. Reads to 1/5 of a second very clearly.

Funny though, I have had people stop me and tell me my watch was broken "because the second hand isn't moving".
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Old 05-07-2011, 07:35 AM   #35
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When I was riding open class two-smokes all the time (to work, to school, and for fun), I could never keep an analog wrist watch intact for more than about a month. The bar vibration would kill the watch. I bought a pocket watch, and it still works (35 years later).

Do you need to know the time while riding (just because you know your late ;) , will that info improve your ride)?

My street bike has a digital clock on the fairing (so I guess it is important).
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Old 05-08-2011, 05:57 PM   #36
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The Seiko Automatic Divers; is one of the toughest watches I own; (including my Rolex Submarnier, Tag and Russian Divers) the BLACK one has been with me in 2 combat theaters Afghanastan, Iraq, also jumped from planes with me and scuba'd with me. its taken more abuse than any one watch should endure, and is still ticking.

The yellow one is just as tough.

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Old 05-08-2011, 06:39 PM   #37
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http://pathfinder.casio.com/watches/

I have a Casio Pathfinder Triple Sensor with hands/digital. It also does temp, altitude, compass, barometer, stop watch.......

Titanium band. It's bulky, but a fine watch and durable too.
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Old 05-08-2011, 06:55 PM   #38
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Timex?

Didn't sift through all of the replies, but a Timex Expedition (Indiglo) has been working for me for years. Less than 30 bucks at Wal-Mart or Target.
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Old 05-09-2011, 02:55 PM   #39
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Citizen Echo Drive dive watch. Bands suck (like plastic and not as comfortable as my Tag) but it is solar, no battery, and has been down a time or two, and survives on a KLR. Vibes? Lol. A bit over $100.00.
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Old 05-09-2011, 06:17 PM   #40
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Gotta go with the G-Shock. Cannot beat 13 years of river work, diving, riding and abuse. I finally cracked off the protective rubber around the face and will probably spring for a new one - or maybe not.

http://www.jomashop.com/casio-dw5600e-1v.html

$43.00.
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Old 05-09-2011, 08:04 PM   #41
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I've been wearing one these through everything, riding, swimming, working etc, I've got a scratched crystal somewhat but its tough and accurate. I never have to adjust it for missing or gained time between daylight savings and standard time changes.
Casio Forester.
My last Casio analog watch I wore for 5 years till I knocked it off my wrist and deep sixed it in 150' of water at the lake.
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Old 05-09-2011, 08:20 PM   #42
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Only watch I am interested in owning: Omega Speedmaster, but I can't afford it myself ^^;

If it is good enough to be worn on the moon or in outer space, I am betting it will stand up to a few bumps...
I have owned an Omega Speedmaster for years and it works great, but not for off road. The true Speedmaster is a self wind mechanical watch. The winding wieght would shear the main shaft. Other than that it is a great watch I bought mine in the early 70's, wish I would have kept the box it came in, makes it worth alot more.

Good Luck

EDIT: My mistake the Moon Watch is NOT a self wind, of course. NO gravity, no wind.

Sometimers disorder is taking more of my time. Sorry for the misinformation.
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Old 05-15-2011, 01:41 PM   #43
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Yes, the speedmaster is manual wind, not self wind

I suspect that if it could handle the Saturn V at liftoff (150 Million Horsepower) it can handle a dirt bike .
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Old 05-16-2011, 06:10 AM   #44
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I have owned an Omega Speedmaster for years and it works great, but not for off road. The true Speedmaster is a self wind mechanical watch. The winding wieght would shear the main shaft. Other than that it is a great watch I bought mine in the early 70's, wish I would have kept the box it came in, makes it worth alot more.

Good Luck

EDIT: My mistake the Moon Watch is NOT a self wind, of course. NO gravity, no wind.

Sometimers disorder is taking more of my time. Sorry for the misinformation.
They also used an Omega Constellation. Self winding. Yes, it will work. No gravity doesn't mean no mass. Movement winds the watch, not gravity.

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Old 05-16-2011, 06:56 PM   #45
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The solar atomic Casio G-Shock is the best timekeeping instrument you can buy. It is always on the exact time because it syncs with the atomic clock radio signal and it never needs batteries or winding because it's solar powered. Also the Seiko D200 divers watch posted above ^ is built like a tank and will take a hell of a lot of abuse, if big mechanical self-winding dive watches are your thing.
I've owned everything from Timex to Rolex, and I gave up on pricey stuff a long time ago. One, because they are not worth the price IMO and two, I beat the crap out of my watches. the only expensive watch I have left is a nifty Fortis that I never wear. I either wear the G-Shock (most of the time) or the Seiko D200 (when I want to wear something a little nicer looking).

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