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Old 05-17-2011, 02:42 PM   #46
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G Shock "GW3000BD"

The best bombproof watch you can buy.

http://mygshock.com/2010/05/06/g-avi...rom-casio-usa/
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Old 05-17-2011, 11:20 PM   #47
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The best bombproof watch you can buy.

http://mygshock.com/2010/05/06/g-avi...rom-casio-usa/
I don't know if I could live with a watch that's smarter than me.
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Old 05-17-2011, 11:49 PM   #48
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NO gravity, no wind.


You'll have to explain that to me.
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Old 05-18-2011, 02:24 AM   #49
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NO gravity, no wind.
Actually the watch would still wind in a gravity free environment, only not as effectively. Thats due to the inertia of the winding weight, each time the user moves his wrist the weight will "try" to stay in the same position, therefore winding the watch. On earth it winds this way and with the help of gravity.
This topic has been discussed to death in watchuseek, etc
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Old 05-18-2011, 02:51 AM   #50
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gotta go with the luminox's . tritium illumination, various face colors to choose from, various band styles, water/shockproof... bulletproof for Seals without the ++>$500 pricetags other "divers" watch pricetags go for. As someone else posted... G-shocks arent bad either
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Old 05-20-2011, 12:44 PM   #51
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I've been wearing these cheap Analog/digital Casio for about 25 years now:
http://www.kmart.com/shc/s/p_10151_10104_04447544000P
Not as bulky as the g-shock, but its been through all kinds of abuse and have had only three issues: I lost one and it didn't come out of it's hiding place - probably out of fear of more abuse. The battery on its replacement died after 8 years. $2 fixed that. Then my arm got caught between a rock and a hard place and I ripped out the pins that hold on the band, and since the case is plastic new pins would no longer stay put. So i just got another one for $30. Thats 30 cents in BMW-dollars. Have not tested it diving deeper than 120', but that's deep enough for me...
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Old 05-21-2011, 04:28 PM   #52
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Vostok Russian Watches

It's a little weird, but the Russian mechanical watches have a rep of being very tough and affordable. A manual wind Vostok is roughly $35 plus $25 air ship from Moscow. Ebay has a Zenitar store that has a good rep. Might be an interesting try.

http://stores.ebay.com/zenitar-store...d=234102222560
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Old 05-21-2011, 08:18 PM   #53
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http://cgi.ebay.com/Seiko-5-Military...item5ae0611d86

Seiko 5 Sports watch.





I love mine, and it works every time!

Jim
Mine's still doing nicely too. It has collected some bumps and bruises along the way but is easy to read in all light.
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Old 05-22-2011, 04:07 AM   #54
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Sets itself, changes automatically when savings time changes, solar powered, less than $100 on Amazon.
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Old 05-22-2011, 04:43 AM   #55
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I've beat the crap out of my Breitling superocean for 13 years. Sent it in for service this winter and it runs and looks brand new.
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Old 05-22-2011, 05:29 AM   #56
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Sets itself, changes automatically when savings time changes, solar powered, less than $100 on Amazon.
Just picked that watch up last week.Had never heard of G shock before this thread.I have a FEW watches in a case that I love,mainly older clasics.The most expensive was a citizen Pro Master...a sharp looking watch,but only after 8 years it quite on me.I sent it in thinking it needed a new batt.,they called me and said they R unable to fix it would I like to buy another...huh???? No thank U!!!
My beat up watch was a $34 Casio,I buy one every 12 years or so.I bought my step dad one 10 years ago and when he passed away I got it back (he was a wonderful person and I miss him dearly).
The only down side to most of the Casio's (and most watches) is the glass lense sits flush or proud of the watch bezel giving no protection to the lens of possible scratches.Those Casios of mine gave me great bang for the $ but the lense became soo scratched it was hard to see the date.The G Shock watch lense is recessed well below the surface reducing the chance of scratching.
The price at EBAY shipped 4 the G SHock...$69
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Old 05-22-2011, 05:33 AM   #57
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The best bombproof watch you can buy.

http://mygshock.com/2010/05/06/g-avi...rom-casio-usa/
Oh yea,saw this watch too.But it was getting close to the $ of my old Pro Master...and the wife was standing behind me while looking at it on Ebay But man thats a NICE watch.
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Old 05-23-2011, 12:56 PM   #58
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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.

I have one of those too. I replace the band with a velcrow band from a company called, "The Band." I've had the watch for several years now and the only thing it hasn't handled well is welding. The sparks tend to cause burn chips in the crystal. The bezel has held up well, and the watch has not lost or gained any time at all. The luminousity has held up well too. I mostly use the bezel to count laps when I swim. The velcrow band is holding up well too. I conside it to be the most rugged watch I've owned, and I've owned Rolexes, Omegas, and others.
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Old 05-23-2011, 11:01 PM   #59
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Sets itself, changes automatically when savings time changes, solar powered, less than $100 on Amazon.
It looks like they forgot to put numbers on the dial.

Why?
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Old 05-24-2011, 06:11 AM   #60
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On sale today! Seiko 5

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Mine's still doing nicely too. It has collected some bumps and bruises along the way but is easy to read in all light.
Check out ewatch.com $63.99 beige face and band. My fav knock around watch, and thats a hellofa good price. I've bought several watches from that site, fast service usually free shipping. Worst thing is getting on their email alert and then buying too many watches. Mike
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