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Old 08-05-2011, 05:27 PM   #76
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Timex. Takes a licking and keeps on Ticking.
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Old 08-06-2011, 05:28 AM   #77
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I wore a new Speedmaster Schumacher edition for ~3 years straight, it never left my wrist.
Unlike most of the previous posts, I hated it.
Even this COSC which was always self-winding, lost considerable time.

I suggest you stay away from any Automatic movements, they simply don't keep good time.
COSC means +6 to -4 seconds per day. If it didn't keep this time it was defective. My seamaster keeps -3seconds per WEEK but then again I had it regulated by a good watchmaker. I have heard too many horror stories about omega service centers.

Autos can and do keep good time. My seiko monster is -3 per day and I'm good with that. That said I can't get my speedy moonwatch better than -12 per day.

If you want exact time with no hassles get a gshock. If you want to interact with your watch get an auto.

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Old 08-06-2011, 05:33 AM   #78
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Another Omerga Fan

Omega Seamaster.

I hardly ever take the thing off. Accurate enough to only have to reset time during time changes.

Knock on wood... I beat the hell out of mine and it's hardly even scratched - and those are on the band.
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Old 08-06-2011, 07:44 AM   #79
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You might want to consider Vostok divers watches. They can be had for under 100 on the bay, are rugged as hell and use a completely different design philosophy than most. You can you tube to find videos on the watch brand.
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Old 08-07-2011, 10:50 AM   #80
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G-Shock

I have a solar model that listens for the radio signal from various atomic clocks around the world.

It's a pretty cool watch and is very tough.
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Old 10-12-2011, 08:50 AM   #81
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DONE!!!!!!!!!!!

$40.

Waterproof 200M and shockproof.
Illuminated.

http://www.amazon.com/Casio-DW5600E-.../dp/B000GAYQKY


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Old 08-27-2012, 09:33 PM   #82
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10 months later.

Keeping perfect time as in has lost no seconds at all.

Never taken off, swimming, riding mc, bicycle, kayaking, etc.

Washed in the tub every so often.

Crystal is perfect despite mechanics and wood working chores.

Hours with the chain saw.

No issues.
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Old 08-28-2012, 05:02 AM   #83
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It's a shame that the digital watches work so well as they are just damn ugly. What made you go digital when you were originally searching for analog?
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Old 08-28-2012, 09:21 AM   #84
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I highly recommend a Citizen Skyhawk- especially if you travel a lot -

http://www.citizenwatch.com/COA/English/detail.asp?Country=COA&Language=English&ModelNumber=JY0000-53E&page=1



Or any Citizen Eco Drive watch - http://www.citizenwatch.com/COA/Engl...drivemovie.asp
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Old 08-28-2012, 11:08 AM   #85
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I second maratac

I have this watch http://www.countycomm.com/maratacpilotlarge.html

I adventure wet/dry cold/hot and most importantly it gets muddy. I ride a KTM 640 this should explain the vibrations that the automatic watch stands up to.
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Old 09-16-2012, 09:32 PM   #86
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A watch??? Seriously??? Who wants to live by time?? Certainly not me!! The OP says his broke in Guatemala, why do you need a watch while on vacation??? I don't get it, honestly, I don't get it. I have not had a watch for over 25 years and do not intend to ever buy one! I know my KTM has a clock, but not a feature I care to have. When you're hungry eat, when it's getting dark find a place to pitch the tent or find a hostal. I could not bear to read all the submitted posts as this was too funny to start with....
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Old 09-17-2012, 04:20 AM   #87
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A watch??? Seriously??? Who wants to live by time?? Certainly not me!! The OP says his broke in Guatemala, why do you need a watch while on vacation??? I don't get it, honestly, I don't get it. I have not had a watch for over 25 years and do not intend to ever buy one! I know my KTM has a clock, but not a feature I care to have. When you're hungry eat, when it's getting dark find a place to pitch the tent or find a hostal. I could not bear to read all the submitted posts as this was too funny to start with....
Unfortunately, there are those of us who are burdened with things like responsibility and who are required to have a reliable watch in order to adequately perform our duties. You know - with great power comes great responsibility type shit.

Kudos to you for living a hippie-like, devil may care lifestyle. Now, go eat some granola, switch the wool socks in your Birkenstock sandals and piss up a rope.
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Old 09-17-2012, 04:48 AM   #88
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^^^^^^^^

Well Said!! Bravo Sir!! Bravo!
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Old 09-17-2012, 04:52 AM   #89
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Black or Orange Monster

I can't imagine it hasn't already been mentioned here - but for around two hundred:

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Old 09-17-2012, 05:41 PM   #90
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DONE!!!!!!!!!!!

$40.

Waterproof 200M and shockproof.
Illuminated.

http://www.amazon.com/Casio-DW5600E-.../dp/B000GAYQKY


Thanks to all.
bill

Dood!....... dood, you asked us to find you a non analog watch and then you proclaim you've found your watch. non analog.
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