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    Thank you to everyone for this information.



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    Watches are man jewelry.

    Mine is a Citizen Navihawk Blue Angels Special Edition, it's accurate to within ~5 seconds a year:



    One I wouldn't mind owning, the Astrodea Celestial:


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    The citizen blue angels navihawk is +20 seconds a month in ideal temps check your stats.

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    I own it, I set it once every six months when it's usually off by about two seconds. Keep in mind that quartz is a lottery, the +/- numbers are the extremes, I just got a lucky copy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kilovolt View Post
    Nice, but what is it? And what functions can you activate with the pushbuttons?


    It's the Yes Watch, the geekiest watch there is, and it has way to many functions to list. If you like you may look at the Yes Watch web site.

    There is just one 24-hour hand. In addition to telling time, it shows sunrise/sunset, moonphase, moonrise/moonset, and much more.

    Arno

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    Quote Originally Posted by StarHalo View Post
    I own it, I set it once every six months when it's usually off by about two seconds. Keep in mind that quartz is a lottery, the +/- numbers are the extremes, I just got a lucky copy.
    The only safe solution for precision is of course a radio controlled watch:





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    Agreed they are the bomb.radio controlled atomic watches that is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arnof View Post


    It's the Yes Watch, the geekiest watch there is, and it has way to many functions to list. If you like you may look at the Yes Watch web site.

    There is just one 24-hour hand. In addition to telling time, it shows sunrise/sunset, moonphase, moonrise/moonset, and much more.

    Arno

    This watch is good, in fact too good.

    I prefer a simpler watch, makes me dizzy.

    But nevertheless, sure will appeal to some people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arnof View Post
    http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/8812/24hourbezelaz1.jpg

    It's the Yes Watch, the geekiest watch there is, and it has way to many functions to list. If you like you may look at the Yes Watch web site.

    There is just one 24-hour hand. In addition to telling time, it shows sunrise/sunset, moonphase, moonrise/moonset, and much more.

    Arno
    That is awesome. Just about every function I'd like to have. Just wish it was less expensive (although there are other watches out there whose prices make this one look like a bargain even at $500-$1000! ), and apparently the batteries have to be replaced every year or two and are difficult to replace (they say it should be sent in for that). And although it's larger than I'd like, they do have a smaller version available, but that one doesn't come with a metal band. They've been selling watches since the year 2000 and keep coming out with new versions, so maybe they'll eventually have one that improves on these points -- I think a solar-powered one would be a very fitting way to avoid the battery-replacement concern!

    I recently learned of the existence of 24-hour analog watches, and think it's a very interesting format, but very few are available that also have the ability to handle more than one time zone in 24-hour, a date display, and a chronograph/stopwatch function. After a lot of looking, here are the only others I've found besides the Yes watches which have all of those functions:
    Glycine Airman Chrono 08 - US$4600 MSRP
    Glycine Airman 9 - US$3700 MSRP
    Tutima Chronograph FX UTC - US$4100 MSRP


    I think I'll just continue to meet my 24-hour needs with digital. Solar/kinetic and atomic radio sync would be great.
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    I shop for watches form ThinkGeek.

    I own a:

    LED binary watch.


    Yes Zulu watch (Killer looking and loaded full of useful features.)


    Stainless steel 8 GB video watch (With built in watch, plus 8+ hours of video at 160X128 resolution, AND a voice recorder. Built in speaker. Rechargeable. This one + The Yes Zulu watch travel with me.)

    And I have this one on order:

    Astrodea celestial watch. I couldn't resist.
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    I did not wear a watch for several years. I started again a few months ago because of the following:

    I noticed last year that a baby-faced colleague of mine had started wearing a classy-looking gold colored watch. Just that one thing seemed to take his age from 15 to 30 in my perception.

    Even though we don't place much emphasis on social status anymore, we still subconsciously judge people based on appearance. To me, a classy watch communicates confidence, status, and credibility.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnj1033 View Post
    To me, a classy watch communicates confidence, status, and credibility.
    Precisely, hence "man jewelry". Get the quality watch, belt, and shoes. The rest is details.

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    I seldom wear a watch in day to day grind stuff. I don't carry a cell phone either...my time out is my time out. On casual days, I do have a simple watch on.

    Amazingly, of all my time keeping devices: pooter, wrist watches...the most accurate I own is in my HP 17B II calculator. I set the time last time I changed batteries to the NIST clock, and about 1 year later, I checked it and it still syncs.
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    I switch back and forth between watches depending on if I'm working or not. My daily wear watch is a Traser Code Blue - your basic quartz military watch with date, but this one is stuffed full of blue trits. Cost was only about $170 on sale at LA Police Gear - definitely not Movado, Tag, or Rolex range... but also it's no $20 Casio.



    With that said, I also have a $20 Casio, since I can't wear the Traser to work (it won't pass through the radiation portal monitors without alarming). Nothing fancy, just a good cheap watch with a decent backlight.



    I'm 27 years old, and I can't recall ever not wearing a watch on a daily basis.
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    If you're ever completely out of signal range you may find cell phone & Ipod no longer tell time. They get it from the signal. It' not an internal function on all of them.

    Quote Originally Posted by BT132435 View Post
    Does anyone even wear them anymore? I'm trying to justify myself for buying one, but i wouldn't even need it since i have a cell phone and i-pod which both can tell me the time.

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    Its been years since I wore a wrist watch since I don't like changing out watch batteries and I usually get my time from my cell phone. However, I've been doing some international traveling and my cell phone is in-operable overseas.

    So, the hunt was on for an automatic watch. Being a true flashaholic, I wanted a watch that looked good at night. So, I started to look at the Traser and Luminox brands...then I came across Ball Watches. After a week of research, I bought me one of these, Ball Night Train with 63 Tritium Viles:



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    I just got this one

    http://www.casio.com/products/Timepi...k/GW1500A-1AV/

    I like it so far

    my other watch is a cheap timex expidition for "heavy work" and a skagen ss with black face w no numbers, though i dont get one thing about the skagen, if i dont wear it for a while, it falls behind by a day, its battery powered, WTF
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    Quote Originally Posted by greenlight View Post
    I stopped wearing a watch after I quit a job that required service to the minute.

    The biggest problem for me about wearing a watch is other people (without watches) asking for the time all the time. I don't want to be bothered for the time.\

    I carry a cell phone, but when people ask if I know the time I almost always decline.
    Same here, except I retired; one time piece in the car is enough.
    My batteries died in two watches and I never did get around to replacing them

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    Quote Originally Posted by seattlite View Post
    Its been years since I wore a wrist watch since I don't like changing out watch batteries and I usually get my time from my cell phone. However, I've been doing some international traveling and my cell phone is in-operable overseas.

    So, the hunt was on for an automatic watch. Being a true flashaholic, I wanted a watch that looked good at night. So, I started to look at the Traser and Luminox brands...then I came across Ball Watches. After a week of research, I bought me one of these, Ball Night Train with 63 Tritium Viles:


    A great watch. I am very impressed.

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    I m using this one these days... The reason I got it because it's simple, digital, multi-lingual, dual time, 5 alarms, stopwatch, count down timer, some data storage and most importantly it's got an LED ... not to forget the 10 year battery life (that is if i do not use LED that much) and 50M Water Resistant...can't beat the accuracy of +/-30 seconds per month and so many features for less than $30
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2000xlt View Post
    a skagen ss with black face w no numbers, though i dont get one thing about the skagen, if i dont wear it for a while, it falls behind by a day, its battery powered, WTF
    I guess it gets lonely and wants more attention?

    This might not be true for quartz watches, but I have heard that some watches lose more or less time when not worn depending on what position they're left in (like, laying on one side). If you tend to always leave the watch laying a certain way, you might try testing other positions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aluminous View Post
    This might not be true for quartz watches, but I have heard that some watches lose more or less time when not worn depending on what position they're left in (like, laying on one side). If you tend to always leave the watch laying a certain way, you might try testing other positions.
    It applies only to mechanical watches and it is due to a difference in internal friction between the different positions.

    I don't know about today but for my old Rolexes this fact was even written in the instructions: in case your watch is slightly fast lay it down during the night with the crown pointing downwards, in case it is slow with the face upwards.

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    I have about four watches I swap in and out, depending on the occasion.
    I live in a van down by the river

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    I am very old school, and would feel naked with out a watch. I own 4 or 5 watches. I am a sucker for auto dive watches. Oh yeah!!
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    on occasion, my watch tell me the time, and my cell phone tell me the date
    Let there be light.

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    I feel naked without a watch on. This is one of many, a Tag Heuer I purchased in 1992.


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    Quote Originally Posted by atbglenn View Post
    I feel naked without a watch on. This is one of many, a Tag Heuer I purchased in 1992.

    That's the exact watch my brother sent me around the same time! I eventually lost it in the snow up on the North Slope about 10 years back and seeing yours really brings back lots of memories doing snowmobile tours in the Chatanika valley. To check the time while out on guided tours at night I would lean over the windshield and let the headlight shine on it for a moment, then when I looked at it it was bright as the moon!
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    Mine is a casio waveceptor and it resets itself daily using the greenwich time signal it is very reliable and has an illuminator backnlight i love it

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    Looks like a big chunk of this thread got deleted during the great catastrophe... Here's what I've been wearing for about 4 years now:



    Seiko SKZ255... yes I know the model number by heart...

    Shao

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