Thank you to everyone for this information.
Thank you to everyone for this information.
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:
The citizen blue angels navihawk is +20 seconds a month in ideal temps check your stats.
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.
Last edited by husky20; 05-29-2008 at 02:32 AM.
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.
Agreed they are the bomb.radio controlled atomic watches that is.
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.
Last edited by Aluminous; 06-02-2008 at 01:47 AM. Reason: revised after further research
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.
Last edited by maxa beam; 06-02-2008 at 11:36 AM.
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.
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.
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.
What are your rights and your life worth to you?
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:
I just got this one
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
SLPP 4 AA LUX; AT-100 10 LED; ARC AAA P; photon 1;Pewter 2C M@G with LED drop in; NEXTORCH Saint HID; SF E1B; RR 2AAA headlight; Vector 1 MIL CP spotlight: Q-Beam 2 Mil CP spotlight ;Sams HID; L2D RB 100; 6P
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
Last edited by ViReN; 07-19-2008 at 01:44 PM.
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.
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.
I have about four watches I swap in and out, depending on the occasion.
I live in a van down by the river
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!!
"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion."
on occasion, my watch tell me the time, and my cell phone tell me the date
Let there be light.
I feel naked without a watch on. This is one of many, a Tag Heuer I purchased in 1992.
Fenix TK35, TK50, LD20R4, LD15, E05R2, HL20 Headlamp ** ZebraLight SC52, H501 and H600F Headlamps ** Trustfire TR-3T6 ** Ultrafire UF-T70 ** Nitecore EA4 ** Xeno E03 V3 XM-L ** DRY w/ 5 amp driver ** Solarforce L2, L2T, L2P, L2M hosts w/ Ultrafire XM-L Drop-Ins
Marduke - Solitaire...I've seen matches which are brighter AND have a longer runtime. 光陰矢の如し
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
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...