What watch you're wearing?

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Workhorse watch. Garmin Forerunner 245.

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Analog? Wuh? 😱
I have quite a few G analogs, prob my fav. Although digital is what got me into G shocks to break up the analog divers .
A few have gps , mb6 and Bluetooth, so 3 ways of getting perfect time!
This is the model after gpw2000 which has all 3 ways, the gpw1000v doesn’t have Bluetooth.
Both sapphire , both carbon fibre bands (although I swapped out for the casio bracelet on the 1000)

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Tissot PRX
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And my favorite. A 1940's Omega 2503
 
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I bought some watch tools to rebuild a 1960's Elgin Sportsman since it's worth less than the tools costed but watch shops want like $200 to start and say it could be as much as $300. It runs great for about an hour then stops.

I'll get to it one of these days.
 
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I bought some watch tools to rebuild a 1960's Elgin Sportsman since it's worth less than the tools costed but watch shops want like $200 to start and say it could be as much as $300. It runs great for about an hour then stops.

I'll get to it one of these days.

Another first, BF! That's the first time in my life I've ever 'heard' anyone use the words 'rebuild' and 'watch' (implied) in the same sentence! (seriously!)

It could be said that I fix things for a living, but my standard line is that I'll work on just about anything except cameras, guns, and watches:). I always leave those for the pros.

Edit: What I'm wearing: Same as every day. A fairly small, rather thin $14USD Casio LCD day-date-chrono, all metal. When working my last (industrial) job, it was essentially the same thing w/resin case and buckle w/synthetic plastic-like band. That was so if / when I got busted for wearing a watch on the job, I could defend it as being fairly electrically safe, and also likely to break free under stress without serious physical injury - but normally under 2 long-sleeve shirts, I got lucky and never ended up having to plead that case:). I made sure EHS (safety) folks never saw me using it, and no one else ratted me out in a half dozen+ years!

Many 'round here seem to wear fairly massive watches like I see all the F1 drivers wearing (sponsorship deals, I'm sure). I couldn't wear anything like those.
 
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Have a Timex Ironman. Got it as a birthday present back in 1995. I still wear it pretty often, wore it yesterday. It still works, but I lost one of the internal screws while changing the battery last time. Not sure where to get some more screws of that size, the jewelry shops don't care or have anything. It's been everywhere. It's older than most of my current co-workers.
 
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timex expedtion analog is so pretty with its indiglo
 
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Cool, thanks for the tip. I actually have three different versions of the Ironman including the recent one. I prefer the rubber wrist bands. That looks like a cool watch though, I really like it. It might be on my short list.
 
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i love timex good and fair prices back when i ran 10k i used them are casio
 
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My first solar watch still runs great. Needs some cleaning in the nooks n crannies after being worn on construction sites a few times a month for about a dozen years. The crystal has a small scratch around 7 o'clock on the dial, but other than that it's hanging tough.
 
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Not wearing it at the moment but I have a NexxTech "atomic" watch i.e. with built-in receiver for WWVB (60kHz). These were discontinued at least 15 years ago but managed to latch onto a few. Problem is their plastic wristbands eventually cracked and are not easily repairable or replaceable. Plastic body and band were single piece, but also got a metal version although its display is not as good (digits too small).

I now use one as a small pocket watch or mini-clock and know as long as it syncs, time is within 1 second of WWVB, for cases where this matters.

It uses CR1620 which is a bit uncommon but found a dollar-store source of them to keep it running. Changing battery is a delicate task but got the hang of it.

In this day of GPS, a watch which picks up 60kHz radio seems arcane, but I like its display, and still works though a bit picky in position/orientation to re-sync.

I've met only one other person using similar type of watch and believe his was Casio.

I also have a collection of atomic wall and desk clocks around the house, of various sizes and brands.

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No pic. at the moment (sorry) but a while ago Dollar Tree came out with a LED watch which was neat. Digits lit up in a sequence. It took two LR44 button cells which are replaceable once you find out how it comes apart. I took off the band and used it as a pocket watch, but found its accuracy not great; and resetting time is a pain. Fun for $1.25 plus tax though!

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timex expedtion analog is so pretty with its indiglo
True. Only issue is if you use the indiglo too many times, it stops working. The Expeditions are so inexpensive, you can forget about somehow replacing the indiglo feature. Everyone, including Timex, will politely advise just buying another Expedition.
 
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Have a Timex Ironman. Got it as a birthday present back in 1995. I still wear it pretty often, wore it yesterday. It still works, but I lost one of the internal screws while changing the battery last time. Not sure where to get some more screws of that size, the jewelry shops don't care or have anything. It's been everywhere. It's older than most of my current co-workers.
Try searching for a non working, same model, that you can cannibalize parts?
 
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Try searching for a non working, same model, that you can cannibalize parts?

I may have to do that. I have a newer one that is about in between the age of the old and new one. Early 2000's when they came out with the larger style. I might be able to use some out of that one. Even though it works one of the bands broke and replacements cost almost as much as a new watch. I did replace the bands on the really old one a few years ago, but I got them for cheap and I couldn't find any more.
 
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A simple Timex stretchy band number for a sorta retro-look to go with a retro linen shirt.
BC8533C0 6A07 46DB ABB0 FE55327F8D66
 
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JR4051-54L Sailhawk. And the whole gang. CB5908-57E, BM6060-57F, and JR4051-54L
 

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This has been an old reliable in my rotation, basic Seiko quartz titanium. I can see it even with poor eyes and poor light. When the band gets too scuffed, I just go over it with some sandpaper! Battery lasts about 2 years.
IMG 1335 copy
 

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