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A Question About Analog Watches

Discussion in 'Watches' started by KentuckyRock17, Oct 12, 2014.

  1. KentuckyRock17
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    Has anybody got a suggestion for a good, reliable, beater up analog watch? Barring G-shocks.

    I had a Timex, but that one was... eh, it was literal :censored:

    Okay, well to be fair to Timex, it was defective. And I think that's why I got it for so much cheaper than it normally is.

    However I like the looks of analog, and am now looking for one to wear. I have a Seiko and Elgin, but... you know? :shrug: I just don't want to damage them a lot.

    I found a Casio Forrester, but according to one review, the pins that holds the hands are plastic, and not metal.

    So, has anyone got any suggestions?

    Also, please try to avoid suggesting G-Shocks, as it would seem as though most of their analog watches are out of my price range.
     
  2. jkulysses

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    This one gets really good reviews on Amazon & is sold at my local Walmart for under $40. I'm going to pick one up when I get paid on the 15th. Casio Men's AQ-S810W-1AV Solar Sport Combination Watch
    I would just link to it on Amazon but I'm not sure what the rules are on that.

    Jake
     
  3. SAKplumber
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    SAKplumber EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    But digital watches are cool! :cold: The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy even says so.
     
  4. KentuckyRock17
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    Oh, I don't deny that.

    But analogs just give you that nostalgic feel that digitals seem to lack.


    Also, the answer is 42.
     
  5. SAKplumber
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    SAKplumber EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Well, I'll give you that.
     
  6. Cprrckwlf

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    Seiko's lower end divers like the skx007 or original monsters, marathon general purpose, I've heard the berrtucis are robust. All available under $200. Some others out there if you narrow down a bit.
     
  7. campy

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    What's your EDC towel?
     
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    Which one? :giggle:
     
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    SAKplumber EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Oops...I have more than I thought I did!:eek:
    I have a dozen "hand-i-towels" in my bag...they count as towels...(3rd pic down >>->thePlumbah's edc evolution)...theres also a green microfiber in the electronics kit, plus I keep a Buff, a Buff headband, and a hanky in my pockets).
    Perhaps you'd like to read more on the subject :D

    Towel Day 2009
    Does anybody EDC a towel?

    May 25th, 2015 is the next Towel Day, btw! :eek:

    also my anniversary;)
     
  10. KD5JHA

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    Check this one out, it's cheap and stylish...

    Seiko SNK-805
     
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    With Analog watches, You tell Time.
    Digital watches tell you the Time.
    I hate to be "told" anything...
    I've had the opposite results with Timex - every Expedition or Ironman analog I've owned has been fairly cheap (<$60), and worry-free for over 5 years ( and batteries the only reason they stop then).
    I recently got a Luminox Navy diver's watch (~$400), and it crapped out in less than a year.
    Good luck with the search!
     
  12. Roguetrooper

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    Have you thought about the Casio Edifice Range? Wide selection of analogs and they don't (all) have the chunkiness of a G-Shock
     
  13. madeofducktape

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    Another vote for Seiko here, the automatics are durable. The skx173 is just a bit different than the ever present skx007. It would be the one I get if I were pick again.
     
  14. iPREFERPi

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    If you're looking for a beater watch : quick question:
    • What do you do for work?
    The problem you listed with the edifice pin might not be such a problem.
    I, like most of us, prefer quality. Metal components in certain environments are less than desirable. (Think welding or metal working)
    ESPECIALLY is magnetism a concern with analogs.





    ~ Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
    ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~
     
  15. Zatx

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    I fully second the Seiko SNK-805 pictured here:

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    I have a Timex expedition that I've had for at least four years and I absolutely love it. Eventually I want to upgrade to something with a sapphire crystal though.
     
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    I highly recommend the Citizen Royal Marine Commando. Tough and accurate. It's my go to bullet proof watch![​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    [​IMG]
     
  19. Sharaz_Jek

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    The Casio AMW-3200 is < $100 and tough as nails. I've had this one sincd 1997 and it has been through hell and back.

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    I'm pretty sure they still make them. I saw one with a black face at Wal-Farts a while back.
     
  20. Tha Baron

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    What's your price range? If between $200-300 or so, you could look at Luminox. Seiko makes some decent analogs. Under $100 I found this Seiko (SNE331):

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