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Watch with compass

Discussion in 'Watches' started by L Bow, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. quackPOT

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    The Origo watch samples once an hour and keeps tab of the last 30 hours worth of readings. When you enter the barometer section on the watch, it will show the current reading.
     
  2. sak_collector

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    I recieved a PAW-1200 a couple of days ago. I have a lot of G-Shocks which are big watches...this thing dwarfs them ;D It has a ton of features on it...I have been wanting a watch with a thermometer for quite a while and this one has that covered and then some. The manual looks like the NYC phonebook...very large.
    I also have a PRG-90 on the way which appears to be quite similar without the wave ceptor function...looking forward to getting it as well.
    The compass is pretty neat as it will display direction in degrees but also has the pointers. Still working on figuring out how it all works.
    [​IMG]
     
  3. drmaxx

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    With a normal watch this trick works: Point the hour hand at the sun - south will be between the 12 o'clock mark and the hour hand. Correct for daylight saving if needed.
    Old army trick...
     
  4. Jumpmaster

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    There are different methods depending on if you're in the northern or southern hemisphere.

    http://www.wilderness-survival.net/chp18.php
    JM-99
     
  5. ppfd

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    I have a Timex Maratac as well. This is a great watch for the money! I needed a strong watch yet something that was perfect for EDC or dress. With the option of the different colored Zulu bands you can have 5 or 6 different watchs!
    Check out this review: www.militarymorons.com look for the Maratac review.
     
  6. oregonshooter

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    Another Maratac owner. Just got it from Countrycomm and really like it for EDC.
     
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    Nice, i was thinking of getting that to replace my PRT40 Protrek.

    I wonder how it behaves in Oz.

    Geoff
     
  10. ppfd

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    The Maratac is a great simple yet stylish watch! I dont think anyone would go wrong with one.
     
  11. Roy82

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    Are there any batteryless watches with a compass? I really hate having my watch go flat, have an automatic now.
    Or would a strap on compass, on the band be the only way for that?

    Or can you change the battery yourself on the MaraTac. That watch looks really good!

    Cheers
     
  12. Lunal_Tic

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    Roy82,

    IIRC Casio makes some "Tough Solar" watches that have that feature but it's been a long time since I looked into it.

    Welcome to EDCF BTW.

    -LT
     
  13. Roy82

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    Thanks, forgot Casio. I was looking for this very thing (compass watch) before I got my current automatic. I probably did look at the Casios, but I much prefer an analogue bezel without the digital stuff.

    I can't really get a new watch just now anyway, my newly created EDC buying list has created a backlog ;D
     
  14. bubbajoe

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    her's another choice Angler II
    I have one of these. I have a horse farm and have broken more wrist watches than i care to mention :mad:
    this is a tough little watch with a far amount of features that i like.







    edit: fixed link -LT
     
  15. azranger

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    Hi Everyone,
    I enjoy this forum, but don't post much. I am looking for a watch, but not just any watch. I want a compass watch--I have this thing about needing to know my directions--in the city or boonies. Anyone else out there like this??? I have had many compasses and many watches, but here are my requirements (if there is such a watch).
    1. Very reliable--the watch and compass must just work. Period.
    2. Not cost a fortune. $250 about tops less is better.
    3. Not take a rocket scientist to use it. Some complexity OK, but must be pretty intuitive. I will NOT carry a manual!
    4. Useable in darkness without a light, but I could fudge on this a little.
    5. Not so big on my wrist I need a sling! I am medium boned and I just wont wear a "colossus" watch.

    Is there such a thing???
     
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    Welcome to EDCF, azranger and jtg622!

    Karen
     
  18. Lunal_Tic

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    Previous 3 posts were merged with this thread.

    Thanks,
    -LT
    :gz:
     
  19. DragonRider

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    I've owned a Tissot T-Touch for 2 years, great wear, light due to the Ti body and bracelet, does come in stainless.
    [​IMG]
    http://www.tissot.ch/index.php?mod_collection/colid_0003/famid_0001/subid_000

    They are between 5-700, mine is the previous version, with a simplier bezel, that can still be found. You hit the button on the right side and then tap the screen for the operation you want, temperature, weather, altemeter, chrono, compass, alarm. Good for the geek/tech freak guy ;D

    John
     
  20. ScarabDrowner

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    I'd love to get a T-Touch... right now I'm using a Silen-T, which is great so far, but I'd like the extra features