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Watcha Wearing: Part 2!!

Discussion in 'Watches' started by cowsmilk, May 16, 2013.

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  1. silverspurr

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    This was the last (and final) G-Shock I bought, I sold it a year ago.
    I came to the realization that for me all that 'busy-ness' going on around really nothing more than an LED readout is not my style and the glass scratches too easily.
    Again, just me.

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  2. A4VC

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    Sportin my favorite today.

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  3. EXCALIBUR

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    Here's my Casio GLX5600-1 with hand painted blue lettering.
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  4. silverspurr

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    My current favorite EDW:
    Citizen Promaster solar Ti 'Orca'.
    Maratac GTP-1.

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  5. buckkiller

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    My new Seiko Pilot

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    Buck
     
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  7. Shur
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    Same here. Either too busy with an old looking lcd display crammed in or just looking like an old 80's lcd all together.
    I understand some of the appeal of the G-Shock line and certainly love my Pro-Trek but it's just the look/layout of the LCD that puts me off.
     
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  8. Stammoss
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    Victorinox I.N.O.X. Watch
     
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  9. kbuzbee

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    G-Shocks, to me, bring a nice group of features together (not all of them, of course - but the ones I will choose/buy ;) )

    Solar - I love not worrying about the power source. How much battery am I using by activating the light! etc Yeah, I know those batteries don't last forever, but by my track record, I'll find a G with new features I want way before that battery dies.

    Atomic - Today, wearing a watch that is less accurate than my cell phone just bugs me. It doesn't impact my life at all. I guess it's an OCD thing ;) but I want the time on my watch to be "accurate" and if I don't have to fuss with it to achieve that, I'm in. I know, there are coming to be new (possibly better) technologies for time syncing. NTP, GPS etc and I'm open to those in the right watch.

    Tough - I don't consider myself an abusive person, yet somehow I've managed to kill a lot of watches over the years. I've never killed a G. I'm sure it's possible, but Gs seem to be tough enough to stand up to my requirements.

    Style - Gs are a style. If they aren't for you, then they aren't. I was never thrilled with them, but being a function over form guy, I've come to view them as beautiful in their own way (I love the "look" of yours, by the way) That said, I've also come to know ana-digis are not my thing. I love the looks of a nice analog watch. And they are fine if I only want it to tell time. Start adding barometers, compasses, etc and I find the usability falls off rapidly. Add even one function that I actually want to use and I'll take pure digital over analog/ana-digi every time (now ;) )

    Non time functions - There's only really one function I've found I actually use, the barometer to check the weather. I take watch functions for what they are. Conceptual FYIs. You're not going to run a geodetic survey (or even an orienteering event ;) ) off your watch compass. You aren't going to publish the height of a mountain top off your altimeter. And you're not going to compete with the NWS in knowing the "actual" barometric pressure (though that level of functionality would be very cool). If you need to know when high tide is to get your boat though a channel, you better use an accurate tidal chart, not the display on your G-LIDE ;) But if you want to have an idea when the tide's going out, kinda how far up and down you just hiked or whether or not it might rain, these functions can be very handy to have in something you're wearing anyway.

    What does all of that mean? If I just needed time, I'd want a nice looking solar / atomic analog (or "maybe" digital, if I needed it a lot at night). But for function, I want something in the Masters of G series (current king of the heap - IMO - is the Rangeman)
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    These are not something I'd consider heirloom pieces I plan to wear 30 years and pass down to my grandkids.. They are technology and will be replaced over time as the technology evolves. I don't tend to stay "state of the art" with tech. Computers, tablets, cell phones, watches and lights all seem to have a 3-5 year window (for me) before there is something that offers enough to make me want to upgrade.

    As to your specific G, even though I think it looks very nice, I know it's not a watch I would enjoy using - for pretty much the same reasons. My GW9400 OTOH, I will wear until something way more functional comes along.

    Cheers,

    Ken
     
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    At work -- Seiko SKX007
     
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    Swapped out straps for work tonight but can't get this off my wrist!


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    Did I miss what model this Seiko is, for all of us Seiko 5 owners.
     
  13. A4VC

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    It's a SARG005.


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  14. nick nitro

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    Seiko 5
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  17. BigRob
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    Not much to say here, it has served me well, I hope to get a nice analog in the future.
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    Man, if that thing could talk.......


    <<< Even when the world is at peace, a gentleman always keeps a blade at his side.
    -The Strategies of Wu. >>>
    <<< Not all that wander are lost.
    -J.R.R. Tolkien >>>>
     
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