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What do you look for in a watch?

Discussion in 'Watches' started by The Closer, Apr 1, 2006.

  1. Deaths Head

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    Thanks for the complement. The chain is just there to accent my poor photography skills. It is a titanium necklace. O0
     
  2. Crocodilo

    Crocodilo Loaded Pockets

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    Readability.
    Reliability.
    Power-availability (self-generated power or a low battery indicator).
    Seconds hand.
    Minutes hand.
    Hours hand.
    0-60 rotating timing bezel.

    The above are non-negociable. All the rest is just nice to have:
    Sensors (depth, altitude, temperature, compass, etc.)
    Alarm
    Calendar
    Second time zone (I really use this one)
    Chronometer (prefer digital: not easy to find a readable analog)
    Computer-bezel (E6B type)
    Metal casing
    Saphire glass
    Size (that fits me)
    Style (as I see it)
    Price (I've got more taste than money)
     
  3. Sunnie

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    Crocodilio, what watch do you recommend with the above features, or are you still exploring yourself?

    Sunnie
     
  4. Crocodilo

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    Citizen ProMaster Aqualand (original model, 1985 style, still in production, I believe).

    I use it for flying (work), diving (fun), and everything in between.

    I have some other twenty watches, but ever since my wife gave me this one 4 years ago, the others are just counting drawer time.
    The only one that does get some wrist time is an Omega Dynamic, on the rare dress-up occasions.
     

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  6. Sunnie

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    I have a couple of Citizens: i agree that they are probably the best reasonably priced ana-digital style multifunction in a diver case watch out there. The diving bezel is non-negotiable for me on pretty much any watch (although I do wear g shocks without as beaters occasionally too).

    Sunnie
     
  7. Jim101

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    I have always liked and bought Seiko Divers watches. Check this site out, he has some unusual divers watches and a nice selection of bands.....If you want a band send him an email, he knows guys in the states that carry them, a nice guy....

    http://www.timefactors.com/index.html

    I have bought divers watches from this site, Mr.Low will take the time to answer any emails about prices, shipping etc. It takes four days to get a watch from him....I highly recommend him, my first purchase from him was an "Orange Monster".....

    http://www.skywatches.com.sg/aboutus/photo1.htm

    Have fun........

    Jim