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Re: Watches - any nerds present?

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:00 am
by Termite
I've been wearing a Casio G-Shock for............forever. Basic black. It's not jewelry.

If you want a watch that is both functional and jewelry, get a Tag Heuer or Rolex.

Re: Watches - any nerds present?

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:57 am
by HTRN
Jewelry? Rolex? Sure. Tag Heuer not a chance.

You want a real shock, go see what a Patek Phillipe 5270/1r costs.

Re: Watches - any nerds present?

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:37 pm
by Rumpshot
Dinochrome One wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:31 pm
Not much interest here except for knowing the time of day. So, I buy the best that Walmart has for less than ten dollars. For that I get a black-finished no-name watch with a quartz movement that tells accurate time, a twenty-four hour secondary dial, a brown leatherette strap with a black steel buckle, and at least two years of battery life. I don't wear any jewelry so I don't need a fancy watch; I long ago gave up trying to impress people with flashy stuff.
Pretty much me. Walmart, under $15. They are not carrying much under $10 anymore. I prefer analog, with a light. I cannot see the numbers at night, but analog position I can. I usually don't wear a watch unless we are out and about.

Re: Watches - any nerds present?

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:00 pm
by Weetabix
Rumpshot wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:37 pm
I prefer analog, with a light. I cannot see the numbers at night, but analog position I can. I usually don't wear a watch unless we are out and about.
I have a Timex Easy Reader that I really like. I think it was $35. Analog on a white face with big numbers. And the Indiglo beats the hell out of any light or lume I've ever seen. I've never been not able to read that thing.

Re: Watches - any nerds present?

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:19 pm
by Captain Wheelgun
Can't help you with that. I stopped wearing a watch when I started carrying a cell phone. It's more accurate, self-setting, and easier for me to read with my screwed up eyes.

Re: Watches - any nerds present?

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:33 am
by MiddleAgedKen
I'm partial to Timex Indiglo. Also have a 1951 Bulova that needs fixing.

Re: Watches - any nerds present?

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:45 am
by HTRN
You guys might want to look ro see what Costco has locally. Some decent low end watches.

Re: Watches - any nerds present?

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:58 am
by Rich Jordan
Also a Casio wearer. I bought one (Casio DW-200 Marlin) in college, it lasted more than 20 years when a battery change caused a water leak; it still works but I won't wear a non-water-resistant watch. I got a basic G-Shock and have been wearing it for the last 11 or so years with no issues. They Just Work.

Re: Watches - any nerds present?

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:40 am
by skb12172
Basic, silver Timex analog and digital, in rotation. Just like the ones I had in the early 80s.

Re: Watches - any nerds present?

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:25 pm
by Termite
HTRN wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:57 am
Jewelry? Rolex? Sure. Tag Heuer not a chance.
I realize that Tag Heuers are considered tough functional watches, but many are also very nice looking, so that's why I said they are also jewelry.

Wearing a Rolex is a "money statement."