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Old 01-21-2013, 07:56 PM   #5554
bmwktmbill
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Originally Posted by redsport View Post
Alright, my birthday is on the horizon so a watch is a definite possibility. Which of the following would you recommend: Hamilton Khaki Field Automatic 42mm or Smiths Everest? They are roughly the same price, both autos, both look good on leather (even though the Smiths comes on a bracelet). As an outlier I am also considering something like a Casio Pathfinder PRW2500-1 for a hunting/outdoors watch. Any thoughts, opinions, personal experience with any of these would be greatly appreciated.
Red,
I just packed up my old Hamilton field watch. It's a self wind.

My point is the service center is in New Jersey. Where will the Smiths be serviced?

The watches look mostly identical to me.

Do you ride a Triumph or follow the royal family?

If you do better buy the Smiths, if not I'd recommend the Hamilton.

As for a tough, wear around watch read this if you are interested...

http://people.timezone.com/library/c...28462093125000

Then on Amazon there is this.

http://www.amazon.com/Casio-DW5600E-.../dp/B000GAYQKY

I'd read the reviews, I have had this Casio on my wrist for a couple of years. I never take it off period and I cc ski, kayak, dual sport, swimming, bathing,. I do all my own mechanics and carpentry, Casio loves the saws-all. It is incredibly tough, comfortable and cheap and so coolly effective that all my other better watches just sit. Waterproof to 600 ft so it's a dive watch approved for space travel.
Go figure.

$40.

IMHO.
bill

For the record I ride a KTM 640a.

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