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Old 12-17-2008, 02:37 PM   #76
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You need a heavy watch so that you can keep your pimp hand strong.
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Old 12-17-2008, 02:39 PM   #77
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Traser watches are pretty suitable day to day and adventure ridng watches. They're made by the company that provides the illumination system for Luminox watches.
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Old 12-17-2008, 02:42 PM   #78
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I'm hard on watches but my 5-year-old (at least) Timex Expedition (digital) just takes it in stride. Still on the same battery and I use it as an alarm clock everyday. Still soak in the hot tub with it, too. I like the dual time zones and countdown timer, plus Indiglo lighting. Hard to go wrong, especially when you find them on sale.
I guess I'm even harder on watches.

The Expedition has a cheap, unreplaceable band. Mine broke on one side near the body of the watch, and the corner hangs out and snags. Not worth the money. Too bad, I liked the concept of the watch (its features). Timex has never been good for me though.... too many have had to go back for repairs.

My $65 Casio G-Shock has been going strong for nearly 10 years (and parts can be easily obtained).
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Old 12-17-2008, 02:56 PM   #79
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I've had two seiko divers, my 25 y/o one went south on me after diving, ther other was stolen. Other regularly used watches are Swiss Army and G Shock, neither of which I like as much as the seikos. I am looking for a rugged, diver type watch but I'll wait to see whats under the Christmas tree before I buy one myself.
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Old 12-17-2008, 05:30 PM   #80
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Go for a G-shock....
you can get them real cheap in ebay...
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Old 12-17-2008, 06:01 PM   #81
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I have a Timex Expedition that I've used for 2-3 years now for backpacking, m/c touring. I got it on sale for $30.
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$29 and in 5 years all I have done is change the battery twice.
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Old 12-17-2008, 06:02 PM   #82
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Ok, so I have a question for you watch connoisseurs. I am in the market for a watch, but I am kind of particular. I need an analog watch, preferably with a rubber band. I really, REALLY like the looks of this watch, but at $1500, it is well out of my price range.

Can anyone recommend a watch that looks similar, but is closer to the $150-$200 range?

A caveat...I can't wear a really thick watch. It bothers me how dress shirts get caught a watch that is too thick, so I am not looking for something that is enormously big. However, I would still like a pretty tough, ADV worth watch.

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Old 12-17-2008, 06:06 PM   #83
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Take a look at a Seiko SKXA35 auto dive watch.
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Old 12-18-2008, 09:12 AM   #84
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Ok, so I have a question for you watch connoisseurs. I am in the market for a watch, but I am kind of particular. I need an analog watch, preferably with a rubber band. I really, REALLY like the looks of this watch, but at $1500, it is well out of my price range.

Can anyone recommend a watch that looks similar, but is closer to the $150-$200 range?
I agree with justJeff on the Seiko -- take a look at their entire line of dive watches, actually. chronograph.com is a good source for Seikos that includes the many models that aren't available at US Seiko dealers.

Also take a look at Hamilton's Khaki line.

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Old 12-18-2008, 09:18 AM   #85
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I agree with justJeff on the Seiko -- take a look at their entire line of dive watches, actually. chronograph.com is a good source for Seikos that includes the many models that aren't available at US Seiko dealers.

Also take a look at Hamilton's Khaki line.

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Right now amazon.com has the SKXA35 on sale for $147 with free shipping. It's the yellow faced version that normally sells at a bit of a premium over the black face. Amazon has the black face for $199 still, so the yellow is just a screaming deal. It has the urethane strap, which is highly regarded, but you can put on a variety of other staps/bands.

It was such a screaming deal I ordered one myself. The free shipping is 5-9 biz days as it didn't qualify for their free overnight shipping. I paid the extra $9 to have it here by Monday. Pretty good deal.
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Old 12-18-2008, 10:16 AM   #86
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My $65 Casio G-Shock has been going strong for nearly 10 years (and parts can be easily obtained).
The beauty of G-Shock is you can by a band for it anywhere and it takes 2minutes to replace it. my last G-Shock is now wrapped around the M.C. of the clutch so I have a perm. "clock" when riding.

However, all this talk has awakened a long dormant desire for a cool dive-watch. I'm looking at the Seikos.....
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Old 12-18-2008, 10:46 AM   #87
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Chi-Ha, if you don't mind the boldness of the yellow face, that's a screaming deal at amazon. There are all sorts of custom faces, bezles, chapter rings, etc. for a lot of the popular watches. You can even farkle your watch!
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Old 12-18-2008, 10:53 AM   #88
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I have had my timex triathalon since 6th grade (1984), 36 now, you do the math (never even held back a year)

It's been designated to the handlebar of a few thumpers and I might have changed the battery a few time. No idea what it cost, but I bet it was under $20 in 1984
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Old 12-18-2008, 11:01 AM   #89
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I have had my timex triathalon since 6th grade (1984), 36 now, you do the math (never even held back a year)

It's been designated to the handlebar of a few thumpers and I might have changed the battery a few time. No idea what it cost, but I bet it was under $20 in 1984
No THAT's a VALUE! I love hearing stuff like that, it is so cool.

I had a Submariner that had to be worked on every couple of years. It kept okay time, but not any better than some $15 watches will. I'll never again own an expensive watch like that.
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Old 12-18-2008, 11:04 AM   #90
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No THAT's a VALUE! I love hearing stuff like that, it is so cool.

I had a Submariner that had to be worked on every couple of years. It kept okay time, but not any better than some $15 watches will. I'll never again own an expensive watch like that.
It is what it is. I remember opening it up on Christmas day in Tampa at my grandparents when we went to visit in 84. Some things you just remember, like the "iron on" I got that said Florida, Florida, Florida 84 on it in camo and my tan with orange swish Nike running shoes I got. What has two thumbs and is a fashion icon?.....this guy
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