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    Default Re: The Watch Aficionado Chat Thread;

    Quote Originally Posted by iv_wjb View Post
    Nice Balls Ard!


    .....ill just leave this one alone...
    Life is like a box of chocolates...and a river runs through it. Or something like that.

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    So what watches do you people wear on the water?

    I used to wear a G-Shock but it was just too big. Had a hard time putting on jackets, cause it kept getting stuck in the sleeve. Also the lighting on my particular model was awful, couldn't even read the time at night. It was just overly complicated, sold it with a massive hit and bought a new Timex.


    Here's my work/fish/camping watch.


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    Default Re: The Watch Aficionado Chat Thread;

    Frankly most of the men's watches on the market today are too large for me David. I have the same complaints, trouble getting my arm into sleeve holes and difficulty lifting the cuff over the watch to be able too see the time. I have an old quartz Tag Heuer that is 10mm thick X 38.5 mm diameter it is waterproof and small and gets the most use.

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    https://www.nitewatches.com/store/us/

    This is my everyday, on the water, on the bike, go to the gym, "field watch".

    I don't know how true it is, but their marketing department claims it had its origin as a UK military watch.

    The fit of the band to the body of the watch is extremely tight, so I feel like there is plenty of mechanical retention holding the band in place and not just that flimsy pin. I've had those break on me in the field before.

    It has a sapphire crystal and it hasn't scratched yet in one year of hard use.

    I have a feeling the quartz movement isn't anything special, but it has proven to be accurate and rugged.

    My one complaint is the date number is very small and hard to read.

    It glows in the dark exceptionally well and is very easy to read when it is light or dark out.

    In general, I'm very happy with this watch.
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    Default Re: The Watch Aficionado Chat Thread;

    This thread has been dead for a while, it's winter here and I'm pounding the Knife thread. Anyone have anything new on their wrist or something to add?

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    I own a Seiko dress watch and a Vintage Marvin Gold watch. But the one which gets all the outdoor fishing/camping time is this cheap Timex Expedition. My son found it on a public beach 4 years ago and give it to me, the calendar quit working, but it's waterproof and keeps accurate time. My favourite is the Glow feature which allows me to see the time when getting woken by some animal in the middle of the night while camping

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    Between the Oris and the Hamilton I like the Oris except for the machining on the bezel, that could take some getting used to. The Hamilton's are popular outdoor watches but the dials are just a little too busy for me. I don't think you need a Lotto to swing either of those but we all have priorities.

    The Timex Expedition watches are hard to beat in the bang of the bucks category and many people use them.

    If I want to use a quartz powered watch I have one of these.......

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    Not terribly expensive and with the Eco Drive thing going on no need to worry for at least ten or more years. At some point the capacitor will begin to die but they can be replaced. For the ultimate affordable I still have an old Swiss Army Renegade that is so small & light you don't know it's there.

    Since everything is iced over and I can't fish right now I'd enjoy posting about pocket knives, watches and whatever. I have all the rods & reels a man could want and that makes other topics attractive to me. It would be nice if the thread could go along without too many "I don't wear a watch" posts because that isn't the topic. Another thing for anyone reading to know is that a watch is a watch, I'd no sooner disparage your 19.95 Casio than I would take a poke at a guy who enjoys fishing his Eagle Claw Feather Light fly rod, and likewise I wouldn't appreciate it if some told me I was nuts because I use a reel that cost $750 on A Sage One Spey rod. In other words I don't care if you use a Timex or a Rolex, if you like your watch and feel like posting something then have at it
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    It's also raining here, so I will bore you with some other watches I own

    That Timex is great, but way too heavy to ever become a favourite of mine. The Seiko is very light, small and precise but not waterproof. The vintage Marvin dates back to the 1940's and is in need of a serious tune-up, at which time it should be good for another 50 years. One day, I will break down and buy "my" perfect watch that has it all.

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    I could refer you to a restoration shop in AZ. that does good work. He dissembled - cleaned - oiled - reassembled and regulated a 1956 Enicar for me. It also received a polish job and new crystal while there. The shop specializes in vintage restorations and the prices are good. Maybe not as good as a new Timex but good in light of bringing back a vintage piece. Drop a PM and I'll front the name and contact info.

    I've gotten used to the weight of mechanical watches over the years. I wore a Tag Heuer professional for years then switched to the Aquaracer among others. All of those were substantial watches. What I don't like are the big chunky styles that seem to predominate the market today.

    This is the old Enicar, I should never have sold it but I made money on the piece so it went.......

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    The dial and hands were not restored, it was still that good. Even the old radium Lume still would glow a little in the dark.

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    Enicar was an old Swiss maker that stopped production in the late seventies far as I know. The watch pictured was the triple date moon phase complication in a 36.9mm case. It's way too late now but had I been more patient that would have sold for perhaps 500 more than I did get for it. Finding old ones that have value is difficult, they can always have value to us but to the general market is another story.

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