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How do you tell time?
« on: January 01, 2016, 06:02:53 PM »
G-shock tough solar. Great piece. Super well built and was on rollback at wal mart a few years ago for forty bucks!

My wife got me the MTM Patriot for a "retirement" gift after my last, last deployment. It's a great piece as well with a real chrono, I guess it was pretty expensive.




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Re: How do you tell time?
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2016, 07:05:16 PM »
the origo I have had for 8 years now and have had to replace the band a couple of times and the battery as well.  there are 2 real reasons why I bought this watch from cabela's to begin with.  1. I can replace the battery by myself in my house and not have to take it to a repair place to have it done, and 2. I really liked the weight and solid construction of the watch.



and I have a couple of these marathon SAR DIVE watches.  they were given to me on deployments.  I would really like to get the stainless steel band for them, but they are a little expensive.

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Re: How do you tell time?
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2016, 07:31:47 PM »
Love my gshock... It's my daily


Also have a dress watch with a black leather band I wear when I wear my suits...


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Re: How do you tell time?
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2016, 10:09:55 PM »
Had a Suunto Vector... LOVED that watch. But after a few years it finally gave up the ghost. Then I bought a G-Shock, so far it's doing good. Only minus I give it is the hands lose glow power pretty fast, if they had tritium on them like the Luminox watches do, I'd like it even more.
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Re: How do you tell time?
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2016, 03:07:08 PM »
Update:

I replaced the G-Shock with a Suunto Core in all black. I didn't mind the G Shock, but I'm a big fan of Suunto. The Vector I wanted was more money, so I went Core after a couple Army buddies recommended it.



Nate those Marathon SARs are awesome, but stupid expensive.

HC, I also approve of that MTM!
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Re: How do you tell time?
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2016, 04:29:07 PM »
and the class 9 system took care of that for me....... ;D
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Re: How do you tell time?
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2016, 06:13:01 PM »
and the class 9 system took care of that for me....... ;D

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Re: How do you tell time?
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2016, 08:28:08 PM »
 :o

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Re: How do you tell time?
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2016, 07:40:02 PM »
Update:

Bought a G-Shock DW-9052 today after work. I still like my Suunto Vector, but had a problem with it, that mysteriously resolved itself a couple days ago, however, I felt like I needed a new everyday watch. Pics when I'm able to get stuff to cooperate.
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Re: How do you tell time?
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2016, 10:52:21 PM »
Timex and Citizen for me. They break about once a year so I just buy another. Cheaper than a new crystal and battery.

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Re: How do you tell time?
« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2017, 10:34:46 PM »
My origo watch finally gave up the ghost after 9 years this last weekend when i got shot across the water......

So i went and got a suunto this morning.

Bobby helped make my decision easier......

http://www.suunto.com/en-US/Products/Sports-Watches/Suunto-Core/Suunto-Core-All-Black/
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Re: How do you tell time?
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2017, 11:06:25 AM »
Kids got me a smart watch to go with my Motorola phone. I'm not really a smart watch guy, but it works, waterproof, and can find my phone if I lose it.
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Re: How do you tell time?
« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2017, 11:16:40 AM »
My origo watch finally gave up the ghost after 9 years this last weekend when i got shot across the water......

So i went and got a suunto this morning.

Bobby helped make my decision easier......

http://www.suunto.com/en-US/Products/Sports-Watches/Suunto-Core/Suunto-Core-All-Black/

I do what I can. Whatever happened to the SARs?
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Re: How do you tell time?
« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2017, 01:05:04 PM »
Times and G-Shocks for me as well. I have a decent Seiko I wear for dress as well. Most times I don't wear a watch as I always have my phone and we must have 30 clocks in the house (stove, microwave, 2 others in the kitchen) cable boxes (4), other assorted clocks (5 I think?). Daylight savings is a total PITA every year! ha. But I do like it when I have it on. But its been so long I just have to get "used to" the feeling again. 

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Re: How do you tell time?
« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2017, 01:36:42 PM »
Oh i still have those, just havent got the titanium band for one of the 2 yet.

I have no issue with the analog face, just prefer digital for quick glances......
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Re: How do you tell time?
« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2017, 07:49:40 PM »
Oh i still have those, just havent got the titanium band for one of the 2 yet.

I have no issue with the analog face, just prefer digital for quick glances......

I was hoping you weren't going to say you got rid of them.
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Re: How do you tell time?
« Reply #16 on: July 07, 2017, 10:15:06 AM »
Oh no, they are sittin in a safe place.......
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Re: How do you tell time?
« Reply #17 on: July 07, 2017, 01:14:19 PM »
Oh no, they are sittin in a safe place.......

Lucky
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Re: How do you tell time?
« Reply #18 on: January 29, 2018, 08:52:54 PM »
Update:

Back to my Suunto Core. Removed the crappy stock elastomer band and replaced it with a 22mm zulu watchstrap that I've had sitting in an old footlocker.
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Re: How do you tell time?
« Reply #19 on: January 29, 2018, 08:57:27 PM »
got a picture of that?
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Re: How do you tell time?
« Reply #20 on: January 29, 2018, 09:01:09 PM »
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Re: How do you tell time?
« Reply #21 on: August 25, 2018, 07:54:14 AM »
Update:

The Suunto has been given a new task as my dive watch since it has a depthmeter built in, and the NATO strap makes it easier to secure over the wetsuit and gloves.  A recently (within the last couple months) purchased GShock DW-6900MS has taken over all duties as a daily wear watch.
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« Reply #22 on: August 25, 2018, 08:04:20 AM »
POIDH  (we want pics)
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Re: How do you tell time?
« Reply #23 on: August 25, 2018, 09:13:51 AM »
POIDH  (we want pics)

I'm technologically disadvantaged. I can take a heuristic approach but I feel as if that wouldn't give the photographic evidence you require. Shorthand... actual camera broken, phone acting up.
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Re: How do you tell time?
« Reply #24 on: August 25, 2018, 02:56:51 PM »
Is this the new time piece
https://www.casio.com/products/archive/watches/g-shock/dw6900ms-1


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« Reply #25 on: August 25, 2018, 11:41:57 PM »
Is this the new time piece
https://www.casio.com/products/archive/watches/g-shock/dw6900ms-1


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That's the one, I have the 3230 module..apparently the newer version. Tells time and I don't have to be careful with it, which is a plus.
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« Reply #26 on: January 04, 2019, 11:38:14 AM »
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« Reply #27 on: January 04, 2019, 11:47:21 AM »
Good
Watch. I have that one. Somewhere anyway. I’d have to dig for it. I just like a bigger case nowadays.

Got my eye on this one.

https://www.timepiece.com/citizen-watch-bn2029-01e.html?mkwid=_dm&pcrid=292806467731&pkw=&pmt=&plc=&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI28DegsrU3wIVjh6tBh2uiAyFEAQYAyABEgIhsfD_BwE



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Re: How do you tell time?
« Reply #28 on: January 04, 2019, 12:40:02 PM »
What is the practical use for a depth meter?  Elevation meter?


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Re: How do you tell time?
« Reply #29 on: January 04, 2019, 05:00:14 PM »
What is the practical use for a depth meter?  Elevation meter?


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If you scuba dive it's useful so you know your depth, and for decompression stops.
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« Reply #30 on: January 04, 2019, 06:05:25 PM »
How may of you all do that?


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« Reply #31 on: January 04, 2019, 07:21:23 PM »
How may of you all do that?


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I do.
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« Reply #32 on: January 04, 2019, 07:28:07 PM »
Good
Watch. I have that one. Somewhere anyway. I’d have to dig for it. I just like a bigger case nowadays.

I still have my Suunto Core, so I have the large diameter watch. I just wanted something simple and I can use for diving and general use. I still have to get a dress watch for those rare moments I have to put on a suit.



P.S. Nate, I'm still waiting for you to decide to give me one of those Marathon SAR watches.
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« Reply #33 on: January 04, 2019, 07:47:58 PM »
Good
Watch. I have that one. Somewhere anyway. I’d have to dig for it. I just like a bigger case nowadays.

I still have my Suunto Core, so I have the large diameter watch. I just wanted something simple and I can use for diving and general use. I still have to get a dress watch for those rare moments I have to put on a suit.



P.S. Nate, I'm still waiting for you to decide to give me one of those Marathon SAR watches.

Lol
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« Reply #34 on: January 07, 2019, 06:50:57 AM »
I recently upgraded my Suunto Vector (8 years of good use!), to a Suunto Traverse Alpha. The GPS function is more accurate than any handheld I've ever used. Rechargeable, and the battery typically lasts me a couple weeks. I've been wearing it daily for about 6 months now, through multiple field training exercises, with no wear, and I'm pretty tough on a watch. The sapphire lens is extremely tough, not a scratch on it. If you're looking for a relatively simple GPS watch, with limited smart watch options, I highly recommend it.

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Re: How do you tell time?
« Reply #35 on: January 07, 2019, 07:32:01 AM »
I haven't worn a watch since I got my first cell phone.  I don't miss it either. I have been thinking it would be nice to have some kind of wind up pocket watch.
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« Reply #36 on: January 07, 2019, 07:39:16 AM »
I recently upgraded my Suunto Vector (8 years of good use!), to a Suunto Traverse Alpha. The GPS function is more accurate than any handheld I've ever used. Rechargeable, and the battery typically lasts me a couple weeks. I've been wearing it daily for about 6 months now, through multiple field training exercises, with no wear, and I'm pretty tough on a watch. The sapphire lens is extremely tough, not a scratch on it. If you're looking for a relatively simple GPS watch, with limited smart watch options, I highly recommend it.

https://www.suunto.com/Products/sports-watches/Suunto-Traverse-Alpha/Suunto-Traverse-Alpha-Stealth/
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Re: How do you tell time?
« Reply #37 on: January 07, 2019, 10:44:16 AM »
Watches were getting to be a big thing at work when I left (BIG), I just use my phone.

I do like knowing altitude though, don't know why.
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« Reply #38 on: January 07, 2019, 11:15:53 AM »
I have always felt lost without a watch.  Also, I work in a lot of secure spaces where you can't take an electronic device.  Not even a fitbit or smart watch.
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Re: How do you tell time?
« Reply #39 on: January 07, 2019, 07:44:29 PM »
https://www.suunto.com/Products/sports-watches/Suunto-Traverse-Alpha/Suunto-Traverse-Alpha-Stealth/

I was close to buying that watch when I bought my last CORE. Although I still love the old Vectors, wish they never stopped making them.

Wow. Shot detection?  Does it give you direction of incoming fire?

It's for hunting. Drops a pin on the route so you can go back to the original location to start a new search if you lose the trail, or it gets too dark to track the animal.
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« Reply #40 on: January 07, 2019, 07:58:49 PM »
I actually just replaced the band on my core
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« Reply #41 on: January 07, 2019, 08:06:32 PM »


It's for hunting. Drops a pin on the route so you can go back to the original location to start a new search if you lose the trail, or it gets too dark to track the animal.

OK, that makes more sense. 
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« Reply #42 on: January 08, 2019, 07:50:34 AM »
I actually just replaced the band on my core

Fall apart or upgrade it? If you wanted to put a NATO or ZULU watch band on let me know, I'm putting the stock band back on since I moved the zulu band to the Seiko.
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« Reply #43 on: January 08, 2019, 09:12:22 AM »
I’ve been wearing a Suunto Core for about 5 years. I recently replaced the band with a grey one. It’s pretty good for what it is. Not an incredible machine but it does a light duty job just fine. The compass is a little less than accurate and the aluminum bezel is easily scratched but it has good looks for a watch. I like the black face with grey silicone band. It’s been everywhere with me including diving in the Gulf coast.
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« Reply #44 on: January 08, 2019, 09:31:20 AM »
I actually just replaced the band on my core

Fall apart or upgrade it? If you wanted to put a NATO or ZULU watch band on let me know, I'm putting the stock band back on since I moved the zulu band to the Seiko.

the original elastomer band broke, and I replaced it with one of the new rubber ones.  well see how long this one lasts....lol
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« Reply #45 on: January 08, 2019, 10:14:46 AM »
the original elastomer band broke, and I replaced it with one of the new rubber ones.  well see how long this one lasts....lol

Yea I don't really like the elastomer band but I have the original one sitting in a drawer in my filing cabinet so I'll throw it back on.
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Re: How do you tell time?
« Reply #46 on: January 08, 2019, 10:37:07 AM »
I still have a hard time forking over the $$$ for the titanium band for the marathon?

https://www.marathonwatch.com/collections/accessories/products/stainless-steel-bracelet?variant=7525052350506
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« Reply #47 on: January 08, 2019, 12:05:15 PM »
That link is for SS. How much is the Ti?


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« Reply #48 on: January 08, 2019, 01:04:49 PM »
they may not have the titanium one anymore?....dang
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« Reply #49 on: January 08, 2019, 09:14:39 PM »
I still have a hard time forking over the $$$ for the titanium band for the marathon?

https://www.marathonwatch.com/collections/accessories/products/stainless-steel-bracelet?variant=7525052350506

I'm still willing to take one of those watches off your hands to help alleviate your enduring financial struggle.
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