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post #50 of Old 11-19-2009
Icarus05
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I would go with this b/c I've had one for 6 years with no problems. No batteries or winding. I has the digital bit for stop watch etc... plus can store and switch between timezones world wide. I used to be a professional pilot which is why I originally went with this type of watch. Of course you don't have to have it but I can't stand not. Even with access to a hundred other things that will tell you time and more, I like having it on my watch.

If you really want to get serious about the "going to sea" part and extreme circumstances, the other feature that this watch has that I actually use a lot is called an E6-B on the bezel. This is a sort of circular slide rule that all pilots learn to use at some point. They are easy to learn and use and do all sorts of calculations for time/dis., speed, fuel burn, etc....Again it is totally analog, easy to use and I've actually used it on distance races, road trips, etc...
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