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Waterproof stopwatch for racing.

I'm trying to find a stopwatch that has a countdown from 5 minutes, and beeps at every 1 minute intervals. Obviously I want to use it to practice and time my starts. I have an ST-40 Bi-data display that doesn't seem to have a timing function, and don't feel like upgrading stuff I just bought last year.

I've priced out tacktic, and the speed puck, and other sailing watches, but the cheapies are close to $100. I'm looking to spend more like $50 or less. I don't mind if it looks rediculous, or if it just hangs around my kneck, as it'll only be used on the boat. Thanks for any feedback.
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I just use a beat up old Timex - it works just fine. However, I would like the Ronstan ClearStart Race Watch. It does what you're asking, though it's a little more than $50. I'm sure if you keep an eye on Ebay you'll be able to find it at the price you're willing to pay.
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Actually, that's the cheapest I've found that watch for. I'll keep an eye out for a steal, but I guess I shouldn't complain about that price. It's not too bad. I just have issues with wearing a "sailing watch" that costs more than my "dress up" watch. lol

What model timex do you have?
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My GPS does all that ZZ. Maybe yours does?
If not, try your cell phone
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I use an old Timex myself w/ indiglo, serves me well
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My GPS does all that ZZ. Maybe yours does?
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I use an old Timex myself w/ indiglo, serves me well
What model timex?
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its an ironman triathlon

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My Timex is also the Ironman Triathlon. It really is a good watch.

If you get the Ronstan, let me know what you think about it. I've come so close to buying it a few times, but I don't really NEED it. Or, more accurately, I haven't quite convinced myself that I need it!
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