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Another Timex vote. Get the Ironman with the wrap-around strap, the kind that has no pins. Why? When the strap wears out, you can't buy a replacement strap, so you have to send the watch and strap and $10. to Timex in Little Rock, they send you a new strap....

with a new watch in it.

Done it twice, it's like the "forever" watch.

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Got tired of frequently buying Timex and the like. Wear a Tag Heuer 24/7. It is 4 or 5 years old and ticking right along.
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I have a Casio wave ceptor. Keeps excellent time due to the fact it is up dated via WWV... Yes it is one of those radio reception watches... also the face is a photo cell and it charges the battery. So, no winding, no battery replacement.
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I'm in the no wrist band camp...I have almost lost my finger once or twice due to my wedding band hanging up .....but I'd loose more then that if caught without it..
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Smak---thats a nice looking watch, but i wouldn't be caught wearing one. ha ha ! a timex with digital read out would suit me fine.
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I agree with some earlier posts that suggest the watch is totally cosmetic fashion and not functional. Your GPS has the time and your back-up GPS has the same time. Wear the bracelet as it pleases you. 'take care and joy, Aythya crew
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Unless I'm navigating, I don't want to know the time.

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wow 28 replies in 24 hours, nice.
A couple of random questions/comments.
1) The casio with atomic time keeping, can you still set the watch manually?
While the atomic time keeping and solar powered are nice I am not sure I want that much technology attached to my wrist. The higher the technology content the greater the chance it will stop working.
2) The luminox watches are spectacular, but pricey, are they battery driven?
Rather than motion driven like some of the seiko's/citizen watches, again less technology is some times better than more
3) I like the look of the new timex ironman's nice big and simple display, the molded watch band concerns me but as was posted the 10$ replacement is nice.
4) At this point I have no criteria beyond simply designed, accurate and well built. I have no interest in buying a watch only to replace it in a couple of years.

Keep the posts coming,
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edit: smackdaddy I had a mickey mouse watch once, I still kick myself for loosing it.
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