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Casio Data Bank when I wear a watch.

Waterproof to 30 feet at least I think it is. The last one was.

•150 Page Databank.
•8 letters and 12 numerals per page.
•Memory shared between telememo and schedule memo.
•Auto-sort function.
•EEPROM memory protection.
•8-Digit Calculator.
•Constants for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
•EL Backlight with Afterglow.
•World Time.
•24 time zones (23 cities), city code display, daylight saving on/off.
•Daily Alarm.
•Countdown Timer.
•Measuring unit: 1 second Countdown range: 1 minute to 24 hours Auto-repeat Function.
•1/100 second stopwatch.
•Measuring capacity: 23:59’59.99” Measuring modes: Elapsed time, split time, 1st-2nd place times.
•Hourly Time Signal.
•Auto Calendar (pre-programmed until the year 2094).
•12/24 Hour Formats.

Now I can really impress a girl in a bar when I explain all it can do.

Oh yeah around $30. Bought two just in case one goes plop.
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Until I get to the islands on my own boat, the best way for me to feel like I'm livin on island time is no watch. Slow down and don't worry about the time when you are out sailing. There is a ships clock down below and the GPS at the helm.

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I like reading reviews of various things. Watches are kind of a passion for me. You might want to try going over to amazon.com and read reviews of watches they carry.

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High Tide / Low Tide?

Anybody own a watch that keeps track of local tide changes? Like this one?

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I've had Freestyles for a few years. They are digital and I can see the tide in a glance. The problem is I bought it before they changed the Daylight Savings dates and since that info was 'hard coded' into the watch - I have to reset it 4 times a year now

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I think one of those tide watches would be useful if you didn't sail often. I am interested in star gazing so I just naturally seem to always know what phase the moon is in, so I wouldn't really need it, but for people who aren't interested in such things I would think that could be very useful.

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I think one of those tide watches would be useful if you didn't sail often. I am interested in star gazing so I just naturally seem to always know what phase the moon is in, so I wouldn't really need it, but for people who aren't interested in such things I would think that could be very useful.
Gee..... I guess I must miss a lot. Could you please tell me by star gazing what the tide will be doing as I pull into my marina next Sunday at 4 PM ?

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My input

I have worn the cheap timex for years, because they are cheap, and reliable with many funcitons. I do have some nice watches but do not want the heavy or expensive watch on all times. A dive watch really hurts your wrist when banging down a mountain bike trail. Also it is hard to convince a salesman you can't afford something when wearing a Rolex, even if it is a fake.

If I were to wear a watch on watch, a disposable timex would be my first choice. I do have and wear a casio pathfinder now and really like it. I got it online for less than $200.

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It has a bunch of cool stuff on it and I like cool stuff.
solar panel
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compass

I thought some of the features were unecessary but bought this model anyways and have enjoyed never having to do anything to it for 2 years and have all those functions available and an accurate time to set all my other clocks with.

Whatever watch you get, I recommend getting a "band" watch. Chisco - The Band Watch Band
Unless you get a nice heavy watch then it looks cheesey. But if will allow you a variety of fits so you can put it under or over a few layers. Also, if the watch gets caught on anything it will break one pin and the watch and band will still be with you. You will need to replac the pin though so get some spares.

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I like the Timex Ironman family, fairly accurate, cheap and the battery usualy lasts 3-5 years. The 100 meter models I have used as a dive watch with no problems.

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That is what I use. What I look for in a boat watch is: Water resistant to maybe 150ish feet. Also, they back-glow feature. I got the Ironman from my mother for Xmas and wear it and like it - but I probably would not spend that much (and have not) becuase....

I used to wear a Dive Watch until the band snapped and it plooped in water, followed by much cursing and kicking from me. After that, I make an effort to go to Walmart for all my boat watches. That way, when they fall in the water or the battery goes dead, I lost maybe $10-$20 max!!! It does not ruin my day.

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Gee..... I guess I must miss a lot. Could you please tell me by star gazing what the tide will be doing as I pull into my marina next Sunday at 4 PM ?
We just had a new moon, so about a week later that'd be about the first quarter moon, a neap tide, and the sun maximum would be noon and midnight, and the moon maximum would be around 6am and 6pm, so I'd guess it would be coming up on high tide (with variability for where you are). Could be wrong. I didn't mean I or anyone else could always predict tides out into the future, I meant that if you're watching the sky a lot and know what phase the moon is in you know when the spring and neap tides are, and after a while you just figure out based on where you sail what the tides are likely to be doing. Is that such an odd thing to say ?

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