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Going to Sea? What watch would you wear?

Hello all

I am in the market for a new watch, so if you were going to sea what watch would you wear?
- Casio sea pathfinder with it's atomic time keeping?
- Seiko for the quality?
- Timex ironman just because their cheap and reliable?

Pics would be great.

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I just use my GPS for a clock since it gets an accurate time from the GPS satellites. If I did wear a watch, I would probably go for something water resistant with a plastic band that will break if it got caught on a sheet, etc. - and hopefully costs less than $10.
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Citizen Eco drive Titanium. 200m water resistant. No battery, no winding. Excellent. Similar to the one below, mines a bit different, it's a few years old.


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I'm a Seiko Dive watch guy. I bought my first on my honeymoon and wore it through 10 or so years of rugged use including my time in the Infantry before it finally quit keeping good time. I still have it and other than some scratches on the bezel it still looks great. I had a Citizen next and it lasted about 5 years before the digital part went tango uniform. Last year I bought another Seiko Diver model and expect by the time it wears out, I won't be worried about knowing what time it is any more. lol

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Ditto the GPS, who wears a watch anymore?

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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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I wear a Casio dive watch. Plastic band, very durable, comfortable, waterproof, luminescent dial and hands, alarm, timer, long battery life, etc. Costs apx $110 so if I lose it it's not like one of my Siekos. BTW this is actually my 2nd one. The first started to have condensation build under the bezel so I sent it back to Casio to repair for a flat $50. To my surprise they sent me a brand new watch. A pretty good deal in my book.
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Although I prefer wearing a titanium watchband, I have read somewhere that since titanium doesn't reflect light well, it may not be best for use as a sailing watch. The idea being that given all other items have been lost, a shiny watchband might be used as a way to signal for help.

On the other hand, the titanium band doesn't corrode as bad as the shiny bands, and is comfortable.

In any case, I wear a Tag Heuer.

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I have a swiss army lanyard watch I wear. Altho it could get caught on something and rip your neck........but I prefer this to a wrist watch. Always on me, water proof, use it skiing, sailing etc. Wear it on the outside of my ski gear, gets snow on it, keeps on ticking, do not have to open up the gloves wrist of coat to see what time it is, just grab and look with gloves on etc.

I could not find on online, so it might not be made anymore. uses the same dial as the "Original"

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Citizen Titanium Eco Drive Chronograph--Lightwieght. Goes to 200 ft. Reasonably priced.

My wife has bought me a few different Citizen Chronograph watches over the last 7 years. Best watches I have ever had and more than I would spend on a watch, but the quality of them is good.

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