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If you want a "Sailing" Watch, buy one, if you want a timer....
Agree with others By a Kitchen Timer. With a watch only the guy with the watch knows the time and needs to call it out, with a timer velcroed to the mast or bulkhead, everyone can see except the maybe the bowman, and the count down can be silent. The bowman doesn't need to know the time, just call out if you are over the line or not befoer the gun.
If your at a start, stealth tactics are desired. Yelling out the time so that every other boat knows isn't helping you win the line. Suppose two of your foes are without timers or mistimed the start of their watches/timers. If your are calling out the time every minute then fraction of minutes and then seconds, and they can, hear, there is no tactical advantage.
If you want a pretty sailing watch, buy one, but if you want to use it as a primary timer, there are better, less complicated devices to do this. The Large Numbers Digital Kitchen timer is best and EXTREMELY cheap.
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