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Can some one explain the relevance of some of the extraneous self serving posts here. Seems like some of the responses were made just in order to show off your apparent knowledge or to state someother agenda opinion,

The poster as specifically about a racing watch. Not about egg timers, kitchen timers, shouting times when approaching the line or tactics. He simply asked about a watch/

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Can some one explain the relevance of some of the extraneous self serving posts here. Seems like some of the responses were made just in order to show off your apparent knowledge or to state someother agenda opinion,

The poster as specifically about a racing watch. Not about egg timers, kitchen timers, shouting times when approaching the line or tactics. He simply asked about a watch/

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Thanks for getting things back under control. You're right, some people were having a little too much fun and needed the thread police to step in.
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Re: Any experience on a good racing watch?

I have used the Ronstan Quick Start Sailing watch for local beer can and J22 racing for the last 3 years. Works well, no problems, easy to use. More functionality than I need but easy to set for different countdown times with flexible warning tones. I love it for the price. I think around $50-60 or so. Can't go wrong at that price.
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Can some one explain the relevance of some of the extraneous self serving posts here. Seems like some of the responses were made just in order to show off your apparent knowledge or to state someother agenda opinion,

The poster as specifically about a racing watch. Not about egg timers, kitchen timers, shouting times when approaching the line or tactics. He simply asked about a watch/

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Why the attitude? Yes the OP requested a watch but then said he only wanted it to do one thing well, countdown. If he just wants a countdown function, others suggest a kitchen timer, which has nice big numbers, easy to use, inexpensive, and does what the OP wants. Yes it is not a watch, but it is another idea.
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Why the attitude? Yes the OP requested a watch but then said he only wanted it to do one thing well, countdown. If he just wants a countdown function, others suggest a kitchen timer, which has nice big numbers, easy to use, inexpensive, and does what the OP wants. Yes it is not a watch, but it is another idea.
Agreed. I brought up the egg timer because of what he described he needed and because the cheapest sailing watch begins at about 60 bucks and go way up from there.
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Re: Any experience on a good racing watch?

Wow, what a thread!

I have a casio sea pathfinder watch (SPF40-1V). It's a little price (close to $200) but it's great to sailing and racing. It has the racing countdown timer you wanted (including the ability to sync it) and also has a barometer, compass, tide display, and a number of other features. It's rugged and has been reliable.

Ever since I lost and expensive watch overboard, I only wear 'cheap' watches when on the boat.

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Wow, what a thread!

I have a casio sea pathfinder watch (SPF40-1V). It's a little price (close to $200) but it's great to sailing and racing. It has the racing countdown timer you wanted (including the ability to sync it) and also has a barometer, compass, tide display, and a number of other features. It's rugged and has been reliable.

Ever since I lost and expensive watch overboard, I only wear 'cheap' watches when on the boat.

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This was cool watch when I got it, but when I changed the battery, the seal didn't reseal well and I got sea water in it and it killed the watch. Had it for 8 months. When I replaced the battery, I took it the same place I have my Tag Heuer watch resealed, so I know these guys know how to reseal and pressure check a watch. The o-ring seal in the Casio is very, very thin. Maybe they changed it since then, but I had bad luck with mine. Never had an issue with other Casio watches.

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Re: Any experience on a good racing watch?

At the end of the day the flags are what matters and the horns are a courtesy as when its blowing the dogs off the chains your not going to hear the horns the sync is going to be and eyeball thing
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Re: Any experience on a good racing watch?

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At the end of the day the flags are what matters and the horns are a courtesy as when its blowing the dogs off the chains your not going to hear the horns the sync is going to be and eyeball thing
And I'm sure no one on the boat uses a watch while waiting for a visual on the flag.
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Re: Any experience on a good racing watch?

Thanks guys for the reassurances on the sailing watches. I was really worried about the website reviews, but now that I know that they are misleading, I'm going to go with the Ronstan Sailing. It's light, portable, and I don't need to ask the skipper if I can mount it somewhere on his boat.
I also saw a vid about how the sync button works. That really is an impressive feature.

I'll definitely check out the talking kitchen timer for my boat at a later date.

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