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Topic Review (Newest First)
03-18-2007 06:59 PM
Giulietta $200 Canadian???

wow that is even cheaper than I thought

In Europe thye're much more expensive

good deal
03-18-2007 06:52 PM
Valiente
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Originally Posted by Giulietta
Valiente

That is a nice watch..I have friend that has one..

Where did you get it??
A place called Mountain Equipment Co-op, which specializes in outdoor camping gear, canoeing, kayaking and climbing. I find I use it at least as much as a more traditional "marine" store, because it's considerably cheaper and the items are frequently better made...at least for Canadian conditions!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mountain_Equipment_Co-op

Anyway, while I could have spent a lot more money, I actually wanted something I could treat under "real-life conditions" (like an Atlantic delivery) without crying too much if the conditions overwhelmed the watch.

I seem to drop cell phones into the water or the bilge with alarming frequency...if I can bear that, I can bear a watch broken by the Atlantic.
03-18-2007 05:17 PM
Giulietta Valiente

That is a nice watch..I have friend that has one..

Where did you get it??
03-18-2007 05:06 PM
Valiente UPDATE:

For those who find the topic of interest, I purchased a Suunto Vector last week for about $200. The barometer is a four-day recording type and it has a reasonably accurate compass that will work five feet off my aft steel deck, but goes squirrelly any closer. It has a dim "night light" as well, which won't pooch my night vision and it's good to 30 metres of depth, which argues for its water resistance to spray, at leasts. It also has various alarms and timers and an altimeter which I am less likely to use. It seems it's primarily a skier or mountain climber's watch, but it's got the features I want.

When set for the local height above sea level (about 80 metres at the lake and 90 metres at my house) it is within 2 mb of actual pressure as per the local weather service stations. That's good enough for me...I want the trends and speed of rise and fall more than the raw number.

At $200, I can afford to give it a shot. This is the model. I went for the reverse LCD face.

http://www.suunto.com/suunto/main/pr...=1173976873905
03-10-2007 02:20 PM
Valiente
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Originally Posted by Sailormann
Buying special watches to go sailing because you can't work up the energy to look at the barometer on the bulkhead is God's way of telling you you have too much money...you should send some of it to us poor folk. We won't waste it on electronics, it will be wisely invested in beer
Funny, I want a wrist barometer because the only place to hang the fermenting vat is on gimbals in front of the bulkhead. I sail AND brew.

Seriously, I know it's a luxury of sorts, but if I am on watch, I would prefer not to disturb the off-watch (wife and child) by clumping about the boat beyond the pilothouse. On tropic passages, I don't expect to be in the pilothouse continuously...I expect to be on deck (if it isn't pouring rain, which the wrist barometer might hint at...)

So, anyone have an opinion? Again, not looking for a stopwatch for racing, but a decent LCD with a good recording barometer.
03-10-2007 11:14 AM
Sailormann Buying special watches to go sailing because you can't work up the energy to look at the barometer on the bulkhead is God's way of telling you you have too much money...you should send some of it to us poor folk. We won't waste it on electronics, it will be wisely invested in beer
03-09-2007 04:40 PM
Giulietta
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Originally Posted by TrueBlue
I love my Tag Heuer Automatic . . . gift from wife (which she charged to my credit card).
TB..that's nice...I have a feeling of "dejavu"!!!

By the way...I saw one I liked...can my wife charge it to your card???
03-09-2007 04:21 PM
sailingdog TB- You only think it is your credit card... you're wrong... She's the boss... now repeat this over 100x today... and you'll be well on your way to enlightenment.
03-09-2007 04:09 PM
Giulietta
Quote:
Originally Posted by toolarts
How about a navigation watch that can show 10ths of minutes?

That would be really handy for caculating ETA's etc.

Anyone ever seen one?

Paul

Breitling Cosmonaut 24hr...but if you fall on the water with it...youll sink like the Lusitania
03-09-2007 02:43 PM
toolarts
Re: Watches

How about a navigation watch that can show 10ths of minutes?

That would be really handy for caculating ETA's etc.

Anyone ever seen one?

Paul
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