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06-05-2012 01:02 PM
NautiC25
Re: Any experience on a good racing watch?

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Originally Posted by CBinRI View Post
As you suspected, I got an almost immediate response to my email from Ronstan saying that they are sending me a replacement band. Thank you for your input.
As I was reading reviews around the web, most people said their CS was outstanding.
06-05-2012 01:00 PM
CBinRI
Re: Any experience on a good racing watch?

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Originally Posted by hellosailor View Post
If you only want a countdown timer...really, spend ten bucks on a big digital kitchen timer. We used to velcro one on the cabin bulkhead next to the instruments, so everyone could see if and watch the countdown. Cheap, durable, easy to change the penlight battery every two years. And when not in use, zipzip the velco and it went below as a clock.

I never invested in a "proper" racing watch but at least in theory, it should count DOWN, reset and restart if there's a postponement, and after the countdown switch to counting elapsed time to keep time for the race. Oddly enough many watches will do that--but only keep elapsed time to one hour.

So I've always said "screw it" and used a stopwatch or kitchen time. The smartphones can do better now, but anything on deck eventually tries to go swimming and that never ends well.

CB-
Have you tried asking Ronstaan about a band? I'd be surprised if they didn't replace the band, or just send you a new watch. Always worth asking, and giving them a chance to earn good pr.
As you suspected, I got an almost immediate response to my email from Ronstan saying that they are sending me a replacement band. Thank you for your input.
06-05-2012 12:53 PM
puddinlegs
Re: Any experience on a good racing watch?

The common denominator for a good race watch/timer is a large display, simple simple limited functions, and a nice bonus is a sync button.
06-05-2012 12:50 PM
NautiC25
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.
06-05-2012 12:42 PM
puddinlegs
Re: Any experience on a good racing watch?

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Originally Posted by tommays View Post
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.
06-05-2012 10:41 AM
tommays
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
06-04-2012 11:04 PM
DrB
Had one of these

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Originally Posted by BarryL View Post
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.

Barry
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.

YMMV.

DrB
06-04-2012 10:51 PM
BarryL
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.

Barry
06-04-2012 08:43 PM
CBinRI
Re: Any experience on a good racing watch?

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Originally Posted by DrB View Post
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.
06-04-2012 08:40 PM
DrB
Re: Any experience on a good racing watch?

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Originally Posted by chef2sail View Post
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/

Dave
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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