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What do you wear while sailing :confused:

I rotate these 3, I guess I need a yachtmaster too :laugher

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I wear what my wife buys me; Citizen.

I am very superstitous when it comes to watches. If any part breaks i must have it fixed or replaced before anything else happens. No kidding!
This is based on a long humourous story about watches, best told over a lot of beers.
 

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I haven't worn a watch since I started carrying a cell phone.....that was probably more than 10 years ago.
 

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I have a Rolex GMT 116769TBR . Its quite nice, i spose and it usually keeps reasonable time. However, near the equator the 76 diamonds do warm up a bit in the sun.
Its list price of $485,000 is ridiculous... You should be able to negotiate a 10% discount for cash.

When I can't find it I just use my phone. Or look up at the sun.
 
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What do you wear while sailing :confused:

I rotate these 3, I guess I need a yachtmaster too :laugher

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I was very distressed when my old Timex sailing watch "bit the dust" last spring (after 27 years, parts are no longer available). As consolation, my daughter bought me a Casio "Sea Pathfinder" for my birthday that has proven to be an excellent piece of gear. It has all of the functions of a watch, stop-watch, count-down timer, etc. but also has a state of tide display, barometric functions; and, a compass function that allows it to be used as a good hand bearing device. The barometer is quite accurate once calibrated (at say, you local airport) and has a small graphic display for the preceding 12-24 hours. Likewise, the tide display is quite accurate once the watch has been calibrated to one's locale and luner interval. The hand-bearing compass function is also quite accurate, at least as good as the "hockey-puck" compass I routinely wear when we're on the water.
 
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But that money looks fake....?
 

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I have a Ronstan racing watch I wear while racing... Other than that I have a Movado I wear to court but I the battery has been dead for years. I just put it on as part of the uniform (along with my court briefcase).

Frankly I don't see the point of watches, I carry a cell phone with a much more acurate clock than any watch.
 

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lol no wrist watch., my house analog clock has needed a battery for 13 months..... i have fones and this thing, but does it really matter..i can tell time w¡thin a few minuets usually,and passing of time is easy..if it is fun and all is well.. it was time an hour ago, whereas if it is cold wet and rainy etc, ye has 2 hours left...... see...easy.
 

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i had 7 wrist watches. i had 9 cars. i sold each watch with a car. lol
the day i was able finally to remove my watch and not be a bad nurse, i damn near threw it...lol..30 years intensive rn duties, different units and departments, ALL INTENSIVE..... what time is it.... look at sky... day time vs night time.
what are you in a hurry to do ???
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i am not in a hurry for anything.
 

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I was hoping these would go cheap after the AC: Seamaster Diver ETNZ (Emirates Team New Zealand)

sadly, they haven't come down in price.
 

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Guitar guy,

As an attorney I can carry a phone into every court house around, even into secure areas. I can even carry a phone into prisoner lockup. Thou civilians are limited in being able to, but many courthouses are starting to relax these rules, particularly as they start videotaping all courtroom appearances.
 

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I think that the playing field for watch technology has evened out such that you don't have to spend a small fortune on a timepiece anymore. Accurate time keeping, kinetic motion powered, waterproofing to great depths, multiple functions ... I think my Seiko was $250. Now if your watch is meant to be a status symbol or investment jewelry, then that is a different story.
 

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wow, I didn't think I would spur such a spirited debate and I'm really surprised so many people here don't religiously where iconic watches like Rolex, Breitling and Omega...either in their daily personally life or while on board.

I agree, you can spend a couple hundred bucks and have all the watch you need but nothing has the sailing, diving and seamanship status of the iconic Rolex......
 
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