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Oh, I also have two Harley's and a 1967 Camero...... that doesn't make me a bad guy...more like well rounded.....
Nice Camaro... I always wanted to get to one of those Barret auctions out there in Scottsdale... did a short time at Hamilton Systems there in Phoenix and loved the area... we stayed in Payson up in the hills to keep a little cooler and the drive to it was nice... Scottsdale is a beautiful town... now I envy you! :laugher
 

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Two!
A 12yr old all SS divers, and a 8yr old rectangle "commander" dress watch.
The former I wear at work daily in the construction industry. Twelve years of pounding and I can still wake up at four in the morning and tell what time it is with a glance.
Sweet!... I always thought these Luminox watches should be given to all Navy Seals upon graduation of their Seal training... just a perk for supporting our country with their service. I think the Swiss military forces get Swiss Army watches if I'm not mistaken.
 

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Rolex gmt with ss/ gold band. Bought used when market was down. That plus cheap sexton will get you anyplace.
Or within a hundred miles or so. :D
 

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We could hold this same conversation with houses, cars, airplanes, etc... what it boils down to is somewhat 'envy' factor? Who knows... we all play the Joneses to some point in our lives... my boat is bigger, faster, newer, etc.
Yep, that's it; Rolex envy! If you own a $2500.00+ watch that doesn't keep as good time as a $30.00 piece of cheap tech, but you can't wear it if you are sailing (watches do get torn off and the expensive ones do NOT fall on deck), wandering ashore in some 3rd world country, or some places in the US (only a fool would make himself a target), or working in the engine room, then it is, just as you said; an investment, not a time piece.
I wear a watch to know what time it is. Gosh, it's a real purdy one, too, but it's only about 40 bucks and no big deal if I lose it.
Our phone has 3 sim cards (out of 12 island countries), mainly for outgoing calls, so it's most often at the chart table, uncharged, so that won't work for us.
There are two sides of the coin here; those who wear a watch and sail occasionally, and those who wear a watch and are on their boat almost every single day of the year. Few in the second group would wear a Rolex, even if it were given to them, I believe. We've paid our dues to get where we are, and if any of us had felt a Rolex was a priority, we could have bought one along the way. Envy, I think not.
 

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If I was seriously cashed up I'd probably get myself one of the IWC Portuguese Yacht Club watches simply cos I like the look of them more than any other absurdly expensive timepiece. Then again i've got two lesser known brand Swiss watches (Xmec and Alfex) that keep excellent time though I tend not to wear them on board.

Bought a couple of el cheapo chronographs (sub USD150) from Orvis and thus far they perfom as well as can be expected. I adjusted them both in December before we left for a few weeks away and one is now running 10 seconds fast, the other five seconds slow. I think I can live with that.

I was given a genuine Rolex Bangkok Special Edition some years back. To be honest I've never really liked the look of the things so I flicked it off to my Dad cos he did like the look. When he carked it the watch came back to me. I was a tadge surprised that it still worked and it still does though last time I checked it was gaining nearly forty minutes a day. :)
 

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flyingwelshman, you beat me to it. :D ----- Great photo!

azguy: Can you say, "Cabin fever"?
 

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Just for the record... it's a $6500 Rolex and not $2500 and I could care less it keeps within seconds of some cheap $40 watch as others have mentioned.

(good thing I only have three)! Yeah... the way I read some of these posts there is envy... you may deny it but it's definitely there! :D
And there we have it. :rolleyes:
 

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Honest question sort of related to this thread, but are there any truly accurate timepieces, over months or even years, that use mechanical movement? Doesn't have to be worn on the wrist. If you know how to use a sextan(t), what timekeeping device would one take to sea to ensure accurate navigation if the GPS system went down?
 
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