Tweak3D Wristwatch Crew, i need you to check in please.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Torx, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. Torx

    Torx Indigenous Nudist

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    need a heavy duty wrist watch, durable as heck.
    preferable big and digital, capable of 24hr/zulu. or a nice military/aviation watch with hands.

    something i can also wear in public and look GQ as all hell.

    show me what you got guise.
  2. Tacdriver

    Tacdriver Junior Member

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    Luminox baby! I'm on my 3rd now in about 15 years. Not my wrist, just a pic I stole off this here internet.

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  3. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    one word....."timex" cheap as fuck. if you trash them, you chuck them and score another.
  4. bigwill51534

    bigwill51534 Saint, Church of Ryanism

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    This is what I wear:
    http://www.ashford.com/ashford/brow...d=&productId=SNL059&navAction=jump&navCount=0

    I got it on sale for somewhere near $220 on Black Friday. I have worn it working, and it still look perfect. The crystal has no scratches at all, and I am hard as hell on watches. It is constantly charging itself, so no worry about replacing batteries.

    My other watch is a G-Shock. Honestly can't go wrong with them either!

    ~Will Courtier~
  5. Lord Kain

    Lord Kain Keeper of the Timeline Staff Member

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    I don't use my watch anymore since I check time on my iPhone, but I have a Swiss Army (Victorinox) watch and I like it. It's sturdy and durable.

    Also, it was possible to get replacement parts for the bracelet, the glass, etc.
  6. Dustin

    Dustin Junior Member

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    Why do people even wear watches anymore?
  7. Commissar Smersh

    Commissar Smersh 2020 Staff Member

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    Because your phone isn't accessible or you're not able to pull it out to check the time. Also it's jewelry.
  8. MSP

    MSP Haunting a dead forum...

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    I don't wear a watch anymore. Can't stand anything confining on my wrist.
  9. MaesterB

    MaesterB King of the Wicker People

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    I have an old ESQ that my wife bought me YEARS ago. It's great and accessible.

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  10. 86mcss

    86mcss Devouring your Soul

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    +1
  11. Goofus Maximus

    Goofus Maximus Too old to be this dumb!

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    I have a couple of old-style wind-up watches. I imagine their value will go up as they turn into collector's items. :)

    I think watches are rapidly going the way of cuff-links and buggy-whips. Diving is about the only thing I can think of where watches are still a necessity and I could be wrong about that, if they come up with a pressure-resistant water-proof tablety thing...
  12. Stephen

    Stephen 1337

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    This is what I've got Torx, sounds like what you're after
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  14. Torx

    Torx Indigenous Nudist

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    some gud stuff ITT.

    i like your style stephen
    that bulova is hot too.
    nice luminox

    the gshock military watches are hot
  15. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    I dunno, maybe because they have an actual life independent of cell phones or, believe it or not, have a job where cell phones are actually a safety hazard.
  16. Lord Kain

    Lord Kain Keeper of the Timeline Staff Member

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    Why it is a safety hazard?

    You can be startled when they ring and hurt yourself with a tool, fall, etc?
  17. bigwill51534

    bigwill51534 Saint, Church of Ryanism

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    For me, it is both a security concern and also a concern for damaging my phone. When working at my military job, I am not allowed to have a camera phone on me at all. With doing tree work, it can easily fall and get destroyed. Also work around a lot of dangerous equipment (chainsaws, wood chipper, stump grinder, etc...). when I get to a job site doing tree work, I shut my phone off and leave it in the truck.

    ~Will Courtier~
  18. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    Yes. Imagine clinging to the side if a building thirty feet up and hearing your phone ringing down in your truck. No matter how hard you try, your mind is on what call you are missing rather on ballancing on that ladder.
    Same goes with sawing wood: ripping a peice of plywood, the phone rings, you concentrate harder on the cut, the phone rings again, you feel a dull, stinging pain in your hand and look down to see your thumb an inch shorter and blood on the wood. This is not talking in hypotheticals here, these things have happened to me. I have a deformed thumb to prove it. Then theres the aspect of just not getting any work done. I have fired subs that spend more time doing biz on the phone than getting the job done they were hired to do.
    Now transfer that same lack of concentration to 80,000 pounds of semi truck moving 60+ miles per hour in rush hour traffic, or your hands in a 200 amp service panel, falling a 60' tall tree, etc, etc.
    Not everyone works in an office or safe indoor environment. Those are the people who wear watches.
  19. Torx

    Torx Indigenous Nudist

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    yea for me, i cant have a phone with me, i mean.. i can, but im not bringing a fragile phone in my work environment.

    and time is great importance at work, so i need something GQ and durable... and with not too much metal.
  20. MSP

    MSP Haunting a dead forum...

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    I think you should start a trend and go with a pocket watch!

    Women-Pocket-Watches.jpg
  21. JZL

    JZL Ministry of Whack

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    Same here. For a little while I wore one when flying but the plane I fly now has a clock plus I have my cellphone.
  22. JustinL

    JustinL Junior Member

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    i'll second the Casio GShock. I've had mine for well over 10 years (I think I got it in 7th grade, which would be almost 14). It recharges the battery, syncs with the Colorado time center, been on numerous dirt bike, hiking, camping, ocean swimming, welding, etc adventures. I keep waiting for this thing to die, but it doesn't.
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    I have a G-Shock somewhere. Like BigWill, when I was working the Government contract, we had to leave our phones in the car. I bought one just for that. Took it off after work. I'm not used to wearing watches anymore.
  24. ivanolo

    ivanolo Guest

    Cheap, stylish, and durable? Pick two.

    Amazingly, I agree with mistawiskas on this one. Get a Timex.

    Here are my suggestions:
    http://www.amazon.com/Timex-T2N636KW-Weekender-Sport-Nubuck/dp/B004VR9LQC
    http://www.amazon.com/Timex-T2N637KW-Weekender-Sport-Leather/dp/B004VR9ND8
    http://www.amazon.com/Timex-T2N638KW-Weekender-Sport-Nubuck/dp/B004VR9M66
    http://www.amazon.com/Timex-T2N639KW-Weekender-Sport-Distressed/dp/B004VRA2DS

    Those can all be dressed up or down, so they're fairly versatile. G-Shocks are great watches, but gaudy as hell.
  25. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    yup, my last timex ironman got beat to hell for 9 years. it was so coated with paint overspray that the only way you could read it was through a little 1/4" X 1/2" window through the paint. That thing had a place where a sawblade grazed it and the rest looked like I'd strapped it to the drive wheel treads of a semi. yet it still works and is still waterproof. I wore it everyday for 9 years and it's still keeping time in my desk drawer. i don't have the heart to shit-can it yet. I'm on my 2nd one and it's taking the same ass-rape-a'la-mega-mongo-bubbah as the last one. I have one good citizen watch that I never wear except on very rare occasions.