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Old 02-28-2013, 14:04   #551
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Nice. How old? I love old pocket watches.
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Old 02-28-2013, 14:22   #552
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Timex. Seriously.

I am a watch lover. In fact, other than my wedding ring, it's the only jewelry I will wear. I used to wear Swiss watches, most recently a Tissot.

My problem, though, is that I moved here to Louisiana 3 years ago, and it's kinda sorta humid here. I don't like wearing metal bands, so in the past all my watches had leather on them. That rots off pretty quickly here, so I have switched to canvas straps. Timex is about the only brand that makes them any more.
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Old 02-28-2013, 16:01   #553
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Nice. How old?
Thanks. Think Wizard of Oz, or Gone With the Wind.

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Old 02-28-2013, 17:23   #554
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Old 02-28-2013, 22:14   #555
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Timex. Seriously.

I am a watch lover. In fact, other than my wedding ring, it's the only jewelry I will wear. I used to wear Swiss watches, most recently a Tissot.

My problem, though, is that I moved here to Louisiana 3 years ago, and it's kinda sorta humid here. I don't like wearing metal bands, so in the past all my watches had leather on them. That rots off pretty quickly here, so I have switched to canvas straps. Timex is about the only brand that makes them any more.
Have you tried nylon NATO-type straps? They're about impervious to moisture.

http://www.cheapestnatostraps.com/blogs/news

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Old 03-01-2013, 09:52   #556
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Have you tried nylon NATO-type straps? They're about impervious to moisture.

http://www.cheapestnatostraps.com/blogs/news

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Hmmm. I'll have to take a look at those. Thanks for the heads up.



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Old 03-10-2013, 13:48   #557
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This is my new Citizen Eco Drive Titanium.

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Old 03-10-2013, 16:35   #559
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This is my new Citizen Eco Drive Titanium.

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Kick ass. I have an echo drive Orca titanium I like quite a bit.

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Old 03-10-2013, 19:37   #560
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Old 03-12-2013, 15:43   #561
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I have a gold Eco Drive that I keep around purely for sentimental reasons. It went back to Citizen under warranty some years ago because the battery would not charge.

This was after a big arguement with the jewelers my wife bought it from. They maintained that the battery was not changeable, it must be operator error.

"You need to recharge this watch (Duh)."
"It doesn't have a battery that can be changed."
"You just don't know what you're doing/talking about."

They even called us a few choice names and insisted on keeping the watch overnight to charge it themselves while showing what idiots we were.... before admitting defeat and sending it off to Citizen.

After running fine for 7-8 years, now the damned thing is doing it again.
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Old 03-13-2013, 17:04   #562
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I'm looking into buying a watch & need advice on which would be best. My choices are between Victorionox Swiss Army Chronograph, Citizens Chrono or Seiko. Any opinions are appreciated.
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Old 03-13-2013, 17:27   #563
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I'm looking into buying a watch & need advice on which would be best. My choices are between Victorionox Swiss Army Chronograph, Citizens Chrono or Seiko. Any opinions are appreciated.
I'd stick with the Japanese brands. I had an Swiss Army Victorinox watch back in the late 1990s. I barely tapped it against a tree while humping down a hill and the damn thing literally fell apart on me.
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Old 03-13-2013, 21:17   #564
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I'd stick with the Japanese brands. I had an Swiss Army Victorinox watch back in the late 1990s. I barely tapped it against a tree while humping down a hill and the damn thing literally fell apart on me.
Really? So Citizens or Seiko?
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Old 03-13-2013, 21:32   #565
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Seiko. Go and check out the seiko forums and you will see a lot of choices

Very customizable too!
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Old 03-13-2013, 22:19   #566
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Not a watch guy but recently dropped my Timex Expedition on to a tile floor. It works but the date stopped changing. It's not like a really need the date but it was annoying that it never changed. Was in Macy's looking for something for my wife for our anniversary (14 if anyone care) and saw this in the case. It was marked down and on sale from $225.00 so I took it. So far no complaints it keeps time and looks nice:

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Old 03-13-2013, 23:48   #567
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Lots of nice timepieces here. I don't anticipate ever being able to afford a Rolex/Breitling, etc.... I almost bought a new Tag in Vegas last week but restrained the credit card.

This is what I have now, from left to right, Fossil(landscaping watch), Citizen Eco-Drive, 3 Bulovas, and a Michael Kors. I'd consider them all decent, definitely not your rich guy's jewelry, but owning a house makes me broke LOL.

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At one point I had about 15 or so watches, but sold a good number of them(most were worth in the 100-120 dollar range).

I have been browsing ebay for a G-Shock watch to replace the fossil for outdoor stuff and also something I can wear while mountain biking. Lots of choices there.
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Old 03-14-2013, 00:08   #568
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I have a near perfect record of killing Casios so far, including a solar/atomic G-shock.

Oddly, a plain-Jane Victorinox I won in a drawing lasted me 20+ years of almost daily wear before I put it up due to scratches & scars.
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My teenage son has decided it was just what he's been looking for in a watch, so a new battery and good to go.
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Old 03-14-2013, 00:24   #569
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:27   #570
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Really? So Citizens or Seiko?
I prefer Seiko.
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That's the one that went to pieces on me when I tapped it against a tree.

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Old 03-14-2013, 09:50   #572
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Really? So Citizens or Seiko?
Love my Seiko!

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What about rubber straps? Those nylon straps may be more resistant than canvas, but they still stretch. They're cheap so you can afford to replace them, but I'd say get a rubber strap and call it a day.
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Old 03-14-2013, 12:28   #574
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Just bought my son a used Citizens like mine so he will have a watch to last him for awhile. Like me he is rough on watches.

Mine is on the left. His considering its older is in better shape. It had the original band but I replaced it anyway and kept the old one.

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Old 03-14-2013, 16:45   #575
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I have a gold Eco Drive that I keep around purely for sentimental reasons. It went back to Citizen under warranty some years ago because the battery would not charge.

This was after a big arguement with the jewelers my wife bought it from. They maintained that the battery was not changeable, it must be operator error.

"You need to recharge this watch (Duh)."
"It doesn't have a battery that can be changed."
"You just don't know what you're doing/talking about."

They even called us a few choice names and insisted on keeping the watch overnight to charge it themselves while showing what idiots we were.... before admitting defeat and sending it off to Citizen.

After running fine for 7-8 years, now the damned thing is doing it again.
I've had my Eco-Drive for almost 4 years now and, besides when I first bought it, I've never had to make a conscious effort to charge it.


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