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Re: What's your everyday watch?

Postby Chimborazo » Mon Mar 23, 2009 2:14 pm

No joke! That's why I love that Weems & Plath nautical slide rule. No formulas to remember...all you have to remember is to dial in distance first if it is known, then work from there. Takes seconds, and is as accurate as it needs to be.
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Re: What's your everyday watch?

Postby ElPeregrino » Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:39 pm

Huh, so it's like an old-school way to do simple calculus (heh, oxymoron) on a watch. That's pretty neat.
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Re: What's your everyday watch?

Postby Chimborazo » Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:42 pm

I guess. I only know how to use them for very specific calculations. marie-angelique could probably tell more. I'd like to learn how to use one properly.
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Re: What's your everyday watch?

Postby ElPeregrino » Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:53 pm

Yeah, as I'm sure you know, velocity, acceleration and position equations are all calculus. Differentiations, integrals, etc etc. I've just learned to do them with calculators, not slide rules. The concept that you could do calculus on a watch dial is just incredibly novel for me.
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Re: What's your everyday watch?

Postby Chimborazo » Wed Mar 25, 2009 12:16 am

Just picked up a Suunto Core, and plan to put it through its paces for the next month. The thing is huge and looks rather silly on my small wrist, but hopefully it will perform well. Most important functions for me on this thing is barometer and compass, so I'll be curious to see how accurate they are.

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Re: What's your everyday watch?

Postby marie-angelique » Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:01 am

i don't know how to use a slide rule.
i am curious about how a watch can "do" calculus.

i have a similar suunto altimeter. a fine instrument, especially for training and very helpful for mountain climbing.

i bought a neck lanyard because the thing is too big for my wrist and i can't find wrist watches under my layers when climbing.

http://www.amazon.com/Suunto-Neck-Lanyard/dp/B0000A3CAR
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Re: What's your everyday watch?

Postby ElPeregrino » Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:47 pm

marie-angelique wrote:i am curious about how a watch can "do" calculus.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slide_rule#Logarithms_and_exponentials
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Re: What's your everyday watch?

Postby Caliban » Mon May 25, 2009 1:00 am

Chimborazo wrote:My perfect watch would have the following characteristics:

-Slide rule
-Dual time
-Barometer with three day memory
-Countdown timer
-Chronograph
-Water resistant to 100 metres
-Compass with declination adjustment
-Light (Indiglo type)
-Alarm
-Day/Date
-Geiger counter

Moon phase and tide table would be nice, but not a requirement.


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Re: What's your everyday watch?

Postby Cruise » Fri May 29, 2009 6:48 am

My Armitron Sport watch had been going strong through much abuse for four or five years.
I like the digital watches with white numbers on a black display. Makes for much clearer reading in the dark.
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Re: What's your everyday watch?

Postby Chimborazo » Fri May 29, 2009 1:26 pm

Cruise wrote:My Armitron Sport watch had been going strong through much abuse for four or five years.
I like the digital watches with white numbers on a black display. Makes for much clearer reading in the dark.


I have a negative display too, and really liked it once I got used to it. My only issue is that it's difficult to read while wearing sunglasses.
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Re: What's your everyday watch?

Postby lightstalker » Wed Jul 15, 2009 12:25 am

Does anyone own a G shock mudman?..thinking of getting one. They look pretty good, but I don't want a negative display or anything solar powered.
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Re: What's your everyday watch?

Postby Chimborazo » Wed Jul 15, 2009 12:40 pm

No, but I've heard nothing but good things about them. I considered getting a Riseman before I got the Core, but nobody had one I could try and I didn't want to buy it without playing with it.

Check out his Casio sub-forum:
http://forums.watchuseek.com/forumdisplay.php?f=17
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Re: What's your everyday watch?

Postby RYP » Fri Jul 17, 2009 4:52 am

37000 thousand plus views??....talk about a buncha WatchFags!
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Re: What's your everyday watch?

Postby coldharvest » Fri Jul 17, 2009 8:17 am

RYP wrote:37000 thousand plus views??....talk about a buncha WatchFags!

we obviously need a DP watch.
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Re: What's your everyday watch?

Postby Chimborazo » Fri Jul 17, 2009 1:42 pm

SRR wrote:I carry one of these around, and use every single function numerous times every day. Except Easter. To hell with Easter.


I don't know how I missed that...it's beautiful.
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