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Re: What's your everyday watch?

Postby coldharvest » Mon Jun 23, 2008 10:23 am

Travelbug wrote:No one cuts my arm off.

IMHO looking bold makes your life much safer than looking poor. In most places. For the few exceptions I put the watch in my pants. BTW Transafrica countries like Angola and Niger were NOT an exception. However, Johannesburg IS a place where I hide my watch at night.

You are right about the service intervals. This has become a real problem with the Breitling Emergency. The price has been doubled to € 300 (!!!), every two and a half years.

In addition, I have been told, the 121,5 MHz frequency emergency system will be altered and further reduce the value of that watch. I was already looking for an alternative, but haven't found one.

surely Breitling can drop in a new emitter during a servicing?
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Re: What's your everyday watch?

Postby Travelbug » Mon Jun 23, 2008 2:00 pm

http://www.equipped.org/faq_plb/default.asp

The 121,5 MHz frequency will not be actively monitored by satellites anymore in less than a year.

There will be a new frequency set up at 406 MHz, but apparently Breitling cannot exchange the emergency watch module to that frequency.
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Re: What's your everyday watch?

Postby Swordsman » Mon Jun 23, 2008 2:15 pm

Travelbug wrote:http://www.equipped.org/faq_plb/default.asp

The 121,5 MHz frequency will not be actively monitored by satellites anymore in less than a year.

There will be a new frequency set up at 406 MHz, but apparently Breitling cannot exchange the emergency watch module to that frequency.


And how much did you pay for this watch, and how long ago was that?
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Re: What's your everyday watch?

Postby Travelbug » Mon Jun 23, 2008 3:45 pm

It retails at € 3.500. I paid € 2.700 about seven years ago.
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Re: What's your everyday watch?

Postby SRR » Sun Jun 29, 2008 4:46 pm

IMHO looking bold makes your life much safer than looking poor. In most places. For the few exceptions I put the watch in my pants. BTW Transafrica countries like Angola and Niger were NOT an exception. However, Johannesburg IS a place where I hide my watch at night.


What in the hell is a "transafrica country"? And yeah, your strategy worked so well for this ultra-rich visitor to Angola.
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Re: What's your everyday watch?

Postby Travelbug » Sun Jun 29, 2008 9:13 pm

SRR wrote:
What in the hell is a "transafrica country"?


Transafrica Overland. Countries I visited crossing Africa by car (western route).

I will change my 50 cent like behaviour...

... if you work on your music taste.
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Re: What's your everyday watch?

Postby marie-angelique » Sun Jun 29, 2008 9:26 pm

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Re: What's your everyday watch?

Postby Travelbug » Sun Jun 29, 2008 9:48 pm

marie-angelique wrote:fiddy cent took my watch!


I'll get it back for you.
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Re: What's your everyday watch?

Postby SRR » Sun Jun 29, 2008 10:19 pm

Travelbug wrote:Transafrica Overland. Countries I visited crossing Africa by car (western route).


I'm not sure how Niger figures into a "western" route of Africa.

I will change my 50 cent like behaviour...

... if you work on your music taste.


I'm also not sure how someone claiming to be posting from the capital of garish overpriced tastelessness feels justified in recommending others improve their own skills at such things.
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Re: What's your everyday watch?

Postby Travelbug » Sun Jun 29, 2008 10:34 pm

SRR wrote:
I'm not sure how Niger figures into a "western" route of Africa.



Have a look at the map. Towards your left hand is what we call WEST.


I'm also not sure how someone claiming to be posting from the capital of garish overpriced tastelessness feels justified in recommending others improve their own skills at such things.


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Re: What's your everyday watch?

Postby Travelbug » Sun Jun 29, 2008 10:37 pm

Back to the subject:

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Re: What's your everyday watch?

Postby Woodsman » Mon Jun 30, 2008 12:53 pm

Travelbug wrote:Back to the subject:

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So it's almost 10:09. Big deal. Nothing to see here, move along.

P.S. Nice compass ring sans compass. Form over function is okay sometimes, but form without function doesn't help Johnny get from A to B through the jungle when his coke plane loses its engine.
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Re: What's your everyday watch?

Postby Travelbug » Mon Jun 30, 2008 4:09 pm

Woodsman wrote:
So it's almost 10:09. Big deal. Nothing to see here, move along.

P.S. Nice compass ring sans compass. Form over function is okay sometimes, but form without function doesn't help Johnny get from A to B through the jungle when his coke plane loses its engine.



How about the emergency function in the Breitling? It can't get more functional than this, especially when Johnny's plane loses its engine!

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Re: What's your everyday watch?

Postby Travelbug » Mon Jun 30, 2008 4:14 pm

Woodsman wrote:[
P.S. Nice compass ring sans compass.


You need a compass in your watch? Try the IWC Porsche Design Watch

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Re: Watch

Postby Travelbug » Mon Jun 30, 2008 4:29 pm

vb6041 wrote:I wear my Omega Schumacher for every day fancy. I use a Breitling Navitimer for sailing and a cheapy TAG for rock climbing.


I like this Schumacher watch:

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