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Re: What's your everyday watch?

Postby Detroit_Pierogi » Thu Dec 22, 2011 6:24 am

Just found the answer. It is a radio clock/watch. So, it has to be within signal range. And their signal area is (parts of): North America, Europe, China, Japan.
That's a drag.
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Re: What's your everyday watch?

Postby Royal » Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:57 pm

Detroit_Pierogi wrote:I saw a pamphlet on some Citizen watches that are kept atomic-clock accurate by way of some space-age satellite signal voodoo. I like the idea of a watch keeping accurate time. And atomic-clock accurate would meet that criterion. But I would have to look into it some more. Assuming they are not all-fired expensive, the money wouldn't be the concern.Anyone happen to know if that Citizen claim is bona fide ?


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Re: What's your everyday watch?

Postby Detroit_Pierogi » Fri Dec 23, 2011 3:20 pm

Royal,

They (some) are solar powered with a battery backup. There are 4-5 broadcasting sites that constantly emit a signal - telling the watch exactly what time it is. But if the watch is not in range of one of those signals, then its accuracy is limited by the workings of its mechanical innards. It would be cool if the signal was worldwide, but it isn't.
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Re: What's your everyday watch?

Postby Royal » Fri Dec 23, 2011 6:33 pm

Detroit_Pierogi wrote:Royal,

They (some) are solar powered with a battery backup. There are 4-5 broadcasting sites that constantly emit a signal - telling the watch exactly what time it is. But if the watch is not in range of one of those signals, then its accuracy is limited by the workings of its mechanical innards. It would be cool if the signal was worldwide, but it isn't.


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Re: What's your everyday watch?

Postby Caliban » Mon Dec 26, 2011 9:58 pm

Detroit_Pierogi wrote:
I saw a pamphlet on some Citizen watches that are kept atomic-clock accurate by way of some space-age satellite signal voodoo. I like the idea of a watch keeping accurate time. And atomic-clock accurate would meet that criterion. But I would have to look into it some more. Assuming they are not all-fired expensive, the money wouldn't be the concern. I just wouldn't want to be flim-flammed into believing the sat signal thing if it's really a bunch of bologna.

Anyone happen to know if that Citizen claim is bona fide ?


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Re: What's your everyday watch?

Postby Royal » Tue Dec 27, 2011 5:34 am

Caliban wrote:
Detroit_Pierogi wrote:
Perfect for when your boiled eggs just have to be right


Which, by the way, should always have the tops sliced off, not picked.
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Re: What's your everyday watch?

Postby Caliban » Fri Dec 30, 2011 3:20 pm

Royal wrote:
Caliban wrote:
Detroit_Pierogi wrote:
Perfect for when your boiled eggs just have to be right


Which, by the way, should always have the tops sliced off, not picked.
Now you know that you can go anywhere with confidence.


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Re: What's your everyday watch?

Postby Royal » Fri Dec 30, 2011 3:47 pm

Caliban wrote:
Royal wrote:
Caliban wrote:
Detroit_Pierogi wrote:
Perfect for when your boiled eggs just have to be right


Which, by the way, should always have the tops sliced off, not picked.
Now you know that you can go anywhere with confidence.


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Re: What's your everyday watch?

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Re: What's your everyday watch?

Postby Detroit_Pierogi » Fri Dec 30, 2011 5:56 pm

I was going to say that the egg quote had been incorrectly attributed to me, but now I like it like it is. Or like they are, rather.
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Re: What's your everyday watch?

Postby gnaruki » Sat Dec 31, 2011 2:56 am

I wear a swatch because it's all plastic. Anything with a metal band or clasp has to be expensive or it gives me a rash. Any suggestions on an inexpensive non metal watch that it more resilient than a swatch? Not just a plastic band with a metal buckle but entirely non metal.
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Re: What's your everyday watch?

Postby Bored » Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:51 am

I have a couple, a Longines Flagship, a Rolex Sub and a Citizen Promaster Aqualand w/o the digital shit.

The Citizen is $400, and have been with me all the way. Survived 5 years of SAR-operations, my time in the Navy, and it´s been in every country I´ve been to the last decade. Also been scuba diving with me at 200 ft. I honestly believe this watch can not die.
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Re: What's your everyday watch?

Postby swordpoint9 » Sat Feb 25, 2012 3:37 am

gnaruki wrote:I wear a swatch because it's all plastic. Anything with a metal band or clasp has to be expensive or it gives me a rash. Any suggestions on an inexpensive non metal watch that it more resilient than a swatch? Not just a plastic band with a metal buckle but entirely non metal.


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Re: What's your everyday watch?

Postby Super Max » Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:30 am

G-Shock Mudman, Solar model. It is the only watch that I have not been able to inadvertently kill. My last Mud Man was killed by an amateur battery change after a good 2 year run... If I don't kill it, I figure the solar model is good for another 5 years.
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Re: What's your everyday watch?

Postby Detroit_Pierogi » Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:25 pm

Super Max wrote:G-Shock Mudman, Solar model. It is the only watch that I have not been able to inadvertently kill. My last Mud Man was killed by an amateur battery change after a good 2 year run... If I don't kill it, I figure the solar model is good for another 5 years.


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