What kind of watch do you wear?

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  1. carbonmotion macrumors 6502a

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    I find that some people like their watches as a personal statement, while others perfer it as a practical time peice. What kind of watch(s) do you wear?

    I love this timepeice....

    School (My time peice from day to day):
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    Formal (Model UN, Weddings, Formals, Mock Trial, Dates):
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  2. iGav macrumors G3

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    I've got a G-Shock.. (2 actually) I like chunky watches... :D

    I buy a new one everytime the battery runs out, as it's only marginally more expensive than getting Casio to replace it and all the seals etc etc... :eek: :p
     
  3. WinterMute Moderator emeritus

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    I have a RADO Ceramica Multifunction.

    My dad left me a Rolex Oyster perpetual, but it just looked like a fake on me, so I sold it and got the RADO for me an a nice Gucci for the wife...

    I've also got a Fossil Architect in stainless steel and an old Tag Huer, both of which get worn in places where it ain't politic to wear very expensive watches... ;)
     
  4. RBMaraman macrumors 65816

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    I have a titanium Swiss Army watch that I bought when I was in Zurich, Switzerland in October.
     
  5. Capt Underpants macrumors 68030

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    I wear a fossil "blue" watch. Up until now, I just wore cheap plastic ones, which did their job, but looked lacking. Its my first metal watch, so I'm proud, lol...

    edit: I would post a picture, but Im supposed to be off the computer for a week, so I gotta go!
     
  6. Daveman Deluxe macrumors 68000

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    I have a mechanical movement Majestron pocketwatch. Seventeen jewels.
     
  7. thejazzman10 Guest

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    I don't usually wear a watch, but when i do, i wear an adiddas one (i used to have a RARE watch, but it got stolen :eek: :(
     
  8. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040

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    i tried to start a watch collectors thread a while back... nice to see someone else making a related effort...

    i collect swiss and german mechanicals... right now i am wearing a blancpain, but usually i wear a concord impressario chronograph or a breitling chronomat, i beat the **** out of that breitling and it always comes back for more... :D
     
  9. howard macrumors 68020

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    i like small slim light watches... i'm a guy so not so small... currently i have a dark dark brown swatch, i love it.

    i wish i could design my own watch though.....it would be much different than current ones...
     
  10. markjones05 macrumors 6502a

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    Swiss Army alliance... soooooo sexy
     

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  11. neut macrumors 68000

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    i've got a cheap 'explorer' timex that is hanging off my backpack... i don't wear a watch.


    peace.
     
  12. poopyhead macrumors 6502a

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  13. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    I have a number of watches, but this is the one I've been wearing for the last year or so: a Pulsar Spoon.
     

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  14. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    I used to wear a Champion watch for years...but there were a couple of "problems"... The face of the watch got scratched so easily....

    And then, one day, the buttons got loose, and the watch turned itself off. I couldn't get it back on. So it was sent to Champion with a $22 fee for fixing (even with the unexpired warranty...and that watch cost $45 w/o sale prices!). When I did get it back (only two months later), I went to put it back on my wrist, and the strap came loose. The needle-thick fingernail-long pinchable metal "rod" that held the strap to the center of the watch came out. I struggled for 90 minutes trying to get the motherf***er back in its place, and couldn't. AND...Champion didn't fix the original problem completely! About 25% the time I pushed a button on the watch, the watch turned off for a second, reset itself to Jan. 1 at midnight, then turned back on again with all my settings erased!

    I'm never getting another Champion watch again. [​IMG] [​IMG]


    So now I wear a Timex, but I don't like the faint tan color near the outside of the face.
     
  15. KC9AIC macrumors 6502

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    I wear an old Casio watch held together with duct tape. About the only good thing about it is that it is both analogue and digital (has an LCD embedded in the watch face).
     
  16. wdlove macrumors P6

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    I wear a Seiko, that has the day and date on the face. Have worn it for over 15 years. No problems, just battery changes.
     
  17. hugemullens macrumors 6502a

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    I have a pretty beat up Fossil i paid $80 for 4 years ago. Its still going strong tho. I've always wanted to get a nice watch, just keep finding other things to spend money on.
     
  18. yoman macrumors 6502a

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    here is mine

    just keeps going and going.
     

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  19. iJon macrumors 604

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    seiko kinetic, i love it and will never need a battery.

    iJon
     
  20. bbarnhart macrumors 6502a

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    I had a huge G-Shock and after many years it acted like it needed a new battery. Got the battery replaced and it stopped working about a month later. Took it back to where I got the battery replaced and they said the watch had died, so I'm watch free. I'd like another G-Shock, but can't find one with all the features I want. I really like the countdown timer.
     
  21. scem0 macrumors 604

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    I wore a rolex for a while, but the band broke.

    This thread makes me want to get a new watch. But I am kind of picky in this regard. (1) I hate a black face or band, (2) I don't want analog only (3) I don't want a digital watch that looks bad, or has a square face, and (4) I want the digital part of the watch to display the time.

    It is kind of hard to find all this in one watch. A 'anadigi' watch is a good solution, but I have only found 2 I really like:

    [​IMG] Armitron Analog & Digital watch

    [​IMG] Pulsar Analog/Digital Chronograph

    So, any suggestions or opinions?

    scem0
     
  22. 3rdpath macrumors 68000

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    yesssss.....more watch talk!

    i'm a watch fanatic, so bear with me here...

    during the day i usually wear either a blue dialed stainless rolex with a jubilee band or a steel and gold rolex with oyster band and thunderbird rotating bezel. for the rare times i dress up in the evening, i wear a cartier tank...if i wear it during the day i'll break it. only took me 3 crystals to figure that out. :rolleyes: my favorite "fun" watch is my 1972 pulsar P2 LED watch-just like james bond wore in " live and let die". it's very sleek..and hey, it lights up so i can see it at night. i wear an timex indiglo 1440 sports watch when doing any athletic stuff...it's actually pretty cool looking and was only $15.00.
     

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  23. skytown205 macrumors newbie

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    i like watches...this one's kind of big but i like it.
     

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  24. Nermal Moderator

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    Same.

    My battery hasn't run out yet :)
     
  25. DreaminDirector macrumors 6502a

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    I love my new watch. It's a Duke from Nixon.
     

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