Author Topic: Wearing a watch  (Read 70191 times)

Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #525 on: November 21, 2018, 12:19:46 pm »


A really nice watch and functional not flashy like that Rolex.



Not flashy? Of course it is. Just look at how much information is on the dial.


This is not flashy:
https://images.rolex.com/catalogue/images/upright-bba-with-shadow/m214270-0003.png?impolicy=upright-majesty

Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #526 on: November 21, 2018, 01:29:36 pm »

Not flashy? Of course it is. Just look at how much information is on the dial.


This is not flashy:
https://images.rolex.com/catalogue/images/upright-bba-with-shadow/m214270-0003.png?impolicy=upright-majesty

It isnt flashy its a tool. When you want to time a re-entry burn a stopwatch and a tachymeter are kind of useful.

The Explorer 1 is lovely as well. Single function though, which isnt a problem so long as you only need that single function.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #527 on: November 21, 2018, 01:29:43 pm »
I still don't know what all those dials do?
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Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #528 on: November 21, 2018, 01:32:23 pm »
If you're timing re-entry burns with a Rolex, you know you're in trouble.
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Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #529 on: November 21, 2018, 02:10:24 pm »
If you're timing re-entry burns with a Rolex, you know you're in trouble.

Jack Swigert did exactly that with his Omega Speedmaster on the famous Apollo 13 mission. They definitely knew they were in trouble though :)
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #530 on: November 21, 2018, 03:40:01 pm »
Mind you, there are many Rolex homages look-alikes nowadays.


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Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #531 on: November 21, 2018, 04:45:55 pm »
If you're timing re-entry burns with a Rolex, you know you're in trouble.

Could I estimate the weight of an elephant by precisely timing how long it takes the elephant to run 100 metres with one of those of those watches though?

That's my primary (and I suspect most other peoples') use case.
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Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #532 on: November 21, 2018, 04:50:49 pm »
Course you couldn't. The elephant would break it.

Don't you know *anything*...?
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Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #533 on: November 21, 2018, 04:51:24 pm »
If you're timing re-entry burns with a Rolex, you know you're in trouble.




Cheaper multi-dial watches are available.

Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #534 on: November 21, 2018, 04:57:17 pm »
If you're timing re-entry burns with a Rolex, you know you're in trouble.
https://www.rolex.com/watches/cosmograph-daytona/m116503-0004.html


Cheaper multi-dial watches are available.

The Rolex Daytona costs three times as much as the Omega Speedmaster. I'd rather have the Omega.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #535 on: November 21, 2018, 04:59:40 pm »
Given a choice of all the space watches though I would probably go for the Sinn 140:

I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #536 on: November 21, 2018, 05:03:55 pm »
Course you couldn't. The elephant would break it.

Don't you know *anything*...?

I've never seen an elephant wearing a watch. Which begs the question, how do they know what time it is?
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Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #537 on: November 21, 2018, 07:37:26 pm »
Course you couldn't. The elephant would break it.

Don't you know *anything*...?

I've never seen an elephant wearing a watch. Which begs the question, how do they know what time it is?
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Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #538 on: November 21, 2018, 09:29:15 pm »
Of course you're not going to see an elephant wearing a watch .

They can't fasten the bracelet.







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Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

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Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #539 on: November 22, 2018, 11:25:38 pm »
If you find a nelaphant that can wear a watch, it can be any time the nelaphant wants it to be.
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Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #540 on: November 28, 2018, 12:08:24 am »
My sister asked me what I wanted for my Christmas Birthday present, so I dropped a subtle hint,  https://www.jaeger-lecoultre.com/eu/en/watches/reverso/reverso-classic-large-duoface/3832420.html


Her response was rather negative & quite rude  :jurek:
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Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #541 on: November 28, 2018, 11:25:46 am »
I had the smaller one  - The Night and Day. Quite stunning in its detail. Re Rolex daytonas - v.few of them are actually used for timing anything. they were and still are a statement watch particularly the steel models which command a high premium and a long wait list (unless you are famous)

Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #542 on: November 28, 2018, 08:15:03 pm »
My sister asked me what I wanted for my Christmas Birthday present, so I dropped a subtle hint,  https://www.jaeger-lecoultre.com/eu/en/watches/reverso/reverso-classic-large-duoface/3832420.html


Her response was rather negative & quite rude  :jurek:
Strewth !!  The strap for that is £310.
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Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #543 on: November 28, 2018, 08:19:06 pm »
Yes, if you like your shoes, belt & watch strap to match then it’s quite a consideration...
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Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #544 on: November 28, 2018, 08:35:57 pm »
Do they do a matching sporran as well?
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Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #545 on: January 20, 2019, 05:14:48 pm »
In my tenure as chief surveyor of wrist-based accoutrements, I'm making it official, the big watch wins. Primarily for girls, but also for boys, but the girls are winning more. I'm unsure about the weird double wrist-band thing I've seen on a few occasions, it's like a very non-committal form of BDSM, and really doesn't seem very practical. Why not tie your watch to your wrist with a bit of old twine? Designer twine.
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Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #546 on: August 05, 2019, 05:05:33 pm »
Just ordered a new watch for holidays. Requirements were:

  • Cheap
  • Waterproof
  • Legible
  • Light
  • Comfey

I nearly went for a Timex Expedition Scout (love Indiglo):



But in the end went for replacing my Casio AQ-S810W with a new one just the same:



I have had the old one for about three years and worn it nearly all of the time so its been battered whilst doing DIY and spannering. The case is scratched and the lettering wearing off. The crystal is fine though and the thing works perfectly. Just wanted s new one so it would be smarter. These things really are amazing value at <£40 for a solar powered watch with analogue and digital functions, world time, countdown and several alarms. Utterly reliable and no batteries needed ! I have a draw full of Casio's and Timex that need new batteries.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #547 on: August 05, 2019, 06:25:52 pm »
I normally only wear a watch while kayaking.

However, we were on holiday and keeping an eye on the time was sometimes important (ferry times), and sometimes we just wanted to know what time it was without pulling out a phone. Sometimes we were swimming or on the beach and phones were (shocker) off.

So I wore my Timex ironman for most of the holiday. I'd forgotten how useful it is to have a timepiece on one's wrist. MrsC was constantly asking me the time.
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Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #548 on: August 05, 2019, 06:33:33 pm »
I have a draw full of Casio's and Timex that need new batteries.


You do realise the expedition takes a standard 2025?

Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #549 on: August 05, 2019, 07:18:29 pm »
I have a draw full of Casio's and Timex that need new batteries.


You do realise the expedition takes a standard 2025?

Yes. I have plans to buy a cheap watch fettling kit so I can change all the batteries. £10 to change the battery on a £40 watch doesn't make much economic sense.
I like the new Expeditions but the price is a bit high at the moment. Thye go on special offer quite a lot. I'll pick one up next time they are on offer.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.