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Old 11-07-2005, 09:44 PM   #21
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I don't wear a watch, but buy real cheap, cheap watches at Target or Walmart and wrap through my car key ring. Does the trick and never mind if it gets lost, broken, etc.
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Old 11-07-2005, 11:36 PM   #22
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Hi Ginger--

I don't worry about losing it. I go in the pool and they rust and freeze up. I need advice on a cheap waterproof or at least resistant watch. I've done this 3 times since June.

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Old 11-08-2005, 09:14 AM   #23
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SO just bought a Casio on sale at Target for $17.99 water resistant to 100 meters (it says). His prvious Casio was similar and he swims and scuba dives (not to mention showers!!!) in it all the time.
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A watch to solve the pool problem and the absent-mindedness:

Timex Ironman Datalink

I've got hundreds of phone numbers in my watch; it reminds me of birthdays and anniversaries; it reminds me to take out the garbage on Friday; it times my workouts.

It hooks to the computer via USB.

A no-brainer decision for me.
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Old 11-08-2005, 09:50 AM   #25
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Damn, Trombone Al, I don't want a watch that is a whole lot smarter than me. And from the sound of it, a helluva lot more organized!!!!!!!!

I just want a dependable watch to tell the time and to go with me when I have watery adventures. Sounds like your watch could morph into something that could take over the world!!!

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Old 11-08-2005, 10:06 AM   #26
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Prof, if you want to go cheap, there are dozens of watches out there that will do it. If you want something waterproof, but not too ridiculous, most of the luxury watch makers make less expensive versions that are usually waterproof. Some are mechanical and some are battery-operated. I own a Breitling "Wings" watch (mechanical; pretty but temperamental sometimes) and a Rado (sleek and dressy, battery-op). Both are formal, attractive watches and they are waterproof. They are not even close to being as cheap as the Timex/Casio/Swatch crowd, but they aren't in the Rolex range.

Another possibility is a Sector watch. They are basically a Swiss equivalent of a Casio or Citizen, but many of them are more "classical" looking. Usually waterproof and cheaper than the like of Breitling, Rado, etc.
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Old 11-08-2005, 10:17 AM   #27
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A watch to solve the pool problem and the absent-mindedness:

HAL 9000 Timex Ironman Datalink

I've got hundreds of phone numbers in my watch; it reminds me of birthdays and anniversaries; it reminds me to take out the garbage on Friday; it times my workouts.

It hooks to the computer via USB.*

A no-brainer decision for me.
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Old 11-08-2005, 11:43 AM   #28
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Professor, if you accidentally go in the pool with a cheap Target/Wal Mart watch - no big deal - toss it out and get a new one! It costs less than a battery replacement. (Why are you wearing a watch in retirement anyway?) I see my DH not wearing his watch the past few weeks since his retirement.
People are glancing at their watches all day long - kind of sad we are in such a fast-paced mode all the time. I understand it though when you are working, but in retirement

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Old 11-08-2005, 01:07 PM   #29
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Hi Ginger--

Old habits die hard. I'm not one for any jewelry. No pinky rings or college rings, bracelets, neck chains, stud earring, piercings, etc. Hell, I haven't worn a wedding ring because it drive me nuts. I have always worn a watch and has almost become a natural part of me. But if someone says cocktails at 5, I don't want to have to use a sundial or call time and temperature.

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Old 11-08-2005, 01:41 PM   #30
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There are lots of water resistant/proof watches out there that are not that expensive and look decent. Any major box store will carry them and you won't have to spend and arm and a leg on them. You don't need a full diver's watch so just find one that looks good to you and forget about it. 8)
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Old 11-10-2005, 10:48 AM   #32
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I find this whole discussion bewildering. I think it's actually hard to find a men's watch that isn't waterproof. I basically wore my old Seiko for about 6 solid years, never taking it off except to change the battery. A few months ago I got a Bulova that is a little fancier, but equally waterproof.

It shouldn't be hard to find a watch in just about any price range that will fit the bill.
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Old 11-10-2005, 08:37 PM   #33
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I look at watches this way... spend either 20 bucks or $2000. At the 20 buck level you have an extremely accurate (moreso than the $2000 mechanical) throwaway quartz timekeeper. At the $2000 level you're making an "investment" in a little machine for the wrist that you can impress your friends with. Its a generalization, but its about ego. Some people drive beaters, some drive Ferrari's.
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Old 11-10-2005, 08:54 PM   #34
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OK, this is a no brainer Prof.
1. Buy the $15 Timex.* Both my kids were lifeguards and their Timex's worked great.* My current Timex Ironman spends lots of time in the H2O and keeps on tickin.
2. Use the extra cash (that you didn't spend on the Rolex) to hire a pool boy (or girl if you can) . You need to stay out of that water!* Pools are for sitting by and drinking Corona.
3. You're welcome.
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Old 11-12-2005, 09:11 PM   #35
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Thanks JP. I'll drink that Corona from my Corona tree!!!!!!
It was a great idea all the way around.

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$15 Casio. I have worn Casio's for about 20 years love them.
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Old 03-10-2006, 08:42 PM   #37
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I've heard terrible things about Rolexes (needing service, not keeping time as well as the $15 quartz watches). Can't imagine spending that much on a watch.

At $89, this is the most expensive watch I've ever owned. LL Bean stands behind their products and when it started to lose about a minute a week, they replaced it for free.



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Old 03-10-2006, 08:48 PM   #38
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You don't need a rolex, you need a timex (the Ironman is good). I got one of each. The rolex was a gift from an uncle that developed Alzheimer's and couldn't wear it anymore, and the timex I bought with my own hard earned money. I am one of the few people riding around in a $1,000 car wearing a $10,000 watch.
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* I am one of the few people riding around in a $1,000 car wearing a $10,000 watch.*
Heheh, that's hysterical! Dad sells jewelry and on occasion we have been his "mule" delivering stuff from his buddy (Jesus, the one-eyed Spanish jeweler, I sh!t you not). A few years ago when we had the el cheapo '95 Escort wagon we were transporting roughly $50k of jewelry in a $1k car.
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Old 03-10-2006, 09:14 PM   #40
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Since semi-retiring I have become so time-averse that I turn off the clock feature in my car when I'm driving. I do not want to hurry anywhere. Needless to say I kicked the wristwatch habit.
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