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Old December 28, 2009, 07:41 AM   #51
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I got Omega X-33 for all of my tactical needs... excellent readability, serious backlight when needed, UTC time with separate alarms, rotating bezel and strong Luminovas. And the alarms are LOUD.

Also have a 5.11 HRT watch but nowadays can only use the Horus Vision ballistic calculator on it. The Chinese crap-ching movement said up its contract right at warranty end. The calculator is brilliant but everything about the hardware is utter tinsel, for which, shame on 5.11.
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Old December 28, 2009, 08:09 AM   #52
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I like the Timex Ironman series of watches. The last two I have purchased were under $40. I simply run them tell the 5 year battery runs out and replace the whole watch.
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Old December 28, 2009, 09:24 AM   #53
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IDK about tactical, but if you want a good ooking watch with quality internal works(Read will keep good time) for a VERY reasonable price then try here:
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Rolex's actually have terrible internal works, some of the worst around. By non-aesthetic standards they are some of the worst watches available. Thing is most women don't care at all about function, at least those you might try to impress with a watch, so they still have a wondrous effect.
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Old December 28, 2009, 06:11 PM   #54
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I have the Casio G Shock Atomic / Solar and was quite pleased with it for about the first year. After that, it will not hold a charge for anything. I can spend the entire day out in the sun and the first time I hit the indiglo on it, it is already running out of juice.
Yours might be defective, mine has had no issues for years and years, the only time it even gets to medium power is in the winter if I am wearing long sleeve shirts in the office. Make sure the auto-light-on is off (that is where if you turn you arm the light comes on) and make sure it can see light a little. If you normally wear long sleeve shirts and jackets so that the watch seldom sees the light, it is not the watch for you. The only problem I have now is that in my new house my watch does not sync in the place I normally keep it. at night. So once a week or so I put it in an W. facing window overnight.
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Old December 28, 2009, 08:36 PM   #55
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"Rolex's actually have terrible internal works, some of the worst around. By non-aesthetic standards they are some of the worst watches available."

That's funny! Rolex automatic movements are probably the finest movements made. Now if you don't know the difference between a quartz and automatic, I can understand the statement.
Quartz watches keep better time than any mechanical watch. Of the mechanicals, the Rolex is near (or at) the top. And your Rolex's batteries won't run down.
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Old December 28, 2009, 09:08 PM   #56
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I rock a swatch watch.
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Old December 28, 2009, 09:45 PM   #57
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And your Rolex's batteries won't run down.
Neither did my Timex Automatic, too bad it's dead
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Old January 4, 2010, 10:15 PM   #58
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I wear a Tag Heuer Classic 2000. It's incredibly accurate, waterproof, rugged and looks great
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Old January 5, 2010, 11:46 AM   #59
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I've worn my Rol' Sub for over 25 years............. and yes I have a demo knife and a blue sapphire ring too!

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Old January 11, 2010, 08:03 PM   #60
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I wear my watch to tell what time it its..... not a whole lot more. Date and a few extras are nice but seriously, 5K + for a watch ? No thanks. I'll stick with my $60 G Shock and spend the rest on some decent guns or gear.
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Old January 11, 2010, 10:24 PM   #61
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Don't know if anyone remembers a show back in the 80s that tested products but they did a show on the G-shock watch. Dropped it out of a helicopter, played hocky with it etc and it came through no problem. They then bought a $12 Timex and did all the same tests with it and it did not malfunction either.
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Old January 11, 2010, 10:30 PM   #62
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