AROTC Xmas Gift Watch Suggestions

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  1. NewCollegeParent

    NewCollegeParent Member

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    I thought I'd seek the advice of some of my advisors for when we were learning about ROTC. My son is a Army ROTC MSII this year and told me one thing he may want is a watch with a compas function. Any advise?

    I'm assuming small, simple and black is better than big with lots of flashing buzzing features. I found a Wenger Nomad LED compass on Craigslist in my area. Any advise or alternate Xmas ideas. Grandpa wants to know.

    Thank you and good luck to all current and future cadets.
     
  2. SoleTrain

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    Your son must love LandNav :shake:
     
  3. Aglahad

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    SigSauer P226 :)

    I personally don't see the need for a compass watch but to each their own. You get issued a compass that works fine for most situations.

    I think a nice pair of boots (with the receipt) or a quality knife would make excellent gifts.
     
  4. AscoreD

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    Just as a heads up...your son will not be able to use his GPS watch for land navigation for either general training or LDAC. Boots always come in handy, or even look for some eye pro, or clothing accessories he may need for his uniform for winter. I personally asked for eye pro :biggrin:
     
  5. Ken2012

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    In addition with boots I would recommend boot socks. The ones my Battalion gave me lasted one use.

    But for a watch, I would just recommend something non flashy, so its not obnoxious in uniform. Backlight/LEDs would be a plus too for night time. Mainly durable if it gets hit in the field or anything.

    Hopefully your son isn't someone that loses watches alot though. :biggrin:
     
  6. Jcleppe

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    A good small flashlight with a red lens that is on the approved list for LDAC, either that or an approved headlamp with red lens option.
     

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