Best watch?

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  1. 34KING18

    34KING18 Member

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    Any suggestions for the best type of all around watch for someone that is going into an Academy/ROTC/SMC? I'm looking at g shocks
     
  2. Capt MJ

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    Many threads on this. Try a search on "best watch" while awaiting comments.
     
  3. THS

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    Got DS a G Shock MS watch for Christmas, which he ok'd before I bought it (Plebes in his company only rate black watches and I didn't want to get anything that wasn't approved or would call attention to him). He got a "nice" watch - don't know the brand but it was a gift from his older cousin in the CG - as a gift before Plebe Summer, which broke during one of their training sessions. He said he needed a watch because Plebes are always checking the time and pulling out his iPhone is a hassle. Don't know if it's the best watch, but it was the right one for the money and "DS approved."
     
  4. bookreader

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    Just an FYI, you don't need to spend a lot on this watch. My son got one that was around $40 and a year later, it's still going strong.
     
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  5. 5Day

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    How about a Fitbit. Some of the models have a simple digital clock. And black ones are very non descript.
    Otherwise, a simple casio or timex black digital G-Shock type would be perfect.
     
  6. THS

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    +1 Bookreader, the G Shock I bought was $79 on-line.
     
  7. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    I like my Omega... Haha.... And if I dive to 1,000 ft my dead body will still be able to tell the time.
     
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    I wore a Timex Expedition for decade. They are good for a year or two before stuff starts to wear out (strap breaks/face gets too scratched), but for $40 I figure that's pretty good.

    I saw a decent deal on a Casio Pathfinder, so I'm trying that now. Time will tell. :cool:
     
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    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    In all honesty, you don't need anything more than a Timex or Casio. It's nice to have an alarm or stopwatch. Get a nice watch later in your life.

    You won't do anything so hard that you need a GShock or one of those Luminex seal watches.
     
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    A fancy watch for day to day use really isn't needed. I use just some basic watch (I think it's a Timex but not really sure) I found at the store. A nicer watch for other occasions is always nice.
     
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    A fair number of cadets break their watches during basic training because the kinds of things they are doing are rough on a watch. Go simple and cheap for now and get a fancier watch later if you really still want a nicer one.
     
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    I like it. It is rugged. It will last longer than just about any other watch and it will do anything they want. Probably can even make the coffee. ;)
     
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    I am in agreement with LITS, Bull, Raimus, Bookreader and others regarding this. You simply don't need an expensive, super-duper, tactical, "kitchen sink" type of watch. A simple $25-$35 Timex or Casio will do. Practical features: light/ glow, alarm, stopwatch, water resistance.
     
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    Good to know!!
     
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    If your going to get a watch that will be worn for everyday including training, get something with either a Mineral/Hardlex or Sapphire Crystal. The Mineral crystal is more impact resistant but the Sapphire crystal resists nearly all scratches and is still more impact resistant then a standard glass crystal.

    I have to agree, a simple Timex or Casio will do the trick, but if your buying something a step up just make sure you think about the Crystal.
     
  20. Full Metal Bulldog

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    As an FYI, Walmart's brand of outdoor gear, Ozark Trail, carries good watches. Never had an issue with mine and they're $10. Maybe not quite the quality of a G-shock or middle-of-the-road watch but they work well and they're cheap.
     

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