looking for a good watch

Discussion in 'Merchant Marine Academy - USMMA' started by kp2014mom, May 30, 2010.

  1. kp2014mom

    kp2014mom New Member

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    I would like to buy my son a good watch to have when he leaves. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions as far as brand and/or styles.
     
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    Casio G-Shock
     
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    Yep, they have a "Military" line. Very durable and they have a simple, black yet cool looking design.
     
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    I'm going to go with the G shock as well. They are durable and if they are lost or destroyed at sea it won't hurt too much.
     
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    Keep in mind that if he shows up at Indoc with a watch it might be taken away. It will be returned when Indoc is over.
     
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    Any durable watch will due.

    Depends upon their goals.

    We bought our DS a Citizens Nighthawk for HS graduation (wants to become a aviator) and a Nike something to bang around in.

    just my 2 cents
     
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    We got our DS a really nice watch for HS graduation, he took it to KP in the winter, for sea year he plans to bring a few cheapie watches since we heard they get really beat up.
     
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    kp2001 USMMA Alumnus

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    This might cause a little consternation, but for the time being I would avoid getting a watch with the USMMA symbol on it.

    G-Shocks tend to be very popular. I like something digital with an alarm function. The reason being that when he finds a comfy place to hide and take a nap during the day he needs a way to wake himself so as to not be late for [insert function here].
     
  11. KP2010

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    I would get a digital Casio watch that is atomic time. I got one plebe year and used it a lot when I was out at sea. Its important if your a Deck Major to have accurate time so that would be my suggestion...I wore that thing until the band just wore away.
     
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    I agree skip the USMMA or KP on the face for now - go with the G-Shock or something similar at least until your mid returns to campus AFTER their second sea year, and by then you and he/she will likely be saving those kind of $$$ for their Class Ring....

    The USMMA watch, and similar stuff like the USMMA Chair, etc would indeed be an appropriate graduation gift though. Of course as I keep pointing out though there are also often a good selection of used Ferrari 308 Mondial GT's to be had on EBay as well and what 20 something KP grad wouldn't cherish such a $30,000 or so gift to remember their time at the USMMA by.....
     
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    Here's a real winner: Can get it on Amazon...

    Citizen Men's AT0200-05E Eco-Drive Chronograph Canvas Watch. Survived NAPS and Plebe Year and it keeps on tickin'.
     
  14. MJOmom

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    cheap, accurate watch. Timex works ... as do others. Plebe son lost it about half way through the year. Would have lost an expensive one as well ... a nice watch is great for dress occassions ... get a water resistant/shock resistant one for every day ... just a thought ..
     

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