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Old 17 Jun 2007
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Tag-Heuer SEL, The most comfortable watch I've owned.
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Vostok Amphibia:

A Russian wind up/self winding watch. Its extremely accurate, has hands and a date (though cant figure leap years/February). True to Russian technology its as strong as hell, with a 200m depth rating, I can vouch for the first 74m, after that I dunno yet.

The Luminous markings last for about 20 minutes, then all dark so no irritating your vision.

I have not wound it since I brought it and it has no battery.

Oh and they look great,a nd cost £40.
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I must confess that I belong to the "no watch" brigade. However, when I go touring I do carry a cheap travel alarm clock (Westclox) - does this count?

Since my bike has a clock, I only really need an alarm clock if I need to catch an early morning ferry for example. Mind you, if it fails to go off you will be amazed at how quickly you can pack your bike when you have to!

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I've got a 15 euro French watch which I bought simply because it has a rubber strap so can be fitted on the handlebar pad if required.
I like it anyway.
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The original and the best Casio G-shock, before they went all trendy. I've had one of these for years and it refuses to stop working. I used to wear it caving on a regular basis and although it looks pretty scruffy it still keeps perfect time, and is still on it's original strap.

I have the same one except the armor rotted off the center piece. Mine is from 1983 and still runs on the original 7 year battery. I have a backup as well that looks like this. Great choice.
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oldest watch on the road

I claim to be travelling with what is possibly the oldest watch on the road. It is a Smiths deluxe, made in England about 70 years ago. A horologist friend who serviced it for me described it as a reasonable quality working mans watch. I aquired it from work where the original owner had left it upon his retirement for anybody who wanted to wind it up, a daily task. It stopped working and was knocking around in a tool box for 5 years when I picked it up, had it serviced and now use it on my trip up through Africa, it loses about a minute a day and looks too awful to be worth nicking.
If gaffer tape doesn't fix it then you haven't used enough tape
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I hate watches.. but this is mainly because I have spent lots and lots of money on them.. everything from a tag to an omega and even had a girlfriend who gave me her ex's rolex.. and they all broke with in weeks.. rubbish the lot of em... Then a bout 5 years ago I got a G-shock all stainless steal one.. By arm has gotten 3x bigger from lugging it around.. but it is indestructible...
Two nights ago proved it.. I was walking in a car park of the local grocer when a £$%£$hole in a 2007 AUDI sports coupe of some kind.. backed into me.. and yes hit me .. my left hip is back and blue.. but my G-shock hit the rear window first and smashed the safety glass the result ..although i ended up leaning in his car.covered in glass. my upper body is a bit sore but unharmed. there is not a scratch on the watch.. Bummer part is i was so "shocked" I just picked myself up and gave the guy a dirty look and went home...He turn out to be a 17ish year old little rich kid .... He hit me cus his windows were all illegally dark tinted..he could not hear me shouting cus his thumper base box was too loud.. I could have had him arrested/ car impounded.. and sued for the money for my RWT !! (kidding I dont believe in the lawsuit culture.. not kidding about the car impounded part.. this i think i should have done.. the rich little sh**..\ cant see out of his windows.. it should be taken off the road..)..

So here endith the lesson.. where a G-shock it is ATGATT for when you are getting hit by an AUDI in a car park...
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my missus got me a new watch for xmas. Citizen Eco drive with green strap. Its simple easy to read good for snorkeling and the best bit no battery to replace its solar powered. Now all I need is a solar bike and I can be away.
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Dont wear one anymore..

Moved to Spain 3 years ago. Don't need one here, there is no point. No-One is EVER on time, your lucky if you get a Delivery the same Day never mind worrying about an actual Time..........

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Ive always wanted a Omega Speedmaster (moon watch) but I just cant get the idea of parting with so much cash for a watch.

"Whats in that thing??", An R1 owner said.
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+1 vote for the Casio G-Shock / Baby-G. Absolutely bullet-proof. I'm on my third one. The other 2 got lost/stolen. Every other watch I've ever had lasted maximum 3 months. I've even played with getting a second one. Obsessive? Never!
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Hi all,

I'll second that.
I'm on my second (YELLOW) G-Shock.
The first lasted 10 years, and travelled all over the world with me.
Absolutely unbreakable.

Gets my vote!!
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I've got one of these...

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Another G-Shock here. I like watches and have a few. The more interesting ones are an Animal titanium one which is nearly as tought as my G-Shock but for some reason gives me a really sore wrist when worn on the bike, and a Japanese 'Pimp' Star Performer watch from Tokyo Flash (Tokyoflash Japan: Home. Unique Japanese Watches. LED, LCD, PIMP, EleeNo Watches).

I've also got a Citizen Eco Drive that only works in the summer months because the UK doesn't seem to get enough daylight the rest of the year for it to sufficiently charge itself
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just found this thread - funny cos I've just broke my new watch!! I seem to go through them - the one I just broke was a 'swiss mono' - not sure what happened, the strap just broke - will try and fix it at home.

I've had a couple of timex watches, they seem to last well but in the end have ended up broken, although saying that I think I've still got one thats working somewhere. Broke one in Africa and ended up using my mobile phone to tell the time.

Wanting a Gshock watch, couple of people I know have had them & swear by them
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