What's the watch you are bugging out with?

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Re: What's the watch you are bugging out with?

Post by zombie_kibble » Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:26 am

i hadn't even thought about not having a watch to bug out with
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Re: What's the watch you are bugging out with?

Post by KaceCoyote » Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:06 pm

my Suunto Vector. Its been crashed with, shot with, hiked with, dived with, spelunked with, lit on fire, crushed, scatches, covered in nasty shit and is still running at 100%.

Suunto has won my loyalty whole heartidly, its a tough fuckin customer.

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I'd take it over anything I've found elsewhere. it needs a battery about once every year and a half, but I can live with that.
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Re: What's the watch you are bugging out with?

Post by liberty45 » Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:53 pm

Suunto Vector as well. Blood, guts and glory this watch has seen.

Same as the one above just with black dial and far more abuse :twisted:

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Re: What's the watch you are bugging out with?

Post by MrM4Guy » Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:28 pm

I am an avid watch collector with many options. I do like analog hands, but my first choice for my bug out watch would be my Casio Sport Pathfinder PAW-1200. It is water resistant to 100 meters. Is solar powered and has a power reserve of 6 months in complete darkness ( won't have to worry about looking for a new battery in a zombie apocalypse ). It has an auto time setting option that gets it's time from the U.S. Naval observatory. Altimeter, barometer, thermometer, true compass ( both true north and magnetic ), chronometer, blue back lighting (and auto feature that turns on when you turn your wrist to read the time if you want ), one of the few Casios made in Japan and not China or singapore ( quality factor, Casio only makes their better watches in their Japan factory. ), strong resin band with dual holes on the clasp for strength versus one hole which on many watches will tear. The casing is also made of this resin with a stainless steel backing.
I have had this watch for three years now and if I lost, or broke it (which would be difficult) I would replace it in a heart beat. Oh, it also has a nice large face to read the different functions and I like to keep mine on military time.
My second choice would be my Luminox Navy SEAL 3101, but it lacks almost every feature as stated above except it is one tough watch and has analog hands.
My humble $.02 . What are your thoughts on my choice?
BTW, I have a friend with the exact same Casio that he has used in combat in Afghanistan now for two years. It has functioned flawlessly, but does look a lot more worn out than mine!!!! As far as him using the auto time function, you can set the watch to pick up the signal from any part of the world you are in, which he has.
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Re: What's the watch you are bugging out with?

Post by onenineoneonemergency » Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:56 pm

I love the look of the Suuntos, and I love the features that they offer to the wearer but I keep hearing mixed reviews, and I mean mixed. I read a review about a Vector or a Core that doesn’t survive a brisk summer wind or gets condensation under the crystal because someone sneezed ten feet away, and then the next guy says he sported his Vector/Core while knife fighting a mustached Michael Bean and diving at 30000000 feet while breathing only a pink liquid that was developed by the government as an oxygen substitute. It’s beginning to piss me off that I can’t get a consistent answer on the quality of these watches.

My problem is that I can break just about anything, and I don’t want to drop $200 of hard earned cash on a watch that isn’t going to last three weeks, made by company that has long history of not honoring their warranties or workmanship.

Damn they’re good looking though.

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What's the watch you are bugging out with?

Post by Winston Smith » Mon Jan 30, 2012 6:19 pm

Timex Expedition WS4, $130, compass/barometer/altimeter/thermometer, all work amazingly well, battery can be replaced w/o tools, also gives weather predictions using barometer that are spot on
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Re: What's the watch you are bugging out with?

Post by Hermit » Mon Jan 30, 2012 7:19 pm

BloodbathPB wrote:Timex Expedition WS4, $130, compass/barometer/altimeter/thermometer, all work amazingly well, battery can be replaced w/o tools, also gives weather predictions using barometer that are spot on
Agreed. It's my current watch and I love it.
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Re: What's the watch you are bugging out with?

Post by liberty45 » Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:05 pm

onenineoneonemergency wrote:I love the look of the Suuntos, and I love the features that they offer to the wearer but I keep hearing mixed reviews, and I mean mixed. I read a review about a Vector or a Core that doesn’t survive a brisk summer wind or gets condensation under the crystal because someone sneezed ten feet away, and then the next guy says he sported his Vector/Core while knife fighting a mustached Michael Bean and diving at 30000000 feet while breathing only a pink liquid that was developed by the government as an oxygen substitute. It’s beginning to piss me off that I can’t get a consistent answer on the quality of these watches.

My problem is that I can break just about anything, and I don’t want to drop $200 of hard earned cash on a watch that isn’t going to last three weeks, made by company that has long history of not honoring their warranties or workmanship.

Damn they’re good looking though.
Yes they do look great even after being used heavily for 4 years. This is a Suunto Vector X Black

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Re: What's the watch you are bugging out with?

Post by H. neanderthalensis » Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:14 pm

Rolex SEA-DWELLER

Ref. 16600

It's one tough watch, and stylish too.

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Post by H. neanderthalensis » Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:35 pm

...sorry, double post.
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Post by H. neanderthalensis » Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:37 pm

The Explorer...a great watch. It was my first rollie. A classic and understated watch, great for climbing Everest.
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That being said, I'm going for duribility and dependibility over function. That's why I'm bugging out with this watch:
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The Rolex Explorer.

Here is a nice article about the explorer model:

http://www.xs4all.nl/~rkeulen/watch/explorer.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

The gist of it is that they are built like tanks. Highly shock resistant, water proof, highly scratch resistant saphire crystal, and it never needs a battery or winding. They've been to the top of Everest and back several times. The band is especially durable, and low profile so it never gets snagged. All you have to do is keep moving and it stays functional. It will last longer in the PAW than I will. The only draw back (sort of) is that the crystal is very reflective. It could probably be used to signal for help in a pinch (if they werent too far away), but it will give away your position if it catches the light. I wear this watch everyday, and it's durability still impresses me. For what I have wrapped up in all the gimmicky watches collecting dust in a drawer, I could have bought two of these, and it is something that will be in my family long after I am gone.
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Re: What's the watch you are bugging out with?

Post by H. neanderthalensis » Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:40 pm

HowItEnds wrote:I'll likely wear my Submariner on a NATO strap. The NATO straps are so nice and comfortable, plus they're a little sportier and pretty damn durable. There's a certain level of understatement when wearing a NATO, I really like that ;)
Nice, a classic combo.
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Re: What's the watch you are bugging out with?

Post by maxfarrand » Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:52 am

TheFishinMagician wrote:
maxfarrand wrote:Mickey Mouse watch, obviously.

Pics or it didn't happen.


If you're gonna be a smart-ass around here, be prepared to be called out on your smart-assery! :wink:
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Re: What's the watch you are bugging out with?

Post by TheFishinMagician » Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:19 am

maxfarrand wrote:
TheFishinMagician wrote:
maxfarrand wrote:Mickey Mouse watch, obviously.

Pics or it didn't happen.


If you're gonna be a smart-ass around here, be prepared to be called out on your smart-assery! :wink:
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It just happened! Mickey. For. The. Win.

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You win, indeed! 8-) The ZPAW will now be much classier, thanks to you.
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Re: What's the watch you are bugging out with?

Post by Jorian » Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:20 pm

maxfarrand wrote:
TheFishinMagician wrote:
maxfarrand wrote:Mickey Mouse watch, obviously.

Pics or it didn't happen.


If you're gonna be a smart-ass around here, be prepared to be called out on your smart-assery! :wink:
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It just happened! Mickey. For. The. Win.

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Truly humbling. :oops:

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Re: What's the watch you are bugging out with?

Post by Omega Storm » Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:27 pm

Marathon G-Sar Automatic
http://countycomm.com/presar.html

Specifications:

Rotor is engraved "Marathon Watch Co"
Made by the Marathon Watch Company by contract to the Canadian and now the U.S. Government
Movement: ETA 2824-A2
Dial: measures 27.7mm and utilizes Tritium Gas Vials for Night Illumination
Crystal: sapphire - 2.8mm thick x 30.50mm diameter
Case: is cut from 316L stainless steel
Case diameter is approximately 46.0mm
Bezel diameter is 41.10mm, milled engraved and filled
Case Height is 13.85mm
20 mm lugs with drilled holes
Crown: 6.5mm dia x 5.50mm long, deep knurled
Weight of head 93.1 grams
Rubber Strap is Swiss Made Natural Rubber (not to be confused with plastic or composite bands)
Warranty: One year parts and labor (watch must have legible serial # and invoice)
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I bought mine 5 years ago and have been very happy with it. Solid as a rock. Case is a big hunk of solid stainless steel and the whole thing is very sturdy. Winds by my motion, waterproof to 1000ft, and hands/number markers glow for 20+ years. Perfect for the PAW.

i did switch out for this band though. Original one is fine, but I prefer this one.
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Post by skelco » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:45 pm

Omega Storm wrote:Marathon G-Sar Automatic

Specifications:

Rotor is engraved "Marathon Watch Co"
Made by the Marathon Watch Company by contract to the Canadian and now the U.S. Government
Movement: ETA 2824-A2
Dial: measures 27.7mm and utilizes Tritium Gas Vials for Night Illumination
Crystal: sapphire - 2.8mm thick x 30.50mm diameter
Case: is cut from 316L stainless steel
Case diameter is approximately 46.0mm
Bezel diameter is 41.10mm, milled engraved and filled
Case Height is 13.85mm
20 mm lugs with drilled holes
Crown: 6.5mm dia x 5.50mm long, deep knurled
Weight of head 93.1 grams
Rubber Strap is Swiss Made Natural Rubber (not to be confused with plastic or composite bands)
Warranty: One year parts and labor (watch must have legible serial # and invoice)
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I bought mine 5 years ago and have been very happy with it. Solid as a rock. Case is a big hunk of solid stainless steel and the whole thing is very sturdy. Winds by my motion, waterproof to 1000ft, and hands/number markers glow for 20+ years. Perfect for the PAW.
that watch is at the top of my list
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Post by Omega Storm » Wed Feb 01, 2012 1:10 pm

skelco wrote:
Omega Storm wrote:Marathon G-Sar Automatic

Specifications:

Rotor is engraved "Marathon Watch Co"
Made by the Marathon Watch Company by contract to the Canadian and now the U.S. Government
Movement: ETA 2824-A2
Dial: measures 27.7mm and utilizes Tritium Gas Vials for Night Illumination
Crystal: sapphire - 2.8mm thick x 30.50mm diameter
Case: is cut from 316L stainless steel
Case diameter is approximately 46.0mm
Bezel diameter is 41.10mm, milled engraved and filled
Case Height is 13.85mm
20 mm lugs with drilled holes
Crown: 6.5mm dia x 5.50mm long, deep knurled
Weight of head 93.1 grams
Rubber Strap is Swiss Made Natural Rubber (not to be confused with plastic or composite bands)
Warranty: One year parts and labor (watch must have legible serial # and invoice)
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I bought mine 5 years ago and have been very happy with it. Solid as a rock. Case is a big hunk of solid stainless steel and the whole thing is very sturdy. Winds by my motion, waterproof to 1000ft, and hands/number markers glow for 20+ years. Perfect for the PAW.
that watch is at the top of my list
You won't regret it.
A little pricy but it is tough. 5 years and no scratches on the face, bezel tight and smooth, and keeps good time.
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Post by Whackpack7 » Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:09 pm

Luminox Recon Point Man. Luminox serves as the official watch producer and supplier of the US Navy SEALs. Pretty good watch though it was a little expensive...only downfall.

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Post by MicSteve » Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:01 pm

Another vote for the Timex Expedition's.

I've gone through several different style watches and watch bands and so far its the one that I like best. Can't stand metal bands cause they're too heavy and always end up pinching or pulling hair, every plastic style band I've ever owned has cracked or ripped completely off with extended use so those are out too.

The Expedition is relatively inexpensive, has enough of the features I need, runs for ever and holds up well to any kind of bad treatment I've been able to come up with. My first one lasted me 5 years and I only replaced it because I had sent it through the washer and drier enough times for the light to stop working. Still told time just fine though.

Only downside I've found to it or any fabric type band is that if you don't wash them every once and a while they start to stink something awful. Took me a good few months to figure that out, kept thinking the smell was from the awful chow hall food, turns out it was my nasty unwashed wristband.
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Post by MrM4Guy » Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:41 pm

I am digging the Marathon G-Sar Auto! Not for my bug out watch, but just to add too my collection. It looks badass!! I also wanted to post that I dig my Seiko Five Divers watch. Automatic, Luminous hands, 200 Meter water resistance, Synthetic sapphire crystal, 21 jewel movement. Mine has the yellow face, but you can get it in other colors I believe. The Seiko Five watch line is very sought after in the Asian market and hard to find in the US except for online. Mine is the SKZ251K1.
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Re: What's the watch you are bugging out with?

Post by Winston Smith » Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:39 am

I'd meant to put this Expedition WS4 pic up when I first posted about it, but I was on my phone. I didn't get the camo because I like to blend in day-to-day, but I figured some people would like that. There's about 10 different colors for it(sorry, no pink camo though)
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Re: What's the watch you are bugging out with?

Post by drewder » Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:01 pm

As a watch collector.... you f#ckers are getting me into trouble. :lol:

I will say though, I once had a Timex Expedition. I actually still have it, but lost the damn thing a few years back. At 1422 everyday, the alarm goes off for 20 seconds. I still haven't found that f#cker.


ETA: Found it while moving out...and it's dead.
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Re: What's the watch you are bugging out with?

Post by KaceCoyote » Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:42 am

I've been looking at the WS4 for awhile, just for the sake of having something different. My Suunto is almost 8 years old, and well it stopped being "neato" a ways back. So could you give a proper review as you see it?
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