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Old 05-20-2007, 10:13 PM
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Hey guys,

I'm thinking about picking up a watch to use on the boat and was wondering if you guys had some input. I've used the search feature and have read the some of the threads on the watches with the tide info, but I'm just looking at a plain watch (ie no chronograph). I saw a couple seiko's online that had the rubber band that looked pretty good, one is the mens automatic dive watch (SKXA35) and the SHC033 (both can be found using google of amazon). Does anyone have any experience with these or anything else in the $150 to $250 price range? Appreciate the input.

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Old 05-20-2007, 10:45 PM
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Timex rubber waterproof watches - around $30 at target or sears. With the light.

You can buy 10 of these over the next 30-40 years for the price of one "status" watch.
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Old 05-20-2007, 10:55 PM
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IMO (and many others) the Seiko "Dive Monster" watches are some of the best $150.00 watches you can find.
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Old 05-20-2007, 11:14 PM
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Be carefull with the rubber watch bands if you use insect repellant with DEET. I learned the lesson the hard way a hundred miles from civilization in Canada. Watch band melted off my wrist and into the river the second day. Left a black residue on my skin where the watch once sat. Kinda sucked not knowing what time it was the rest of the trip. Gotta wonder what DEET does to the body? All my watches have metal bands now. Anyone else had this problem?
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Old 05-21-2007, 05:54 PM
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Thank you to those who chimed in, anyone else have anything to share or suggestions?
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Old 05-22-2007, 04:35 AM
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mlbaker, I went on a web site that caters to motorcycling folks and they had a great selection of watches that are made to mount to cycles either on the handle bars or affixed to the instrument panel. They are weatherproof and look good too. I bought one to mount on the dash of the boat and for $30 it looks like it belongs there and works well and will never fall off my wrist! Wish I could remember the site but a google should turn up any number of motorcycle accessory sites.
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Old 05-22-2007, 08:48 AM
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I bought a Citizen ProMaster with rubber strap in 1991 for about $120. Replaced the strap with an old Rolex stainless band a few years later. Watch is still going strong.
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