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This isn't one of those "Spec me a £3000 watch to wear once every year" threads.

I'm looking to get a tough, waterproof analogue watch to be used primarily outdoors, and to last a long time. It could do with looking reasonable enough to wear for day-to-day use too. Here are a few that caught my eye:

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Produ...hes>C$cip=50560.Men's+chronograph+watches.htm

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Produ...hes>C$cip=50560.Men's+chronograph+watches.htm

http://www.outdoorgb.com/p/uzi_defe...tory&utm_content=GBP&currency=GBP&country=GBR

http://www.outdoorgb.com/p/timex_48...tory&utm_content=GBP&currency=GBP&country=GBR

The last one even has a compass, which is a really nice addition. Unfortunately I don't want to spend any more than £50.

Any recommendations? :)
 
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I have a bomb proof, solar powered, casio thing that I use for action sports.

I found:
* the compass extremely useful when biking.
* the long strap it has is great for coping with thermals when snowboarding
* easy to read time for tired eyes.

For me I'd go with the last one because of the compass..
 
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dark_shadow said:
This is a winner: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Brand-New-Seiko-Diver-watch-black-SS-case-and-barcelet_W0QQitemZ200114339471QQihZ010QQcategoryZ31387QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Free shipping to UK and insurance is an additional £4, contacted the seller yesterday :)

That looks truly amazing. However I'm looking for a leather/nylon strap rather than a bracelet. :(

I'm leaning towards this one at the moment:
http://www.outdoorgear.co.uk/outdoorgear/ctl3870/cp19522/si1944147/cl2/TIMEXEXPEDITIONCOMPASSWATCH

Assuming I can get the black version. If not, then the Timex Expedition Chronograph looks pretty good, but lacks the compass - I suppose I could buy a seperate one:

http://www.ukcamping.co.uk/ishop/962/shopscr477.html
 
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dark_shadow said:

Nice, but too expensive. :(

Chasby said:
go for a classic 009

here

Not too keen on the red/blue. :(

dustystrat said:
how bout one of these i'm actually thinking bout it myself 5.11

Precision on the go! Calculate point of impact by inputting critical variables that determine elevation and wind adjustments. Works on all MILDOT, TMOA, SMOA and clicking rifle scopes. Punch in data about the ammunition you are shooting and the conditions you are shooting in and the watch will display the appropriate hold over for a sure hit... It's that simple. This enhances a shooter's confidence to engage targets out to 1,000 meters with "whenever/wherever" portability. Data is easy to enter - even through gloves - with the most critical information arranged for fast change and access. Accuracy on your wrist!


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Sounds quite sophisticated, but a little too pricey...


Thanks for the replies. I'll go and take a look at some :)
 
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This is my watch:

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I also have this:

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And this:

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None of the watch’s above cost me more than £50 each brand new :D
All have kept time perfect (Japan quartz movement) and I always forget to take them off when having a shower half-asleep :p
Imho they are far more original, fashionable and interesting than the boring as hell generic watch's posted above!!
 
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Hey!

I have that storm watch (well almost identical) but with a silver face. I litterally got my Nixon Rotolog (drk wood) today which im excited about just need to get it fitted for my tiny girl wrists :D.
 
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Nice, not sure they would suit me but I think its great that they are very different and stylish compared too the generic round faced yawn watchs :p


Jambo said:
Can anyone recommend a silver watch suitable for a very skinny wrist? Not a ladies. :D

Practically all Storm and Android watchs have links that can be removed very easily at home :D
 
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Besides the fact that they look ridiculous, I can't see those Storm watches surviving well underwater or being thrown around. And glow in the dark hands are a must. :p
 
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Besides the fact that they look ridiculous, I can't see those Storm watches surviving well underwater or being thrown around. And glow in the dark hands are a must. :p

lol

As said I regulary shower with mine with no problems and that would be a fairly high IP rating as it's jetted water.
A lot of ubber fit birds I have met in clubs would totally disagree about them looking 'ridiculous', although I must admit they would look a bit strange on ugly geeks ;)
 
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M0t0r0la said:
lol

As said I regulary shower with mine with no problems and that would be a fairly high IP rating as it's jetted water.
A lot of ubber fit birds I have met in clubs would totally disagree about them looking 'ridiculous', although I must admit they would look a bit strange on ugly geeks ;)

Perhaps these "ubber fit girls" can't see properly? ;)

Anyway, I already have a nice shiny bracelet style Pulsar watch for going out. I'm looking for a tough watch for outdoor use that won't attract too much attention. :)
 
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