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Outdoorsy Peeps - What kind of watch do you wear?

Postby FentonForche2 » Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:30 pm

What kind of watch do you wear when hiking, backpacking, climbing, etc?

Or what do you wear when you're sitting at your desk thinking about the above?

Bonus points for pics.
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Re: Outdoorsy Peeps - What kind of watch do you wear?

Postby nartreb » Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:13 pm

Almost certainly the best-selling watch of all time (still going strong with estimates around 3 million a year). Simple, legible, utterly reliable in any weather.

Hint: it's a Casio, and wearing one has been used by the US as grounds for labeling you a terrorist.
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Re: Outdoorsy Peeps - What kind of watch do you wear?

Postby ywardhorner » Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:30 pm

Timex Expedition. Cheap, indestructible (so far) and works fine in cold temps (field tested to about -20 F). The other day I had most of my lower arm jammed in a crack and I could hear the watch grinding against the rock, but I didn't care because I was gripped. I figured that would probably be the end of it, but it's still going strong. It doesn't do any special tricks, but that doesn't matter to me.

The only time I put on a nicer watch is if I'm getting all dressed up for some reason.
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Re: Outdoorsy Peeps - What kind of watch do you wear?

Postby Tonka » Wed Sep 11, 2013 12:16 am

Out - Nike Lance Armstrong Titanium. I've had this watch for years.

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Re: Outdoorsy Peeps - What kind of watch do you wear?

Postby Catamount » Wed Sep 11, 2013 1:19 am

Bonus points!

Been wearing this one to the mountains since 2002. Had the Vertech 1 for several years prior to that before it got wrecked in a car accident (on the way to hiking in NH).

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Re: Outdoorsy Peeps - What kind of watch do you wear?

Postby RickF » Wed Sep 11, 2013 6:33 pm

For hiking, backpacking and scrambling I like my casio pathfinder, I agree with Nartreb's post, reasonably priced, simple to use, durable and reliable. I had a Suunto but was not satisfied. Suunto's are like the Mercedes or BMW's of watches, whereas Casio's are more on the order of a Toyota or Honda. But it's partly a trick question becuase you really shouldn't wear a wrist watch while doing any technical climbing. I take off my watch and wedding ring when I have to engage my hands/arms with the rock.
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Re: Outdoorsy Peeps - What kind of watch do you wear?

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Re: Outdoorsy Peeps - What kind of watch do you wear?

Postby Hotfeet » Thu Sep 12, 2013 5:54 am

None I think they are a pain to get to under gloves. I am sure for rock climbing it would be different. I keep a Highgear clip on Altimeter/watch on my shoulder harness of backpack.
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Re: Outdoorsy Peeps - What kind of watch do you wear?

Postby Matt Lemke » Thu Sep 12, 2013 6:11 am

I don't wear watches! I use my camera to tell time...however it's always some number of hours off since I cross time zones regularly ;)
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Re: Outdoorsy Peeps - What kind of watch do you wear?

Postby Kai » Sat Sep 14, 2013 4:41 am

Suunto Vector.

Waterproof

Altimeter

Compass
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Re: Outdoorsy Peeps - What kind of watch do you wear?

Postby radson » Sat Sep 14, 2013 5:07 am

I am to this day unimpressed with Suunto watches. Their bands, battery life and alarms. Still a solar powered Casio fan. Never have to wonder if your watch will fail halfway through your trip.
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Re: Outdoorsy Peeps - What kind of watch do you wear?

Postby ExcitableBoy » Sat Sep 14, 2013 6:53 pm


+1. Cheap, reliable, they tell time, and will wake you up for that alpine start.
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Re: Outdoorsy Peeps - What kind of watch do you wear?

Postby DudeThatMustHurt » Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:42 pm

While working either my Tag Aquasport racer or Bulova mechanical. Trail I wear my beat up suunto vector which is no longer accurate and the screen is scratched all to hell but it tells time lol
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Re: Outdoorsy Peeps - What kind of watch do you wear?

Postby mconnell » Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:06 pm

I don't wear one. When I'm not in the backcountry, I have a phone with me. In the backcountry, I don't care what time it is.
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Re: Outdoorsy Peeps - What kind of watch do you wear?

Postby mrchad9 » Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:31 pm

Same a mconnell and Matt Lemke... I don't wear one. And usually don't have a phone in the backcountry either as there is seldom reception.

I use the camera if I really need to know the time. And if I really need an alarm I use a cheap casio. I took the wrist strap off even as I don't wear it at all and solely use it for the alarm function. Weighs only 0.4 ounces.
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