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    Looking for a watch but have never got on with with wrist watches. I want analogue rather than digital and needs to be indestructible. Any suggestions?

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    Timex Expedition - I'm on my 2nd one now, but 20 years is pretty good for a cheap watch Get one with the indiglow face and you press a button and the whole front lights up - perfect when out in the dark.
    Hope this helps
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    What's your budget?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philster View Post
    Timex Expedition - I'm on my 2nd one now, but 20 years is pretty good for a cheap watch Get one with the indiglow face and you press a button and the whole front lights up - perfect when out in the dark.
    Hope this helps
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    + 1 for the Timex.

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    Probably 100 give or take budget, I just find actually wearing a watch a strange sensation as it has to come off for work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crosslandkelly View Post
    + 1 for the Timex.
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    Besides the time, what other things might you want the watch to do?
    Time zones, alarms, counters, stopwatch, etc.? Timex has a great range of functions in many styles.
    Trouble is, if you want these things in analogue, the prices can be sky-high, like the Rolex Master Mariner.
    I wish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barongreenback View Post
    Probably 100 give or take budget, I just find actually wearing a watch a strange sensation as it has to come off for work.
    One of the analogue Casio G-Shocks that run on solar power may be a good try. Should last for a good while.

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    Or Eco-Drive

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    I've got a very well made chinese copy of a Luminox tactical watch. Its super heavy duty (metal case/frame), uses a swiss movement (so I'm told) and has tritium vials on the hands and hour points so that reading it in the dark is supremely easy. I swapped it over to a nato band out of personal preference. I've had it for a couple of years now with no dramas. 98 (but you might be able to find a little cheaper on ebay)

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Luxury-Men...MAAOSw8gVX3W6U

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barongreenback View Post
    Looking for a watch but have never got on with with wrist watches.
    I know skinny wrists can be a big pain when it comes to gents watches so I went old-school some years ago and use a pocket watch. Tells the time, finds north, hypnotises rabbits and is reasonably robust. My two are battery/quartz and get about 3 years per battery but there are some spring powered wind-up ones still being made.
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    Citizen EcoDrive WR100- I bought this from duty free on a plane for 100 a couple of months ago

    http://www.argos.co.uk/product/2513306?cmpid=GS001&_$ja=tsid: 59156|cid:189934525|agid:18091 996165|tidla-98861691925|crid:77627772085|n w:g|rnd:3092020837453799504|dv c:c|adp:1o1&gclid=Cj0KEQjwwLHL BRDEq9DQxK2I_p8BEiQA3UDVDtHEtH Atc3IfeEO7cuo2BfTObTmw5JifjQ-lDuXUrOUaAjBR8P8HAQ

    Very happy...actually Mrs bought it as a present so won't tell her this price

    Something I've been searching for is the watch covers like this:

    https://www.tabtimer.com.au/COV-BL-HALF

    I've not sourced locally yet. Have seen others, but means replacing the strap when I prefer to keep the original.

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    I really like the idea of a half hunter but prob not practical. The G shocks are on offer at amazon at the mo so worth a look.

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    I've got the Seiko version of the ecodrive watch flashpan bought. It's been reliable for about 4 years now. If you knew my history with watches life expectancy is inversely proportionate to cost and the seiko cost 165 reduced by half apparently (doubt it's a real 50% reduction somehow).

    Strap wasn't good though it has lasted ok. The buckle pin didn't go through the strap holes well. I'm not a fan of fabric straps with pin buckles. Might get a leather strap or metal bracelet. Solid watch and now about 80 like the citizen version.

    Look at Casio analogue watches. I used to own a tough solar wavereceptor version with a stainless steel case and bracelet. Love the no battery replacement, no adjustment of watch ever for BST/GMT change and it's never wrong because it corrects itself overnight. IIRC if it misses the signal one hour it tries again every hour until it gets it.

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    I love my Casio G-Shock. It's solar powered and radio controlled so there's no maintenance at all. Mine is digital, however there are many analogue versions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlashPan View Post
    Citizen EcoDrive WR100- I bought this from duty free on a plane for 100 a couple of months ago

    http://www.argos.co.uk/product/2513306?cmpid=GS001&_$ja=tsid: 59156|cid:189934525|agid:18091 996165|tidla-98861691925|crid:77627772085|n w:g|rnd:3092020837453799504|dv c:c|adp:1o1&gclid=Cj0KEQjwwLHL BRDEq9DQxK2I_p8BEiQA3UDVDtHEtH Atc3IfeEO7cuo2BfTObTmw5JifjQ-lDuXUrOUaAjBR8P8HAQ

    Very happy...actually Mrs bought it as a present so won't tell her this price

    Something I've been searching for is the watch covers like this:

    https://www.tabtimer.com.au/COV-BL-HALF

    I've not sourced locally yet. Have seen others, but means replacing the strap when I prefer to keep the original.
    Topknot made me a watch strap like that for an automatic watch i was using, but bear in mind that an ecodrive watch needs the sun to charge the battery.

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    Seiko automatic get my vote I've 2 now and prefer them over other more expensive watches I own.

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    Not my prefered watch, but at that budget a Seiko 007 or 009. Brilliant watches for the money, and will take one hell of a beating. No need to worry about batteries either That or a g-shock.

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    I'm looking for a cheap watch myself. Analogue but would consider a dual digital and analogue watch if the digital was discrete. Use is all day night except when sleeping so must suit formal, work (office plus manufacturing on occasion) and leisure/sport/cycling.

    My trouble is I can't justify a big spend. I like watches in the 150ish bracket in Argos, hsamuels, watch shop and similar outlets but anything over 79.99 and I feel I'm spending money I shouldn't. The trouble is it's not a buy because I need a watch (old watch failed need a replacement). It's a purchase because.I'm bored of my perfectly good seiko watch. My ancient Casio g shock looks too plasticky and chunky digital divers watch for more formal.

    What would you guys do if your watch requirements are more want than need? Just spent way too much on a holiday what with possibly a grand on kit plus the same on the holiday, each!

    Any good budget watches from UK high street?

    This but cheaper!

    http://www.watchshop.com/mens-citize...p99945667.html

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    Any cheap Casio will be fine for years, here's a decent looking one for 15 delivered;

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Casio-Colle...keywords=Casio

    If you don't mind digital i have a F91W from about 6 years ago that's still running and they are less then 10 delivered.

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    Ended up with an analogue g shick. Arriving Monday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barongreenback View Post
    Probably 100 give or take budget, I just find actually wearing a watch a strange sensation as it has to come off for work.
    I used to hate wearing a watch but I've swapped to a Nato style strap now and I find it a lot more comfortable. I hardly notice I'm wearing it now. Because the strap goes under the watch it reduces pressure points and gets rid of bits that pull your arm hair.

    I've gone for a Victorinox watch and they do some good tough options that could be worth looking at if you can get them cheaply enough second hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlashPan View Post
    Citizen EcoDrive WR100- I bought this from duty free on a plane for 100 a couple of months ago

    http://www.argos.co.uk/product/2513306?cmpid=GS001&_$ja=tsid: 59156|cid:189934525|agid:18091 996165|tidla-98861691925|crid:77627772085|n w:g|rnd:3092020837453799504|dv c:c|adp:1o1&gclid=Cj0KEQjwwLHL BRDEq9DQxK2I_p8BEiQA3UDVDtHEtH Atc3IfeEO7cuo2BfTObTmw5JifjQ-lDuXUrOUaAjBR8P8HAQ

    Very happy...actually Mrs bought it as a present so won't tell her this price

    Something I've been searching for is the watch covers like this:

    https://www.tabtimer.com.au/COV-BL-HALF

    I've not sourced locally yet. Have seen others, but means replacing the strap when I prefer to keep the original.
    Doesn't it also mean that your watch won't charge?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barongreenback View Post
    Ended up with an analogue g shick. Arriving Monday.
    Which one did you go for?

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    Went for the awgm100 and can't fault it so far, it found its way into the wash and Had various dunking s, no issues at all.

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