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  • idvsego
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    Originally posted by Hebrew Barrister View Post
    Why do you need to swim with your watch on? I always wonder this. I wear a g shock to the gym, but still take it off to swim, even though I clearly don't need to.
    in case you need to know what time it is while in the water? I dont even understand this question. I cant tell you how many times my wife asked me "what time is it?" while we were floating in the pool. Usually so we could try to get to the restaurant line before it got crazy. Or knew how much time we had before they kicked us out. Or I take the kids to the pool on my lunch break over the summer. I mean, if you just get int he pool to do laps for a workout or something, I get it not needing one. But if you are recerationally swimming but have other places to be, then the watch comes in handy.

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    Originally posted by Hebrew Barrister View Post
    Why do you need to swim with your watch on? I always wonder this. I wear a g shock to the gym, but still take it off to swim, even though I clearly don't need to.
    Vacation: Beach, pool, etc. Also, I like having a watch on all the time; I'm pretty compulsive when it comes to being time.

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  • Hebrew Barrister
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    Originally posted by TMann View Post
    Tangential question for the forum members: If you aren't really going DIVING, but plan on just SWIMMING with your watch on, how much water resistance do you need?

    My inexpensive sport watches include a Timex Expedition Scout and a Seiko SND309P (like the one in the photo below.) The Seiko dial says "100M". I don't think that I'd trust it to go scuba diving, but will it be okay swimming? It wasn't expensive enough to stress about if something were to happen to it.

    Why do you need to swim with your watch on? I always wonder this. I wear a g shock to the gym, but still take it off to swim, even though I clearly don't need to.

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    Good article on water resistance for watches:

    https://www.govbergwatches.com/blog/...ce-damage/?amp

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  • idvsego
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    I took a timex weekender to the Dominican republic for a...wait for it...weekend trip. Wore it in the pool and ocean every day. No issues. I don't think I would do that again though. If it has 50m wr I will swim in it.


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    Tangential question for the forum members: If you aren't really going DIVING, but plan on just SWIMMING with your watch on, how much water resistance do you need?

    My inexpensive sport watches include a Timex Expedition Scout and a Seiko SND309P (like the one in the photo below.) The Seiko dial says "100M". I don't think that I'd trust it to go scuba diving, but will it be okay swimming? It wasn't expensive enough to stress about if something were to happen to it.

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  • idvsego
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    Originally posted by DocDave View Post
    I hear ya. I break out my weekender, funnily enough, on weekends when I'm messing around and it might break. The wife has a weekender too and I'm forever putting her watch in a drawer too. For some reason the ticking doesn't bother her at night.
    They are actually great for hiking. Toss a weekender on a perlon and you have a super light weight time keeper.

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  • LesserBlackDog
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    What's funny is I wore a Timex as my daily for many years during and after college and never had an issue with the loud ticking - because I would wear the watch to sleep, and it would be buried under the covers where I couldn't hear it.

    It was really only when I started to own and wear multiple watches that I would leave a Timex out in the room somewhere and get freaked out by the ticking noise....

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  • DocDave
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    Originally posted by idvsego View Post
    oh man, they drive me nuts in a quiet room. I only wear them when I mught break them. I mean, I am not trying to break them, I just mean if I break a watch, I would rather it be one of them.
    I hear ya. I break out my weekender, funnily enough, on weekends when I'm messing around and it might break. The wife has a weekender too and I'm forever putting her watch in a drawer too. For some reason the ticking doesn't bother her at night.

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  • idvsego
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    Originally posted by DocDave View Post
    Glad to know I'm not the only one who has to do this!
    oh man, they drive me nuts in a quiet room. I only wear them when I mught break them. I mean, I am not trying to break them, I just mean if I break a watch, I would rather it be one of them.

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  • DocDave
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    Originally posted by idvsego View Post
    I have to put my weekender in a drawer under clothes or it bugs me when I try to go to sleep.
    Glad to know I'm not the only one who has to do this!

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  • idvsego
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    Originally posted by rd27 View Post
    For roughly $220, why not consider the Seiko SKX007 or the Seiko SKX013?

    https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/se...e-propositionn

    Personally, I can't stand the loud tick that most Timex models possess.
    pretty sizable jump up from the price range of his original options. In that range you have several to choose from. and once you get away from the brass plated cases, the tick pretty much goes away. I have the new 3gmt and cant hear it. I have to put my weekender in a drawer under clothes or it bugs me when I try to go to sleep. This one stays out int he watch box with all of my other watches.

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  • rd27
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    For roughly $220, why not consider the Seiko SKX007 or the Seiko SKX013?

    https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/se...e-propositionn

    Personally, I can't stand the loud tick that most Timex models possess.

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  • idvsego
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    Originally posted by SwiftToole View Post
    So I went to every department/big box store in my little city-ette and not one of them carried the duro! I finally gave in and got it online. Arrived today. My first impressions are very positive. As some said, the strap isn't even that bad--although I am thinking of putting a canvas strap on it (and brand recommendations)? I think I'll get a timex eventually (maybe when I get the itch for a chrono) but right now I'm quite happy with the duro. Thanks for the replies.
    barton makes a good, reasonably priced canvas strap. If you want to step up fromt here, i really like my Helm canvas strap. Only one size and only 3 colors but its a good strap. Much thicker than the barton.

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  • SwiftToole
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    So I went to every department/big box store in my little city-ette and not one of them carried the duro! I finally gave in and got it online. Arrived today. My first impressions are very positive. As some said, the strap isn't even that bad--although I am thinking of putting a canvas strap on it (and brand recommendations)? I think I'll get a timex eventually (maybe when I get the itch for a chrono) but right now I'm quite happy with the duro. Thanks for the replies.

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