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Orpheus
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Icon 5 posted March 26, 2005 22:39      Profile for Orpheus     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
TV?
movies?
underpants gnomes?


err no just kidding. I'm really interested in getting a new watch. My old one was an Ironman Datalink watch from Timex and still works and all, but its just too old and I'd like something with a little more sophisticated look to it. I'm looking to spend around $150 or less, and I'd really like it to set itself via the atomic time signal. It also needs to have timers that are easy to set so I don't have to haul around dorky lab timers during long incubations.

I'm looking at some casio watches and I've actually purchased and returned this one because I found it much cheaper online. Still, I'd like to hear what your suggestions might be; and if you've got a favorite watch or have seen some neat ones I'd like to hear about them too.

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Cap'n Vic

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I've got one of these. It only seems to work in the summer though.

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Icon 1 posted March 27, 2005 11:28      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Orpheus________I have somewhat near what you are asking for, it resets twice a day from the WWV time signal, has an alarm set and stopwatch. $29.95 US. Look up MFJ they sup[ply Ham radio gear and other such eletronics, and look at their offerings.

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I have a $9.99 Batman watch from Target. I had it refitted with a leather band recently because the original plastic cracked from too much wear, but I love my watch almost as much as my Bat shoes.

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quantumfluff
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Icon 1 posted March 27, 2005 16:56      Profile for quantumfluff     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I wear a cheap Casio Forester. What I like about it is that it is analog (has hands) but has the digitial part on the bottom. I use the stopwatch for cooking on the grill.
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Icon 1 posted March 27, 2005 17:39      Profile for Xanthine     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I had a Timex. Then I lost it a couple months ago and have been watchless ever since. Strangley enough, I'm about as late as usual.

I might have replaced it sooner, but there's a clock in my lab so I don't have to annoy people by leaning over their shoulders to look at the time on the computer.

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The Famous Druid

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Icon 1 posted March 27, 2005 18:17      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Who needs a watch when you have an iPod ?

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I've got an Omega Speedmaster.

It has a Bond laser..

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Icon 1 posted March 27, 2005 20:36      Profile for Sxeptomaniac   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I gave up on wristwatches a long time ago. I never felt comfortable with them, and I was always breaking them in some klutzy move or another. I just carry a pocketwatch now, and all I have to worry about is occasionally catching the chain on something. [Wink]

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Icon 6 posted March 28, 2005 08:52      Profile for Stereo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
My watch is the best conversation starter. I have a "Think different" watch, rainbow logo on black. It's scratched, I had to change the glass once, the wristband many times, but it goes counterclockwise! [thumbsup]
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drunkennewfiemidget
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Icon 1 posted March 28, 2005 09:46      Profile for drunkennewfiemidget     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Stereo:
counterclockwise! [thumbsup]

Isn't it ironic that the backwards direction of your watch is referred to as counterclockwise? [Big Grin]
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quote:
Originally posted by drunkennewfiemidget:
quote:
Originally posted by Stereo:
counterclockwise! [thumbsup]

Isn't it ironic that the backwards direction of your watch is referred to as counterclockwise? [Big Grin]
Err no, because it is anti-clockwise. [Razz] [Roll Eyes]
(we need a Graemlin for proper english and american english [Wink] )

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drunkennewfiemidget
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quote:
Originally posted by Swiss Mercenary:
quote:
Originally posted by drunkennewfiemidget:
quote:
Originally posted by Stereo:
counterclockwise! [thumbsup]

Isn't it ironic that the backwards direction of your watch is referred to as counterclockwise? [Big Grin]
Err no, because it is anti-clockwise. [Razz] [Roll Eyes]
(we need a Graemlin for proper english and american english [Wink] )

I'm Canadian, and I usually use British English; however, I've never even heard of 'anti-clockwise' before.
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Icon 1 posted March 29, 2005 05:49      Profile for csk     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by drunkennewfiemidget:
I'm Canadian, and I usually use British English; however, I've never even heard of 'anti-clockwise' before.

I'll second Swiss here, we use anti-clockwise as the standard term here in Australia.

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drunkennewfiemidget
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quote:
Originally posted by csk:
quote:
Originally posted by drunkennewfiemidget:
I'm Canadian, and I usually use British English; however, I've never even heard of 'anti-clockwise' before.

I'll second Swiss here, we use anti-clockwise as the standard term here in Australia.
I wasn't second-guessing the validity -- I'd just never heard of it.
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Stereo

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quote:
Originally posted by drunkennewfiemidget:
quote:
Originally posted by csk:
quote:
Originally posted by drunkennewfiemidget:
I'm Canadian, and I usually use British English; however, I've never even heard of 'anti-clockwise' before.

I'll second Swiss here, we use anti-clockwise as the standard term here in Australia.
I wasn't second-guessing the validity -- I'd just never heard of it.
Let's settle the matter, and say my watch goes trigonometrically! It's more geeky too!

(Didn't I say it is a good conversation starter? [Big Grin] )

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As far as I am aware both counterclockwise and anti-clockwise are perfectly valid and here in the UK are used interchangably all the time

If you really want to be smug you could describe its motion as in the "widdershins" direction... or of having an angular velocity of +360 degrees per hour... or backwards...

[Big Grin]

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quantumfluff
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I once had a watch with Brownian Movement. It wasn't very accurate.
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Cap'n Vic

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quote:
Originally posted by quantumfluff:
I once had a watch with Brownian Movement. It wasn't very accurate.

Oddly enough. You could set your watch to my brownian movement.

Morning + Coffee = Me dropping the Cosby kids off at the pool.

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quote:
Originally posted by quantumfluff:
I once had a watch with Brownian Movement. It wasn't very accurate.

It probably just needed a good hot cup of tea. [Smile]

/me votes for anti-clockwise

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I haven't worn a watch in a few years. I tend to be allergic to the metal used in their creation or my skin swelters under plastic or leather bands. [Frown]

I got a cell phone when I graduated from university. It has a digital time screensaver that works quite well as my timekeeper. [Smile]

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I have a watch that doubles as a cell phone ...

... No, wait, it's the other way around.

Gettin' hard to tell the difference these days. [Wink]

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I haven't worn a watch in so many years I can't even remember what it feels like..

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I've had a Timex Datalink for awhile now...I love it.

The time is synchronized via the USB cable included. I love the other features like custom modes, setting all watch options via the included Datalink program, etc. You can also add/remove/rearrange features like limiting the number of available slots in the stopwatch memory to free up space for more timers or somesuch.

The list price is somewhere around $90. I paid $45 at a local MC Sports that was clearing them out...

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