i'm with aggie on the luminox!
i'm with aggie on the luminox!
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looks like that thing could be a desktop model..
in reference to the suunto comments. they sent me a brand new unit in a brand new box, so customer service is good.. i will however list it on ebay before i open it...
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Our Timex rep sent one of those watches to me a few months back. I've had a lot of experience with different watches as the buyer for various backpacking and climbing stores going back to the Avocet altimiter watches of the early 90s.
I would not recommend this particular watch, no offense to Conrad Anker who "helped" develop it. The designer of the watch told me he borrowed the shape of the face from a Discovery II rear window which I thought was cute, but did they have to replicate the SIZE of the rear window?
While it works okay, the altimeter is so-so accurate and navigation through the functions is a little clumbsy.
For those who have used SUUNTO watches and had problems, you probably had one of the Core series watches which did have a bad run. There was also a run of bum Vectors with Suunto, but for the most part, I'd have to tip them off as the better option if what you seek is a more complex watch with altimeter functions.
With regard to High Gear watches - we send back at least one High Gear product every month. The failure rate on those watches is insane and I will no longer stock them in the store.
Currently I use a Suunto Observer and can't complain. Seems really solid and accurate.
This Timex unit won't last long on the market.
Exasperated with the near constant repair and replacement of bracelets on my Omega Seamasters, I drove toa local emporium and bought this Timex Expedition 'Dive Style". About $75. I could buy FIVE of these for what it cost to replace the bracelet on one my Seamasters.
UZJ100 "Mama Kuiser" built to look cool for the soccer mom
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I like the Luminox also.
One handed operation day or night.
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I have a casio pathfinder. http://pathfinder.casio.com/
It's on the low end of the multifunction watch but it does have all the basics like, alt, barometer, temp, etc...
The good news is places like campmor and sierra trading post clear them out from time to time at $29.99. I have had mine for 4 years and have no complaints (esp for $29!)
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My last favorite everyday watch is laying at the bottom of Lake Havazu.
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Looks like a watch out of a military scifi movie or videogame
If they made a GPS watch that looked just like that, I'd buy it.