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Time Pieces: What's On Your Wrist?

Discussion in 'Functional Gear & Equipment' started by Brokor, Jan 7, 2008.

  1. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Traser H3, Type 6

    Traser, U.S. military watches (MIL-W-46374F). No watch in the world is easier to read in low light conditions! Self-activated mb-microtec GTLS (gaseous tritium light source) requires no battery power or any other form of charging and never needs servicing or maintenance.
    Military dial
    Scratch resistant mineral crystal
    Swiss quartz movement
    GTLS (green) on hour/minute hands and at hour position 1:00 to 11:00; GTLS (orange) at 12:00
    Reinforced carbon fiber case
    Rotating bezel with GTLS insert (green)
    Not affected by magnetic field
    Nylon strap.
    Mfr's 3 Year Warranty.
    Swiss Made.
    This watch fits most of my needs. It is magnetic field resistant, and it has tritium for night use, which will last at least 25 years. (I have kept this as a backup watch, but use a Casio G-Shock solar AWG-101 for daily use.)

    Link:Military and Law Enforcement Gear, ACU's,Police uniforms,swat,Insignia,Knives,Rucksacks,GORE-TEX,Flashlights,NOMEX,Camping supplies,Survival supplies @ Ranger Joes

    Cost: $200 - $260, depending on your source.
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2013
  2. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    TAG Heuer Formula 1 Alarm
    Code : WAC111A.BA0850
    Band : Fine-brushed Steel Bracelet with double safety clasp
    Case : Stainless Steel
    Dial : Black
    Movement : Quartz
    Size : Gents 41.0mm
    Water Resistant : 200m
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 31, 2015
  3. hartage

    hartage Monkey+++

    Citizen eco drive (solar) perpetual calendar

    saphire glass
    solar but will keep time for 5 years in total darkness
    elec storage system will maintain 80% capacity after 20 years
    after 5 years in total darkness will charge back up to 100% in 3 hrs sun
    will charge more than it uses even under weak indoor flurecent light.
    accurate to +/- 30sec per year
    200m water resist
    5 year warranty (4 years are up and doing great)
  4. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Bulova Marine Star.

    Nice watch Hartage, I have looked at those.
  5. slots

    slots Monkey+++

    I'm all for the more traditional plain face, manual wind, mechanical movement - I hate batteries in watches! This is the one I have on my wrist, but I have bought others from this company. They also ship to the states...
    It's one of the owners own creations -the Rlt 33 "Railroad" from "Rlt watches"


  6. mage2

    mage2 Monkey+++

    Timex ironman triathalon with a band i made from black 550 cord and a snap buckle.
    cheap and works
  7. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    MIL-W-46374E Watch

    The MIL-W-46374E specification for U.S. Military watches was issued 31 May 1989. It required a change from tritium luminous paint used with previous versions of the MIL-W-46374 to the use of tritium vials to contain the radioactivity that was the illumination source. The gaseous tritium vials were safer and more effective than paint. The design of the dial and the hands were updated and the H3 mark plus the symbol for radioactivity were required.

    Used to be cheap. You can read by the tritium at night its so bright. Kids look at me funny when i wind it.
    Homer Simpson likes this.
  8. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Self winding, Needs regulation, gains 8 minutes a month.

    Update: Regulation done in July 07. No problem since, holds to half a minute a month. Since it needs manual date setting, there is no inconvenience.
  9. sheen_estevez

    sheen_estevez Monkey+++

    Don't really care for watches on my wrist, always loved the pocket watch, and yes people do look at you funny when you wind them.
  10. hartage

    hartage Monkey+++

    Thanks, the watch fits with my general philosophy on items. Expensive enough to get worth while features to ensure performance. Cheap enough to still get a good bang for buck ratio.

    Nice Bulova, sounds like it has a hefty price tag.
  11. Valkman

    Valkman Knifemaker Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I had a Rolex - got rid of it as it was like putting a diamond on a pig, especially here in Pahrump. [lolol]

    I love my Citizen Eco-Drive!

  12. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Nothing fancy but gets the job done Casio G-Shock.
  13. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Dont have the pics but I wear a Casio data bank digital watch with auto light that turns on when the wrist comes up or can be togled off and it stores phone numbers and such, and is water resistant to 50 meters. Cheap enouph I dont cry so much if it gets busted or something.
  14. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Another Tag..
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  15. FalconDance

    FalconDance Neighborhood Witch

    No time pieces on this wrist! I did have a pocket watch I was quite fond of once, though. People really look at you funny when you're female and pull out a pocket watch :p.

    (I'd prefer a wind-up watch but those are getting rarer than hen's teeth these days and finding a jeweler to work on one reliably right along side.)
  16. fritz_monroe

    fritz_monroe Monkey+++

    Here's mine, but it isn't on my wrist as much right now.

    Pulsar Tech Gear with flip up magnifier.
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 31, 2015
  17. adkpete

    adkpete Monkey+++

    Cheap Timex
  18. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    My Dad works on fine watches; he needed a hobby so he went to Switzerland several times to study under watch makers. One day, I'll inherit his collection and never again wonder what time it is.
  19. KHAN

    KHAN Monkey+++

    I've sold the big boys before but as for me nothing beats the G-Shock. Virtually indestructible and leaves plenty of money for other things.
  20. Two Rivers

    Two Rivers Monkey++

    Personally I've never carried or worn a watch. There are clocks everywhere if I want to know the time and when I'm out in the woods where I want to be, I dont care to know what time it is. As for use as a compass there are many other ways to get direction. Time is a measurment that man has placed on himself.
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