What kind of watch do you wear?

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What kind of watch do you wear?

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Looking for some recommendations on a decent men's pilot watch, anything within the price range of $500-2K.

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Fossil, but they don't run in that price range.
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Citizen Ecodrive Nighthawk. It's got an E6B bezel so it's somewhat pilot-y.
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Rollex Submariner. You may have to shop around a fair bit to find one for 2k.
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Honestly - get a decent Timex or Casio G-Shock. They keep time just as well, have decent functions, and you don't have to worry about losing it, getting jacked for it, dropping/bashing/getting it wet, etc..
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North Shore wrote: Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:39 am Honestly - get a decent Timex or Casio G-Shock. They keep time just as well, have decent functions, and you don't have to worry about losing it, getting jacked for it, dropping/bashing/getting it wet, etc..
I'd imagine people shopping for a BMW or Tesla would ignore advice from someone telling them to get a Ford Focus.
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This is my current watch, a Citizen Eco Drive. It has held up nicely in various weather conditions and looks and feels a lot more high end than it's price.

https://www.longislandwatch.com/Citizen ... 60-12h.htm

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I am a big fan of Hamilton watches. Great quality for the price.

This is my next watch.

https://shop.hamiltonwatch.com/khaki-av ... 15885.html

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North Shore wrote: Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:39 am Honestly - get a decent Timex or Casio G-Shock. They keep time just as well, have decent functions, and you don't have to worry about losing it, getting jacked for it, dropping/bashing/getting it wet, etc..
I've got a G-Shock now, great watch, but I'm looking for something a little nicer that I can still wear day to day, 705 turboprop driver here.
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Garmin D2 Charlie. Hard to get more pilot-y than a watch that has an airport database and moving map GPS.
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atphat wrote: Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:41 am
North Shore wrote: Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:39 am Honestly - get a decent Timex or Casio G-Shock. They keep time just as well, have decent functions, and you don't have to worry about losing it, getting jacked for it, dropping/bashing/getting it wet, etc..
I'd imagine people shopping for a BMW or Tesla would ignore advice from someone telling them to get a Ford Focus.
Hey, the advice on here is worth what we all paid for it :wink: My experience with Aston Martins is to tell people to buy a Ford! :smt040
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This: https://www.steinhartwatches.de/en/flie ... emium.html

It’s a very nice watch, gmt hand. I like it, it’s big though, you need big wrists.

They are automatics, quite accurate.

They have other aviation models.
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My Breitling of course! :-)

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Pocket Watch Iphone.... best watch I could ever own and don't have to wear something clunky on the wrist that looks like I am trying to win the "who has the biggest watch contest."
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I'm not much for a 'pilot' watch.. and those that say 'the iPhone will do' obviously haven't had theirs die mid day without a charger handy...

I like a lot of the Nixon brand. Some pretty classy ones. I have a couple from the Sentry line. Not overly expensive either.

If I were to spend some bucks, it'd be a classic breitling navitimer or an IWC. But.. way above the 2k mark.
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Like the girls in Asia say...."Must be pilot, biiig watch...noooo money"...

I have the Citizen Skyhawk Eco-Drive. I have had to replace the glass on it twice and the second time I sent it in I asked them for Sapphire. They only charged me 30 bucks and it hasn't got a scratch on it yet. So I would go with something with harder glass than mineral glass as it is garbage.
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At this point, a wristwatch is jewelry. Your cockpit has at least one chronometer and unless you're in a casino, there are clocks everywhere.

I've never enjoyed wearing anything on my wrist so I haven't since I was 15, always kept it in my pocket, always Timex. However, if I ever had the urge to buy some wrist jewelry then I'd go with a half decent Tag, always liked their designs.

If you really want to be cool, get a smart watch. Still have to charge it though.
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Jet Jockey wrote: Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:25 pm My Breitling of course! :-)

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I have the Casio Pathfinder Titanium PAW1100T. Like the large dual screens for GMT/local time. Has nightly atomic clock synchronization, solar recharging, comfortable and secure band, and good light. If you like a larger watch with several extra features that you may or may not use such as a compass, barometer and altimeter you might want to look at the different Casio Pathfinder watch options.

I have had this watch for several years and have had no issues. The time is always accurate with the nightly atomic clock synchronization.
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Citizen blue angel wr200
This baby is not too expensive. Solar powered and updates the time every night when it’s able to get a radio signal. You can change time zones pretty easily when you travel. Solid, I’ve had it for 3 Years, abused it all over and still in good shape.

Not sure I understand those g-shock guys, I’ve seen em around. Come on, a little style!
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Rolex Datejust for 46 years! Buy quality and stay with it.
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