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  • Premier Icon darrell
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    I like simple watches that tell the time and the date and that’s about it really.

    So recommend me a watch for using whilst out riding, endurance racing and bike touring and hiking in the mountains

    can be as pricey as you want.

    Premier Icon uphillcursing
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    $10 Casio. When you loose/break it you won’t care.
    Will also keep time as well as any with the decimal point moved to the right a couple of places.

    Or did I just miss the irony here?

    piemonster
    Member

    Ten quid Casio +1

    globalti
    Member

    Or a Swatch… though they ain’t cheap any more.

    Not wanting to worry about it is the reason why I wear an old Casio altimeter watch (never worked quite the same after I changed the battery) and a £2.99 phone when out on the bike.

    Aidan
    Member

    I use a Timex Expedition:

    http://www.timex.co.uk/ProductDetail/T49851.aspx

    A reasonably cheap, reliable watch but the addition of a vibrating alarm means it can still wake me when my hand is buried down in my sleeping bag and I wouldn’t otherwise hear the alarm. And the Indiglo backlight is very easily readable while riding at night.

    My only criticism is that it’s overly chunky and rubs on the bone of my wrist which can be irritating after a few days. I was planning to file the corner down to be rounded but haven’t got around to it yet.

    sharkbait
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    I like simple watches that tell the time and the date and that’s about it really.

    Am I missing something……Why would you need a different watch for walking?

    gonefishin
    Member

    Well for navigation a digital watch is far far more useful than an analogue one. Also you might have a rather expensive watch for normal wear that you’d rather didn’t get scratched to hell when clambering over rocks and stuff.

    sharkbait
    Member

    Ahhh, Casio +1

    freddyg
    Member

    I like simple watches that tell the time and the date and that’s about it really.

    So buy a simple watch that tells the time and the date. £10 Casio +1

    I think, like sharkbait, I am also missing something.

    Premier Icon mugsys_m8
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    An analogue watch is far more useful for navigating than a digital one.
    Any old analogue watch correctly set will tell you where north is.

    Unless you need to aid with astral navigation where a digital watch will give more accurate time.

    gonefishin
    Member

    Well as a general rule I normally go out into the hills with a compass to let me know where north is, rather than using a watch but to each their own. A digital watch will allow you to do timings much more easily than an analogue watch will so that you can keep track of your progress.

    Premier Icon seadog101
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    Suunto Core

    Core

    Got me one of these. The Altimeter and compass are more accurate than I’d ever expected.

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    I’ve been hiking in the mountains for almost 30 years and never wear a watch. A phone and a GPS works for me.

    CountZero
    Member

    Casio G-100, FTW.

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