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    Canadian Quandry

    Been following the posts and threads for a while on this site. I have a question......

    i reside in Northern Ontario, Canada. I am a Fire Investigator and this takes me in and around communities up to and including the coast of Hudson's Bay. The winter temperature often is well -40 degrees celsius.
    Summertime temps can exceed 35 degrees.

    I have decimated many watches...Timex, Casio, Seiko, St Moritz...etc. I need a watch that can withstand the extremes in temperatures in addtion to the rigors of the job.

    Mechanical watches have all failed. I am hoping digital be my salvation. As a concession to age I need one that has a large numeric display and does not look like I have a 57 Buick strapped to my wrist.

    Any suggestions and/or solutions complete with any photos etc would be appreciated.


    Cheers!


    Meaculpa

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    wow, -40C!?? that's really cold.. the g7900 would have been a perfect choice but it's only rated down to -20C

    G7900

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    The Mudmann-series is also cooldresist up to -20 C.

    A short time ago I read a thread in this forum about a guy who forgot his G outside all the night. He lives in Alaska (?) and the watch survived this torture without any problems.

    You are wearing the watch when outside, so you warm it up by your body temperature and normally your jacket sleeve will proctect the watch.
    I think a G will survive -40 C easily when at the man.

    BTW: -40C is really f**king cold
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    OK, -40C outside doesnt mean -40C on the wrist!

    At LCDs very low temperature will make it slower and harder to read.

    So if your wach will not dip in normal operation under -20C, the following models are rated -20C:

    G-7900 (bulky)
    G-9000 (rather small wearing but rather tiny digits too)
    GLX-6900 (fancy colors only)

    Not rated -20C but affordable enough to give it a try:
    G-100 ana-digi (no worries about digit size and rather small wearing)

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    Re: Canadian Quandry

    Speedmaster.
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    Everyone should have one.

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    An old moderator chum in Timmins, Ontario.





    From memory, I think it's a Sinn UX.
    I used to list my watches here until I realised it ruined people's Google searches...

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    I can relate to this photo. I have been there. Timmins, Ontario, Canada is a cold place. The longest week of my life was the two days I once spent in Timmins!

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    Re: Canadian Quandry

    My Muddy has survived -56C in Ft. McMurray.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CatherineM View Post
    My Muddy has survived -56C in Ft. McMurray.
    Cool!

    Was the LCD still readable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tribe125 View Post
    An old moderator chum in Timmins, Ontario.





    From memory, I think it's a Sinn UX.
    No, its a U2. He wrote a letter to Lothar Schmid, CEO of Sinn in Germany, to say thanks for building such an incredibly strong watch which is able to withstand even the most hostile environmental conditions. If I remember correctly, he stated he wears the watch at -30 d/C over his sleeves and then takes a hot bath without taking the watch off. No problems for the U2. Hell of a watch, but a bit pricey nowadays.

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