Hi everyone, what a great resource.
As an introduction I am a 40ish old Kiwi, living in London. I currently only have ONE watch, an Omega Seamaster, about 13 years old, serviced only once in that time (and wow, it cost £££ for the service!).
I have a love/passion for extreme motorcycling trips, and have ridden through parts of Russia, Norway, Sahara, Iceland, etc.. I love this, but on the motorbikes I don’t wear any watch as it is very hard on an expensive automatic movement. The Omega looks small on me, as I am tall and large, think front row rugby.
My first watch at age 9-10 was an Olympic wind up. It was nice, and lasted till when I was about 21. My second watch was the original g-shock in 1984 I think. It lasted till I threw it out… Not clever on hindsight, but that are kids for ya.
I’m now looking at g-shocks, mainly as I saw the advertising of the new MGT 30 year anniversary model, and wow, it perked my interest. But it is bloody $$$$ and a bit of a leap, plus when looking at some of the other watches reviewed here on the forum the MGT is not exactly feature packed…
As well as tough offroad motorcycling I like in a watch:
- Barometric pressure
- Time zones
- Analogue, with digital sub dials ok, but I like the time read in analogue
- Compass is on the “nice to have” list, but not critical
Thoughts? I know that after a few more days and research I can find this stuff myself, but a head start from all your opinions would be great J
Please excuse any delayed response, as I am travelling with work right now so limited web….