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    Singularity of purpose... I often just need the time.

    Today, I wore a watch that's been off my rotation radar for ages. It's an Invicta, with a good quality Seiko automatic movement, 300m WR, and here's the thing. All it does is tell the time. Now my daily wearer is a GWG1000 which I love. It's big, rugged, and has more bells & whistles than I use, and there in lies my dilemma. I mainly use it to tell the time. When I 1st got it, yes, I use to use the compass daily, in case I got lost at the local shopping mall, and the barometer, in case I needed to know if it was raining outside rather than looking out the window.

    Now, don't get me wrong, I know there are plenty of you outdoor types where this kind of functionality is a life saver, but I'm an city slicker, and basically need to know the time. Today was a reminder that my faithful Invicta did that just admirably. I love my G Shocks, but sometimes, there is a place for an item to offer 'singularity of purpose', and telling the time is the single most useful function I desire in a watch.

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    Re: Singularity of purpose... I often just need the time.

    Quote Originally Posted by StephenWatch View Post
    Today, I wore a watch that's been off my rotation radar for ages. It's an Invicta, with a good quality Seiko automatic movement, 300m WR, and here's the thing. All it does is tell the time. Now my daily wearer is a GWG1000 which I love. It's big, rugged, and has more bells & whistles than I use, and there in lies my dilemma. I mainly use it to tell the time. When I 1st got it, yes, I use to use the compass daily, in case I got lost at the local shopping mall, and the barometer, in case I needed to know if it was raining outside rather than looking out the window.

    Now, don't get me wrong, I know there are plenty of you outdoor types where this kind of functionality is a life saver, but I'm an city slicker, and basically need to know the time. Today was a reminder that my faithful Invicta did that just admirably. I love my G Shocks, but sometimes, there is a place for an item to offer 'singularity of purpose', and telling the time is the single most useful function I desire in a watch.

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    Problem is, the g shock tells time much better, if being exact matters. The invicta has the nh35 (4r35) movement, correct? A good movement (I have a couple of Seikos with it), but is still far less accurate than even the crapiest quartz (which the g shock certainly is not).

    As a side note, I hate the cyclops look, so I vote for the G shock all the way, lol.
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    Re: Singularity of purpose... I often just need the time.

    Two very nice watches.. Wear in good health!
    I have a similar story about my Invicta, I got mine to do experiments in "forced patina"..a singular purpose. Well I achieved the look I wanted and now I find this baby on my wrist more often than not.. I love it it also has a Seiko movement! Nh35 And it actually keeps time well with all my MB6! Casios I'm very happy with the accuracy

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    Re: Singularity of purpose... I often just need the time.

    Yes, mine is an NH35a movement, and it's accurate to about 6 seconds/day. But to be quoting the accuracy of a mechanical movement is to miss the point. Many of my 'Gs' are atomic, so for all intents & purposes are 100% accurate. But to look at my watch movement in action through the glass watch back. just evokes an age when man was still conquering machine.

    I'm guessing (though I don't own one) it's the same as driving a new car off the factory floor, and having a vintage 'E' type Jag in your garage. They are different, and sometimes when you just want to drive, without ABS braked, LED lights, radar lane assist, Bluetooth connectivity etc etc, the 'E' type will win every time!
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    Re: Singularity of purpose... I often just need the time.

    XKE?

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    My bedtime watch is a Marathon field. Same movement I believe as the Invicta. Hacks, handwinds, not date, but the combo tritium tubes means visible at all hours. :) I find myself wearing it even throughout the day on many days too and serves me well. :)
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    Re: Singularity of purpose... I often just need the time.

    This thread has taken an awfully funny turn, one which I obviously started being clumsy in my opening thread LOL

    I was trying to say that many of us have one of these...

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    When very often,one of these will be more than sufficient...

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    Re: Singularity of purpose... I often just need the time.

    Quote Originally Posted by Slm643 View Post
    XKE?
    LOL, here in the UK, where it was designed and built, it's an 'E' type Jag...

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    Re: Singularity of purpose... I often just need the time.

    Yes, i feel the same with my watches, too.
    Too much functions i never need.
    Sometimes i use those functions to kill boredom in a office meeting, though. :D

    And Casio has the ultimate tell the time tool, too!!

    Quartz accuracy and a decent backlight. :)
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    Re: Singularity of purpose... I often just need the time.

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    LOL, here in the UK, where it was designed and built, it's an 'E' type Jag...

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    Yep that's the one! Back in early 70s!
    My brother and I were were always going between this and a Mustang & Stingray!
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