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    I have 4 of these as beaters. 3 of them were $20 and the last one was $9.

    The indiglo has burned out of one of them!! It's too bad. I like the appearence of some of the Timexes, and their 80s watches were solid, but they've slipped.
    SPROING!!!!

    (oops! Time for a new watch!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by FreeDiver View Post
    I'm not a huge timex fan, but timex crushes casio in the heart rate monitor department.

    Also, you don't have to be "old" to have weak/bad eyesight.

    In terms of what's new from timex, take a look at the new Global trainer. Timex appears to have won the day with this one. It's a true Ironman, built for the task (click the pic for info). I'm considering one of these for training:

    Wow!!! I thought that was a mock-up at first, I think that looks amazing.

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    I'm new to the G-Shock and my last 2 digital watches were Timex. I agree with you completely. Timex display is better, G-Shock build quality is by far superior.

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    As I say in all the Timex compared to Casio threads....I want Timex functionality and design simplicity with the construction of a Casio.

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    Re: Timex Review: An Expedition to the Dark Side

    I had an analog/digital Timex Expedition. Used it for everything, kayaking, swimming, etc.
    The crystal somehow turned cloudy, it wasnt mist or anything. It just wasnt clear anymore after about a 6months of usage.
    Then one day, I noticed the stainless steel case was badly pitted.

    Loved how the indiglo would light up the entire dial though. I had never seen a watch like that before.
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    i have not had much affection for timex but i think id wear this one.

    .....................................however i wonder if that sec. hand is that accurate?
    for a digital i do like the timex 49761 but i want to see it in person.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WorldTime643 View Post
    Wow!!! I thought that was a mock-up at first, I think that looks amazing.
    I agree untill I actually saw one in practice... this has to be one of the biggest watches I've ever seen and I've seen quite a few of biggies...

    Sorry , but not for me...

    As for WS4 that's one of the best all around ABCs that you can buy: cheap, accurate, durable...

    But the style... it's not really bigger than Core or PAW but both are round and Timex is sqare... that means that timex wears far larger...

    I like when I can sneak in the watch with casual wear at work... this is impossible with Timex GPS and WS4... (and this comming from a guy who has no probs wearing atomic frog with casual wear at work... in other words I'm used to big watches...)

    Currently I'm really excited to try their "pedomerar" watch...

    SIDENOTE:
    Some models have a fantastic feature of beeing able to press mode button (bottom left) while STW is running to quickly check the current time... press the mode: check the time, release the mode button: back to STW... in my mind this is by far the best solution to time not beeing present in STW or CDT mode.

    As for durability: They're not G but ask any solder , policeman or firefigter in Canada and they'll flat out swear in timex... heck I even know few DIVERS who wear 100m WR timex as backup for dive computer... (SIDENOTE: Rec divers rearly (read: never) go beyond 60m so Timex with 100m WR is perfoming just fine...)

    EDIT: In the case that you're wondering there is very simple reason for this. Timex has more than enough G resistance to survive quite well in real world. Is G better? Absolutely, but it's way overbuild... after all what's the point of wearing the watch that can survive 10m fall to concrete when you're well aware that your body can bearly take fall from 1 meter height.

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    Last edited by duke4c; April 21st, 2011 at 14:51.
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    Enjoying my Timex………..

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    I bought the timex shock based on the old school timex took it diving in Hawaii for two weeks and have had it for a year and its the best digital I've ever owned

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    SS analog Seiko Divers can stand eye to eye with this, especially the SKX007 in terms of accuracy, durability and reliability. Let twenty years pass by, go back here and we shall see which one is still keeping time then.



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