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    Travel watch for OS from my collection.

    Hi everyone.
    Pretty soon I am going on an OS holiday ( honeymoon actually!) to Rome and Egypt- pretty excited really!I'm having a bit of trouble deciding what watch to wear.
    Initially I was going to wear my SGW100; so many +'ves- cheap, light, world times, compass, reliable, tough and expendable.
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    But I gave it to my dad after he visited me.
    So I have been pouring over my collection, should I go with one of these beaters? I wondered
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    or something more classic from my vintage collection?
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    I dug out the ones which had world time, as part of the elimination process. The short list:
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    I really wanted to bring my GW5000, but it's too good to lose. The others are a bit uncomfortable; The Edifice is a pretty solid choice, but a little clunky and chunky. Giez would also suffice, but if you have ever owned one they are a bit cumbersome to operate and slow. My Futurist has dual time, and is already a veteran of the African continent- serving me well for 4+ months in Tanzania a while back.

    For the first time I wish I had a newish watch with advanced functions, but then again I am watch-sentimental type...

    So I though,a dual time watch would probably be handy and not much fuss to adjust a couple of times, which eliminated my DW6910 and DW002 and my 5600E beaters and DW5000-1JF. But not my old DW5600C's bless them !
    Most of my vintage collection is too good (too annoying to replace them mainly)

    So in the end I found an old junk module with cosmetic damage ( A Japan 'A' coincidentally but with some minor bubbles and an overly polished swirl back), old band and one of those $5 bezels I got recently and viola travel watch:
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    Checked the gasket, lubed it up. New battery. It's lasted 20+ years so far, I am sure it will last another few weeks!

    But... just for back up, my wife will wear her baby-G- which has world time.

    Hope you enjoyed my collection and feel free to comment on which watch you travel with.
    Last edited by Davidro; December 17th, 2012 at 16:58.
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    Re: Travel watch for OS from my collection.

    Seems to me you'd want a beater watch that has DT/WT capability for the trip as you don't want to risk your prized possessions, in which case you have already answered your own question.

    Enjoy the honeymoon!

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    Re: Travel watch for OS from my collection.

    Strictly limited to G-Shocks, I'd still wear the GW-5000 for the honeymoon, but that's me.

    Good luck to your trip!
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    Re: Travel watch for OS from my collection.

    For a honey moon travel you will need the stopwatch and the world time functions.

    A scenario similar to countless threads like "if you have to wear only one watch..." or "what would be your ultimate watch ?"

    It seems that the GW-5000 will be your best choice.
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    Re: Travel watch for OS from my collection.

    Quote Originally Posted by lvt View Post
    For a honey moon travel you will need the stopwatch and the world time functions.

    A scenario similar to countless threads like "if you have to wear only one watch..." or "what would be your ultimate watch ?"

    It seems that the GW-5000 will be your best choice.
    +1 for GW5000. Easier to change time at different cities. And why do you need a dual time when you have your sweetheart with you.

    BTW, lvt, why do you need the stopwatch for a honey moon?

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    Re: Travel watch for OS from my collection.

    Quote Originally Posted by GShockMe View Post
    BTW, lvt, why do you need the stopwatch for a honey moon?

    I think it might be useful, who knows :PPP
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    Re: Travel watch for OS from my collection.

    Buy a new SGW-100 or something else with a compass. Might come in handy in a foreign town. I used the compass on my Suunto X-Lander all the time when visiting Berlin 2 yrs ago. However on my last vacation I wore my Traser Super Sport with a clip-on Suunto compass. But the problem was that the compass wouldn't work properly because of the steel case of the watch.

    cheers, Sedi
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    Travel watch for OS from my collection.

    If I were to bring along a watch for a holiday, especially for honeymoon, I will bring along something iconic :) As a memory marker of sorts, and it'll be in the big pile of photos that I'm sure will be taken.

    Plus it'll be a crime not to take some WRUW shots in front of heritage sites like those of Rome, wearing a special G, and share with us here in the forum :D

    I started with 'If I were to...' because I normally avoid bringing a watch for overseas trips; it's extra PITA passing through customs and takes away my excuse to buy one at the destination! :D


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    Re: Travel watch for OS from my collection.

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    Hi from Rome!
    And guess what?
    As soon as we got to Hong Kong airport the Baby-G battery died!!
    Unbelievable!- good old 5600C soldiered on like the trooper it is!
    Been an amazing trip so far, had noodles in Shanghai for lunch and spaghetti and pizza in the cobbled Roman streets for dinner.
    My wife was a bit mad at her G, as she hates not wearing a watch, but it hasn't really detered us from having an amazing trip so far.
    Rome is mindblowing!! What an amazing place !
    Last edited by Davidro; December 19th, 2012 at 06:17.
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    Re: Travel watch for OS from my collection.

    Enjoy your trip! I have only been to Italy once but it was great.

    Too bad about the battery dying, but it's a nice excuse to buy a new watch for your wife!
    It really shows that batteries always give at the most inconvienent time.

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