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    Accurate, Cheaply Maintainable, Day & Night -readable watches?

    I have presbyopia and am looking for a watch that:
    1. is easily readable at day and at night,
    2. is accurate enough to not drift too rapidly from the bell system at my university,
    3. is convenient to maintain,
    4. goes well with a strap instead of a bracelet, and
    5. is smaller than 50mm.


    The daytime half of Point 1 suggests a large uncluttered analog face with a reasonable color scheme--e.g., not black hands on a black dial. (Alternatively, large, sharp LCD digits would be okay.) The nighttime half of Point 1 suggests something with tritium or good lume--good enough to be readable, say, 5 hours after dark. (Alternatively, a good light button would be okay.) Point 2 would seem to necessitate quartz. Point 3 suggests solar to me. (It appears to me that the otherwise attractive watches from Nite can't have their batteries replaced for less than $100 without voiding the warranty; that would be inconvenient to my wallet, and being without my watch while it's being serviced would be inconvenient to me.) Point 5 seems to rule out Suuntos which might otherwise qualify.

    I've worn Timexes most of my life, and I guess they would fit the list above if Point 3 is interpreted to allow throwing away the watch as a convenient maintenance strategy. However, I feel like I've more than given Timex its chance to please me, and it's time to move on to something else. Hardly any G-shocks (with the possible exception of some that violate Point 5) seem to be easy to read in the daytime (for someone like me with old eyes). Last night I had just about settled on the Citizen AAW1150-07E but this morning had second thoughts about the daytime readability of its color scheme.

    Suggestions of any attractive candidates I might be overlooking would be appreciated.

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    Re: Accurate, Cheaply Maintainable, Day & Night -readable watches?

    Check out the Luminox Colormark series. Some of my favorite watches!

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    Have you looked at the Citizen Military collection?

    Citizen Military AW1410-08E

    43 mm, can't get a more readable color scheme. Jet.com has it for <$120 right now.

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    Re: Accurate, Cheaply Maintainable, Day & Night -readable watches?

    The most readable is black hands and numbers on white face.

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    Thanks for the suggestions so far.

    The Casio GSTS 110-1A looks quite nice, but I don't think I can manage with the 59.1 x 52.4 x 16.1 mm size.

    Today I just learned about the Aevig Corvid MK2 Stealth Lume; I wish it were in stock.

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    How about a Marathon Navigator? Under $250, MIL-PRF 46374 tough, lightweight, 6 ATM WR, and the tritium tubes literally cast shadows at night. Zero maintenance cost, swap out a $3 battery every four years or so yourself.

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    Re: Accurate, Cheaply Maintainable, Day & Night -readable watches?

    Both of these are tritium illuminated, accurate and easy to read.



    The Traser was $170 from Long Island Watch.



    I found the LL Bean used on eBay, but it's $250 new if you buy it from them. It came with a leather strap but I added the bracelet myself.

    Both are VERY readable at night.

    Honestly, you might be very happy with a Timex Indiglo easy reader for $35 from WalMart. Or an Indiglo digital.

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    Re: Accurate, Cheaply Maintainable, Day & Night -readable watches?

    If you don't want to spring for tritium and you don't want digital then I can't imagine an easier to read watch than one of these. Both have Indiglo illumination.



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