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    Wink Bug-out watch?

    So, what's your teotwawki, worldwide roving packs of zombies, natural disaster, last minute, SHTF, go to, bug-out bag watch of choice?

    I would think a good reliable automatic will be the first choice of many, myself included (note to self, buy a nice reliable automatic )

    I think I would also be inclined to throw in one of my Casio G-Shock solar Waveceptors for any possible long term bug-outs.

    Well, what's it gonna' be...
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    Re: Bug-out watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nats View Post
    So, what's your teotwawki, worldwide roving packs of zombies, natural disaster, last minute, go to, bug-out bag watch of choice?

    I would think a good reliable automatic will be the first choice of many, myself included (note to self, buy a nice reliable automatic )

    I think I would also be inclined to throw in one of my Casio G-Shock solar Waveceptors for any possible long term bug-outs.

    Well, what's it gonna' be...
    I am going to say something that is solar powered and quartz.

    An automatic loses way to much time each day/week/month to be considered a TEOTWAWKI watch.

    I bet most people on this board have no clue what you are asking about as well. I will send you a link where you should really ask this question.

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    Re: Bug-out watch?

    Betting there's far more "survival" minded folks here than you're giving credit for.

    I'd say my Chrono Avenger (automatic), though the comments about accuracy are correct. Thing is, in that situation, I'd guess "timing" as opposed to "time" would be a bit more important. One could always "synchronize their watches".

    I'd throw my only G Shock in the pack too.

    If I had one, I'd include the Brietling Colt Quartz (Superquartz movenet guaranteed accurate to within 18 seconds per year, 8 year battery).
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    Re: Bug-out watch?

    Hi -

    That's easy.

    My Yao Blackwater MMT. ETA 2824-2 regulated in six positions, currently running +2s/day, on NATO strap.

    Why not a quartz? Because I can't know when the battery will run out: once it does, the watch is worthless. Will be right twice a day.

    The automatic will at least run for the next several years.

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    Re: Bug-out watch?

    I'm already where many would try to get to, so I'd wear whatever I had on that day. Probably the Seamaster.

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    Re: Bug-out watch?

    sun dial

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    Re: Bug-out watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nats View Post
    So, what's your teotwawki, worldwide roving packs of zombies, natural disaster, last minute, go to, bug-out bag watch of choice?

    I would think a good reliable automatic will be the first choice of many, myself included (note to self, buy a nice reliable automatic )

    I think I would also be inclined to throw in one of my Casio G-Shock solar Waveceptors for any possible long term bug-outs.

    Well, what's it gonna' be...
    If you're bugging out, why do you need a watch? Or a calendar, come to that?

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    Re: Bug-out watch?

    Assuming that the world's civilization is ending, what is going to be your criteria that your watch is inaccurate, or off by 4 second a day?

    A mechanical will still work and be as accurate as anybody will need in the absence of atomic clocks broadcasting time hacks on the hour.

    And, given the right tools can be kept running virtually forever (or at least several generations), try that with a quartz, even a solar powered one.

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    Re: Bug-out watch?

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: When the $hi+ hits the fan, my SEAL is gonna be on my wrist. It's accurate to +1sec/day, waterproof, shock-resistant, anti-magnetic (80,000a/ms worth, not the wimpy 4,800a/ms you need to qualify as such), has tritium hands for solid lume during a prolonged nuclear winter, and it's heavy enough to be used as a weapon. I suppose a decent Tough Solar G-Shock would be good to have on hand as well, but again, if we're talkin' about a nuclear winter and worldwide power outages, I wonder how long that battery's gonna last. Better to go with a 10-year battery model.

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    PS - A Ball Hydrocarbon might not be such a bad idea, either. Shock-resistant, anti-magnetic (though only to 12,000a/ms), and gastube illumination. Not quite as badass-looking, but it'll do in a pinch.

    PPS - And then there's the Planet Ocean. Not as tough on paper as the Kobold or Ball, perhaps, but its Co-Axial movement offers the promise of a longer service interval, and from what I've read, they're about as accurate as autos come these days.
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    Re: Bug-out watch?

    If its out of my personal collection i'd go with the Marathon SAR-D...
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