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    Does a watch like this even exist?

    Here are the specs for what I'm looking for ... it may or may not exist ...

    -Built like a tank (think Marathon SAR or tougher- Must be metal)
    -Water Res to +/- 300M
    -Great lume (Think Deep Blue T100 though it doesn't have be tritium as long as it gives a couple of good hours of usefulness in the dark)
    -Solar Powered (Ala eco drive/gshock)
    -Atomic Time Calibration
    -Analog time display (has hands)

    My assumption (from lots of searching) is that no such beast exists today

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    Re: Does a watch like this even exist?

    Quote Originally Posted by brainchill View Post
    Here are the specs for what I'm looking for ... it may or may not exist ...

    -Built like a tank (think Marathon SAR or tougher- Must be metal)
    -Water Res to +/- 300M
    -Great lume (Think Deep Blue T100 though it doesn't have be tritium as long as it gives a couple of good hours of usefulness in the dark)
    -Solar Powered (Ala eco drive/gshock)
    -Atomic Time Calibration
    -Analog time display (has hands)

    My assumption (from lots of searching) is that no such beast exists today
    Seiko makes a prospex that meets all but the 300m criteria... 100m.....



    Casio Oceanus line is the same IIRC....
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    Re: Does a watch like this even exist?

    Quote Originally Posted by brainchill View Post
    Here are the specs for what I'm looking for ... it may or may not exist ...

    -Built like a tank (think Marathon SAR or tougher- Must be metal)
    -Water Res to +/- 300M
    -Great lume (Think Deep Blue T100 though it doesn't have be tritium as long as it gives a couple of good hours of usefulness in the dark)
    -Solar Powered (Ala eco drive/gshock)
    -Atomic Time Calibration
    -Analog time display (has hands)

    My assumption (from lots of searching) is that no such beast exists today
    Oceanus hits most of those.

    All Titanium, Sapphire Crystal, Solar, Atomic, Analog Time with independent motors for hour/min/sec hand (fast access to modes)
    The WR is 100m though. I'm a bit interested in why your spec'ing this out to 300m? At those depth ratings your well beyond normal Nitrox diving and well into Triox gas mix territory, do you really have a requirement for deep water diving, or just looking for a watch designed to take extreme punishment?

    Racer X
    Last edited by RacerX2oo3; March 10th, 2011 at 19:26.

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    Re: Does a watch like this even exist?

    Casio Oceanus, my older model is below. The new ones are quite beautiful. *Only* 100m, otherwise ticks your marks. If you really want to spec a watch that doesn't exist, we can recommend a few more features, like "retains it's investment value" or "made entirely in the USA." But Oceanus is about the most fully featured high-tech watch out there.

    Too many watches, not enough wrists.

    "Watches tie people to the celestial clockwork... but people have been encouraged by their clocks to ignore the daily and seasonal cycles and to pretend that there is nothing to contend with but metronome-paced linear time. We appear to have caged the sun inside a machine." Michael Young, The Metronomic Society, p. 204

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    Re: Does a watch like this even exist?

    aside from the solar and atomic the U Boat thousands of Feet would be perfect.

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    Re: Does a watch like this even exist?

    I'm not trying to be unreasonable about the depth. I've read that WR100m doesn't necessarily mean that it's good to a 100m depth but that it has been tested to a certain pressure that is equivalent to those that you would see at a certain depth and that the measured pressure on the watch itself increases greatly even at significantly less depth when significant movement (waving/flailing about) happens. I've had push in back timex's that at least say they are WR100m ...

    If this is incorrect please let me know.

    I'm also not purposely trying to make a list of things that I can't get I was wondering how many of these things that I can get in one package ..

    I need something that
    -can take fairly serious punishment (on occasion may even have things land on it underwater or be in vicinity of pressurized pipes that burst underwater etc)
    -keeps very good and very consistent time that I can bet my life on over and over again
    -Doesn't need to be constantly opened to replace batteries
    -Is easy to read in ANY light condition

    That's the functional spec anyway ...
    Last edited by brainchill; March 15th, 2011 at 08:49.

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    Re: Does a watch like this even exist?

    The blue oceanus does most of this and even manages to come out looking sexy ... I'm kind of impressed.

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    Re: Does a watch like this even exist?

    Quote Originally Posted by brainchill View Post
    Built like a tank (think Marathon SAR or tougher- Must be metal)
    -Water Res to +/- 300M
    -Great lume (Think Deep Blue T100 though it doesn't have be tritium as long as it gives a couple of good hours of usefulness in the dark)
    -Solar Powered (Ala eco drive/gshock)
    -Atomic Time Calibration
    -Analog time display (has hands)

    My assumption (from lots of searching) is that no such beast exists today
    You'll have to create your own watch company with movements from Casio and case from Marathon ;)
    Ball - Casio (G-shock) - HMT - Longines - Parnis - Seagull - Steinhart - Tissot - Victorinox - Yema

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    Re: Does a watch like this even exist?

    Sounds like you should read Ulackfocus' parody of dive watch requirements.
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    Re: Does a watch like this even exist?

    This Citizen that I used to have comes very close... it "only" has 200M WR. Mine was the Japanese market version, so it had the Duratect finish and a sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating. In the U.S., it's available in steel with a mineral crystal. The radio control is from all locations throughout the world and it has a load of other features as well.

    "Yeah, that's a nice watch, but, um, where's the Helium Escape Valve?"


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