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    Help please - need a working watch

    Hello all,

    Been a lurker for a while, thought I'd finally dive in - I'm about to start work, and need a watch that'll do a few specific things, namely:
    Really good illumination
    Day/date
    Quartz movement
    Tough enough to stand some serious knocks
    Will take a NATO/ZULU strap
    Under £300 - possibly also a cheap disposable
    No digital - I hate having to trigger the backlight

    This is pretty important as I will often be working at night, the watch will probably get bashed around quite seriously, and I will constantly have to check exact time and date for job purposes. The watch I have currently which best fits this brief is a Seiko 007 - but it was a graduation present and also beautiful, so I don't want to risk it.

    If anyone feels like sharing any of their knowledge/experience I would be really grateful.

    Cheers

    A

    Current watches:
    Smiths Astral
    Seiko 007
    Seiko SNN231p1
    Seiko SSC137p1 on ZULU strap
    Kronos/ZULUDIVER RN Diver on ZULU strap
    Kronos/ZULUDIVER SBS Diver on ZULU strap
    Casio G7710-1DR G-SHOCK
    Casio Sea-Pathfinder
    Traser Outdoor Pioneer on ZULU strap

    Better dets and pictures to follow

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    Re: Help please - need a working watch

    With the exception of the zulu strap, I think that a G-Shock will fill all your other requirements. There are models that will automatically light if you swing your arm up, so there's no need to push a button to activate the backlight...

    If you must have a zulu, then I'm out of suggestions.
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    Re: Help please - need a working watch

    Look at any of the offerings from Luminox; otherwise, looking at your list of "current watches," it appears you already have what you need.

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    Re: Help please - need a working watch

    How about the new VSA INOX. They say you can run it over with a tank. If the lume is anything like my Divemaster 500 had, you won't be disappointed.




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    Re: Help please - need a working watch

    Thanks all - now to dig out the manual for my G-shock....

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    Re: Help please - need a working watch

    Quote Originally Posted by BigSeikoFan View Post
    With the exception of the zulu strap, I think that a G-Shock will fill all your other requirements. There are models that will automatically light if you swing your arm up, so there's no need to push a button to activate the backlight....
    Agree exactly. Your 7710 has one of the best movements ever put in a basic G-Shock

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    Re: Help please - need a working watch

    Quote Originally Posted by blue diver16 View Post
    Thanks all - now to dig out the manual for my G-shock....
    Link to 7710 manual .pdf

    G7710-1 - G-Shock - G-Shock, Mens, Tough, Water Resistant, Analog, Digital, Watches | CASIO America, Inc.
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    Re: Help please - need a working watch

    3 simultaneous time zones, among other unique features

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    Re: Help please - need a working watch

    You set on a g shock? There are quartz models like your 007 https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthread.php?t=440758

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    Re: Help please - need a working watch

    Actually the CWC SBS has just popped back up on my radar - good lume, apparently tough, takes NATO/Zulu and has day/date. Fortunately I live quite close to silvermans so can head down there and check one out in the flesh.... And start saving up!

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