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    Let's Talk Field Watches! What's your favorite? Let's see em!

    My very first watch was a Timex, hand wound mechanical, given to me by my grandmother when I was 7 years old. I wish I still had that watch, but I do remember it well. In fact, ever since then, I've been drawn to the simple, utilitarian, classic, unpretentious design of the basic field watch dial. After 8 years of collecting, I just realized that a big portion of my collection consists of field watches. I don't think there is a better design for an everyday wear watch. My preference is for small, simple numerals on the dial. For me, 24 hour sub-numerals just give it a cool military charm as well. For some, field watches may seem boring, but to me, when done right, they are watch perfection.

    Here are some of my field watches that I've come to love. Lets see yours! What's your favorite and why?

    The closest design to the one I first had as a child is the Hamilton Khaki Field. I've had many variations including the popular Khaki Field Mechanical. My new favorite is the bead blasted quartz version of that watch.



    My Khaki King quartz and hand wind mechanical.




    My Traser Military field watches






    Marathon Tsar and General Purpose Quartz




    Timex Waterbury



    Breitling Colt Quartz



    I love the vintage design of the CWC range. I recently picked up the new G-10 with sapphire and screwdown crown, as well as the quartz chrono sapphire. I absolutely love em




    Alright Gents, Let's see some more field watches!
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    Re: Let's Talk Field Watches! What's your favorite? Let's see em!

    Wow, you really are tempting me with some of these quartz watches, especially that Timex Waterbury looks way nicer than I would have thought.
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    Let's Talk Field Watches! What's your favorite? Let's see em!

    I'm a big fan of the Khaki Field Mechanical (hand-winding ETA 2804-2). Mine is the OD dial, which although less versatile than the black dial is arguably a bit more fun when it catches the light.




    I think it's a lot of bang for the buck and a great choice for people looking for an affordable mechanical watch in general. For those who want a sort of vintage-feel but modern field watch, it's a good one.
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    Re: Let's Talk Field Watches! What's your favorite? Let's see em!

    Khaki field mechanical for me.
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    Re: Let's Talk Field Watches! What's your favorite? Let's see em!

    I currently have a Timex Weekender, but I'm hoping to upgrade to a Hamilton Khaki Field in 2018!
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    Re: Let's Talk Field Watches! What's your favorite? Let's see em!

    OP, how is the time keeping on the Timex Waterbury? I realize that we don't all check such things but I expect reasonable accuracy from a quartz watch. That watch I could buy right now just based on appearance but would be disappointed if it ended up fast or slow to a significant degree.

    Thanks

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    Love field watches...here are mine.

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    Re: Let's Talk Field Watches! What's your favorite? Let's see em!

    Quote Originally Posted by Sir-Guy View Post
    I'm a big fan of the Khaki Field Mechanical (hand-winding ETA 2804-2). Mine is the OD dial, which although less versatile than the black dial is arguably a bit more fun when it catches the light.




    I think it's a lot of bang for the buck and a great choice for people looking for an affordable mechanical watch in general. For those who want a sort of vintage-feel but modern field watch, it's a good one.

    Military Field Watch perfection right there! Hamilton knocked it out of the park with that watch. The dial and hands are perfection. Paired with domed sapphire and drilled lugs..all for under $300!!
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    Re: Let's Talk Field Watches! What's your favorite? Let's see em!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ard View Post
    OP, how is the time keeping on the Timex Waterbury? I realize that we don't all check such things but I expect reasonable accuracy from a quartz watch. That watch I could buy right now just based on appearance but would be disappointed if it ended up fast or slow to a significant degree.

    Thanks
    Im going to have to get back to you on that one Ard. When I had it next to my HAQ Breitling today, I noticed the Timex was slow by nearly 5 minutes. I don't think that's normal for Quartz. Now, that could very well be that I set the time wrong with the last daylight savings swap. I'm betting on it, and hoping that's the case. I'm going to re-hack it with the atomic clock now. I'll keep you updated.
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    Re: Let's Talk Field Watches! What's your favorite? Let's see em!

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    Love field watches...here are mine.

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    I LOVE that Archimede Outdoor and have been tempted many times. How do you like it? Also, the watch to the right...I've seen that one a few times before too. I've tried to find one with no luck. I'm pretty sure that model is well out of production and I can't remember the make. The dial and case on that one is fantastic though.
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