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    My Ideal Camping Watch

    I have been obsessed with finding my ideal camping watch for years and recently found here a previous thread that I thought came close, so I hope I can also be helped.

    Importantly, my ideal camping watch would have - the Day...BUT NO Date; that is- the face would show, e.g., Sunday, but no date or month. I find that the date reminds me of my work responsibilities and may require adjustment (I will only wear this several times a year). Of course, hours and minutes would also be shown.

    Other than that "small" criteria, I would like:
    - Analog with lume
    - Auto winding (battery, etc)
    - Easy to read but not bulky
    - Few buttons- ideally, 2 or less, including crown screw
    - Decent night light
    - 50 meter water resistance (or enough for casual swimming)
    - Tough enough for real camping
    - Respectable Brand & Make

    Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poor Grunt View Post
    I have been obsessed with finding my ideal camping watch for years and recently found here a previous thread that I thought came close, so I hope I can also be helped.

    Importantly, my ideal camping watch would have - the Day...BUT NO Date; that is- the face would show, e.g., Sunday, but no date or month. I find that the date reminds me of my work responsibilities and may require adjustment (I will only wear this several times a year). Of course, hours and minutes would also be shown.

    Other than that "small" criteria, I would like:
    - Analog with lume
    - Auto winding (battery, etc)
    - Easy to read but not bulky
    - Few buttons- ideally, 2 or less, including crown screw
    - Decent night light
    - 50 meter water resistance (or enough for casual swimming)
    - Tough enough for real camping
    - Respectable Brand & Make

    Thanks in advance.
    Hmmm... There were a ton of options I was ready to suggest, until I read the part about the day but no date. I am actually unsure if I have ever seen this feature on a watch... With all the bizarre watches out there, I hesitate to say it can't be found, but I will say that it's extremely rare, and finding this feature alongside the other features you need may be impossible... Barring a "day only" feature, would you prefer a standard day/date, or no date at all?

    Question to G-Shock aficcionados: Does an Analog G-Shock exist with a customizable day/date feature that could be programmed to show just the day?

    Question to the OP: Would you consider an analog Casio G-Shock, if it could do this? Or does Casio fail to meet the "respectable brand & make" stipulation? Surely they are respectable, and they make a hell of a functional watch, but there are many ways to read what you wrote... You may mean you're only interested in higher-end pieces...

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    Re: My Ideal Camping Watch

    Not your normal camping watch, but I'll vote the Seiko Monster:

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    - Analog with lume
    - Auto winding (battery, etc)
    - Easy to read but not bulky
    - Few buttons- ideally, 2 or less, including crown screw
    - Decent night light
    - 50 meter water resistance (or enough for casual swimming)
    - Tough enough for real camping
    - Respectable Brand & Make
    It fits all the above criteria - the lume is good enough to be a night light, and I wouldn't call it bulky..
    However, finding a watch with a day but not date will be hard, if not impossible..

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    Re: My Ideal Camping Watch

    Casio is more than fine- I was simply trying to winnow custom-creations that had no real warranty.

    Right now, I have no date at all (just analog hours/minutes). If it is a choice of having the day/date or nothing but hours/minutes, I would choose the latter.

    However, as the 7 days go in an order just as surely the hours and minutes do, while the dates do not- I am surprised this is so hard.

    I did not know the G-shock could be programmed- I'll look into this- thanks.

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    Re: My Ideal Camping Watch

    It is beautiful, thanks.

    However, there is that pesky date.

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    Rolex explorer! :D
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    Pesky date- not to mention price tag;>

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    Re: My Ideal Camping Watch

    Quote Originally Posted by Poor Grunt View Post
    Pesky date- not to mention price tag;>
    No date on the Explorer but point taken on the price tag.



    do you REALLY need the day? I love the rationale behind your requirements but fear they will be hard to fulfill.
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    Re: My Ideal Camping Watch

    Beautiful watch (not too crazy about the band, though- I am more of a leather guy).

    When camping, the day would be nice to know.

    If I do not worry about the day- then I am pretty much describing a run-of-the-mill analog watch. There would be no reason to "obsess".

    Morever, as I stated above, why is this uncommon? Afterall, the days follow each other just as assuredly do the hours and minutes. However, the date does not.

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    Re: My Ideal Camping Watch

    All fair points. I'll be interested to see if anyone meets your requirements though.
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