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    My new sailing watch - Wenger Aquagraph Yacht Racer

    Hi everyone! I'm new to WUS and watches in general and am still trying to fill out my collection. I wanted to stay away from quartz watches since that's I'll I have ever owned and I wanted something new, but...

    I wanted a watch for sailing and had to have this one as soon as I saw the pics online. I had to re-calibrate the timers per the instructions when I got it (I had a bit of a scare when the hands didn't line up), but everything works fine now and I really like it.

    Only drawbacks so far:
    I couldn't size the bracelet perfectly... it's either just a bit loose or just a bit tight.
    Also, the timer feature requires a countdown of at least a minute before counting up. I wish there was a way to count up from zero without the countdown.
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    Re: My new sailing watch - Wenger Aquagraph Yacht Racer

    That's cool - congratulations!
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    Re: My new sailing watch - Wenger Aquagraph Yacht Racer

    That's pretty sporty looking~Congrats!

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    Re: My new sailing watch - Wenger Aquagraph Yacht Racer

    A watch should be tight enough so as to not slide more than two inches down your wrist when your arm is perpendicular to the ground, but loose enough so as to not leave an imprint. Usually with steel bracelets, you can make smaller adjustments via pins in the clasp. There are usually 3 adjustments that can be made on the clasp. You may want to try that if you haven't already.
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    Re: My new sailing watch - Wenger Aquagraph Yacht Racer

    Nice watch. The blue hands are really classy.
    How much did it set you back if you dont mind me asking.
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    Re: My new sailing watch - Wenger Aquagraph Yacht Racer

    Quote Originally Posted by gte937k View Post
    Hi everyone! I'm new to WUS and watches in general and am still trying to fill out my collection. I wanted to stay away from quartz watches since that's I'll I have ever owned and I wanted something new, but...

    I wanted a watch for sailing and had to have this one as soon as I saw the pics online. I had to re-calibrate the timers per the instructions when I got it (I had a bit of a scare when the hands didn't line up), but everything works fine now and I really like it.

    Only drawbacks so far:
    I couldn't size the bracelet perfectly... it's either just a bit loose or just a bit tight.
    Also, the timer feature requires a countdown of at least a minute before counting up. I wish there was a way to count up from zero without the countdown.

    That's a very nice watch, gte937k

    I really like Yachting watches, even if I don't have the use for it… but I'd sure love to own one. In this category, quartz is the better option ; unfortunately, prices for mechanicals go sky high

    Regarding the countdown issue, I've read yachting countdown(s) have their own rules… maybe it's compulsory to have this pre-countdown ? (just guessing)
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    Re: My new sailing watch - Wenger Aquagraph Yacht Racer

    Quote Originally Posted by knotlover View Post
    Nice watch. The blue hands are really classy.
    How much did it set you back if you dont mind me asking.
    $140 w/shipping online
    IWC Portofino IW356504
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