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    Want a respectable watch with indiglo-like technology

    Looking for a beater watch to wear on holiday (for when the Seamaster is too expensive) and for general wear. I had a timex watch when I was 15 and loved the indiglo feature feature. I like this watch:
    Timex Mens Classic Watch with Black Leather Strap - T2H281: Timex: Amazon.co.uk: Watches
    But it seems perhaps too cheap? I want something really simple on a leather strap that I can use at night.

    Any thoughts?

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    Re: Want a respectable watch with indiglo-like technology

    For the purpose you describe, I think a Timex Indiglo would be a fine watch. I have a couple but they are sitting in the back of a drawer with dead batteries and scratched up crystals. If you don't want a battery powered watch, you could perhaps find something with a lumed-up dial. Maybe something like a Russian K-34 Komandirskie:

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f10/lum...ix-457087.html

    Maybe not at all what you're looking for - just a random thought.
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    Re: Want a respectable watch with indiglo-like technology

    What about the Timex Intelegent Quartz line? Since you mentioned wearing it on holiday, this one has a world time feature and indiglo.



    Timex Men's T2N609 Intelligent Quartz Traveller Series World Time Black Leather Strap Watch: Watches: Amazon.com
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    Re: Want a respectable watch with indiglo-like technology

    +1 for the Timex Ironman. I have a few of them and they are much buyer than the typical Casio electro luminescent display. It can stay lit for indefinite periods of time (the battery takes the beating) and it also reverses the dial - turns into a negative digital display.

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    Re: Want a respectable watch with indiglo-like technology

    For that price, I don't think anything beats an Indiglo. I use an Ironman for backpacking, cycling and canoeing. It's indestructible. I think Casio has similar styles with back light. A step up would be Ball with tritium illumination -- good night lighting, but different from Indiglo.

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    Re: Want a respectable watch with indiglo-like technology

    In order of pricing:

    Casio with backlit (of course)
    G-shock with backlit (or just a small led light to read time with)
    Luminox with Trit.
    Ball with Trit.
    G-sar with Trit.
    Newer Breitling Aerospace/B1 will have backlit digital display (older model does not have backlit display, but it has cool minute repeater function which you can use in dark to tell time.. :) )
    IWC Minute Repeater
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    Re: Want a respectable watch with indiglo-like technology

    Quote Originally Posted by Niceday3 View Post
    Looking for a beater watch to wear on holiday (for when the Seamaster is too expensive) and for general wear. I had a timex watch when I was 15 and loved the indiglo feature feature. I like this watch:
    Timex Mens Classic Watch with Black Leather Strap - T2H281: Timex: Amazon.co.uk: Watches
    But it seems perhaps too cheap? I want something really simple on a leather strap that I can use at night.

    Any thoughts?
    It's a nice watch and there is really nothing cheap about Timex watches other than the price! I think you will find the back-light (indiglo) technology offered by Timex and Casio to be very useful.

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    Re: Want a respectable watch with indiglo-like technology

    Some really fantastic replies, thanks everyone. I went for my original timex as in the end I combined vouchers plus promo codes to get it for £12 so you really can't go wrong for that price. Everyone's assurance on the quality of a timex was helpful. I can throw it against the wall for that kind of price (which I wouldn't). The IQ one perhaps when this one dies.

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