Most difficult watches to read

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  1. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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  3. USS Exeter unamerican american Registered Senior Member

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    I'd buy the e35 Geomesh, but most of them I could not read.

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    Thinkgeek offers an LED binary wristwatch

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    Me personally, I'm partial to the boring ol' run of the mill Timex Ironman triathalon series. Just tells the time and date with big obvious easy to read numbers. Also keeps accurate time, and the battery lasts for years.
     
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    Mine is not hard to read at all, but it somehow fits the category.
    Movado's Museum Moderno watch

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    p.s. I think this thread should be in General science and tech category, not Computer science.
     
  8. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    I don't have a watch but do look at others when I need to find out the time occasionaly and those I view are very simple to rerad yet very expensive looking. I never understood why someone would want a 5,000.00 or above costing watch to wear other than for their own egocentric personality.
     
  9. weed_eater_guy It ain't broke, don't fix it! Registered Senior Member

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    I agree, the last metal-band watch I owned was a swiss army thing I got as a present, was kinda nice, looked good, felt neat, but the metal links would snag the hair on my arm anytime the watch slid up and down my wrist, and a slip on an icy road one day smacked the watch so one of the links snapped with the little push-rod bent in half! Could've paid for repairs, but meh, was a liability, rather have a good water-resistant leather band above anything.

    I kinda liked some of those watches on that site, what I thought could be neat would be one with no screen at all, maybe a monolithic metal band, but would have maybe two buttons and a small lens that would shine the time on you hand when you tilt your hand back. Sure, not efficient, but is efficiency in mind with these watches anyway?
     
  10. phlogistician Banned Banned

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    Nice pieces of jewellery, but yeah, impractical. I find more attraction in utility, myself. I've got 12 watches, ranging from a couple of 'dress' watches, to outdoor adventure types. Nothing expensive, I wouldn't wear anything I'd miss if I lost it, or that I couldn't actually tell the time with!
     
  11. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    I've been fascinated with this watch ever since I first saw it. Its belt driven and I find that fascinating. That binary watch is stupid and pretentious.
    Monaco V4

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  12. Enmos Staff Member

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    They have gone overboard on those lol
    Watches are supposed to be practical, not some sort of work of art..
     
  13. MacGyver1968 Fixin' Shit that Ain't Broke Valued Senior Member

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    From what I understand, the watch business is really hurting right now...since people like myself, stopped wearing one, because of the clock on my cell phone.
     
  14. Avatar smoking revolver Valued Senior Member

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    I bought a second watch (one is for hiking) precisely because it's so inconvenient to get the phone every time you need to check the (heh) time.
    Besides with the phone there's a far greater risk of it running out of bats, so you lose communications and the clock, when they run out.
     
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    I never wore one period.. I find wearing one is irritating.
     
  16. Avatar smoking revolver Valued Senior Member

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    You get used to it and don't notice it anymore after a week or so.
     
  17. Enmos Staff Member

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    To be honest I did wear one for some time years ago, I couldn't get used to it though.
     
  18. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    I use my hands allot in my work. I don't like wearing any type of jewlry for it could easily get caught up in something and cause a big problem. Like working on a car or electrical devices.
     
  19. phlogistician Banned Banned

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    Plus, if you know the time, and can see the Sun, you can navigate.

    Mind you, my phone has built in GPS, and one of my watches has a built in compass, altimeter, barometer, and thermometer. I try not to resort to them though, it's better to not get lost in the first place!
     
  20. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    It IS hard to read. My wife's is small and it is more like a jewelry, and when I ask her what time it is:

    It is half past 3. Or 4....

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    I look at my hand and know that it is a watch in an aspect of wrinkles forming upon the once smooth surface...oh boy 1/15 th of a wrinkle has formed on my hand near the big thumb, 3 hours have passed...
     
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    What is a beltdriven watch? How does that work?
     
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    and check out all the watches they got here: http://images.google.com/imgres?img...firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&sa=N

    oh boy...they got binary watches...analog watches...you name it

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