this is an SNDA65. It's a tank.
wow I think thats the exact same watch I have lol. I just need to get a wrist strap like yours. Mine came with one of those bulky metal ones that I find super uncomfortable so I hardly wear the thing.
It's a good watch, mate.
Those types of straps are called NATO or sometimes G10s. ZULU straps are similar except they have rounded buckles.
if it's too thick to thread through the spring bars then;
remove the pins
lay the watch face down
lay the nato on it
and then put the pins back in
common sense tbh lad
if you cant get a strap on a watch how are you going to survive innawoods.
I did exactly that and couldn't mash the strap down enough to get the pins through. Even took it to a watch guy and he fiddled for a minute and just flat out said the strap is too thick. I might get those adapters.
I like Timex.
From my experience, their top range is as shock resistant as Gshocks, they look good, they all come with indiglo which is great /out/, they almost all have a quite accurate compass, and then some extra features.
And they're also affordable so I don't feel bad about treating them badly, even though I've yet to break one.
Do any of you have issues with your wrist getting all sweaty from wearing a watch?
I need to get a new one for work, and would like something I could also use outdoors, but they make me sweat like a bitch.
Maybe I should try to find a cloth band, but that doesn't seem so easy.
I use it daily and to travel to sketchy places.
A hidden gem.
Same as 1 but bigger buttons, more accessible light button, little bigger display
I use it when it's cold and I have gloves / outdoors / inna military
Timex Expedition. I paid 45 and I love it. I've had a 200 dollar Timex and much prefer this one.
Opted for one of these after comparing it to the Suunto Core. I was really torn on it, but all the reviews about Suunto customer support sucking ass and multiple reliability problems steered me away.
The solar power is a great plus. The Suunto totally looks better, but the Casio does what I want it to reliably.
Timex Camper; they cost like twenty bucks.
I had my first from about 7th grade until I graduated high school.
Probably could have been saved, but it smelled like shit and was very scratched on the surface so I got another one right after graduation in 2011 and it's still going strong on the same battery today.
I was a dishwasher for a couple years and never took it off, so it spent a lot of time underwater.
Fuck yeah Timex Expeditions are the shit. My dad got me hooked on them when I was like 11. I've worn my G shock for the last couple years because I wanted digital, but will probably buy another expedition soon.
My Casio alongside my Citizen.
Idgaf. This thing is a tank literally never take it off
>bought ths for the functions and because i'm a retard who doesn't fully read the specifications
>thought the thing on the top-right part was a compass
>it's just a digital analog clock
I'm not mad, just kinda dissappointed.
this is what I looking for a few minutes ago: A sturdy and simple watch.
The F91 looks pretty ""must have".
it's under $20
My watch burns at 15 million degrees celsius and will last for another 5 billion years.
The analog clock you thought was a compass is what makes that casio one of the best watches out there, certainly the best cheap one. You can be in other modes like stopwatch or timer and then still see what time it is with that. I wish the G shocks had some models with a digital analog clock like that. I know the rangeman has a dial like that but it's never used as a clock
>The F91 looks pretty ""must have".
That's very similar to the watch I wear. I was in the woods today and used it to tell what time it was, worked like a charm. I pulled off the back panel and removed the spring to silence the beeping noise for total stealth from wildlife and escaped convicts (actually for standardized test taking.)
I have a more expensive suunto watch made for the outdoors but I usually leave it at home and just take the casio.
G Shock GW2310
This thing has been thrown, stepped on, hit, scrapped against the ground, and wet and it keeps running.
I ordered 1 about two years ago and they accidently sent me 2...so if this one breaks I have a brand new one ready to go
>this is an SNDA65. It's a tank.
Until you press on of the chrono buttons underwater, sure.
Seiko Air diver with screw down crown master race here, pic very related.
is g-shock really necessary? it seems any solid state watch like F91W would handle most shocks well, at least those which wouldn't shatter your wrist. i've never had a problem with my F91W malfunctioning while cycling/hiking/climbing/skiing/swimming at least.
I got mine to forget about watches forever.
I also can use it carelessly on mud / snow / sea etc...
That's why so many people in the military have g-shocks.
I guess it must be true pain to bust or scratch a 500$ automatic.
>Same for Pro - treks.
They are definitely as tough as G-Shocks, I've never seen anyone disappointed in those even after years of use. The only downside is that they are not as "cosmetically" protected as G-Shocks, and scratches will show more easily, but that takes nothing away from their toughness. And almost every single model comes in both positive and negative displays.
I'm also surprised you had a "hard time finding these 2", considering they're just the most basic, common, run of the mill G-Shocks. They're like the first models you'll likely come across.
I don't think you looked very far.
I bought one in May and it's held up so well. I swam, biked, did some ~30ft cliff jumps into water, and basically spent the last 4 months working with it on and it hasn't let me down yet. For how cheap it is, I'm really happy with having an analog/digital watch that holds up well.
It's also not a terrorist watch, a major plus in my book
>It's also not a terrorist watch, a major plus in my book
They make one that is exactly like that but it has the atomic clock radio and "Tough Solar". You can get it for around 90-110. Well worth the extra money!
Never need to set your clock, and if you're an accuracy freak like me you really need to do it every month since most watches will typically will be +- 30 seconds off every month. And you never need to worry about batteries. Last 9 months in the dark.
I like the gshock. Hasn't dissapointed me so far. And I like how it looks
I have something like that, with solar panel and protections.
100€, 15 year old, felt on the ground countless time, felt on rocks, went under 40m of salty water, was abandoned in the dark for years, was hit by rock, was burned by the sun, never get any kind of maintenance.
Still perfectly work. If it happen to break one day, there is no way I get a watch that is not solar powered.
i'm surprised at all the face watches. i like how fashionable they are but for /out/ when i'm half-awake from 3 hours of sleep in my tent i really don't want to chance mis-reading my watch. i'm basically drunk in that state. so digital all the way when backpacking/climbing.
I've been thinking about this one.
Please someone with sense talk me out of it.
GShocks always make nice /out/ watches. Albeit at $300, you can reconsider a few things, like atomic/signal/GPS features, which alone are responsible for an extra $200, or possibly get a better, more /out/ oriented watch, like a Protrek, which is just as tough as a GShock.
Also better get a LCD for a tough watch. There's no proof a digital GShock is tougher than an analog, but for other watches, it's generally the case. Casio DOES toughen up the motors in analog GShocks, but really, LCD sounds more like common sense.
I would try to, but I'm wearing a digital/analogue G-shock and It has a stop watch, a noice strong glow in the dark, and its sturdy.
that G-Shock is like mine on steroids and no digital display or stopwatch.
only mine is black with yellow text and a yellow hour hand
Well, to be fair, you could use the digital-analog clock to find north or south, depending on which hemisphere you live on. It's not entirely useless. In fact, that's part of the reason I like analog so much.
> that isn't fedora-core?
> don't want to look like a homosexual alien
> don't want to look autismal
it's pretty limiting to only wear items that don't clash with your fashion/aesthetic sense while in the wilderness. why not just wear whatever works? i'm at the point that whenever i see someone struggling to stay /fa/ in the mountains, some milsurp olive drab cotton jacket and leather boots, i just see a city slicker who spends very little time in the woods.
Yes, classic Timex feature: noisier than a grandfather clock. I removed the second hand on mine, now it is quiet as the grave.
>is there any /out/ watch with features beyond telling time/date that isn't fedora-core?
analog chronographs and dive watches (bring money)
Analog watches with a digital stopwatch like >>595566
Timex Intelligent Quartz series has analog watches with compasses, thermometers and/or tide trackers, other makers probably do too.
In generral I agree with >>595261 that /fa/ doesn't matter when /out/ however it's nice to have one good watch that works in both worlds. And god damn some of those G-Shocks are fugly.
I've had mine for about a year, and its all scrached up from working at a factory job, but If I didn't wear it there, it'd still be pretty newish looking, and I take it through a lot of shit. Its never failed, and having the date is great. I still haven't figured out the alarm bullshit though.
I also took the polarized film off from the inside screen and cut some out the same size and turned it sideways, and it actually makes it a black backround and white numbers, it makes it easier to see for me, and looks way cooler.
I prefer g-shocks because pro treks have a lot of useless gimmicks.
Things like barometer, thermometer, compass etc... have been proven unreliable and it's better to have a specialised tool with you anyways.
My favourite g-shocks are the ones that are solar powered and only tell the hour.
My barometer stays remarkably zeroed, as does the thermometer. The compass is accurate to my magnetic ones, and the only thing I need to recalibrate often is the altimeter, which is to be expected.
i'm currently building a watch:
-eta 2836-2 automatic swiss movement i found in a "broken" thrift store watch (they didn't know what an automatic was)
-custom sapphire crystal case w/ screw down crown
-plain white face that currently doesn't fit the movement
-grey-blue nato strap
i think i'll be getting a black hour hand and minute + second hands that match the strap's color. should be a kickass watch when i'm done.
Here's the back of the case. Putting the whole watch together has been surprisingly cheap (~$100). The most expensive piece was the case, I picked up the movement for next to nothing.
Here's a closeup of the front. If it looks funny it's because the face doesn't fit properly at the moment.
It's not precise even if your watch is set to local solar time which it almost certainly isn't, but it gives you an idea.
Overcomplicated way to find north with the sun position and the hour.
I do the same without a watch, just knowing the approximate hour, I know in which direction is the sun. Waaaaaay simpler.
It is 10h? sun is SE. 11H? Sun is S-SE. Seriously, nothing is simpler.
>Overcomplicated way to find north with the sun position and the hour.
It's not overcomplicated, but knowing where the north or south is not enough unless that's where you're heading. To actually navigate you need to take aim, pick up a landmark and head towards it. You have to repeat this just as you would do with a compass.
Knowing how to make a 90 or 180 degree angle with your arms and using it as an aid to see sectors in terrain is necessary skill for navigating without a compass. With practice you can tell how much is 30 or even 10 degrees. These skills come handy also when you have a simple button compass without a bezel.
If you want to be precise, here's how you can do it:
Always press your cheek against your shoulder when aiming, use righ eye for the right hand and left for the left hand. Use a sighting compass or a rectangular room to calibrate your hands and to measure the distance between your hands when they're at 90 degrees. (from gap between middle finger and ring finger to be exact)
Look if there's anything in your body that equals that length, (for me it is the distance between belly button and the tip of middle finger when I rise my arm as high as I can without stretching.
Now all you need to do to determine 90 degrees, is to break a stick of the correct lenght using your body as a measuring tape, hold it between your hands and there you have it.
If your heading is nearly 180 degrees from the sun, you could compensate the unevitable error by measuring first right from the sun, then left from the sun. You'll travel zigzag but to the correct general direction.
If you are in a situation where you need a compass, you better make sure you have an actual compass and not rely on this indeed overcomplicated way to find north which you're most likely to fuck up than anything.
If this watch trick is enough for you, you likely don't need a compass and indeed can do well enough knowing the sun rises in the east, sets in the west, and roughly extrapolate in between.
Garmin fennix 2. Absolutely love it. I got one of the "good" ones, apperently the quality control is low. But zero complaints after 3 hikes, 2 camping trips, 4 climbs, an a 10m lake dive
>inb quality control
>indeed overcomplicated way
Sorry I forgot to explain how to skip determining south and start navigating right away.
It's 5 pm.
Close your eyes and think where the south would be if you pointed the hour hand to the sun. (it would be at 2:30) Seriously anyone who can not do this is a retard. I'm saying this because some people buy analog watches just to be able to navigate. Any watch will do as long as it tells the time.
You have all the information you need. The clock that you're thinking is actually a rotated map with both the sun and the south printed in it. Count how many hours there are between sun and the south. Now you know in which direction the sun is without opening your eyes.
You can think the direction just as an image or you can add (rearranged) numbers to the clock face if you want.
South is at 6 o'clock ((like in "bandits at 6 o'clock") and the sun at 8:30. If you're heading to east go 165 degrees left from the sun.
The advantage of this technique is that you don't need any additional landmarks and it's way faster. You can do the thinking as you walk and stop only for measuring degrees. Just remember that the sun moves and you need to calculate again once in every 30 minutes.
i have that same exact one its lovely and unobtrusive its just there when i need it and i never need to think of it otherwise
Opinions on the new Steinhart ocean titanium?
I think it looks great and since I have a friend's weeding I thought about buying it.
>Opinions on the new Steinhart ocean titanium?
Mechanical, no backlight, no outstanding features aside from the date.
>So Timex, Bic & Mora is your recommendation.
You got this the wrong way, it's supposed to be a negative point. While you're there taking a watch /out/, it better provide plenty features.
>Pick only one
Well I'll pick quartz.
Mechanicals are only nice if you're into fine watchmaking and are willing to shell out a ton of money for something that will perform worse than the shittiest quartz. The only reason you'd buy one is to get a nice looking watch, because no one bothers making good looking quartz watches.
But we're on /out/, so unless you're willing to talk about prepared mechanicals for below freezing usage where quartz watches stop working, please take your faggotry to /fa/.
It's not because it's a watch thread that you're welcome to ramble about shit that isn't related to /out/ the slightest.
So what about you tell us about this wonderful watch and explain why it's the "most /out/" watch while you're there? Because right now, the most /out/ watches you could find are Casios and Suuntos.
Heh, exactly what I expected.
Countless watches have been to space, plus we're in 2015 and a long time has passed. Now even shitty Chinese quartz can get to the moon and back, and the common GShock can withstand far more than what would kill you, so they're way overengineered already. And even then, those were specially prepared watches, not stock Speedmasters. And then, that's just one mechanical model.
But please, continue buying precious mechanicals to keep afloat the mountain jews.
Take a look and show me a tougher watch. Anyways as I said before I have a Casio 5600 Gshock as my /out/ and daily watch, I also have a Timex expedition, that being said now I want a more refined watch with better quality control, materials and mechanical engineering. I'm not even saying they're better or worse, they're different and fill a different propose.
I asked about one single watch, if you're too autistic and get mad about people having different tastes I can't do anything, sorry man but I'll not continue arguing with you.
>I'm not even saying they're better or worse, they're different and fill a different propose.
Backpedalling at full speed I see, also another overengineered watch.
You asked about a single watch, someone replied telling you it's just a generic mechanical watch, better deal with it. You want opinions on dress watches? Check /fa/ or /g/.
>I don't want it to be a cheap ass copy.
I have even cheaper automatic Invicta that looks a bit like Submariner. I have no problem with that. Most cheap watches try to imitate more expensive watches. Those that do not, are usually ugly.
Would be the perfect watch if it didn't have a useless fucking walking speed calculator
>Things like barometer, thermometer, compass etc... have been proven unreliable
Obviously if not properly calibrated and used. Which is why you can read the manual which states in length how to calibrate it.
A barometer/altimeter should be calibrated on the day of departure at a known altitude, and then again as often as you can, on every landmark whose altitude is known. Same goes with any altimeter, really, those things aren't magical.
Thermometers are generally reliable, but not on your wrist, because of your body heat. Once taken off, it'll be as accurate as any thermometer.
Electronic compasses need to be calibrated aswell, as they are much more sensible to local perturbations unlike a needle compass. They thus need to be calibrated for the area, and considering it takes 30 seconds, and the increase in accuracy, better do it once a day. They won't be very reliable in cities in general, and they won't work in a car- neither do 99% of needle compasses actually, stay at least 10 meters from any car to get a precise bearing.
They're all great tools, given you know how to use them, and know their limitations. Too many armchair survivalists buy Protreks only to complain they can't find their bus stop, and that it's not as good as their GPS. Obviously. But then that's why they make GPS watches now. Good old baro/thermo/compass watches are great because they pack a largely superior battery life, work regardless of GPS coverage, are way more affordable, and will be just as good if properly used, but not every retard can use one.
Pic related. Not the same watch but one of the best purchases I've ever made
SNDA65 owner here.
The case and canvas strap are both tough as shit but you should expect to have to replace the crystal at least once. Due to the side buttons positions along the case, I start the chronograph accidentally pretty frequently. That said, it's a very accurate chronograph.
Overall would reccomend.
Served me well, takien it caving a few times.
Shame the buckle is so weak, I had another's buckle break when it took an impact. The plastic didn't like the glue I used.