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Wristwatch for Geeks?

Beetle B. (516615) writes | about 2 years ago


Beetle B. writes "A few days ago my Casio AL-190 died. I've been wearing those kinds of Casio watches for over 20 years, and am now thinking of moving on.

I'm looking for suggestions for a cool, but not too expensive, watch. My requirements are: 1. Must be digital. 2. Default view should show the time — I shouldn't have to press any buttons or flip anything to see the time. 3. Must have stopwatch. 4. Must have an alarm. 5. Battery life shouldn't be issue. Recharging every few days/weeks is out of the question. 6. Should be less than $100 (ideally less than $50), but I can make exceptions if it seems really compelling.

A timer would be nice.
Network connectivity is OK as long as I can turn it off and have it stay off until I enable it again.

Suggestions, anyone?"

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Casio is still OK (1)

Beetle B. (516615) | about 2 years ago | (#41951929)

Submitter here. I should point out that I'll still consider Casio if people want to recommend it.

Re:Casio is still OK (1)

tajribah (523654) | about 2 years ago | (#41952357)

I have just bought Casio G-Shock GD-200 and I am very happy with it. The construction is very robust and it has all features I need: stopwatch, timer, multiple alarms, and dual time.

What's a Watch? (1)

hutsell (1228828) | about 2 years ago | (#41952379)

I'm looking for suggestions for a cool, but not too expensive, watch. [ ... ]

Just Kidding. I used to wear a watch all the time until the last one failed about a decade ago. My personal preference, which started within the last year or so, has turned out to be an unlighted analog faced twenty dollar Casio -- anything else having any additional options is overkill when considering the ubiquity of cell phones and what they're capable of doing.

It's nice to be able to do a quick glance at my wrist for the time without dealing with the delayed hassles of accessing the phone due to a variety of reasons and the analog face immediately tells me my position in time to any other time I'm concerned about. The decision making process (imho) should be based on the bare minimum for your situation.

Re:What's a Watch? (1)

Beetle B. (516615) | about 2 years ago | (#41953333)

The decision making process (imho) should be based on the bare minimum for your situation.

The itemized list in my submission is the bare minimum. I make use of the alarm and stopwatch all the time.

Oh, and my cell phone is always off. But yes, I don't need a phone with an addressbook or a calculator...

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