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 Post subject: Re: How to measure time?
Unread postPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:57 pm 
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So, I solved by not caring what time it was :-)

Which is actually a good attitude. In the real world often it really doesn't matter much what time it actually is.

For slowing down I've got a watch that has only an hour hand (pretty much like the ones in toybooks). It doesn't show seconds or minutes, because who cares anyway?!

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 Post subject: Re: How to measure time?
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my two watch favorites:
#1 Zenith el Primero (actually a movemt, not a watch)
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 Post subject: Re: How to measure time?
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I used to have a lovely Bell & Ross Hydrochallenger but it was stolen from my apartment ~5 years go. Now I have a Luminox. Works fine, comfortable, robust.....

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 Post subject: Re: How to measure time?
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I usually just look at the fireballs in the sky to determine the hour/day/month/year/century.

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 Post subject: Re: How to measure time?
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Watch ? Bag ? DVD ?

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Not a big watch fan myself but have to admit, I'd probaby do some bad stuff to grab one of these ...

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 Post subject: Re: How to measure time?
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My current day-to-day watch is simply an Audemars Piquet Royal Oak Offshore Automatic Chronograph Titanium. However, for roughing [e.g., when in South America or Africa], I just wear the Breitling B-1 [BTW, this Professional line quartz watch has nothing in common with the much later mechanical B-01 Chronomat series one - neither model is no longer available, anyway].

Otherwise, I do own an original Porsche Design Titanium [nowadays a collector's item] and a couple of quartz watches [Timex, Citizen and the Seiko "Final Fantasy"] - but I don't wear them at all anymore...


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 Post subject: Re: How to measure time?
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Geoman wrote:
my two watch favorites:
#1 Zenith el Primero (actually a movemt, not a watch)
#2 the moonwatch


I've got the moonwatch already, but I must admit that I never did recognize Zenith as a watch brand that much. Damn, the El Primero sounds quite intriguing, but it does come with quite a price tag.
Still it's affordable compared to one of the most compelling timpieces I've come across recently.

The "Lange 1 Perpetual Calendar", a mechanical timepiece which features an eternal calendar taking into account leap years, different length of months and such.
It doesn't need a battery and if run all day the first time needs manual help is around year 2100 according to the marketing speech. By then we're all dead, I guess.

Sounds great, right? I forgot to mention the pricetag, though. It's about 250.000 EUR or 325.000 US$ (as of today).

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 Post subject: Re: How to measure time?
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Gerhard.Lenerz wrote:

The "Lange 1 Perpetual Calendar", a mechanical timepiece which features an eternal calendar taking into account leap years, different length of months and such.

Sounds great, right? I forgot to mention the pricetag, though. It's about 250.000 EUR or 325.000 US$ (as of today).

Lange's are notoriously expensive. Wouldn't want to wear them on a day-to-day basis, anyway.


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 Post subject: Re: How to measure time?
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Oskar45 wrote:
Lange's are notoriously expensive. Wouldn't want to wear them on a day-to-day basis, anyway.


Indeed. I guess they are made either for the crazy collectors that lock them away once they've bought one, or they are for the "it" people running around at St.Tropez or similar idiot hotspots.

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 Post subject: Re: How to measure time?
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I have X issues with wristwatches:

    not water proof
    battery runs out
    time drifts (or DST changes)
    wrist band wears out

My current watch:
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solves most problems by being waterproof, recharges with a tiny solar cell, sets time from broadcasted signal and wrist bands are cheap and available.

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 Post subject: Re: How to measure time?
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Not wearable (and not mine either): SGI 20th Anniversery Wall Clock:
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My brother in law works for the Swatch group in Switzerland so I never spend much on watches. Right now I've got this one:
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Nothing pretentious, but it's got a sapphire glass and it's 100m water proof. This one was a freebie :)

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 Post subject: Re: How to measure time?
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I bought this a few years ago:
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Synchronizes time and date automatically, solar powered, requires no maintenance.
Perhaps I'm just lazy, but I love it :)


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 Post subject: Re: How to measure time?
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I'm more of a naked-wrists guy and don't wear a watch daily (phone is always in the pocket, not counting clock in my emacs, tmux status bars),
also - "happy people don't need to count time" as Polish people say :).

But when I do - I got myself this: http://www.timex.ca/IRONMAN-ROAD-TRAINER-Digital-Heart-Rate-Monitor-Midsize-P215.aspx - it has a heart rate monitor, and I use it for longer bicycle trips, good for keeping track of heart rate zones, calorie count etc.

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Broke the band on my Fossil on a business trip to Seattle a month or so ago. Haven't had anything on my wrists in a long while.


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