I like rugged watches. I had the first model G-Shock for over twenty years. The rubber case finally rotted off, but the watch body lived on. I finally threw it away. Now they make replacement cases for the old ones. Too bad I didn't hang on to it. At any rate, I bought a new model (GD-100) about a year ago and love it. Subdued design, rugged and inexpensive.
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Nice watch Jim, wear it in good health. I don't care much for wrist watches or rings either for that matter. I do have an Elgin pocket watch that dad bought me for a HS graduation present. He had to put in some overtime to get it. That was in 1970. Been packing it with me every since.
I aspire to retirement and greatness...but mostly retirement.
I finally was able to locate some pins and a strap for my ancient Nivada Grenchen Depthomatic Skindiver. The elderly watch repair guy in Santa Fe was startled at seeing it as it had been a very long time since one crossed his bench. He cautioned me that is it worth more than I might realize to my surprise. This is the identical watch. Mine has a crystal which shows more wear.
it is nice to have it back on my wrist. I have not worn a watch for many years relying on my phone. Constant phone outages means no time showing. Hence, back to a watch.
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That guy in northern New Mexico the land where time never changes.
I do not operate on "Taos Time" where "Mañana does not necessarily mean tomorrow". I do not subscribe to "When it is ready, it will get done". I am a nut about punctuality which is just good manners and the hallmark of one who actually gets things done. Thus, a time piece.
I have three Rolex's and all are excellent watches but now days way overpriced ! I have my fathers Explorer he bought in '56 and my Day/Date I bought in '72 when my daughter was born and a '62 Submariner i bought from a friend in '75. None of these watches were more than $200.0 when made but now would be worth multiple k's in today's market.