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Old 01-25-08, 09:53 AM   #1
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Analog or Digital? What kind of watch do you prefer?

So i'm looking at getting a new watch. I've currently got a Casio G-Shock MTG520 which is analog+digital which has served me well for almost 5 years without a battery replacement but the springbars/pins are starting to wear out and i'm pretty sure the water resistant seal is starting to degrade (i get condensation on the inside of the faceplate when i'm out riding in the cold). However right now i'm torn between analog+digital or going back to an all digital watch...

(and yes, it needs to be a G-Shock since i'm pretty hard on my watches)
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What is analong?
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Whoops, my bad... My fingers are typing faster than my brain can think...
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l"ook at the display on my cell phone in lieu of wearing a watch" is not an option on the poll, so I cannot vote.
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l"ook at the display on my cell phone in lieu of wearing a watch" is not an option on the poll, so I cannot vote.
Can you at least fix the thread title & poll speeling for me?
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l"ook at the display on my cell phone in lieu of wearing a watch" is not an option on the poll, so I cannot vote.
Same here....but that is DIGITAL
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Analog: It can also substitute for a compass, as long as it isn't high noon. 3:00 to the sun in the afternoon and 12:00 is north In the Morning, it's 9:00 to the sun.
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By the way, I fixed your fumble fingered typing in the poll options.
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When I did wear a watch, I preferred stainless steel, analog, chronograph styles watches. If I ever buy a nice watch again, it will be a stainless dive watch.
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I saw that, went to open the poll to fix it and it was changed! Had to close the poll and then wonder if I saw what I thought I saw!
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I normally don't wear a watch, especially at work. My wrists hurt. When I do, it is a Citizen Blue Angles hybrid.
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So i'm looking at getting a new watch. I've currently got a Casio G-Shock MTG520 which is analog+digital which has served me well for almost 5 years without a battery replacement but the springbars/pins are starting to wear out and i'm pretty sure the water resistant seal is starting to degrade (i get condensation on the inside of the faceplate when i'm out riding in the cold). However right now i'm torn between analog+digital or going back to an all digital watch...

(and yes, it needs to be a G-Shock since i'm pretty hard on my watches)
IMO Casio has always made the best watches. I stopped wearing watches since I always have a cell phone with time on it nowadays, but before that I was definitely a Casio watch wearer. I had a particular watch that I loved and rebought the same model watch every time I killed it (I'm hard on them too) for about 10-15 years.

The model I had was kind of a precursor to the G-Shocks. The G-Shock watches were more or less an upgrade of the one I used to wear. So, IMO, no worries with a G-Shock. Whichever model you pick, it will be a good watch.
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I like analog. Usually you are just glancing at it. With a digital, you actually have to read it.



plus the numbers are getting too hard to see anyway
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I like analog. Usually you are just glancing at it. With a digital, you actually have to read it.



plus the numbers are getting too hard to see anyway
LOL...I prefer digital for the exact same reason. Analog requires me to "think" about the numbers and interpret them. No its not difficult, but for speed, just reading the numbers is much quicker.
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I don't wear a watch, I am around too many things that could catch on a watch band and haul me into them and commence chewing on me. I haven't worn a watch for decades.

Besides, I hate how they feel.
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LOL...I prefer digital for the exact same reason. Analog requires me to "think" about the numbers and interpret them. No its not difficult, but for speed, just reading the numbers is much quicker.
mine doesn't have numbers, so you are just looking at the position of the watch arms
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What is analong?
What is a watch? For most people there is no need for a watch except for habit or "fashion." Right now as i sit in my office, i can look at the time on my computer screen, my cell phone, the wall, my pager etc.
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mine doesn't have numbers, so you are just looking at the position of the watch arms
Even worse. You have to "think" about the position. And worse is without numbers you have to look even more closely to make sure hand is between 4rth and 5th, not 3rd and 4rth. Just the position means you have to "process" it after you've looked. Digital is still much quicker for me.

My old car had an analog clock with no numbers in it. It was mean to look more "elegant", but it just annoyed me. Especially since it was illuminated well at night.
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I grew up with Analog.....digital wasn't in vogue until my late teens, so Analog is "normal" for me. It's just faster.....

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Even worse. You have to "think" about the position. And worse is without numbers you have to look even more closely to make sure hand is between 4rth and 5th, not 3rd and 4rth. Just the position means you have to "process" it after you've looked. Digital is still much quicker for me.

My old car had an analog clock with no numbers in it. It was mean to look more "elegant", but it just annoyed me. Especially since it was illuminated well at night.
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What is a watch? For most people there is no need for a watch except for habit or "fashion." Right now as i sit in my office, i can look at the time on my computer screen, my cell phone, the wall, my pager etc.
Well, one of the pins broke yesterday on my watch and i realized i was addicted to time. I'd keep glancing at my wrist before remembering it wasn't there...

I find it useful for alot of things (having turned work in at a certain time, checking to see if i need to hurry up when walking from the parking structure to work, seeing how much time i can spend in the shower trying to wake up, etc.)

As for using the analog watch as a compass, that's one reason i want to keep the analog portion.
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I grew up with Analog.....digital wasn't in vogue until my late teens, so Analog is "normal" for me. It's just faster.....
I'm not too far behind you....but I still find digital much quicker. Digital watches weren't available or in vogue (at least in my memory) until I was about 8 or 9. I grew up as a kid with analog too. I still prefer digital.
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Well, one of the pins broke yesterday on my watch and i realized i was addicted to time. I'd keep glancing at my wrist before remembering it wasn't there...

I find it useful for alot of things (having turned work in at a certain time, checking to see if i need to hurry up when walking from the parking structure to work, seeing how much time i can spend in the shower trying to wake up, etc.)

As for using the analog watch as a compass, that's one reason i want to keep the analog portion.
Seems redundant to me, sort of like wearing two pairs of underwear.
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Well, one of the pins broke yesterday on my watch and i realized i was addicted to time. I'd keep glancing at my wrist before remembering it wasn't there...
I'm a bit like that too. Although I have now stopped wearing a watch as clocks are available in some form or other everywhere I am, I still want to know the time often. I used to have a girlfriend years ago who got annoyed at me constantly because I looked at my watch. She thought I was constantly rushing her by looking at the time.
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