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2009 Cannondale CAAD 9-6
2005 Raleigh M40
Riding the mountains of North Carolina
I do today what you don't , so I can do tomorrow what you can't
"Absolutely imbecilic. But typical." ..... pcad
I love this thread. I know nothing about watches but marvel at their beauty on this thread. I had a beautiful watch which was my Grandfather's but sadly someone broke into our house and stole all our jewelry including it. I couldn't care less about the other jewelry but the loss of that beautiful old watch saddens me to this day.
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Road Bike: 2004 ORBEA Mitis2+Carbon, Freekin' groovy Urban / Mountain Road Cruising Bike: 2007 CANNONDALE Bad Boy Disc, MTB: 2012 Trek Gary Fisher Collection Marlin WSD 29er
Because I am not a weight weenie sometimes I wear this when I ride :
You could fall off a cliff and die.
You could get lost and die.
You could hit a tree and die.
OR YOU COULD STAY HOME AND FALL OFF THE COUCH AND DIE.
Beautiful OM Lowcel...I've got a couple of the Seiko monsters...
I really like that perforated strap...sounds like you got a great deal
My new Stuhrling. Nothing fancy, but I like the simplicity. Very thin and lightweight. Not bad for $50.
"These are questions for wise men with skinny arms." - Khal Drogo
2011 Rossetti Vertigo w/ SRAM Rival 16.1lbs
People still wear watches?
By the time you're experienced enough to get something germane out of a test ride, you won't need a test ride.
To use when cycling, I like my Timex Weekender. Its comfortable, light, easy to read, especially at night with the indiglo. I don't have to worry about it since its cheap.
My more dressy watch:
I was watch-less for several years while I read time off of my phone. Last year at work, we started keeping cell phones out of our daily routine (to be honest, we don't need them anyway), and I eventually got tired of asking other people what time it was. I had a cheap Timex on hand, but it was strictly a beater.
A year ago at Christmas, my father-in-law bought me a nice suit, and because I think it's cheesy to pull out a smartphone just to peek at the time, I wanted something to wear with it. I have my grandpa's quartz Seiko, but it lost its water resistance when I had its battery replaced a few years ago, and its new battery has since died. So, I started looking for watches that didn't need regular battery changes, which led me back to this thread. That's when I started getting geeky about mechanical and solar watches.
I think they're just really neat little pieces of gear. The amount of stuff that can be jammed in there without any electricity to drive it all -- that's where engineering becomes art.