Seadog

War Hero
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Got one, never helped me, Mrs S won't let me wear it on a regular basis, I keep breaking watches?

I had one before James Bond. Following 007's endorsement it seemed as if every young and not so young thruster had one. Because of their naval ubiquity and the fact that mine wasn't reliable, I off loaded it to a dealer.

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Sumo

War Hero
I had one before James Bond. Following 007's endorsement it seemed as if every young and not so young thruster had one. Because of their naval ubiquity and the fact that mine wasn't reliable, I off loaded it to a dealer.

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Mrs S brought me a antique gold one for our 25th, 13 year ago, it needs a clean and service looses 5 mins an hour. but only wear it occasionally, I also have a divers watch she brought me, broke winder off, in Barrow ship yard, also needs a repair? don't tend to wear watches.
 
Mrs S brought me a antique gold one for our 25th, 13 year ago, it needs a clean and service looses 5 mins an hour. but only wear it occasionally, I also have a divers watch she brought me, broke winder off, in Barrow ship yard, also needs a repair? don't tend to wear watches.

I have made do with Seiko automatics. Current one loses less than a minute a month.
 

Wightsparker

War Hero
One of these is pretty useful, and has definite street cred. It does, however, need to be calibrated with the master dial on the bridge or in the control room.
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Bought one of these from Naval Air Station El Centro BX (Winter training for the Blue Angels). Got a cracking deal and they reckon that all the ones in store have been flown in one of the aircraft (have a little certificate with it). Don't wear it much and its quite a heavy lump of metal, and I scratched the bezel.

But at least I can calculate fuel loads :)
 

WreckerL

War Hero
Super Moderator
Like Sumo I have a habit of breaking watches, they never lasted long in the engine room. I stick to a £30 Timex, works fine, tells the time without any noticeable loss of minutes and doesn't matter if/when I break it/lose it as I just go and get another.
 

Sumo

War Hero
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Bought one of these from Naval Air Station El Centro BX (Winter training for the Blue Angels). Got a cracking deal and they reckon that all the ones in store have been flown in one of the aircraft (have a little certificate with it). Don't wear it much and its quite a heavy lump of metal, and I scratched the bezel.

But at least I can calculate fuel loads :)
Mrs S has a Citizen Eco, her second one, looks nothing like that :D
 
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