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Shoulda known better - Dan the Serene
April 3rd, 2009
01:41 pm


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Shoulda known better
A few of you saw my newest, week old, watch the other day. It is an analog, solar-powered wave ceptor that is not a G-Shock. Pretty good looking and only $85 so it was a bargain (and thinner) compared to the G-Shock models. I love a watch I don't have to reset or wonder if it will have power when I put it on. My other day to day analog is a Seiko Kinetic, which stops if I don't wear it for awhile. My most commonly worn watches are my three digital G-Shocks.

I knew one of the cost/weight trade offs was the use of a non-mineral glass crystal but I thought I'd be OK in normal wear to the office and such.

When I took it off last night I noticed a significant scratch and blur at 6 o'clock. I remember brushing it on a door frame but not hitting it hard. I'll have to find out if it can be fixed or replaced, preferably with something harder. The original price will prevent me from spending too much on the project. I don't want to double the price, but my other choices are to try to return it or set it aside as a failed experiment.

I guess there's a reason I normally stick to G-Shocks. I am fighting the urge to immediately buy an analog G-Shock. I mean, I should at least wait until my taxes are done.

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Date:April 3rd, 2009 03:42 pm (UTC)
Huh.. I think I've owned three watches, sequentially, since middle school. Timex Indiglo Ironman Triathlon, then (for HS grad) a Seiko analog (black leather strap that I replaced a couple times, chrome bezel, multiple dials) which I wore. Untill well after college (and misplaced for a couple of years during a move), then my current Adidas (black rubber strap, brushed metal bezel, analog plus reverse LCD (which can be turned off to make it black-background analog-only.)
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Date:April 3rd, 2009 11:20 pm (UTC)
This is going to be my next watch whenever I get some days again.

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Date:April 4th, 2009 04:01 am (UTC)
Dude, unless you're some pansy boy that can wear a watch and not bang the fuck out of it, you should stick with a durable one. I'm hard on everything, and for watches that goes double. There's a reason I've stuck with the one I wear daily.
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