Discussion for watches in Phase 1 Training

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#22
Get a waterproof digital with 2 alarms and a countdown timer.
 
#25
I have one of these (buggers, I paid a whole £15 for mine)

Buy Casio Men's Rotating Count Up Bezel Black Resin Strap Watch | Men's watches | Argos

Water resistant to 100 metres. I bought it cos we're currently rewiring a whole building for CAT 6, and I don't want to mangle either my Samsung Smartwatch or the stupid-expensive Breitling that the missus bought me.

The Casio is nice and light, and an old, myopic duffer like me can read it easily.
I wear one of these at work in case I end up (as I do sometimes) rolling around the floor with some scrote. /nt the most luminous in the world but it does the job and for a tenner you can't go wrong
 
#26
Just be sure that it isn't YOUR watch that goes bleeping at the wrong moment. Or sounding an alarm on parade. It quickly stops being funny...
 
#27
I wear one of these at work in case I end up (as I do sometimes) rolling around the floor with some scrote. /nt the most luminous in the world but it does the job and for a tenner you can't go wrong
And, for a tenner, it's not a bad looking watch!!!
 
#28
I would say cheap Casio or G shock
My Troop boss didn't like g shocks as the face lit up and was very visible if people were scanning with image intensifiers etc
 
#29
Any recommendations for good waterproof watches to get for Phase 1 and maybe keep for Phase 2 onwards? Joining next week and last thing to get is a watch!
I bought a military watch.

It didn't tell the time, but it did tell me to get a haircut.
 
#32
I would say cheap Casio or G shock
My Troop boss didn't like g shocks as the face lit up and was very visible if people were scanning with image intensifiers etc
Well if the OP finds himself at war with a near peer enemy during basic training, he should avoid wearing one, until then, the facilities offered by your average Casio/G-Shock are hard to beat.
 
#33
I have one of these (buggers, I paid a whole £15 for mine)

Buy Casio Men's Rotating Count Up Bezel Black Resin Strap Watch | Men's watches | Argos

Water resistant to 100 metres. I bought it cos we're currently rewiring a whole building for CAT 6, and I don't want to mangle either my Samsung Smartwatch or the stupid-expensive Breitling that the missus bought me.

The Casio is nice and light, and an old, myopic duffer like me can read it easily.
That's what I have. Just the job.
 
#35
I'd go for the G-Shock (DW-5600) as it will last. The F91W is a classic cheap and cheerful design, but after you have replaced it for the third time it will stop being funny.
The G-Shock will also look good on a night out and get some bull-bars for it to help protect it a bit more for about £5 from Ebay.
Looking back on it, I had a shocking amount of cheap NAFFI watches during my time. The best watch of all? The G10 issue watch.
If you want to go analogue though I have one of these which are quite well rated -


The Seiko SNK805K2. It's only 30m water resistant (you should learn the difference between water resistant and waterproof!) and it's an automatic so unless you keep wearing it you will have to re-adjust the date and time on a far to regular basis. Oh, and get a decent NATO strap for it.
 
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#36
If you can’t work out how to switch off the ambush alarm on a g shock you probably shouldn’t be issued with anything more dangerous than a sharpened mango
 
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#37
I would just get 2x simple £20 casio jobs. An alarm and waterproof to 50 metres or so is more than enough. I had one that went through 2 years of mud and ditch water without a problem. When you break it, just use the other one. £100 is a lot of money for a watch you will probably break at some point. Just my opinion, but you did ask...

Agree 100% , casino 10 quid job, had them for years, done the soldiering stuff, climbing up mountains and also did dive the Zenobia. Off Limmasol, we did NOT dive below the 30m depth to the 50M bottom and I was not seen by Dave staying at about 50m pushing my hand with watch and dive computer as far down as I could to get a 51 m max depth.

Casio F-91w is the jobbie.
 

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