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ally133

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hey everyone start basic 02 jan 07, and i don't want to get my dkny watch scratched muddy etc! so does anyone recommend a decent army watch? also do you get given one? i was looking at ebay and they had a special forces watch upto 300 metres and looked the dogs doo da's but dont wanna look a timmy when i get there! any ideas? cheers!
 
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ally133 said:
hey everyone start basic 02 jan 07, and i don't want to get my dkny watch scratched muddy etc! so does anyone recommend a decent army watch? also do you get given one? i was looking at ebay and they had a special forces watch upto 300 metres and looked the dogs doo da's but dont wanna look a timmy when i get there! any ideas? cheers!
Theres a waterproof version done by Tag Huer. Comes with detachable miniature fighting knife, which is used by 49 Para. About £150, but well worth the money.
 
#7
I thought only the Navy and Fire Brigade had watches.

If we're talking "stags", either the first or the last IMHO.
 
#8
Get real and keep it simple, keep it cheap. Not sexy, but for basic, a bog-standard Timex or Baby-G does the business. Unlikely to be nicked by some scroat in the block. Less to fret about when you lose it or let it make first contact with the 12’ wall. Treat yourself to something ally when you get to your unit or first op-tour – with luck in the land of duty-free.
 
#10
The only watch you will ever need is a Mickey Mouse watch.

Foolish boy I hear you say. Why would any man want to wear a Mickey Mouse Watch?

My reasoning is simple, at 6 am and 6 pm you get the joy of seeing Micky Mouse point at his nuts and put his hand up to let everyone know what he's doing..........
 
#12
Get a G-shock.

Not to pretnetious, but tough as nails and does all you need.

PS, don't listen to all the chronograph facists, breitling and rolex are for puffs! :D
 
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lol, cheers for all your help guys, i'll jst get a basic one for training then bin it, and get a propper gucci one!
 
#14
Assuming this is not a pisstake, I think the watch below is the best military watch ever. The battery lasts for years and years, its good for river crossings/swimming, it doesn't have that annoyingly bright "indiglo back light" nonsense, and its slim so less likely to catch on straps or get knocked about.



http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000HZT48M/?tag=armrumser-21

And at 8 pounds you can afford to lose a few.
 
#15
I'm with Scabster with this one. I had one of those watches for years and it done me proud. Admittedly I did have a second smarter looking watch for when I was out and about down the town as it were.
Even now I have a basic digital watch for when I'm in the field. Cost all of about a tenner from Argos!!
 
#16
You want to make sure whatever you buy is water resistant to at least 50 and preferably 100m. Such watches are generally inherently robust. Casio are probably the best for quality/cost and do a whole range of both metal and plastic cased digital or analogue all with long life batteries.

The one previously recommended and shown is probably as good as any.
Dont bother with G shock, they are more expensive than you need and also bulkier than you need.

Do not buy a valuable watch until you have passed basic and have your own room in the block. When you do, get something decent that will last a lifetime from a proper watch maker, preferably an automatic by Omega or similar, not some cheap shit but overpriced "designer" quartz crap.
 
#18
When i was in training we weren't allowed to wear a watch most days anyway, but you will need one for exercise etc. I bought a cheap, £7.50 digital watch from argos befor Telic 3, 3 years ago and the battery is still going now, all you need it to do is tell the time. When you have done your training and earning a few quid, throw that piece of sh*t DKNY thing in the bin and get yourself a Seamaster.
 
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ally133 said:
hey everyone start basic 02 jan 07, and i don't want to get my dkny watch scratched muddy etc! so does anyone recommend a decent army watch? also do you get given one? i was looking at ebay and they had a special forces watch upto 300 metres and looked the dogs doo da's but dont wanna look a timmy when i get there! any ideas? cheers!
WOW - a special forces watch upto 300 metres. I WANT ONE. Errrrr, but wait a minute, what does it do upto 300 metres, being a "Special Forces" watch it must be more than tell the wrong time eh. Does it laser range find upto 300 metres, fire laser's even, pick up the sounds of enemy soldiers whispering in their trenches saying - there's someone out there with a special forces watch from E-Bay.

Listen mate, a so called special forces watch won't tell the time and better than a £20 one from Argos. don't get an expensive one cos it'll get nicked. Get a decent cheap, waterproof watch that'll last a long time and you don't give a sh!t if it gets damaged or nicked.

BT
 
#20
Ditto, G Shock is deffo the one, cheaper the better...
 

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