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PostSubject: New watch added to arsenal.   New watch added to arsenal. EmptyMon Sep 07, 2020 2:29 pm

I currently have a Casio Pro Trek 6000 on my wrist.  It’s about 5 years old.  It’s solar powered and is accurate to zero error...so long as the atomic clock in Colorado broadcasts the exact time every day.  Yup, the watch receives the signal nightly and adjusts for any error.  Cool.  It also reads temperature, bearing, altitude and barometric pressure...plus the usual stopwatch, timer, etc., etc. stuff.  Add a carbon fiber band and end up with a pretty high tech item.

Maybe too high tech.  I never hardly use half the stuff.  So I just had the opportunity to get another watch...and I ended up by going in the opposite direction.  

The new one is a Seiko PROSPEX Diver SRPD23.  The case design is called a Samurai...chunky, blocky look...whatever.  The face is BLUE...some Special Edition Save the Ocean thing where a percentage of profit goes to a Cousteau Foundation thing.  All Seiko divers have nicknames and this one is the Great White.  WooHooo!  It’s big, very heavy, automatic (self winding) and shows time and the date.  It’s reputation if for being accurate and tough as nails.  I used to have a big Omega Seamaster diver that I liked quite a bit.  This has the same kid of vibe...but for a tenth of the cost.

Pics of old & new. I just got the photo posting thing to work after it being “gone” for about a week. So sorry about the photo sizes but at this point I’ll take it.

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PostSubject: Re: New watch added to arsenal.   New watch added to arsenal. EmptyMon Sep 07, 2020 3:35 pm

Hey Mr BH,

It appears we have similar tastes!  

I have a much loved Seiko 5 which has been a daily wear for the past 15 or so years and more recently I've taken a trip down memory lane and bought a digital Casio, this one being a classic G Shock 'square' with much of the tech you've just described in yours; atomic clock sync, solar and 200m water resistance.  I like that fact that no matter what I throw at it it's bomb proof and the 200m gives an added sense of security.  

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B001414NT8/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

With my memories rekindled I also bought a Casio for my young teenage son to replace another watch that had given up the ghost.  I'm a bit of a traditionalist (hence the Seiko) and this has worn off on the lad a bit so bought him a little divers jobber.  I paid under £15 for this which is a blinding price.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0073TTHBY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Your Seiko should have a screw down crown, being 200m water resistant?
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PostSubject: Re: New watch added to arsenal.   New watch added to arsenal. EmptyMon Sep 07, 2020 4:18 pm

Mr Stick...yes to both...ISO Certified...or at least they say so.

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