Posted 12 June 2012 - 02:24 AM
It's been years since I've had a watch cover/protector, but I'm pretty sure I bought it at a military surplus store.
Maybe someone can help me out. I am lookin for a cloth cover thatÂ slides over the face of your watch and thereby it protects itÂ against glinting in theÂ sunlight. I've seen them on a couple of IDF picture shots but I have no idea whats their official name of even what to google them as. Im lookin to get them within the month because I will be needing them within the month, thanks for your help guys!
"Semper Fidelis - Always Faithful. Semper Erectus - Always Hard"
Posted 30 November 2012 - 08:01 AM
I have had a Suunto Vector for years (probably almost 7 so far!) and absolutely love it! I just went skydiving for the first time a few weeks ago and actually was able to use my altimeter. I've never had a reason to truly use it and it proved to be pretty darn accurate, according to the instructors altimeter.The only problem I have with it is that to get an accurate temperature reading, you have to remove it from your wrist and wait 15-20 minutes. Other than that, mine has been pretty bomb proof. I've take a lot of spills while mountain biking and it hasn't had any problems. In the years that I've had it, I have only replaced the strap and the battery once. Prices fluctuate on them so shop around. I bought mine new on eBay for $140 even though it's MSRP was $220. They seem to hover close to that still actually.[Here is a pic of mine while hiking Old Rag Mountain]
I've had a Suunto Vector for 2 years (this month) and have had to replace the battery once. And, I've had a Suunto Core for 1 year (in January) and I've had to replace the battery twice. But, I still Love Suunto watches. The Vector is the one I wear pretty much everyday.
"Semper Fidelis - Always Faithful. Semper Erectus - Always Hard"
Posted 01 December 2012 - 07:43 AM
At Christmas, my parents and inlaws went in together and got something on my real wishlist! Usually my wishlist is more of a shopping list but I have another that has all the things I want but would never buy myself.Â They got me a Suunto Core Extreme Edition EverestI wanted this watch for a few reasons:
Haha but really, it has all the same features of the standard Core but it's just more expensive because it's limited edition and all. The bevel doesn't even move like the regular Cores.Â Note: Ever since I first saw the all black 'military' Suunto Core I began lusting over it and it's certainly on my list but I'm really excited that I got this limited edition one before they get all snatched up.While it's not really a goal of mine to summit Everest (well, it's kind of a goal but not one I'm even thinking about at all), it has been a goal to hike to the base camp of Everest. That may sound silly but I've read about people actually dying on their journey to base camp because they didn't acclimatize properly. Oh and the elevation is around 18,000 feet so nothing really to scoff at I guess. But anyway, for now, I hardly know anything about what I would need or need to do; it's just in the back of my mind as a 'life goal.'Â
- I'm a huge fan of Suunto
- It's limited to only 8848 pieces (for every meter of Everest)
- It looks like something Tony Stark would wear
Now THAT'S a watch.... excellent choice!
Posted 29 December 2012 - 11:10 AM
“People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.” ― George Orwell
Posted 30 December 2012 - 10:44 AM
I'm hooked on this show and could almost watch it 24/7. If you're looking to buy a watch check out this site first. Although, they don't carry everything it's still a fun site to browse.
Posted 17 January 2013 - 06:10 PM
I upgraded to the G-rescue which adds atomic and solar power
Posted 18 January 2013 - 01:47 AM
There is another altimeter watch maker, HIGHGEAR. I think they are still around. I used a NIKE designed watch that had HIGHGEAR's altimeter/compass in 2002-2004. I dont think NIKE does outdoor watches anymore. The NIKE's plastic casing where the band connected cracked. I never got it fixed. It is in a drawer now. My VECTOR Cracked in the same spot. The CORE's strap system is better designed so it shouldnt have that problem. I have since sent my VECTOR to SUUNTO for reconditioning. SUUNTO has excellent customer and repair service!
I would go to a store and try them on before purchasing. Get the salesperson to walk you through the functions. If they dont know, dont buy from them. Find your local outdoor/camping/hiking store. REI should have someone who knows how to use them.
Edited by jgnolen, 18 January 2013 - 01:50 AM.
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Posted 21 January 2013 - 06:54 PM
I love the Core's storm alert feature and the altimeter, well worth the money if you want a watch that you can rely on. Of course on the trail, a GPS with the same features is a nice backup as well as a tritium lensatic compass. I try to pack a supply of common sense for EDC.
Posted 14 February 2013 - 04:44 PM
I cant say I totally trust the digital altimeter, compass and barometer as they have been off several times and the battery life suffers becuase of the extras features. . I still use it but I alternate between my classic G-shock which sports a Suunto "clipper" compass clipped to the band and has been running non stop for years on the same battery. I am still looking into a small thermometer option that can somehow be affixed to the band....nothing that a little patch of paracored wont solve.
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Posted 11 March 2013 - 12:51 AM
It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same. - Ronald Reagan
Posted 11 March 2013 - 09:28 AM
I am a G-shock man too, I had one G-shock that lasted my entire military career and 5 more years in civie life before it finally died completely. Almost 13 years on one watch and it went through hell and back.
I've had my G-shock now for 5 years. It's been through everyday stuff, training, swimming, vacations, rifle classes, pistol classes, college, and it's with me everyday on duty/off duty. Right at $75, it's a very good watch. Here are my watches features: Â 200M Water Resist2 Time ZonesAlarmsCountDown TimerStopwatchDate/TimeE-Date Memory
Posted 11 March 2013 - 09:35 AM
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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:25 AM
Having said that my latest is the GD350-8
They battery powered units do last a very long time. I've got a few I've had over 5 years and haven't changed the battery in them yet.
Posted 18 April 2013 - 09:12 AM
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