FedExDC-10 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 196 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 16807 times:
Yeah, I wear a Casio G-Shock and it's the best wristwatch I've ever owned. I love it. It's survived everything, from flying right down to day-in and day-out water rescue. I gave about 100 bucks for it, so it's not a huge investment, but a fine one even so.
Type-rated From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 16782 times:
Years ago we used to joke that if you saw someone with a humungous watch on he was definitely a pilot!
I have had a Breitling Chronograph for years, yes it's analog but it's easy to read even in turbulent conditions (which you sometimes find on IFR approaches). It has my recommendation.
Aa717driver From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1566 posts, RR: 13
Reply 9, posted (10 years 5 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 16732 times:
I'm looking for that 12" E6B. 1" across is WAY too small!
For digital, Timex and Casio probably can't be beat. For analog, keep it simple--Rolex Submariner Stainless. If you don't want to plunk down $3000+, try the Swiss Army type with the rubber band. Mine has an inset window with timer and GMT. $125.TC
Freshlove1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 5 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 16664 times:
I would say something that is easy to read. One of our pilots has this watch that tells him time in like 27 different parts of the world in Zulu, Army and Standard time and i'm sure about 20 other kinds of time that we didn't even know exist and gives the avg. tempature, humidity and rainfall and stuff like that for the last 10 years, for the current day (Ex. the avg temp in Sudan is 97F on 5/23 over the last 10 years with 88% humidity and 3/4 of an inch of rain or something to that matter). To me thats just a bit to much useless stuff to have on a watch. We don;t fly to Sudan so why would we care what the tempature is there??? or any of the other crap. Thats what the weather channel is for. I think I remember him saying he paid like $220 or somethnig like that for it. Ill stick to the $8 Target special that gives me the current time in the place i'm in...not SUDAN!!!!!