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Old 05-06-2020, 06:35 PM   #1
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fishing watch

I need help getting a fishing watch. My ReefGear which I got for $63 from BassPro about 15 years ago finally gave out. A new movement would be $75. I bought a Marmot diving watch at Coleman Outlet for $150. It stopped working after 10 days. When i got back to Branson, Coleman was shut down due to the covid scare. I finally ordered something online, which I loathe to do. It was a Casio Shock and had great reviews. I got it from WalMart online. It cme today. I was excited to finally get a fishing watch. The instruction manual was as thick as my thumb. After 30 minutes of punching buttons and holding until something flashed I could not even set the time. I tried to return it to Wal Mart but they are not accepting jewelry at this time due to the covid scare. Basically I have about $275 in two watches that I can't use and as of today cannot return. I need an analog. I finally learned what that meant. The watches have hands and numbers. One stem to pull and operate and one button to push to light it up. I am open to an original thought.

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Old 05-06-2020, 07:34 PM   #2
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https://www.amazon.com/Timex-T49713-...814868&sr=8-11
Thirty bucks on Amazon. Don't need any more than this.
My fishing watch is n my pocket. It can be used as a flashlight, calculator, and compas. It also plays music, and takes pictures. It has internet access, and oh yes, it makes, and receives phone calls.
If I'm worried about falling in, or getting wet I have a floating arm band that it seals up in, and straps around my arm with Velcro.
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Old 05-07-2020, 09:29 AM   #3
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So true. I still love my wrist watches, but never wear one anymore. I dint know why...guess for all the reasons you named. But I do know I wont get gobsmacked upside my head if I look at my glow in the dark luminous handed Victorinox Swiss Army wristwatch, when sitting in a dark movie or Branson show theater, like I would if I hauled out my mega-giga do everything phone and its bright screen, to check the time!

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Old 05-07-2020, 11:09 AM   #4
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It works for me because when I'm fishing I ain't stylin', impressin' or setting any fashion trends....I'm fishin'
When I'm in a movie, or show I don't really care what time it is.
Yeah, I have a jewelry box full of wrist watches from "the good old days" Some cheap old work watches, a water proof, lighted, alarm, timer, whatever digital the used to be my outdoor huntin' and fishin' watch, a handful of various priced fashion watches, and a couple really nice watches.
I keep saying I'm gonna start wearing one again when I go out, but never do.
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Old 05-07-2020, 11:35 AM   #5
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Same here...I look at them sometimes and say I'm gonna wear that one today..or tomorrow...but then never do..sigh. guess it will probably be like when I used to look at one of my dads or his fathers pocket watches that were just kept in a little knick knack box on his dresser...my grandkids in the future will say, what in the world are THOSE things for? Did you really used to CARRY them around? WHY?
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Old 05-07-2020, 03:03 PM   #6
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guess it will probably be like when I used to look at one of my dads or his fathers pocket watches that were just kept in a little knick knack box on his dresser...
Got one of those to. My dad's Hamilton pocket watch engraved with his initials on the back. As was the custom in those days, around 1926, it was given to him by his father as a graduation present as he moved on in life on his own.
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