Need help for a budget watch for males.

  1. 0 My watch has to have the following:

    - Rubber, silicon, anything as long as strap is washable
    - Must display military time
    - Must have second hand
    - Light, if available (NS says we need it in case PT is in a dark room and you don't want to turn the light on.)
    - Waterproof
    - Color must be white (preferably) or black.

    And this last bit is my preference:

    -Masculine looking

    I'm already having a tough time trying to find that ideal budget watch. I have narrowed it down to a watch on eBay with everything above except it does not have light and it is a black color. Unfortunately, I would also have to order it from Hong Kong and it could take a long while. And while I have managed to find watches that fit the criteria above, they are not for guys and are tiny.

    Anyone have suggestions, advice, anything? What watch do you use?
  2. Visit  J-Swish profile page

    About J-Swish

    From 'LA'; Joined Jan '11; Posts: 76; Likes: 42.

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  3. Visit  CharlieT profile page
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    timex indaglo, walmart $30
  4. Visit  rn/writer profile page
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    I was going to suggest Wally World, as well. They have all kinds of reasonably priced watches that have many features of more expensive watches.

    Here's a link:
    http://www.walmart.com/search/search...onstraint=3891

    Hope you fine what you're looking for.
  5. Visit  gunrock profile page
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    Timex Ironman 30 lap, you can get it in black. It has nice large text so it's easy to see the date and time.
  6. Visit  Brighten profile page
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    nixon scout.
  7. Visit  That Guy profile page
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    Walmart $5-10 rack. Buy one, throw away at end of semester. Rinse, repeat.
  8. Visit  rn/writer profile page
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    Quote from That Guy
    Walmart $5-10 rack. Buy one, throw away at end of semester. Rinse, repeat.
    That's what I do, and I've been a nurse for 17 years. I buy the same men's watch over and over because I like the actual numbers (as opposed to Roman numerals or dots), it has a stop-second hand, and it's large enough that I don't have to struggle to read it. I always have the one I'm using currently and a back-up. When the current one poops out or has a problem, I move the on-deck one up to the plate and go out and spend ten bucks on a new back up.

    They last about three years and then the battery goes. It's about $7.50 to replace the battery. For $2.50 more I can get a brand new watch so that's what I do. Using this system costs me less than a penny a day. Been doing it for about twelve years now.

    I just hope they don't stop making that style!
    Last edit by rn/writer on Jul 29, '11
  9. Visit  That Guy profile page
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    Yep thats the exact thing I do too. I have had so many things wind up in it that I find it easier to stomach throwing away a $10 cheapo.

    I'll save my really good watches for when they dont run the risk of winding up with various forms of bodily fluids on them.
  10. Visit  J-Swish profile page
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    I managed to find a watch at Wally World that has all of the following above except it's black but that's fine.

    UPDATE: I know this is a tricky requirement, but does anyone know where one could find a Mid-Top, no logo, all leather, white shoe?

    I ask for a Mid-Top because I have very, very weak ankles so I use Mid-Tops to help support my ankles and feet. Any suggestions are appreciated!
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  11. Visit  xptp29a profile page
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    I bought an Invicta Specialty 1038 around $50. Has military, second hand, nylon strap, is water resistant, white face.
  12. Visit  acidbom profile page
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    I currently use a Timex indiglo. I have replace the band with kavu velcro band. When I need to wash it, I slide the watch off the band, and toss the band in the washer with my clothes.


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