Need help for a budget watch for males.

  1. 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?
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  3. by   CharlieT
    timex indaglo, walmart $30
  4. by   rn/writer
    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:

    Hope you fine what you're looking for.
  5. by   gunrock
    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. by   Brighten
    nixon scout.
  7. by   That Guy
    Walmart $5-10 rack. Buy one, throw away at end of semester. Rinse, repeat.
  8. by   rn/writer
    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. by   That Guy
    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. by   J-Swish
    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!
  11. by   xptp29a
    I bought an Invicta Specialty 1038 around $50. Has military, second hand, nylon strap, is water resistant, white face.
  12. by   acidbom
    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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