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Old 30 August 2007, 03:57
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Anyone have an opinion or a good/bad experience with the swiss made Traser
watches? I like the tritium dial and is supposed to be as good as the old Stocker- Yale military watches.
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Old 31 August 2007, 03:59
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I have had nothing but problems with my Traser watches. Their authorised repair guy over here in the UK asked what i expected for 150 ($300). I said I wanted a watch that did not lose 15 seconds a day and one where the hands were not so loose that when i moved my arm i got a different time.

The cheaper P6500 has got a really cheap movement and often is not even splashproof. All you are paying for is the luminosity of the tritium light source. The hands often fall off and a few years back they moved from the nice rubber strap to a cheapy NATO strap, because it looked more militaristic.

Don't get me wrong, I am sure that some of the more expensive models are really good, but I could get 3 G-Shock watches for the price of one Traser.

In my time with the police, no one in my unit would wear Traser/Luminox on duty because they fall apart with the first knock and they are not very tactical due to their brightness.

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Old 31 August 2007, 05:23
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Thank you for the helpful information. I have had a Luminox in the past that was junk from the day I bought it. God forbid if you got it wet. The only thing I liked was the tritium. That is why I was considering the Traser.
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Old 31 August 2007, 10:34
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Check out the G-Shock Frogman. Works like the G-Shock, but holds up to 10 different times that are easy to scroll between. It also has a solar recharge on the battery. The watch says it is good to 200m. It will run around $200 on ebay, definately does not look as good as a Rolex.
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Old 31 August 2007, 12:39
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Check out the G-Shock Frogman. Works like the G-Shock, but holds up to 10 different times that are easy to scroll between. It also has a solar recharge on the battery. The watch says it is good to 200m. It will run around $200 on ebay, definately does not look as good as a Rolex.
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WHich one of the Frogman? There are so many combos?
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Old 31 August 2007, 13:58
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Damn, they must be payin you SF boys GOOD if your all wearing Rolex watches :D
Sorry I am late to the thread. It is not the normal pay, it is the TDY money.

A rolex is required apparel in SF because it is important to look good with your hands in your pockets.. :)

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Old 31 August 2007, 14:39
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The solar triple crown.
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Old 31 August 2007, 14:53
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The solar triple crown.
Will dazzle you. The Rolex is "helluva" easier to figure out.:D

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Old 31 August 2007, 14:59
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Here's a link to a Casio Frogman:

http://www.superchrono.com/index.php...roducts_id=199
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Old 31 August 2007, 15:19
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Sorry I am late to the thread. It is not the normal pay, it is the TDY money.

A rolex is required apparel in SF because it is important to look good with your hands in your pockets.. :)

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Old 31 August 2007, 15:28
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The Frogman looks like the way to go, especially with all of the info you can store on it. I appreciate all of your help and suggestions.
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Old 31 August 2007, 15:59
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If you want high speed at a low price go to Wal-mart and buy two of the Armitron Men's Digital Sport Watch w/Alarm. Set one on local and one on Zulu. Put the one set on local on your left arm, Left-Local, put the other on your right arm and your ready to hit the water. If you buy on line and avoid the sales tax you can be operational for around $35.00.
If you really want to impress you can go for the Timex Expedition Metal Field Watch. Two of those sleek babys will set you back about $60.00 but well worth the extra money for the looks your gonna get.
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Check out the Citizen Eco-Drive Skyhawk. I believe it is 100M and has multiple time zones. Comes in stainless and titanium if I am not mistaken. I think I paid around 300.00 for it.
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Old 1 September 2007, 18:22
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I have had a Luminox in the past that was junk from the day I bought it. God forbid if you got it wet.
Yep, I used to have one until I killed it after a week of extremely mild use in saltwater. I still can't figure out why, since it was supposed to be good down to 200m. Looked nice though...
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Old 1 September 2007, 19:19
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I got the Casio G-shock too....2 time zones within the click of one button...200m WR....solar powered and atomic(which I assume would be a problem for most). Never had a problem with it.

I'm just trying to figure out if solar is worth it. Battery level is always high because I'm outdoors most of the time, but a few people have said that it needs changing after 10 years.
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Old 1 September 2007, 21:35
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I was diving in 20 ft. of water with the Luminox. It promptly fogged up. I sent of to get it fixed under the warranty. They sent me a new one and the second hand fell of that one 3 months later. It did look nice and I really liked the tritium dial but don't ever wash your hands while your wearing it.
The Traser watch looks good too, but others have said that they too are junk. I think the G-shock Frogman or the Citizen Skyhawk is the way to go.
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Old 1 September 2007, 22:13
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Exactly. I got out of the water and after about 20 minutes it got really foggy, and then seized 3 days later from the rust. Is Traser somehow affiliated with Luminox? The back panel on my luminox had something like "traser swiss movement by...." on it. Either way, any of the G-Shocks have my vote.
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Old 2 September 2007, 04:29
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Expensive, but well worth it. Check out the New Style Rolex GMT II. List price is $5950. Comes with the new improved cal. 3186 movement with Blue Hair Spring that is anti-magnetic, anti-shock, and resistant to any temperature. Has larger hands and hour markers for better nightime visibility. Has the 24 hour hand as well, so you will have your Dual Time Zone function. This is very parctical for military applications, as you can set the regular hands on local time, and the Green 24hr. hand to Zulu time of if overseas to your Home Time in the USA. THe newer style GMT II also has the Triplock Crown, same as the Submariner. So even though the GMT is still rated to 100meters as the older style with the Twin Lock crown, the Triple Lock crown gives increase water resistant. Will be good for any recreational or military tactical dive/water ops. THe new style also has an improved clasp, which allows has a "Summer Extension", this allows you to easily adjust the bracelet a 1/4 link bigger or smaller to accomodate swellling wrist in the heat or during workouts.

Pricey, yes. But will last a life time. Few TDYs and will be paid for.
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Old 2 September 2007, 15:04
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The Swiss company, MB Microtec makes Traser watches; they also used to make Luminox watches. If you compare the Traser P6500 and the Luminox Navy SEALs divers watch you will see that cosmetically there is virtually no difference. The only real difference is that the P6500 has a 1 jewel Ronda movement and the SEAL one has a 5 jewel Ronda movement. Over here (UK) both retail for about 125 / $250.

However I believe that Luminox watches are being now made by another manufacturer - probably due to cost.

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Old 2 September 2007, 15:24
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You need tough and have a spare $5k?

http://www.koboldwatch.com/products/smg_tactical.htm



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Kobold' SMG-1 Tactical was designed for tactical operators in collaboration with a group of retired U.S. military specialists. Prior to its release, the SMG-1 Tactical was tested extensively in some of the world's hot spots and underwent similarly gruelling pre-production stress tests as the Polar Surveyor Chronograph, Kobold's flagship wrist instrument for explorers. Like the Polar Surveyor Chronograph, the SMG-1 Tactical features an innovative and highly modified movement based on a reliable Swiss-made caliber. The movement, K.793, enables the display of local time, date and a 24 hour-based second time.

The SMG-1 Tactical, with its PVD-coated titanium case, is a watch of outsized proportions. Its large dial that allows the wearer to easily and unmistakably tell time, even at a glance. In order to accomplish this generously proportioned dial layout, the case of the SMG-1 Tactical had to be styled accordingly; it features an oversized, domed sapphire crystal, and a narrow, unidirectional rotating bezel with count-up minute scale. The case measures 44.3 mm in diameter. In order to prevent the crown from getting caught during an exercise, and in an effort to increase wear comfort, the SMG-1 Tactical has its screw-down crown placed at the 8 o'clock position.

The SMG-1 Tactical comes in a wooden collector's box and on a titanium/PVD Soarway bracelet with flip-lock clasp and integrated overall extension. The bracelet, which features individually screw-locked links, is attached to the case by a set of screw-locked bars. Waterproof to a depth of 1,000 feet, shock-resistant, as well as antimagnetic, the SMG-1 Tactical fulfills the requirements of the stringent regulations for professional diver's watches as set forth by the German Industrial Standards Bureau (DIN).

The SMG-1 Tactical, which is limited to only 50 watches, is available for pre-order only. Delivery is expected to commence in late May 2007.
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