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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-12-2019, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
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Watches for fishing suggestions?

Been looking at the Luminox watches. I want a rubber band, must be light weight, must have illuminated dual so I can see it at night. Desire small face. Must be waterproof. Any suggestions guys?
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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-12-2019, 08:55 PM
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Garmin Vivoactive 3. Does all that you are looking for and more. I never used to really wear a watch except when I had to for work, but since I've had this it rarely comes off. Light and small enough to not be a bother in winter with your sleeves and cuffs but still has a large enough face to easily read. You can also download all sorts of different watch faces depending on what you are looking for. Has GPS so measures pace, steps, location etc. depending on what you set it up to do. A fairly simple watch that does a lot and for less than half the price of the Fenix series or some of the other smart watches. Also, although I don't really check my phone while fishing, it will display text or phone calls if you want, which is nice to be able to quickly and quietly see in case of emergency etc.

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Over the years I've worn all types of watches and almost always when fishing, now I've went back to a G Shock. Not the huge bulky models but my old 1984 original G Shock. I was concerned that my old stand by would leak after 35 years of use so I bought the new edition of it called a model 5600 I think. Digital but when you tilt your wrist toward your eyes in low light or darkness it illuminates for 2.5 seconds.

Simple, affordable and light. That's what I'm using these days.
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My favorite is a Rolex Daytona. Absolutely be useless for fishing but it sure looks good. Approximately $20k.

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I got a Citizen EcoDrive Dive watch this spring. Best watch I've had in ages. Available with variety of bands, never wind, and if it goes as deep as the waterproofing, I either dropped it or I'm dead. Under $300 when it goes in sale.
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Dont wear a watch, or carry a phone, when I'm fishing.
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I wear an Apple Watch. It obviously as all of the features you are looking for plus a multitude of others. 2 that I especially like is being able to remotely use my watch to take a photo from my phone, great for selfies holding a fish. Second is I can have the ringer off on my phone, or turned down and yet receive and answer the call from my watch. I don't have to go fiddling for my phone buried deep in a pocket. Maybe no one else, but it works perfectly for me.
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A good old Victorinox Swiss army watch.
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Interesting, but too bulky for me:

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post #10 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-13-2019, 07:41 AM
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I use a Suunto Terra. I used to have one of the older Military all black xlander watches which finally got so beat up that bits started falling off. They both have altimeter, compass and barometric pressure indicator which is cool. There is the thought that fish take better on a high reading but I never found that to be the case, I blanked whether it was low or high!
Both watches are quite chunky but I quite like that. The Terra is quite heavy as it has a all steel bracelet as well as a steel body but also not an issue compared to heavy fishing rods and reels.
On the right hand I have a garmin vivosmart 4, so I can see how many steps I've done and how my heart's doing when I've been out swinging flies or catching fish!
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I’m watch addicted. Had a Luminox for years and it was a great watch. It was heavy though but I never minded that. It finally gave up the ghost and I cried. Could not find the exact same model so tried some other dive models from Invicta and Citizen. They were ok but not the Luminox. Then I got an Apple Watch and have never looked back. Absolutely love it.
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Stopped wearing watches when I retired.
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Tough to beat a G-shock for your requirements. Lots of styles under $100 too. I've got one that I've worn every day for the past 5 years (G7900) , both working in the hospital, and on the river, still looks brand new. Has a solar cell in it too, so no need to worry about changing batteries.
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Timex Indiglo for $35 on Amazon

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Been wearing these for over 30 years. They come with a five year battery. My current watch is on its third battery and seventh wrist band.

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