I often go through phases where I wear, in rotation, maybe three different watches over a one month period and on the 1st of the next month I select another three models and wear them, again in rotation. Perhaps in daytime or night or perhaps depending on what I’m doing at any particular time.
This month (September 14) I have this trio and basically as of now and the next few weeks I’m doing all sorts of outdoor things, so this selection reflects this. It’s also an excuse to Post some pictures of some of my watches, which otherwise will just be between me and – well me . . . .
An outdoor selection from Casio and Timex.
These three are coincidentally all digital, which is just the way it turned out and from left to right they are –
The Casio SE-1200WH is a neat, flat (just over 12mm) model with enough features on it to suit me. For once the buckle resin strap is flexible and comfortable and the model functions are pretty standard Casio fare. In saying that, this model has a 10 year battery life and World Time, plus a small digital dial at top left mimicking an analogue clock face with hours, minutes and seconds. Back lit with a VERY simple and effective light it is ideal for night use. I like the fact that the dial in normal view gives a lot of information – Time including seconds, the Day, the Month and the Date and it shows the world time/normal time selected on the little world map, just as a reminder of where you are! It’s neat, it’s light weight and it has never put a foot or wrong in the years I’ve owned it and if I remember it was very inexpensive too.
Note – the strap shown has 2 x keepers not one as standard which I added some time ago as a personal preference.
The Casio PRW-3000T is next up and one of my very favorite models from this maker. This one came direct from Japan as soon as it appeared, so impressed I was with it. For me it is a true improvement of many of the ones preceding it as it has taken advantage of the smaller v3 Sensor set and actually reduced the watch size as a result. So a full ABC watch at sensible dimensions and a joy to wear, plus being all Titanium (case and bracelet) is amazingly light weight and as many of you know Ti is also incredibly comfortable to wear as it very quickly adapts to your temperature. The bracelet is VERY high quality Ti and really well finished and the digital display could not be bettered in my opinion. Terrific function set as you would expect from this model and the normal dial view is as shown. The Day and Date (press top left pusher and it alternates to Month and Date) the time in h/m and seconds, am and pm indicator, the battery state at the foot, confirmation of the Radio signal (yes this is Radio Controlled AND Solar powered) . A 2nd push of the top left pusher shows the Barometric trend. So the top display area can show three different situations by selection – I like it as shown as at my age it’s nice to know what day it is! The back light illuminates the entire face and one of the best I’ve seen, so absolutely ideal for night use again.
Barometric Pressure, a full 3d Digital Compass (using Barometric pressure) and Altimeter, plus the usual chronograph, Timer and Alarms etc make this a very comprehensive model indeed, great for outdoors and very unobtrusive too.
The Timex Expedition T49976 Shock is a real all rounder with an ideal display showing the Day of the week, Date and Month and Time in h/m and seconds, am/pm indicator plus a seconds running dial. Excellent Indiglo back light means it’s great at night and it’s easy to find, being the only pusher on the front of the case. Incidentally the pushers are large and textured and perhaps the best I’ve used, bar none, even shrouded as they effectively are. Super simple Mode and Adjust function changes as usual with Timex (superior in my opinion to Casio). The Chronograph features over large digits which are a delight to read and there is Timer plus a good few Alarms and all in this is a MOST practical watch. Water Resistant to 100m and battery powered. Fitted here is a Zuludiver black IP stainless steel fittings Camouflage Nato strap, which suits it perfectly (no complaints re. the Timex standard strap though, this is just my preference here). This Timex and the Casio SE-1200 are very similar in overall function and in practicality, which is why I like them I guess – not overdone and very affordable.
So this is my September trio and actually if I didn’t have collectors mania, I could manage fine with these and no others. But a pretty neat bunch for starters as I hope to feature my “rotation Trio” each month as a new Post topic. and OK these guys were featured not that long ago, but these are really what was to hand, so there we are.