Unfortunately I’m not into yachting, but if I was there are quite a few different styles of yacht “timer” watch models around that might well tempt me.
The smartest of all at the moment seems to be this Timex TW2P73100 from their Intelligent Quartz® Yacht Racer PRO series and it comes in a few different colors, possibly to match the sails of your yacht? (note – I did feature this briefly in March earlier this year, but now after seeing it – I like it and the video says it all!)
This seems to have everything the yacht enthusiast would want, such as direct 5, 3 and 1 minute countdowns after which the Chronograph starts. (Note it’s a 1 hour chronograph). The last 5 seconds of any countdown features audible alerts. Not being a “yachty” however, I’d have to rely on others as to these functions usefulness – but Hey, they certainly look the part and are relatively inexpensive as are most of the Timex range.
- Yacht Racing Mode
- Count-Down Timer to Auto Start Chronograph
- Perfect Date (Perpetual Calendar)
- Silicon Strap
- 100 Meter Water Resistance.
- Attachment Buckle/Clasp Type: Buckle
- Attachment Color: Black
- Attachment Material: Silicone
- Attachment Type: Strap
- Case Accent Color: Black
- Case Color: Black
- Case Finish: Brushed
- Case Height: 14 mm
- Case Lug Width: 22 mm
- Case Material: Stainless Steel
- Case Shape: Round
- Case Size: Full-Size
- Case Width: 47 mm
- Crystal/Lens: Mineral Glass
- Dial Color: Orange
- Dial Luminant Hands: Luminant Hands
- Dial Markings: Markers (Full)
- Features: Chronograph
- Warranty: 1 Year Limited
- Watch Movement: Quartz Analog
- Water Resist: 100 meters
Most of the data here apart from color and so on will be shared across all the models shown and I like the fact that the models are not too large – a failing of some I’m afraid, but Timex have managed a reasonable compromise of function to size. Each model features their “perfect date” where the calendar is programmed to 2060 and is always correct and visible on selecting the appropriate pusher. The unique bi-direction center hand provides the countdown starts, chronograph and a perfect date you’ll never have to set. I love it when a watch model is geared specifically to a certain task and this one seems super cool.
Here is a nice video shown below that explains the operations better than I can –
Colourwise I probably prefer the multi-color dial version (yellow strap (as video) or the dressy version) as the dial colours seem to work very well clarity wise.
Incidentally I love the way the indicated function lights up in the video – just video license I’m afraid and this doesn’t happen in reality – but Hey you can’t have everything!
So do I need one? – not really.
Am I into yachting? – nope.
Should I get one? – well I time my eggs in the morning . . . . . will that do?
Any excuse – every time!