- May 7, 2023
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- U.S. Virginia
- Tanzania,BC, Ontario, Quebec, Mexico, Alaska, WY, MT, KS, ME, PA, ID, AL, NC, SC, NJ, NY, VT, NH, TX,
I wear a TIMEX for all hunting - cost around $35 for the “expedition” model, I have one with a plastic band for waterfowl hunting and fishing - and another with a leather/nylon band for the “dry land” hunts. I buy a new TIMEX every 3-5 years (battery wears out). Why I like them: Very light weight/comfortable, ability to set multiple alarms to “wake up” or remind me to do something, dial lights up in the dark to see numbers. Also, when in a different Country or City I never worry that someone would “target me” for my TIMEX. Now, at home my “nice watch”, wear to dinner, weddings, etc.. is an Omega, I like it but it’s heavy as a boat anchor compared to a TIMEX.Ok, not sure how many watch nerds there are here….
what is the best watch for safari? Best watch for hunting in general?
maybe the most nostalgic watch for safari?
are you a “one and done” kinda guy?
recently i had a customer that dropped by and we were bs’ing about sheep hunting…I noticed a Rolex ‘pepsi’ gmt on his wrist. I’m guessing a mid 80’s model. It was well worn with much patina! I could tell this was his go to watch! It got me thinking…how many miles that thing has endured, been a part of, experience’s akin to.
I envy those that take a minimal approach! Buy something fantastic and then use the hell out of!
currently I’ve been rocking the new Tudor ranger on a bracelet! I kinda love this thing! Comfortable, light, simplistic…. It has character, it’s a great balance of luxury and ’tool’ watch, in many ways it embodies the “minimalist“ mindset mentioned above.
A Rolex explorer 39 or a gmt (maybe a 116710ln x) might be a better Option… I don’t know… but I’d like to know if anyone has something better or at least to call me crazy to think up such a question. Have you ever thought about it?
This new model Tudor ranger is certainly one I could nominate!