What Watch do you wear when you hunt?

Bert the Turtle

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I like to wear a watch when I'm at home. I know my cell phone keeps better time than any watch and I'm going to have it with me anyway, but I still find a watch convenient. But when I'm hunting in Africa, I'm on vacation. If the sun is coming up, then it's time to hunt. If the sun is going down, that is time for cocktails.
 

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No uso reloj...cuando cazo no presto atencion a la hora...dejo que corra el tiempo
 

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I like pilot´s watches, can´t help it :D

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I've always been a fan of the "type A" Flieger Pilot watches.
Simple in design, thin and easy to read.
Been eyeballing a Stowa Flieger Classic 40mm for a while now.
The price of guns and ammo seem to be getting in the way.
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I am sure it has been said somewhere else in the body of this thread, but the mechanical ingenuity of an automatic chronograph is almost beyond belief. We build mechanical componentry for a living and that is hard enough full size. Imagine doing something as intricate as a chrono and it then works faultlessly for years on end, first time, every time - it's a miracle!
 

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1920´s inherited from my grandfather, not sure of make but quality at least on par with same era Omegas according the man who renovated it


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.. I use it when occationally wearing white tie..
 

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1920´s inherited from my grandfather, not sure of make but quality at least on par with same era Omegas according the man who renovated it


View attachment 373005.. I use it when occationally wearing white tie..
If it's been running since 1920.... It's probably a good brand lol.
 

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I rarely wear a watch or take my cell phone with me when I'm hunting. Generations of hunters and outdoorsman have gotten by just fine without technology and part of the reason I go into the woods is to escape the modern world. Why would I take it with me? I do carry a compass when I'm in an area I'm unfamiliar with.
 

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I wear a Citizen Titanium Solar Day/Date not real fancy but very solid
 

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1920´s inherited from my grandfather, not sure of make but quality at least on par with same era Omegas according the man who renovated it
View attachment 373005.. I use it when occationally wearing white tie..
That is truly beautiful Pondoro, you inherited a gem.
 

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And, what would be the purpose of such conspicuous consumption while on safari? Watches are jewelry nowadays. Completely unnecessary in today's world. I'll take another fine gun in lieu of a task the cell phone manages quite well, and even that is typically packed away during safari...like the typical NY deer hunter says..."Sun's Up-Guns Up; Sun's Down-Guns Down!" (they also are fond of saying "if it's brown, it's down.") In 6 safaris, I've never, ever concerned myself with the time of day while out in the bush, or wanting for people to gawk at my accoutrements. Only at airports did the time concern me, and even then, they have clocks on the flight schedule boards and I my phone...I detest jewelry. lol The watch and cigar posts ARE quite amusing, though...One could go on a nice safari by deciding not to purchase such a thing, and, the PH will gladly tell you the time at no extra cost (unless of course such requests are semi-hourly.) Agreed on the comments above re: watch construction, antiquities, etc.-when they were a necessary item. I inherited a radium dial (radioactive) watch from my grandfather and now knowing they caused people to become sick and die, I'm glad it broke shortly after receipt nearly 50 yrs ago (and I spent some time cleaning that haz waste site up in NJ-at the expense of people who wanted a watch that glowed 24/7 sans any batteries.)
 
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And, what would be the purpose of such conspicuous consumption while on safari? Watches are jewelry nowadays. Completely unnecessary in today's world. I'll take another fine gun in lieu of a task the cell phone manages quite well, and even that is typically packed away during safari...like the typical NY deer hunter says..."Sun's Up-Guns Up; Sun's Down-Guns Down!" (they also are fond of saying "if it's brown, it's down.") In 6 safaris, I've never, ever concerned myself with the time of day while out in the bush, or wanting for people to gawk at my accoutrements. Only at airports did the time concern me, and even then, they have clocks on the flight schedule boards and I my phone...I detest jewelry. lol The watch and cigar posts ARE quite amusing, though...One could go on a nice safari by deciding not to purchase such a thing, and, the PH will gladly tell you the time at no extra cost (unless of course such requests are semi-hourly.) Agreed on the comments above re: watch construction, antiquities, etc.-when they were a necessary item. I inherited a radium dial (radioactive) watch from my grandfather and now knowing they caused people to become sick and die, I'm glad it broke shortly after receipt nearly 50 yrs ago (and I spent some time cleaning that haz waste site up in NJ-at the expense of people who wanted a watch that glowed 24/7 sans any batteries.)
Many long years ago in the bush war days, you had to keep time on guard duty to wake the next oke up. I had a very plain jane citizen with no luminous feature, as did most of the guys. So we would catch a couple of glow flies at last light and put them in a match box. A gentle shake and crack the box open a tad and there you go. No radioactivity to dispose of, just let the flies go at daybreak.
 

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Upon further consideration, I'm going to wear this (strapped to my hat with belts from curio shops) from now on while hunting. It'll motivate me to stalk and bag intended game prior to it going off... $10K-akin to a starter rolex.
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The lightning bug in America seems to have decreased considerably in recent decades, although they seem to be making a comeback. I suspect it has to do with the use of certain pesticides/herbicides now banned...
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