I work event security for a large multi-national org and I often work in locations where my cell phone loses signal (even in 2011 we don't have signal everywhere) that and working events I am checking my phone all the time. It would be nice just to look at my wrist and not reaching into a pocket for my phone every few min.
I understand though. I have not worn a watch (except for camping and skiing) for almost 10 years now. That is why I'm after a new one. Mine is pretty beat.
I'm leaning to wards the luminox 0201 blackout. Anyone have one?
So far I have looked at:
5.11's - cool watches, always wondered about them since they came out
G-Shock's - I like them, but the ones I have tried on are a bit thick and look like they would snag easy
Suunto Core - Still want one of these, but I don't think I would use all the features enough since I already carry a Garmin 60CSx backpacking so I have compass, altimeter and other things covered.
Ive been wearing my Swiss Army Cavalry watch for the past 10 years and it has accompanied me on more outdoor trips than I can count. The silver on black makes it easy to read with a quick glance, and isnt too flashy.
Unfortunately all of the miles have taken their toll and mine is finally starting to die. Apparently this model is discontinued, but I luckily managed to find a new old stock unit for sale as its replacement.
I found a used Suunto Vector (foliage) for $85. It needs a new strap. That seems like a pretty good deal. I am having trouble comparing it to the Luminox 0201 Blackout though. How big of a watch is the Vector? I've tried on the core and its almost a little big for an everyday watch.