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Quidal
02-28-2019, 01:57
Looking for something solar https://getawaychief.com/watches-for-backpacking/ that will really hold up.
Must be able to see the face at night. Some of these arent lit.
Need to see direction, barometric pressure, etc.
Looking to spend under 300$

Zumo
02-28-2019, 16:57
Looking for something solar that will really hold up.
Must be able to see the face at night. Some of these arent lit.
Need to see direction, barometric pressure, etc.
Looking to spend under 300$

When my Luminox finally bit the dust, I was searching for a replacement with AltimeterBarometerCompass features. I narrowed my choice to the Casio PRW-3500T-7C. Got it here: https://www.amazon.com/Casio-PRW-3500T-7CR-Triple-Sensor-Digital/dp/B00U171U4C

I love it. It works great and isn't too heavy, plus it's solar charged. So no more batteries for me!

RockDoc
02-28-2019, 17:33
We all know that in a life or death survival situation, the most important thing is to know what time it is.

Sarcasm the elf
02-28-2019, 18:16
We all know that in a life or death survival situation, the most important thing is to know what time it is.

How else can you accurately call time of death?

yaduck9
02-28-2019, 20:20
How else can you accurately call time of death?

or cocktail hour...................

Dogwood
02-28-2019, 20:40
Looks into Casio G shock solar abc models.

Maineiac64
02-28-2019, 21:55
A friend I hike with has some outdoor type watch and we asked him on the last hike what the temperature was and he said the temp isn’t accurate when you’re wearing it.

saltysack
03-01-2019, 08:03
When my Luminox finally bit the dust, I was searching for a replacement with AltimeterBarometerCompass features. I narrowed my choice to the Casio PRW-3500T-7C. Got it here: https://www.amazon.com/Casio-PRW-3500T-7CR-Triple-Sensor-Digital/dp/B00U171U4C

I love it. It works great and isn't too heavy, plus it's solar charged. So no more batteries for me!

I have an older model of this that looks very similar Iíll sell if interested,


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Puddlefish
03-01-2019, 12:51
A friend I hike with has some outdoor type watch and we asked him on the last hike what the temperature was and he said the temp isn’t accurate when you’re wearing it.
I bought a $50 German watch with temperature, and "altitude." I tore off the straps, cleverly attached the body of the watch, upside down to a hiking pole. I used that pole inside my tent, and the watch became a tiny room clock. The temperature was accurate, and the barometer tracking function was theoretically useful (atweather.org was far more useful.)

Sadly, it rattled itself apart within three weeks.

saltysack
03-02-2019, 16:20
$100.00 great watch...itís titanium,..https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190302/358c2ba3c38ae951cea20fe36b3981ea.jpg


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Dogwood
03-02-2019, 16:53
Comes in a solar powered version within the OP's budget.

Does the metal band muck up with trail grime resulting in band discomfort and inflexibility?

T.S.Kobzol
03-03-2019, 07:36
I carry a watch sometimes but not on my wrist during the hike. I strap it to my sternum strap. This makes it easy to look up time.

Also I would partially rethink the solar choice if you think you want the watch to last a long time...because the solar recharges the battery and the battery eventually dies and requires replacement...and SUPRISE (planned obsolescence) the battery is not (in my case) the regular replaceable kind but more expensive proprietary kind.. Add to that the fact that after three years of use the gaskets that make it waterproof are faded and also need replacement and VOILA! [emoji1][emoji91]the bill comes to be about the same as a new watch!


So, my watch is AUTOMATIC. If winds itself by movement. It never needs a battery.

(I managed to lose it...I'm on my second watch) [emoji38]


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T.S.Kobzol
03-03-2019, 07:41
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190303/8baee98ac7ea76407110607a3035acd1.jpg
My watch in the photo


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T.S.Kobzol
03-03-2019, 07:44
Seiko Automatic $74

Seiko Men's SNK807 Seiko 5 Automatic Stainless Steel Watch with Blue Canvas Band https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006CHML4I/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_H37ECbYNE298T




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T.S.Kobzol
03-03-2019, 07:54
But the only 'survival' thing it does is that it itself survives [emoji16]




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cmoulder
03-03-2019, 09:23
When my Luminox finally bit the dust, I was searching for a replacement with AltimeterBarometerCompass features. I narrowed my choice to the Casio PRW-3500T-7C. Got it here: https://www.amazon.com/Casio-PRW-3500T-7CR-Triple-Sensor-Digital/dp/B00U171U4C

I love it. It works great and isn't too heavy, plus it's solar charged. So no more batteries for me!
+1

Barometer is very useful. I like the metal band because the plastic ones break too easily and the cloth-based ones get stinky.

saltysack
03-04-2019, 14:17
Iíve never used on a hike. I always use my suunto core. Like others I hook it on my chest strap so the readings are more accurate


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T.S.Kobzol
03-04-2019, 15:00
and the wrist strap doesn't get too stinky from sweaty wrists during hiking ;-) ... this is at least my experience...I like cloth wrist straps but they start smelling like old socks after several days on the trail when only worn on wrist.



Iíve never used on a hike. I always use my suunto core. Like others I hook it on my chest strap so the readings are more accurate


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