alright guys I need to pick up a nice watch with tide and maybe moon phases (as well as other normal watch features) to help me plan my sessions.
i've been looking at some casio g-shock, I hear they're really great all around. I can use ebay so under 100$ for a new g-shock is common
is there a better watch rather than the g-shocks? if so or if not, please share with me what you use or some watches
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Thread: surf watches
Feb 11, 2011, 10:49 PM #1
I like the Rip Curl Oceantide. I'm on my second one. It's a simpler version of the Tidemasters. And after just checking, found this one brand new for $53. I would buy it now if i didnt already have 4 watches. http://cgi.ebay.com/RIP-CURL-A1006-A...item35afdb9a27
Feb 12, 2011, 03:14 AM #3
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- Hilton Head Island - OB, SD
this is usually a heated debate, but I will once again chime in with my vote: The freestyle shark/tide watch. It is like $70, durable as all hell. Has lasted me 6 years so far. Still a beast. Its not flashy or anything, but it is a great watch for any open ocean swimmer or surfer. Most other watches are too focused on fashion etc. The freestyle watches are basic and run perfectly. I have my tides currently set to OC MD, SD and Maui and it is always spot on.
Feb 12, 2011, 10:55 AM #4
Feb 12, 2011, 01:32 PM #5Junior Member
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G-shocks are really nice and they have a lot of choices to choose from. Mine has lasted a long time. check out their website to see all the choices.
Feb 12, 2011, 06:06 PM #6
i really want a g shock though, i like the fashion but I also want it for the tide especially and features like alarm, moon phase, etc.
i know some watches are programmable to certain beaches, but idk how the g -shock tide works, is that the case, like can i program it to monmouth or anywhere in NJ?
Feb 12, 2011, 06:27 PM #7
it has everything you could think of.
Feb 12, 2011, 07:00 PM #8
my budget is under 100$, but preferably 80 max, unless 80-100 is a rly good watch
Feb 12, 2011, 08:21 PM #9Junior Member
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Just get a lowdown or the housing from Nixon. Both are cheap and easy and will last. The people i deal with coming back in the shop with watch problems are some of the other companies. Plus with nixon if anything happens to it they will replace it depending on what was wrong with it.
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Feb 12, 2011, 08:25 PM #10
OP_ Get a Gshock Golfman- proven mission after mission by every seal team in the country. And, i guess, some black people. Mine was a gift, but i think they are around or under the $100 mark. As for your question about the tide setting, it is based on the lunitidal interval. It only accepts one, but I have found it accurate within a couple hundred miles of coast line for a central setting. For example, VB lunitidal interval works (within minutes) from chrystal coast up to OC maryland. It doesn't vary as much as you might think. The only thing you lack from surf-specific watches is the ability to switch east / west coast tides. Thats where the major tidal change takes place.
AND YOU DONT LOOK LIKE SOME TRENDY GROM WHO BUYS EVERYTHING THEY SEE IN A SURFER MAG.
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