What is the deal with so many people wearing those cheapo plastic square faced watches while surfing? Why not just wear a simple to read all purpose dive watch, steel with hands that point to the time? Wear no watch at all. The crew I know in Virginia doesn't subscribe to the watch thing. I see it only in NJ. I'm curious. Is surfing a sport that gets that many "trendy" people in it? Yeeech if yes!
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Sep 20, 2011, 04:54 PM #1
Wearing a wristwatch while surfing
Sep 20, 2011, 05:07 PM #2
I've been wearing a watch surfing for the lat 28 years. not sure if thats trendy. I do it for 2 reasons, i like to know the time so if i have to be somewhere I am not late. also its nice in the summer to know that the guards are close to coming out. If you compete, a watch is very handy for keeping track of time during your heat.
Sep 20, 2011, 05:32 PM #3Junior Member
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Why do I wear a cheap watch? Because I'm cheap and I ONLY wear a watch when I'm surfing, so why do I need an expensive one? Is this trendy? I don't know, I've never really paid attention to what others are wearing. Why wear a watch at all? Because I have a wife and kid and busy schedule and I don't have the luxury to just stay out in the water for as long as I feel like it. Before I started wearing a watch while surfing I found I was actually overestimating my time out. I would pack it in, get back to the car and find out I could have stayed out for another 1/2 hour.
Sep 20, 2011, 05:38 PM #4
Good points. Can you actually see the graphics of these LCD watches while on the water? I wore my watch (a steel diver automatic movement) the first time or two I went out. Of course I had no problem at all glancing at and seeing the time no matter the sky conditions. I would find an LCD panel can't be as easily read or am I wrong?
I stopped wearing the watch when I did more research and saw in several write ups that a reflection off a watch can look like a bait fish to a predator fish, and that right there made me stop using a watch!
Sep 20, 2011, 05:42 PM #5
"The watch thing"? This guy is so weird. Why do you care what kind of watch anybody wears? This has nothing to do with surfing and everything to do with creepyness. Plus, he's full of sh*t. I surf Va Beach and always wear a watch. Never surfed in NJ but whatever.
Sep 20, 2011, 05:44 PM #6
Sep 20, 2011, 05:48 PM #7
Nah, I keep my feet up and just use my arms. Thanks
Sep 20, 2011, 05:55 PM #8
Sep 20, 2011, 05:59 PM #9Senior Member
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Sep 20, 2011, 06:00 PM #10Senior Member
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- Monmouth County, NJ
I wear my Freestyle Tide 3.0...is that ok? Or is it too cheap?