Surf watch discussion

Discussion in 'Global Surf Talk' started by 252surfer, May 2, 2016.

  1. seldom seen

    seldom seen Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    I always forget that, like the asshole I am.
  2. BignoseLawnchair

    BignoseLawnchair Member

    Apr 30, 2012
    if you are a fancypants then you might like bathys watches. I wear a nixon rover II for leisure and surfing. no problems with water exposure. The size and the clasp have proven impractical but I like how it looks.

    I've observed a phenomenon where competent outdoorsmen and tradespeople seem to gravitate toward the most basic casio (non-gshock) watches and wear the same <$15 watch for a decade or more, simply replacing the battery and band when needed. There is something to that.

  3. DosXX

    DosXX Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2013
  4. 252surfer

    252surfer Well-Known Member

    Dec 1, 2010
    Haha nice dos.
    Update: I went with a G-shock g-7900. It has gotten really good reviews and it I got it for 40% off with free 2day shipping. I just couldn't reason paying twice as much for a watch they may or may not last as long as gshocks do. Plus the last one I had fit over 5mm gloves and 4/3 pretty well so that's what eventually settled it. I appreciate all the info and advice guys.
  5. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    Did you get the magenta colored one, or the fuscia???? <grin>
  6. 252surfer

    252surfer Well-Known Member

    Dec 1, 2010
    Haha no this is the watch here. got it for 65. I even used free amazon prime trial to get the free shipping. just gotta make sure i cancel that shyte before I get charged

  7. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    Cool, and I am sure it is good all the way to 330 meters depth!! It will keep on ticking wayyy after you have imploded!!!
  8. Toonces

    Toonces Well-Known Member

    Apr 25, 2016
  9. BassMon2

    BassMon2 Well-Known Member

    Jan 27, 2015
    Dude that is genius! Thank you. I'm going to have fun with that one
  10. 252surfer

    252surfer Well-Known Member

    Dec 1, 2010
    No it's not a solar powered one toonces. I thought about getting that one but I read a lot of reviews that said the faceplate was pretty easy to damage and the screws on the face would fall out so I opted for the non solar better priced watch. That one does look sweet though
  11. your pier

    your pier Well-Known Member

    Dec 2, 2013
    Hey d!ks...the batt n my rip curl just died - I blame you
  12. Towelie

    Towelie Well-Known Member

    Nov 27, 2014
    lmao when showboating goes wrong... thats why im not saying schitt aboot MY watch, which btw is awesome. much superior, oh dang it - it spontaneously combusted,mid sesh. yeah im posting from the lineup f u. yes im high, u?
  13. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    You guys win!!!As hard as I tried not to learn anything (mostly because I'm a functional Retard) I learned something and from all things...A Watch Tread!!!
  14. DosXX

    DosXX Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2013
  15. your pier

    your pier Well-Known Member

    Dec 2, 2013

    Unfortunately no, just a few splashes of good ol bourbon from b4l's Latino hatin cousins in ol kentuck tonight


    CBSCREWBY Well-Known Member

    Feb 21, 2012
    I bought my son a solar rip-curl Barrel watch for Christmas for $75 two years ago a la Whiskey Militia. Suite ass watch. Wish I had bought 2. Can't find them now for under $200.
  17. Toonces

    Toonces Well-Known Member

    Apr 25, 2016
    I spent too much time trying to figure out the "perfect" surf watch.

    I have a Rip Curl Tidemaster that look great when I'm in dress clothes for work. Not so great when I have to surf, although it does work...the thing is freaking heavy, though.


    After considerable hunting, I decided on a G-shock solar-powered tide watch:


    My primary criteria looking for a surf watch for everyday use is that it had to be solar powered. There are a lot of really nice Rip Curl and Nixon watches, and maybe they're better, but I really don't want the hassle of changing out a battery in a year or two. Also, G-Shocks are friggin' tanks. The Rip Curl quality control seems to be all over the place. Finally, price was a bit of a factor as I really don't want to be banging around a $300 watch in the shorebreak.

    So, while I didn't really want a G-Shock, since they're just about the only solar tide watches out there, that's what I ended up with. Should be here just need some surf to try it out.
  18. Toonces

    Toonces Well-Known Member

    Apr 25, 2016
    So I'm sending the G-shock back to Amazon. It looks pretty killer in the picture, and it's even better in person because all that writing on the bezel is much more subdued, and the whole thing isn't as garish as the photo.

    However, the face is essentially unreadable in low light! Like inside the house outside of direct sunlight. I set it up for the auto glowlight thing when the face is moved, but even then, it didn't always kick on. It annoyed me immediately. I wore it around all afternoon and just got more and more aggravated that I couldn't read the numbers without turning on the glowlight.

    So, back to Amazon and I ordered the Rip Curl Trestles Oceansearch that takes batteries. Screw it. If I gotta deal with changing out the battery every year so be it. It's not like the thing is irreplaceable; I spent more on booze for this weekend than the damn watch costs.

    Aggravated though.
  19. Mr.Belmar

    Mr.Belmar Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    Yea having a good water proof tide watch can be a pain.

    I got the shark classic tide watch a few years ago from Amazon. Changed the battery once it was pretty easy. It's one of the first watches that has held up well to abuse and it was pretty cheap- like 60$. Think it's 4 or 5 yrs old now. Could still wear it to work- doesn't look bad.

    Some of the nicer tide watches cost way too much and wouldn't want to take it into the ocean

    Always wanted a rip curl tide watch- they look nice! I have also seem a few new ones from different companies that have Bluetooth and can hook to your phone to get updated waves/condition info- seems cool.
  20. your pier

    your pier Well-Known Member

    Dec 2, 2013
    Sent my ripcurl back n they replaced because of warranty....not saying anything else, but good warranty!