Best Watch For Professional Mariners


#121

You would think so but it’s not glass its sapphire crystal.


#122

It’s all sapphire aka aluminum oxide, so anything softer than sandpaper wouldn’t bother it much. That doesn’t mean I like it or think it’s practical for anyone in the real world.


#123

You haven’t sent me any yet so I have nothing to ignore.


#124

That being said, sapphire is by definition hardness 9 on the Mohs scale, with 10 being diamond. But Mohs isn’t really a scale, it’s more of a list of particular minerals ordered by hardness. There’s more difference in hardness between 9 and 10 than there is between 1 (apatite, I think?) and 9.


#125

So what are your collective thoughts on the Breitling Emergency Watch with Integrated 121.5 MHz epirb? They are starting to show up on sale now that the Emergency 2 with 406mhz epirb is our (which costs $15,000!).

http://amzn.to/2zcw5Lf


#126

Yes we did… and we went over this already in the last thread.


#127

My mistake, I forgot about that one.


#128

I’ve had my Luminox since 2004 and worn it through two department head tours, an XO tour, and two command tours – still going strong. Luminox also stands behind their watches and repairs them quickly in Cranston, RI; maybe if you sent them the broken case they would replace it for a nominal fee.


#129

Wow, and I live fifteen miles from Cranston! Too late by about ten years.


#130

Thats the thing. Luminox USED to make great watches.


#131

Which model?


#132

“Navy Seals” model. One of the complaints was that the original watch-band wears out too quickly; I replaced the original plastic/rubber watch-band with a military strap-type NATO band and it will likely outlast the 25-year predicted luminosity of the gas-filled tubes on the watch hands and dial. Picture attached not mine, but shows the same watch and a similar band:

http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o109/DTMbizzle/Watches/Luminox/Luminox1.jpg


#133

Ha! Love it!


#134

That (the Ressence) is the coolest thing I’ve seen in a long time. Love his Swiss accent.


#135

the mid watch… unless you just gotta have breakfast. FYI Chrystal Stability for Temp. was established to mil spec in about 1939-1940. Though it has certainly changed some since then, the standards established then were meant to accomodate aircraft radios, ie: Crystal Control of Freq. with temperature a large factor. When X-Ray use was implemented in full, by say 1942-3 Crystal alignment issues before cutting were much alleviated and Crystal stability became largely what we know it to be now. Well, there were “aging” issues and such but…


#136

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Took this thread and nudged my wife in the direction of this Steinhart GMT automatic for Christmas.

Merry Christmas y’all