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New Watch, and Photos from Maine

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  1. elbert

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    The watch quest is over. I tracked down my new Citizen Eco-Drive Promaster Tough at Doland Jewellers in Davenport, IA.

    I also got out of the truck and spent a day this past week on the coast of Maine at Cape Elizabeth and Portland. Enjoy! (as I certainly did).

    "An thou hast them, smoketh them!" -An Old Philosopher
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  2. shayde

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    Beautiful! Both the watch and the view!

    "I have some friends, some honest friends, and honest friends are few; My pipe of briar, my open fire, A book that's not too new." -Robert W. Service
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  3. elbert

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    Thank you! That gentleman in the third pic pulled in a striped bass while I watched. Lobster roll and blueberry pie at the crab shack at Two Lights, Pizza at Portland Pie Company for dinner. Cigar on the wharf for dessert

    A good day.

    Posted 2 weeks ago #
  4. cortezattic

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    What is it about the watch that attracted you?

    I find myself sitting idly on the line dividing past and future,
    as if I could kill time without injuring eternity. -- Thoreau
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  5. elbert

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    What is it about the watch that attracted you?

    There are a few things I was looking for in general;

    1. Face watch instead of digital. It's a classic look and I wanted to retain it.
    2. Band without links. This could be leather or synthetic, but I wanted the easy adjustability of the buckle strap. I'm tall and lanky with narrow wrists, so I didn't want to worry about fit.
    3. No batteries to fuss with. Some day I'd like to pick up a proper mechanical watch (the Omega Railmaster tops that list), but the solar powered cell is perfect meanwhile.
    4. Elegant face. Stylistically simple and spacious. Uncrowded with numbers or other dials/gauges.
    5. Luminescent.
    6. Durable. Somewhere in my search I centered on the term "field watch" and this is a great example of the genre. Titanium plated, synthetic sapphire crystal, cordura band.

    I chose this color over the all-black nightout version of the same watch for personal aesthetic reasons. I like earth tones. It sets off my eternal tan nicely. The face nearly matches the green of my eyes (actually 'hazel', but predominately green).

    Posted 2 weeks ago #
  6. kcghost

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    Very good photos!

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    Surprisingly hard to take a good picture of eyes, but there ya go. (Yes, I'm aware that nobody asked )

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    Very cool.

    My brother just bought me a Citizen Eco Drive Diver's 200m last week.

    Looking forward to getting many years of use out of it. Glad it's solar powered. If I ever test out it's durability at 200m it's because the sailboat went down and I went with it!

    Posted 2 weeks ago #
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    ...and thanks for the closeup of the soon to be stash!

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  10. elbert

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    Lol...The stash is "permanently tentative". I look like I'm 16 if I shave with a razor, and I look like Jeffrey Dahmer if I don't shave at all.

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  11. elessar

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    A beautiful watch and pictures. Right on! I have the same problem with a stash lol.

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  12. voorhees

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    That is a fine watch. Hope it serves you as long as mine has.

    Jason
    Posted 2 weeks ago #
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    Nice Pix! I've sailed past Cape Liz a few times, but didn't stop over. Next time!

    I know that you believe you understood what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
    Posted 2 weeks ago #
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    Extreme fishing, I love it!

    Dave
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    Posted 2 weeks ago #
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    Great pix and watch choice!
    There are tons of straps out there, have fun swapping them out.

    Al

    Posted 2 weeks ago #
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    I set my Eco Drive by my iPhone, and clocked it to the second, and it has been spot on since Daylight Savings. That's a great choice. I hope that you enjoy it as much as I have enjoyed mine.

    Michael
    Posted 2 weeks ago #

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