My wife would like a sports watch. She doesn't need GPS or fancy gadgetry
, just something to wear to the gym. She needs large digital numbers that can be read easily while she's moving, and some timing functions. The problem is that she's allergic to metal, so anything that would touch her skin would have to be leather or plastic--the strap, the buckle, the back of the case, and any buttons on the side. I've looked in sporting goods stores but only found metal on the backs of cases, and that's something that's hard to tell online. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by hydrophonic
on Apr 18, 2014 -
I’m interested in the DURR
, a simple display-less “watch” that vibrates every 5 minutes to influence your perception of the passing of time. Since DURR is not currently shipping and I already own an iPhone with a clock and a vibrating buzzer, I feel like this should be doable with an app. There’s already a Pebble app
so I’m sure it’s not crazy.
If this doesn’t currently exist, how hard might it be to write one myself? I’ve compiled things in XCode before but not written my own from-scratch Objective-C, so I’d be approaching this as a newcomer.
posted by migurski
on Feb 9, 2014 -
One of the cotter pins in the stainless steel band of my Citizen watch has come loose to the point that it slides out on its own rather easily, separating the links of the watch band. The watch is still under warranty, but I'd rather not deal with shipping it away and waiting for such a minor repair. Are local jewelry shops likely to have a replacement pin, or [more inside]
posted by tonycpsu
on Dec 20, 2013 -
I'm starting to look at watches, and I think I'd like something sleek and digital. Something that looks like a FitBit
, perhaps (I hear the FitBits don't always display the time
, which is why I'm ruling it out). Please point me toward sleek digital watches!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero
on Oct 22, 2013 -
I have a Citizen Eco-Drive watch that I received last year, and I love it. But the leather strap is coming apart, and the only "real" replacement straps I can find cost $70. Are there any straps that will fit the watch's curved case without costing an arm and a leg? [more inside]
posted by wenestvedt
on Jul 5, 2013 -
I'm looking for a fitness watch I can use for interval training. I don't need anything fancy, but I do want something that'll vibrate in place of beeping. Can anyone recommend something? [more inside]
posted by andrewcilento
on Apr 2, 2013 -
I have inherited a watch that was purchased a few years ago for about $2000. It has rarely been worn and I think it has all of the box/paperwork with it (from what I can see from similar watches online), including the purchase receipt. My question is where/how can I sell it? Either by listing it online, but there seems to be so many websites, or in person via a second hand dealer or similar?
I've seen lots of watch websites, but are some better than others? Especially considering I don't have a profile or history on such sites. Thanks
posted by MT
on Feb 9, 2013 -
I was recently gifted a knockoff Patek Philippe Celestial 5102 watch and am curios as to how properly set the watch's many functions. With all the face time & celestial functions I'm a bit overwhelmed. Does anyone have the instructions or know how to properly setting this watch?
posted by pgswim
on Jan 13, 2013 -
So I have my father's father's retirement pocketwatch. My father gave it to me almost twenty years ago and it has never worked. Recently I pulled it out of the china cabinet and tried to fix it myself following some youtube tutorials. Unfortunately I forgot that I am clumsy and bad at not losing small things. Long story slightly longer, I lost/broke a couple pieces. At that point I took it to a jeweler/watchmaker and he could not fix my mistake. Now I'm wondering if I can just replace the entire internal mechanism of the watch while keeping the part that has my Grandpa's name on it. I'm having no luck finding anything online. [more inside]
posted by runcibleshaw
on Jan 7, 2013 -
I'm trying to find a watch that does not beep when I press the button to illuminate the watch face. I also need it to have an alarm and to be somewhat water resistant (suitable for jogging/hiking in the rain). It would be awesome if this watch cost less than $50. Any suggestions?
posted by wearyaswater
on Dec 25, 2012 -
Why do US Navy submarines operate on 18-hour schedules, with 6 hours on watch and 12 hours off? How did this start? Is there independent justification, or is this some hold-over from old traditions? Why did someone think this was a good idea?
posted by cthuljew
on Dec 7, 2012 -
Do they make a pretty woman's analog watch that lights up, is easy to read and has both the day of the week AND the date on the face? [more inside]
posted by victoriab
on Dec 6, 2012 -
I want to be a night's watchman (from Game of Thrones) for halloween. It's not too hard of a costume, considering I just get all black stuff and wear it, and try to find some black fur looking stuff too. However, in the tv show everyone's outfits are pretty faded and covered in snow. How can I replicate that? Any other suggestions? [more inside]
posted by DynamiteToast
on Oct 22, 2012 -
My googling is inadequate. I need a woman's watch, a small one, with TWO OR MORE daily alarms, for a friend who needs reminders to take her medications. I'm hoping to find a watch that costs less than $30 (the only one I can find
is $70) [more inside]
posted by anadem
on Feb 23, 2012 -
I'm searching for the perfect LSAT watch. Does anyone know of a purely analog watch with vibrating alarm function and rotating bezel? [more inside]
posted by melancholyplay
on Aug 24, 2011 -
I have several watches that I wear that all have leather watch straps. With a couple of the watches, my ideal placement for the hole in the strap is actually in between two current holes. What is the best method to create a hole big enough to use? I have tried a sharp turkey skewer to poke a hole in it, and while it pierced the leather, it didn't leave a hole large enough to easily go through every time.
I have thought about a leather punch (which i guess is used for belts?) but that would be way too large. Suggestions?
posted by dbirchum
on Aug 24, 2011 -
how are jewelry brand watches (e.g. Cartier, Boucheron, Harry Winston) regarded among watch enthusiasts? Is it the same as 'designer' watches in that they're not taken seriously?
posted by the mad poster!
on Apr 6, 2011 -
Calendar math question: today is March 25, 2011. I found my old watch in a drawer and the time is still correct, but the watch date window says 13. Assuming the date window repeats 1 to 31 and that I always 'set' my watch correctly, what was the most recent month and year that I could have worn it? [more inside]
posted by unixrat
on Mar 25, 2011 -
What is this
? I've had it hanging on my wall for a year or two. It was found on the sand below the water line at the Fire Island National Seashore/Wilderness. It's lightweight and friable, like a sea creature. It's 24 cm (9.4 inches) long by 11 cm (4.3 inches) wide. 24 cm is 1.7 monkey skulls, if that helps.
posted by jcrcarter
on Feb 17, 2011 -
Anyone know about 'Balmain' watches? I'm trying to figure out what price range this might have been bought at last year, I don't have a model number and the manual just says "ETA G15.211" which I think is the internal quartz movement. image [more inside]
posted by the mad poster!
on Dec 28, 2010 -
[London Shopping Filter] I'd like to buy an expensive watch in the New Year. Budget is up to £2,500 so I'm looking for advice on the best places to browse a wide range of makes and models and then (once I've picked something) the best place to buy it. [more inside]
posted by mr_silver
on Dec 21, 2010 -
I am a man who wears a wristwatch. What can I wear on the other wrist? Preferably something that serves some function. [more inside]
posted by bartleby
on Sep 3, 2010 -
Can the hive mind recommend a reasonably-priced Seiko watch repair place in San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by Quietgal
on Mar 20, 2010 -
Please help me determine whether this watch-repair business is legitimate, or help me find a reputable Accutron specialist in the Bay Area. [more inside]
posted by mattdidthat
on Sep 16, 2009 -
I'm looking for a running watch with a programmable countdown timer that would be suitable for doing the couch to 5k routines. Anybody have some recommendations. [more inside]
posted by srboisvert
on Sep 2, 2009 -
Is there anywhere online I can watch the season 5 premiere of Jon and Kate Plus 8? [more inside]
posted by Quidam
on May 29, 2009 -
animated movie or cartoon filter: 15-20 years old, astronaut, had a cool watch, maybe some anime stylings. [more inside]
posted by losvedir
on Nov 8, 2008 -
I'd like to find a San Francisco based antique watch repair shop that does impeccable work. Price is not an issue, as the watch is the only thing I have from my great-grandmother and is of the utmost sentimental value. The wristwatch is silver, with no visible manufacturer's mark, and is approximately 85 years old. The face needs cleaning and the mechanism likely is in decent shape, but needs cleaning as well.
posted by judith
on Jun 12, 2007 -