What kind of watch do you wear?

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Re: What kind of watch do you wear?

#101 Post by Boney » Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:33 am

Zaibatsu wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:18 am
Heliian wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:25 am
Zaibatsu wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:33 am
Anyone else ever tire after pulling their phone from their pocket for the hundredth time only to have a mind fck when it’s hopped three time zones? No thanks.
Why would you be checking the time so much? I would also be expecting a time zone change as I arrive in a different time zone.
If you don’t have a watch, you are pulling out your phone every time you want to check the time.

Maybe if you’re in the same city every time, knowing the time zone is easy. Do you know exact time zone boundaries everywhere you fly? Do you know where they observe daylight savings time and where they don’t? That’s the whole reason aviation runs on Zulu.
Which is why I'm now using my iPhone. I keep it using the 24hr format and it updates automatically to the time zone I enter when out of airplane mode, or while in airplane mode using wifi. I do keep a list of favorite cities in world clock section of the clock app so that I don't have to calculate their local time, lazy on my part.

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Re: What kind of watch do you wear?

#102 Post by FICU » Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:38 am

Jet Jockey wrote:
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I for one drive a new Audi not because I'm a snob but because I appreciate the car for its engineering, its quality and fun to drive aspect.
Staying on topic... I drive a VW GTI because it's more fun and is an unpretentious sleeper just like my watch. 8) ;)
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Re: What kind of watch do you wear?

#103 Post by Jet Jockey » Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:51 am

FICU wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:38 am
Jet Jockey wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:21 pm
I for one drive a new Audi not because I'm a snob but because I appreciate the car for its engineering, its quality and fun to drive aspect.
Staying on topic... I drive a VW GTI because it's more fun and is an unpretentious sleeper just like my watch. 8) ;)

LOL... I think a red B9 A4 sedan Quattro with blacked out windows, "black optiks" option, with a front Carbon Fibre splitter plus rear Carbon Fibre diffuser and lowered suspension is more a sleeper car than a Golf GTI but then I may be wrong. :-) :lol: :oops: :roll:
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Re: What kind of watch do you wear?

#104 Post by FICU » Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:10 pm

Jet Jockey wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:51 am
LOL... I think a red B9 A4 sedan Quattro with blacked out windows, "black optiks" option, with a front Carbon Fibre splitter plus rear Carbon Fibre diffuser and lowered suspension is more a sleeper car than a Golf GTI but then I may be wrong. :-) :lol: :oops: :roll:
See... a splitter and a functional diffuser, especially in carbon fibre, are just like all those extra dials, numbers, and tic marks on a pretentious watch... fluff and more fluff to make you think people are impressed. A B9 A4 doesn't have near the performance to even need that crap. All show and no go... :lol:

And lowering it does nothing but remove all that Audi engineering on making the suspension perform at it's best so you think you can look cool.

BTW.. the definition of a sleeper is something that looks normal and plain but goes like stink. Carbon, black outs, and lowering is just ricing it up. :lol:
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Re: What kind of watch do you wear?

#105 Post by mijbil » Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:47 pm

Don't wear one. If your operator can't supply a clock....
If you need the time, focus on the hottest FA around (girls included ;)) and ask her the time. Off you go - hopefully. I have 2 dinner plates - one from Tabacco Jewellery of Lentini Sicily and the other from a truly old school watchmaker down on Corydon in Winterpeg. He considers it an honour to make watches for the RCAF but (apart from having affixed the RCAF wings in inlaid gold) anyone can get one of his great watches to your design. He uses Breitling movements and then can likely personalize yours as you wish. Arthur Lupu is his name. His creation is a bit more subtle than the Sicilian discus. I like both, but for work, I prefer something either semi-disposable or along the lines of a Fitbit (I have a Garmin Vivo) that will chirp at you when it's time to ding the FA's for a piss/stretch break and also tracks your sleep patterns when on the road. As a bonus, should you have a really bad day and have to go down the slides, AND your watch wrist gets caught on something, a rubber wristband is a tearaway.......like the best designed FA uniforms. I digress. Bring back the fun times!!
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Re: What kind of watch do you wear?

#106 Post by schnitzel2k3 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:23 am

mijbil wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:47 pm
.....like the best designed FA uniforms. I digress. Bring back the fun times!!
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Re: What kind of watch do you wear?

#107 Post by express315 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:38 am

Tissot T-Touch titanium.
Compass, altimeter, barometer, temperature and dual time.
Dial glass is a touch screen that controls most functions.
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Re: What kind of watch do you wear?

#108 Post by 1000tolevel » Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:17 pm

iPhone in my pocket. GPS clock on the dash. GPS time in FMS. Why would I wear a watch?
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Re: What kind of watch do you wear?

#109 Post by express315 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:56 am

GPS is controlled by a government of other country and can be turned off without a notice.
IPhone is not an accessory - it's a cult.
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Re: What kind of watch do you wear?

#110 Post by theflyinghotdog » Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:56 am

I use an Apple Watch. It is nothing fancy but just something different.
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Re: What kind of watch do you wear?

#111 Post by AirFrame » Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:38 am

express315 wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:56 am
GPS is controlled by a government of other country and can be turned off without a notice.
Okay... GPS, Glonass, and Beidu(sp?) in my phone. All three controlled by another country and could be turned off without notice, but i'd guess that the probability of all three being down at the same time is nearly zero.
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Re: What kind of watch do you wear?

#112 Post by digits_ » Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:26 pm

AirFrame wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:38 am
express315 wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:56 am
GPS is controlled by a government of other country and can be turned off without a notice.
Okay... GPS, Glonass, and Beidu(sp?) in my phone. All three controlled by another country and could be turned off without notice, but i'd guess that the probability of all three being down at the same time is nearly zero.
And even if that happens, not knowing exactly what time it is, would be the least of your concern :rolleyes:
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