Watches are indeed expensive fish fertilizer. A very kind uncle bought this nascent Jacques Cousteau a Rolex Submariner when I graduated high school. A few years later, on an oceanographic training cruise, we were letting out trawls. I of course was wearing the Rolex. It's made for tough marine use, right?Wearing a 10K watch on a sailing boat or at the club is the sign of a poser / owner , sat on the boat doing nothing, not a yachtsman. It's too easy to get the watch ripped off by a rope and it goes for a swim.. (or ripped off by a mugger on shore..)
I wear the Casio equivalent of the Timex, one linked to the radio signal, the clubs use a radio linked clock for the count downs. So it's always correct, no need to mess around with start stop buttons, you just go by the appointed time.
There are half a dozen watches of mine keeping the fish awake down there..
I am wearing the same watch and strap at the moment. There are a couple of manuals online that can be found with a quick google search that seem to explain the bezel function, I look forward to using mine on the racecourse next summer.I recently snagged this one off eBay. It's a Citizen C050, I think from the late 80s/early 90s. I like analog watches, this is my first "ani-digi."
It has a start timer with chimes at appropriate intervals, with options for rolling starts or countdown/countup. The only thing it's missing is a sync feature. The bezel is kind of interesting - I guess it's for keeping track of shifts but I don't know how useful it is.
I have a bad habit of leaving my Clearstart (the gigantic model, not the wrist-sized one) at home on race nights, so this is a neat watch with some history that I can wear to work and to the Tuesday night race after. We'll see how it goes.
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I used to race J/24's with one of these back in the 90's. IIRC, you set the bezel at 3 and 9 o'clock to be the headings for the start line. Then 12 o'clock is the wind direction for a true line (in the picture above this would be 0 degrees). Anything other than 12 o'clock represents the favored end of the line.I am wearing the same watch and strap at the moment. There are a couple of manuals online that can be found with a quick google search that seem to explain the bezel function, I look forward to using mine on the racecourse next summer.