Friday, August 15, 2008

DPT--A Good Watch

An important tool to have for survival as well as travel, is a good watch. Whether you choose a wristwatch or a clip-on watch, having a multi-function watch is a good item to have on hand. Here are some of the functions you may want your watch to have:
  • Ways to tell time (digital or analog)
  • Alarm settings
  • Altimeter
  • Barometer
  • Waterproof-ness
  • GPS capability
  • Compass
  • Count down timer
  • Assortment of time zone settings
And some watch pointers:
  • Click here to see some of the cool tech watches (found mostly in Japan).
  • Choose the watch that meets your needs, not what others think you "should" have.
  • Choose a watch that doesn't weigh five pounds if at all possible. All of the little add-ons take up space and weight.
  • Save the Pateks and Rolexes for times when it is appropriate. In most cases they draw too much attention.
  • I know uniformity is valued by special ops teams and pin-point, synchronized timing can be necessary at times. however it is usually a dead give away when five "strangers" in the same immediate location all are wearing the exact same watch.

1 comment:

  1. I have a nice (to me) shiny fossil watch that I wore for a few years as a student. Now that I got commissioned I needed something more rugged and with a stop watch so I picked up a Timex 1440. I didn't go with the GPS/ compass stuff for a couple of reasons: first they aren't allowed at a couple schools I am going to soon and second they drag the price way up, I wanted one that can get scratched and bashed around without me being concerned.