Southcoastphil

Looking for Moon and Tide Wristwatch Ideas

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I had a very inexpensive (like $33!) Casio for a few years, but then it fogged up, then completely stopped working.  Display was never what I'd call very bright.

 

Requirements:

Prefer something along the lines of 45mm diameter or so.  (Not a Quarter-pounder!)

Don't care if the case is round or rectangular

Easy-to-read display, including in dim light or darkness

No leather or cloth straps

Waterproof,since it will get splashed and get wet, would like to be able to wear it while swimming, but won't be scuba diving with it

Could be digital and/or analog display

One or two alarms

 

Nice-to-have:

A compass, not that I'd use it for hunting or bushwhacking

An alarm or two

 

Not needed: 

Thermometer, barometer, altimeter

 

Budget: 

Prefer $100 or less, but would spend another $50 if needed

 

I know that Casio makes a gazillion G-Tough watches, but most of them are almost 2" diameter.

 

Timex makes some E-tide watches that might work.

 

Let's keep this on-topic, OK?  I am NOT soliciting comments like "Why don't you just look at a tide chart?"

 

As always, TIA for sharing your insights!

 

 

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Try googling "best tide watches" , recent review of 8, and take a look. I have an old (not made any more) Columbia Tidewater watch I use at the Ditch. Just changed out the battery.  Little clunky and bright yellow but it works well. Haven't seen one on flea bay in a while though.

Puck

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1 hour ago, Southcoastphil said:

I had a very inexpensive (like $33!) Casio for a few years, but then it fogged up, then completely stopped working.  Display was never what I'd call very bright.

 

Requirements:

Prefer something along the lines of 45mm diameter or so.  (Not a Quarter-pounder!)

Don't care if the case is round or rectangular

Easy-to-read display, including in dim light or darkness

No leather or cloth straps

Waterproof,since it will get splashed and get wet, would like to be able to wear it while swimming, but won't be scuba diving with it

Could be digital and/or analog display

One or two alarms

 

Nice-to-have:

A compass, not that I'd use it for hunting or bushwhacking

An alarm or two

 

Not needed: 

Thermometer, barometer, altimeter

 

Budget: 

Prefer $100 or less, but would spend another $50 if needed

 

I know that Casio makes a gazillion G-Tough watches, but most of them are almost 2" diameter.

 

Timex makes some E-tide watches that might work.

 

Let's keep this on-topic, OK?  I am NOT soliciting comments like "Why don't you just look at a tide chart?"

 

As always, TIA for sharing your insights!

 

 

seems that for 33 bucks[like mine] it is worth it to get another one.

the one I have is casio and solar powered.

never had the battery go dead and it charges in daylight or from lamp light.

keep it on power saver and it stays charged.

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32 mins ago, Heavy Hooksetter said:

seems that for 33 bucks[like mine] it is worth it to get another one.

the one I have is casio and solar powered.

never had the battery go dead and it charges in daylight or from lamp light.

keep it on power saver and it stays charged.

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I thought of getting another one, but the display is not that great to read.

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1 hour ago, Heavy Hooksetter said:

seems that for 33 bucks[like mine] it is worth it to get another one.

the one I have is casio and solar powered.

never had the battery go dead and it charges in daylight or from lamp light.

keep it on power saver and it stays charged.

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I have this.  for thirty bucks or whatever, it's fine.  The tide business is dumb.  You get to set your location as NYC, Hong Kong, San Francisco, London...So it's pretty much worthless.  the moon thing...whatever...look out the window.  We all pretty much know what the moon is doing, roughly anyway.  And this is only going to give you "very roughly".

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40 mins ago, Southcoastphil said:

I thought of getting another one, but the display is not that great to read.

I see.

HH

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3 mins ago, blackdogfish said:

I have this.  for thirty bucks or whatever, it's fine.  The tide business is dumb.  You get to set your location as NYC, Hong Kong, San Francisco, London...So it's pretty much worthless.  the moon thing...whatever...look out the window.  We all pretty much know what the moon is doing, roughly anyway.  And this is only going to give you "very roughly".

mine has been dead on since I got it.

never have to set the tide again but,once.

HH

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I'm not gonna lie the case is a bit bigger than I'd like (52mm) but this thing has been amazing. Doesn't have a compass but it's got 4 alarms, an auto illumination function, and can go REALLY far ahead with tides and moons. I actually started another thread based on my feelings for this watch. I've absolutely beaten the shyzz out of it and it's still going strong. I bought mine on the river website for $50, and it pretty much hasn't left my wrist for around a year

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15 hours ago, speedwell said:

Try googling "best tide watches" , recent review of 8, and take a look. I have an old (not made any more) Columbia Tidewater watch I use at the Ditch. Just changed out the battery.  Little clunky and bright yellow but it works well. Haven't seen one on flea bay in a while though.

Puck

Did that & there are some good ones.

I have the G-Lide. I'm not hapoy with the design. Notice how the hands cover the digital features (moon, tide, day, date) depending on the time of day. Really poor design

I used to have a big chunky solar powerer Casio that had too many feactures. It was expensive and didn't last.

There are couple in the googeled list of "Best Surf Watches" that look preety good. I'll certainly take a closer look.

Yes everything and more can be see on phone now. I'd like to not have to carry my phone while I'm fishing.

As my eyes have been gradually getting worse, it makes watches harder to read.

Good Luck

JD

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16 mins ago, SandSpike1 said:

 

Pretty epic clip.

After I looked at what I sw on Google, not wanting to pay 350 for an apple watch that looks to be another iPhone on the wrist. I'll just use my phone. I feel like I failed to find what I want in a surf fishing watch.

Good luck every one.

JD

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