Sudsy

Need a new tide watch - recommendations ??

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Love my Bulova Tide Watch, but I've finally reached the age where I can't read the little dials without my reading glasses. Not much help when I'm not in the house 

Basically this.....

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Would like something classy that can be worn with a suit, but with functions I can actually see.

 

Is there anything comparable to mine (pictured), preferably under $200 ??

 

BULOVA MILLENNIA "TIDE FUNCTION"

MODEL# 96B85

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Stainless steel case and bracelet.

Luminous hands and hour markers.

Tide function and moon phase indicator.

Maximum and minimum tide range.

Chronograph function.

Alarm Function.

Date window.

Blue dial.

Screw back.

Unidirectional elapsed time rotating bezel.

Fold-over buckle / safety clasp.

Water resistant to 200 meters / 660 feet.

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Since all tide watches and clocks use lunar chronology, they are horribly inaccurate during Neap Tides, as much as an hour off.  They're only 100% accurate at New and Full Moons. 

 

I've given up on tide clocks and got some nice free apps for my cell phone.  My "Go To" one is called "Tide Charts" by You can even more your finger along the tide line and get the tide height a different times of the day.  Look at the photo below, the read line is the info for the current time, and I moved my finger along the tide profile to find out when the water was at MLW, which occurs at 9:13 PM.  It's far better than any watch...

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Sudsy said:

Let's keep it to watches

OK, so accuracy isn't important?  That's not an accusation since I wear a mechanical wristwatch chronometer that's been needing service for years, loosing a couple of minutes a week, but I'm emotionally attached to it.

 

The only thing that will be 100% accurate would be apps for smartphones or watches.  

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My great eyesight has turned into okay eyesight and I have also been unable to find a functional tide watch which  I’m able to see clearly without glasses. As others have said, tide apps are the way to go. Much more accurate information than what a watch will give you. Put the apps on you phone, tablet, smart watch etc. and you’ll be  all set.

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16 mins ago, Sudsy said:

I have the tide app on my phone, don't need to hear about that

 

I like the smartwatch idea

LOL.......you with a smart watch......that's ought to go swimmingly  :)

you went kicking and screaming into the world of smart phones :)  

 

Good luck and god speed :)  

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23 mins ago, Sudsy said:

I have the tide app on my phone, don't need to hear about that

 

I like the smartwatch idea

this has been my partner for 4years now,no battery to replace,solar powered.

40 smackers.

HH

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On 12/18/2019 at 10:14 PM, Heavy Hooksetter said:

this has been my partner for 4years now,no battery to replace,solar powered.

40 smackers.

HH

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I have the same one and like it. I think it was around $30 on the river site. 

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On 12/18/2019 at 10:14 PM, Heavy Hooksetter said:

this has been my partner for 4years now,no battery to replace,solar powered.

40 smackers.

HH

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Since tides are location dependent, how do you program the location into this watch?

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