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    Which watch for lifer?

    If you could only own and wear one watch for the rest of your stretch, which one would you choose (asking for a friend)?

    Obviously won't need big depth rating but needs to be suitable for the showers – can get a bit rough in there.

    Servicing might be an issue so probably quartz although battery change won’t be easy either so maybe solar. Not sure how much sunlight it’ll get – an hour or so a day unless in the South wing.

    An atomic G-Shock might fit the bill but what’s reception like through thick walls?





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    Master -Ally-'s Avatar
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    Ask RAJEN.

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    Something kinetic. Not too expensive else it will knicked.

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    Yes you can shower with it... GW-5000-1JF. Sync it when you're in the exercise yard.

    Last edited by dkpw; 12th July 2018 at 17:40.

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    Why bother? I would have thought the worst thing to do is fixate on the passing of time.

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    If it happens then I would say some kind of skeleton key watch.

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    Something with a Great Escapement?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianR View Post
    Something with a Great Escapement?
    Hehehe

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    I believe it'll have to be one that's not worth over £100.

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    An Apple watch would be handy, you can put files on them . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by magirus View Post
    An Apple watch would be handy, you can put files on them . . .
    Are you here all week? :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkpw View Post
    Yes you can shower with it... GW-5000-1JF. Sync it when you're in the exercise yard.

    Mine’s getting almost all of my wrist time at the moment

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralphy View Post
    I believe it'll have to be one that's not worth over £100.

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    Not exactly. You can have anything you wish, but have to sign a disclaimer that it is not worth more than £100 to limit any compo claim should it be damaged or stolen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robsmck View Post
    Not exactly. You can have anything you wish, but have to sign a disclaimer that it is not worth more than £100 to limit any compo claim should it be damaged or stolen.
    Thanks, that's a fuller explanation than I was given.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianR View Post
    Something with a Great Escapement?
    Girlfriend asked what I was laughing at - safe to say she regretted asking.

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    Something small with no sharp corners for easy "stowage" and water resistant for washing it off. Also probably an auto movement as I dare say it'll get well wound up while on the wrist whilst locked up. Was going to say banged up but that didn't sound right to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenandblack View Post
    Girlfriend asked what I was laughing at - safe to say she regretted asking.
    You have a girlfriend?

    What are you doing in a watch forum ? The rest of us are here because we are incels ( or will be soon if too many escapement based jokes are told.)

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