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    Skiing watch.

    Great news that the French have reopened and I’m off skiing shortly.

    I of course will be wearing the correct watch.







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    Have fun, although I'm fairly sure I'd be wearing a Casio. ;-)

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    My ski watch is the seiko solar chrono on a long nato which I wear over my jacket sleeve.
    I'll look for a pic, I took some 5 years ago...
    Enjoy the slopes!

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    I have always worn my watch’s whilst out in the alps and have never had any issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shoppy View Post
    I have always worn my watch’s whilst out in the alps and have never had any issues.
    Thank

    It’s what they are designed for.

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    I am skiing now and am wearing my Breitling Aerospace, lightweight, fairly easy to read, second time zone and not as valuable as some other choices! In fact, in the winter, I often leave it on BST on the main time zone for this very reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montello View Post
    It’s what they are designed for.
    That they are!


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    Quote Originally Posted by markrlondon View Post
    Have fun, although I'm fairly sure I'd be wearing a Casio. ;-)
    Ha ha, yeh, g-shock all the way!

    I can swan about the bar afterwards in my jewellery ;)


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    Wear a watch which you don’t worry about getting nicked off your wrist when in transit to A&E or while there...................

    Same advice for your last watch when going into a care home.

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    Sounds like some of you think skiing will be hazardous for both me and the Explorer ... I have have no hesitation wearing a nice watch skiing ... it's what they were made for as per the advertisement in the OP.

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    I fall over a lot, so I usually wear a G-Shock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montello View Post
    Sounds like some of you think skiing will be hazardous for both me and the Explorer ... I have have no hesitation wearing a nice watch skiing ... it's what they were made for as per the advertisement in the OP.
    I agree that most sports watch will be able to cope with skiing. It could of course hit a rock in a fall but if that was the case, the watch could be very low down on the list of your main concerns.
    I have no statistics as to the amount of desirable watches stolen while you are incapacitated, whether too drunk or anaesthetised, but I imagine that's not very different from any other similar circumstances in everyday life.

    In other words, wear what you want. I'd recommend wearing it inside rather than on your outer sleeve, mainly to avoid snagging it.
    'Against stupidity, the gods themselves struggle in vain' - Schiller.

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    I wear it as normal on the wrist. Strapping a watch outside the jacket isn’t my style.

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    wot no Nautic-Ski?

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    Quote Originally Posted by verv View Post
    wot no Nautic-Ski?
    Not seen that, is there such a thing as a ski specific watch?


    Edit. Can see any …

    https://italianwatchspotter.com/skii...watch/?lang=en

    Note the reference to Rolex being first up Everest ... amazing how common that tale is repeated.
    Last edited by Montello; 17th January 2022 at 20:33.

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    Very envious... We were going to the French Alps for Christmas but Omicron got in the way.
    Hoping to get out there with a watch next year, but meanwhile wondering how a Fitbit activity tracker deals with skiing - anyone know?

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    Always take something nice skiing. My view is it's under a massive ski jacket - it can handle that. Have had plenty of falls too and, touch wood, no issues.





    Oh, and this is me post-après (après-après?), worse for wear, still in my base layer, having my nails painted by a chalet girl, rocking my Schofield Signalman PR on a NATO. Standard.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Montello View Post
    Not seen that, is there such a thing as a ski specific watch?


    Edit. Can see any …

    https://italianwatchspotter.com/skii...watch/?lang=en

    Note the reference to Rolex being first up Everest ... amazing how common that tale is repeated.

    It was a wee joke.
    The Nautic-Ski was a diver, but was named nautic ski because the CEO of Lip at the time was a fan of the sport.

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    As they said on the IT Crowd 'Street Countdown' episode, "It can get quite cold!"



    Best to have the right equipment for the job.

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    Shamefully..

    Garmin Fenix for the elevation and speed data.

    I did ponder buying one of these, the justification being, “it’s for skiing”. Has a kind of snow vibe, and it’s tough



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    I almost lost a Cartier roadster chrono when skiing, the QR bracelet well, released, without my knowing. Luckily I spotted the problem before it fell from my wrist, and it was under the cuff of my jacket. G shock all the way after that.

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    I always wear my Breitling Aerospace Avantage when skiing for all the same reasons that I originally bought it when flying for a living in the years before smartphones; everything is on your wrist: easy to read in all conditions, dual time, alarm to warn you that others will be getting up and creating a racket and you'll be awake anyway, and a stopwatch so I can time how long it is before a TZ thread descends into a petty argument. A good job it increments in 100ths of a second!

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    Quote Originally Posted by verv View Post
    It was a wee joke.
    The Nautic-Ski was a diver, but was named nautic ski because the CEO of Lip at the time was a fan of the sport.
    I know, quite surprising that the brands have not tried to make a skiing watch given the relatively likely demographic overlap between skiing types and people who buy nice watches.

    I guess the reality is smart/gps watches are the only things that are giving perhaps any useful data.

    I just want the time …

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montello View Post
    I just want the time …

    Have you thought about a Rolex Explorer?

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    A Rolex Daytona, 'Jean Claud-Killy' would fit in nicely IMHO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackal View Post
    Have you thought about a Rolex Explorer?
    Genius … that’s the one I’ll choose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montello View Post
    quite surprising that the brands have not tried to make a skiing watch given the relatively likely demographic overlap between skiing types and people who buy nice watches.
    Linde Werdelin created a ski instrument add on for its watches. They called it "The Rock". I'd be amazed if they sold any - it's insane. But it was...erm...an idea!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0TSEcuGvZc

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    Quote Originally Posted by tobywatches View Post
    Linde Werdelin created a ski instrument add on for its watches. They called it "The Rock". I'd be amazed if they sold any - it's insane. But it was...erm...an idea!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0TSEcuGvZc
    The Rock ... that is actually very impressive; I wonder if any were sold.

    Thanks for the link ... quite an interesting concept and clearly they invested quite some effort in the concept.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montello View Post
    The Rock ... that is actually very impressive; I wonder if any were sold.

    Thanks for the link ... quite an interesting concept and clearly they invested quite some effort in the concept.
    I had to check the video wasn't dated 1st April!

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowman View Post
    As they said on the IT Crowd 'Street Countdown' episode, "It can get quite cold!"



    Best to have the right equipment for the job.

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    I love that dial - too bad that model is a little too big for me.

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