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In Response To: Tool watch definition? ()

Tool watch definition? Posted By: Hewybaby Date:
3/10/08 01:37 GMT

In Response To: Nice Sam (Alistair)

My questions were serious about the definition of a tool watch?

Alarm watches?

Drivers watches?

Do they qualify?


Well, the boilerplate text we [the late Derek Ziglar, Jeff and myself cobbled together] stated:

This forum is for DISCUSSING tool type watches within following categories:

  • Tool and special function watches of any age, such as:
    chronographs, diver's, GMT/multi-time zone or other tool watches
  • All brands--especially Sinn, Lemania, Zenith, Gallet, Tissot and Zodiac. (OMEGA and HEUER have separate dedicated forums.)
  • Modern reissues of pre-1990 tool watches as described above
  • Dash-mount, handheld and other specialized chronographs and other racing/diving/sport timing devices

    I mean technically, it could be written to be:

    “any timepiece which tells more than the time and perhaps day/date in a manner which could be considered a tool useful for achieving a purpose.”

    This would allow alarm watches [which is probably a stretch but...] and Submariner/Turn-o-Graph type time only watches [the rotatable bezel in their ticket in], and even something like your DeVille Co-Axial GMT [the GMT is it's ticket in, so what if it's more than a bit dressy for a "Tool", even the Board of Directors might need to know what time it is in NYC/GMT/UTC/ETC.] but disallow two or three had watches with no other Tool like features [Robo-Benrus would probably not be especially welcomed, but your "world-time Tissot would, etc.].

    I personally don't consider the DeVille GMT to be an exceptionally good "tool watch" fit, but then again I would't consider my Ed. Heuer & Co. 125 Jubilee to be a good fit either... Even though technically they meet the requirement.

    Just about anything with some sort of Tachy, Decimal, 24-Hour/World Time, Telemetre, Pulsemetre bezel would be in, so would Whiz-Wheel watches, Divers watches, etc.

    Would CBP [Cheap Black Plastic] watches like Ironman's and G-Shocks be allowed? I guess so. Seiko Quartz Analog/LCD dress watches like the Seiko you posted on Chronocentric Omega? I guess so if we want to include them. I don't know... We can draw the boundaries as wide as we want, but then there will be a lot of watches I have absolutely little/no interest in discussing or reading about.

    I mean at some point we could include all sorts of things which technically could be considered "tool-ish" like Moonphase [only] or minute repeaters, and at that point we might as well just call it a public forum. Which is not what I would like Chrono-Tools to be.

    For the most part, I'm not all that keen on talking about dress watches much. But that's just me.

-- Chuck

Chuck Maddox

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