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A discussion forum for chronographs, dive watches and other tool-type wristwatches and timepieces
Chuck and Jeff:
I'm having a bit of fun not so much "pushing the envelope" as "defining the envelope".
I posted watches that were definitely vintage and we decided:
alarm watches are tool watches
drivers watches are tool watches
but tool watches tend to have purpose-driven design, not appearance driven design, and gold and gems therefore are mostly excluded.
We also established Chuck doesn't want to see anything that looks too dressy -- a point he proved by posting a dressy watch he owns? (just teasing you Chuck)
Do we have age restrictions here?
Do we allow quartz?
Let's try a few examples, including more modern watches, and see the reactions. First some easy "NOs".
While this one is not particularly dressy, and one might argue the extended pushers were an attempt to increase water resistance (diver's moonphase -- nah?!), this is not a tool watch
This one is a quartz multifunction
countdown timer, alarm, chronograph, date on one side, time on the other
I think this one is not. I can't point to a reason in the definitions, but it just isn't.
This one doesn't belong here because it is an Omega. But what about quartz chronographs, particularly with LCD displays?
Grudgingly, I think this one comes in, except for the brand, despite two strikes: dressy and quartz.
What about a less than 15 year old quartz, with no chronograph, LCD display only, whose tool-like purpose was to provide data?
Did I mention it is as "ugly as sin"? This thing actually has a bar code reader built into it.
Technically, it's a tool watch. But . . . .
You knew one of these was coming:
Same functions more elegantly and cleverly
Coming back to more familiar ground -- only a couple of years old
But it has this
Modern, dressy and with a display back -- is it still a tool watch?
This one is -- just because of the heritage
Wht do you think?
Sam aka Hewybaby