The Explorers Watch (sorry Rolex)

It’s interesting that watches are one of the few product categories where there is a inverse relationship between features and price.  A 25,000 IWC tells time and looks good and this beauty (at about $300) tells time, sets itself automatically, never needs battery, provides compass/altimeter/barometer/temperature, etc etc.  If I were stuck on a desert island, this would be my watch.  You just know Shackleton & Fawcett would have worn one.  In fact, when I was going through Navy Flight School in Pensacola, they issued me a classic Casio G-Shock.  When you need to know EXACTLY what time it is in the cockpit, a big digital display is a must.  No one can read an analog Breitling or Rolex in heavy turbulence.

From Casio:




At A Glance

Introducing the new Pro Trek PRW2500, a high performance tool developed under the supervision of meteorologists to take on challenging environments. Like all triple sensor Pro Trek models, the PRW2500 features easy-one-tough operation of its Altimeter/Barometer, Compass and Thermometer. A reconfigured duplex LCD layout provides optimal upper & lower LCD layout for information at-a-glance when you’re on the go. In addition to numerical and trend graph data, unique arrow icons help to indicate characteristic barometric pressure patterns. 200 meter water resistance has also been employed to ensure strong water resistance for river trekking & rafting where one would encounter strong water pressure. The addition of tide & moon graph/data provides convenient information for sea kayaking and fishing. Black resin band digital watch with neutral face.

  • 200M Water Resistance
  • Tough Solar Power
  • Multi-Band 6 Atomic Timekeeping
  • New Duplex LC Display
  • Triple Sensor with Tide & Moon Graph/Data

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