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meicohe8
November 3rd, 2008, 01:32 PM
Hi,
What kind of watch do you guys recommend to use while swimming? (I mean wrist watch not the one that goes on the finger).
Thanks in advance.

hofffam
November 3rd, 2008, 03:53 PM
I like a cheap 100M Timex Ironman with a strap that is essentially an extension of the case. These straps naturally curve around the wrist.

Needs to be cheap because my watch gets banged around in the pool. I seem to hit lane lines a lot.

mjgold
November 3rd, 2008, 04:45 PM
Don't get the 7.99 watch from Walmart. I bought one of those, and it filled with water the first day I was using it in the pool.

anita
November 3rd, 2008, 04:48 PM
I agree with the Timex Ironman recommendation. I think they're $30 at Target, long lasting and durable.
I smacked the lane line so hard once that it ripped my Medical ID bracelet off, scraped my hand until it was bleeding (still have a mark), but the watch was not affected in any way.
The only issue is that the white accent turns a brownish hue from the chlorine, but no big deal.

hofffam
November 3rd, 2008, 09:01 PM
I like this one (http://www.timex.com/gp/product/B000B545BO/sr=1-1/qid=1225763930/ref=sr_1_1/188-7763895-4714436?ie=UTF8&m=A1S5XB33AHYRMX&n=389897011&timexBrand=core).

I usually buy my Timexes on ebay.

USMSarah
November 4th, 2008, 09:52 AM
Ironman Triathlon watch... I've beaten the heck out of these watches and they keep on going. I usually get bored of the style before it dies... u can find good deals on eBay/amazon or get 'em at Target. Try and get one with the plastic wristband, the ones with the material/fabric band stay wet for a very long time.

Stay away from the Speedo watches. They're junk.

norascats
November 6th, 2008, 12:03 PM
Don't get the 7.99 watch from Walmart. I bought one of those, and it filled with water the first day I was using it in the pool.

Mine is doing fine through lifeguarding class, and numerous swims. and when it dies, I'm only out eight bucks.
Now, if I can only get it to change to standard time.