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Recommendation? Digital "pocket watch" wanted?

Discussion in 'Gadgets & Gear' started by Sid Post, May 25, 2019.

  1. Sid Post

    Sid Post

    Oct 14, 1998
    I'm looking for a digital pocket watch that isn't terribly expensive with reasonable fit and finish. I need something reliable with all the common functions found on your normal ~$20 big box store digital wrist watch. I need something legible at night and reasonably easy to use. What options are there I have missed?

  2. A.L.


    Jun 27, 2007
    Why not just buy a casio of your liking and taking the wristband off?
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  3. Sid Post

    Sid Post

    Oct 14, 1998
    I don't want the watch band "arms" poking me. Plus I prefer a rounded timepiece.
  4. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    My watch pocket is used by my Small Tinker. Stop watches are about the right size if you have trouble finding something you like. I use them a lot for the stop watch feature but they do have all the usual functions.
  5. gadgetgeek


    May 19, 2007
    There are "pocket fobs" available that will help with covering the arms. For a while there was a G-shock stopwatch that was reasonably small, but I don't know if they still make it. Also, dremel.
  6. Piso Mojado

    Piso Mojado Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 11, 2006
    The only digital pocket watches my quickie search found were Spovan, a Chinese brand NOT recommended by me. They have steel cases, a variety of functions — simple timekeeping to ABC — they look good and the price is right. Unfortunately they are not accurate. Mine consistently ran 10 – 15 seconds fast per day, ok for a mechanical watch but even a $10 quartz watch should run 10 – 15 seconds fast or slow per month.

    Sounds like you're looking for a digital clip watch, sometimes called a digital carabiner clip watch.


    Timex used to make one and that would be my first recommendation, unfortunately T49663 is out of production and gone from fleabay. Dakota Watch Company seems to have this market to itself. If you want to try one, pick a simple one like the photo above and buy from a merchant who will accept returns.
    Last edited: May 28, 2019
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  7. Shann


    Sep 2, 2004
    If that Spovan isn't a good watch, I think as noted above your best bet might be looking at stopwatches. They are generally pretty cheap and most of them have watches built in.
  8. NSBFL

    NSBFL Gold Member Gold Member

    May 10, 2013
    I'd check out the Casio SGW100. The strap is held on by metal bars that come off when you remove the strap, leaving a fairly circular watch head that is unobtrusive. It comes in around $40, is easy to read (even at night) and has a compass/thermometer to boot. I use mine as a tent clock.

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  9. Shappy


    Oct 26, 2017
    Have you no grinder?:D
  10. Halador


    Jul 6, 2013
    The Tokyo Flash company makes some really unique and futuristic looking time pieces. I have their Rogue Touch pocket watch and it's a great little watch. Reading it will take a little practice though!
  11. Sid Post

    Sid Post

    Oct 14, 1998
    Those are really neat! THANKS!
  12. The Zieg

    The Zieg

    Jan 31, 2002
    Smith and Wesson SWW-100.


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