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Re: WTF?GTFOOH/FTF'nW

Post by Thunder1 » November 11th 2019, 7:13pm

AntFarm wrote:
November 11th 2019, 5:52pm
WoW... That's a lot to look at.
Yep..gives the Breitling Navitimer a run for its money...
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Post by biglove » November 11th 2019, 9:18pm

That's painful. The price makes it worse.
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Re: WTF?GTFOOH/FTF'nW

Post by Thunder1 » November 12th 2019, 5:14pm

Rusty wrote:
November 12th 2019, 11:25am
Please note some Citizen designer had a sense of humor when he/she put a statement at 7 o'clock=UNABLE TO PROCEED.
And the 'Require Doctor' bezel entry at the 1:00 mark is for those that actually buy the damn thang...
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Post by MKTheVintageBloke » November 12th 2019, 5:57pm

I like Citizen. I had a good look at quite a number of their watches. They're really well-made, and usually reasonably priced. Of course, some have a small detail fucking them up, like an odd lug width.

But...

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Post by TemerityB » November 12th 2019, 8:06pm

Okay...I gotta play devil's advocate here. Might this watch be Citizen's answer to the Breitling Emergency, but for air travel?

I mean...those letter codes next to the "statements" ("Unable To Proceed"). Might, since this is GPS equipped, be meant to be a watch used to contact others in case of an emergency? Could its signal be picked up by flight towers? Those are ground-air emergency signal codes. Why would they write them on the dial unless there was a way to communicate them with ... well, somebody.

Confusing, at least to a civilian such as myself.
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Post by conjurer » November 12th 2019, 8:57pm

TemerityB wrote:
November 12th 2019, 8:06pm
Okay...I gotta play devil's advocate here. Might this watch be Citizen's answer to the Breitling Emergency, but for air travel?

I mean...those letter codes next to the "statements" ("Unable To Proceed"). Might, since this is GPS equipped, be meant to be a watch used to contact others in case of an emergency? Could its signal be picked up by flight towers? Those are ground-air emergency signal codes. Why would they write them on the dial unless there was a way to communicate them with ... well, somebody.

Confusing, at least to a civilian such as myself.
Seiko did this too, on the chapter ring of the very fine SARB059, which I once owned, but like a dick, sold. Now they're going for insane money.
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Post by Falstaff » November 15th 2019, 8:20am

TemerityB wrote:
November 12th 2019, 8:06pm
Okay...I gotta play devil's advocate here. Might this watch be Citizen's answer to the Breitling Emergency, but for air travel?

I mean...those letter codes next to the "statements" ("Unable To Proceed"). Might, since this is GPS equipped, be meant to be a watch used to contact others in case of an emergency? Could its signal be picked up by flight towers? Those are ground-air emergency signal codes. Why would they write them on the dial unless there was a way to communicate them with ... well, somebody.

Confusing, at least to a civilian such as myself.

There is indeed a way to communicate with them beyond GPS. They serve as an aide memoire if you happen to be wearing this watch when you're stranded on a desert island and need to scratch out a message in the sand or snow or lay out one from branches in order to communicate with an air search. "Help!" is good, but "need food" or "need a doctor" communicates a more specific emergency.
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Post by Rusty » November 15th 2019, 9:48am

Based upon succeeding comments, I took a second look at this watch and see that the functions are for emergency purposes. That and the fact that it is SOLD OUT on the Citizen website makes me re-think my original observation.
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Post by foghorn » November 16th 2019, 6:34am

conjurer wrote:
November 15th 2019, 9:53pm
Falstaff wrote:
November 15th 2019, 10:16am
Another benefit - a plethora of tyme knobs.
Yup. And, it's got a lot of tyme knobs, too!


Not to mention knurled fine steel gear handles.
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Post by ocean » November 16th 2019, 6:09pm

codguy wrote:
November 13th 2019, 3:58am
Why do "fun loving", non stick-in-the-mud "traditionalist" WIS not understand that some people might like this one in our "hobby"?
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