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2015/01/21 22:40:25 (permalink)
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Recommend a gym watch

Hi... am looking for a watch that I can wear in the gym, but also in the office.
 
I have an Omega which I really like, but want something that wont look stupid in the office, but also wont break in the gym.  Was thinking along the lines of the below, but not being a watch person I dont really know what other options are out there.  Anything i'm missing?
 
http://www.amazon.co.uk/C...-G-Shock/dp/B0039NDB2O
 
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    Re: Recommend a gym watch 2015/01/21 22:42:38 (permalink)
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    Hi... am looking for a watch that I can wear in the gym, but also in the office.
     
    I have an Omega which I really like, but want something that wont look stupid in the office, but also wont break in the gym.  Was thinking along the lines of the below, but not being a watch person I dont really know what other options are out there.  Anything i'm missing?
     
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/C...-G-Shock/dp/B0039NDB2O
     
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    Thats the watch i was about to post. Iv had two the first one got robbed. Iv had the second about 5 years not even changed a battery. Amazing bit of kit.

     
     
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    Re: Recommend a gym watch 2015/01/21 22:43:03 (permalink)
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    G shock is a no brainer... loads to choose from. Good value for many, loads of functions, reliable etc etc
     
    I have the digi version of that. It is cool at first but the all black look gets boring after a while and probably not very 'officey'... it is big too if that's a factor for you.
     
    But the G shock range is HUGE so you should find something in there you like

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    Re: Recommend a gym watch 2015/01/21 22:43:34 (permalink)
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    You cant get some limited edition ones that come in random colours. Theres a bright orange fire fighters one. The colour peels. Stick with black or blue.
     

     
     
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    Re: Recommend a gym watch 2015/01/21 23:26:42 (permalink)
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    I've got 6 G-Shocks and the one in your link is actually the one that I use for the gym.  Although if it's just for the gym I would look for the cheapest G-shock you can get.  For instance this one although it is one of the smaller G-Shocks so not sure if it's for you http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B000AR7S3A?SubscriptionId=17ZNWQMWNAY2K2SFHV82&tag=ootd-search-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B000AR7S3A
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    Re: 2015/01/22 12:29:58 (permalink)
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    If you have a decent one already, use that for the office and but a durable sports one for the gym. Why do you really need one for both? Youll be getting showered after your gym session anyway......I hope
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    Re: 2015/01/22 12:41:10 (permalink)
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    In my experience it's not a good idea to take off an expensive watch when you're out and about.. accidents happen, and even if it's floating about in your bag the clasp etc can scratch against the bracelet.  Even accidently dropping it can slightly twist the double clasping which can ruin the open/shut mechanism.  Personally, if I am wearing a £2,000+ watch, I keep it on my wrist or don't bother wearing it out (as I say, this is from experience / past accidents!).
     
     
     
     
     
     

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    Re: 2015/01/22 13:11:44 (permalink)
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    Why do you need a watch in the gym? Do you time your sets?

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    Re: 2015/01/22 13:22:02 (permalink)
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    Why do you need a watch in the gym? Do you time your sets?


    Guess if you want a timer and a watch too look decent out of gym then something along the lines of a gshock.
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    Re: 2015/01/22 14:47:12 (permalink)
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    X2 for G Shock I have this one 

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    Re: 2015/01/22 16:14:41 (permalink)
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    Why do you need a watch in the gym? Do you time your sets?



    I do... I time my rests, and I time my sets

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    Re: 2015/01/22 17:44:18 (permalink)
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    Fair enough. Not something I've seen that much of.

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    Re: 2015/01/22 17:49:23 (permalink)
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    In my experience it's not a good idea to take off an expensive watch when you're out and about.. accidents happen, and even if it's floating about in your bag the clasp etc can scratch against the bracelet.  Even accidently dropping it can slightly twist the double clasping which can ruin the open/shut mechanism.  Personally, if I am wearing a £2,000+ watch, I keep it on my wrist or don't bother wearing it out (as I say, this is from experience / past accidents!).
     
     
     



    Fair enough but would you really want to be wearing a £2k watch when your throwing weights around? Less risk in taking it off when your in the gym, I think.
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    Re: 2015/01/22 17:58:38 (permalink)
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    I'm a bit odd TBH, Jack5r

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    Re: 2015/01/22 18:20:50 (permalink)
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    Due to the issues that screwdriver mentioned :-)

    Thanks for the replies all

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    Re: 2015/01/22 18:21:38 (permalink)
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    Lunch break. . No clok in the gym lol

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    Re: 2015/01/22 21:02:57 (permalink)
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    does anyone know if this gadget has settings for a beep when your heart rate goes below a certain setting? i.e. like you're resting inbetween sets and to rush you when your heart rate goes below the certain level you have set?
     
    http://www.simplyelectron...9tO-qMMCFUcTwwodKV8AAw



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    Re: 2015/01/22 22:22:00 (permalink)
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    does anyone know if this gadget has settings for a beep when your heart rate goes below a certain setting? i.e. like you're resting inbetween sets and to rush you when your heart rate goes below the certain level you have set?
     
    http://www.simplyelectron...9tO-qMMCFUcTwwodKV8AAw




    I've got that watch.  Dont think it does.  To have it read your heart rate you have to select the function, and then it takes a few seconds.  So it only monitors for a short period when you ask it to.  There may well be a third party app out there that lets you do that, but not that I know of.
     
    To be honest, the watch is a gimmick and I never wear it.  

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    Re: 2015/01/23 10:16:35 (permalink)
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    In my experience it's not a good idea to take off an expensive watch when you're out and about.. accidents happen, and even if it's floating about in your bag the clasp etc can scratch against the bracelet.  Even accidently dropping it can slightly twist the double clasping which can ruin the open/shut mechanism.  Personally, if I am wearing a £2,000+ watch, I keep it on my wrist or don't bother wearing it out (as I say, this is from experience / past accidents!).
     



    Fair enough but would you really want to be wearing a £2k watch when your throwing weights around? Less risk in taking it off when your in the gym, I think.


    Yes very true, I would take it off then.  Very rare i'll go to the gym with it on though, I don't even wear a decent watch for work (I usually work out in my lunch "hour", I only wear it for nights/days out.
     
    I was taken to beautiful spa/gym at a place called Penny Hill Park for my birthday (upmarket spa type place, Twickenham Rugby team train there), - their lockers are BEAUTIFUL... huge, solid wood with loads of different compartments, tiny little draws and all sorts for you to store your stuff  - that's what you need ;) - a nice little peak into how the other half live
     
     

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    Re: 2015/01/23 13:08:44 (permalink)
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    I used to work at Pennyhill. Lovely place. England rugby team you mean!

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