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Old 18 August 2009, 07:23   #1
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Not sure if this belongs in another section......

But do any of you wear watches that display high/low tides and spring/neap?

I lost a rather lovely watch in my accident, so have been scouting for a cheapie to wear when on the RIB. I bought this:



Gimmicky? Yes. But the function of reminding you where the tide seems useful.
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Nope, but I do have a tide clock at home, which seems remarkably accurate.
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Timex Expedition E-Tide Temp Compass Watch?

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Old 18 August 2009, 12:51   #4
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Not sure if this belongs in another section......

But do any of you wear watches that display high/low tides and spring/neap?

I lost a rather lovely watch in my accident, so have been scouting for a cheapie to wear when on the RIB. I bought this:



Gimmicky? Yes. But the function of reminding you where the tide seems useful.
Its just what I,ve been looking for .how much and from where Please
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Its just what I,ve been looking for .how much and from where Please

http://www.freakfish.co.uk/rip-curl-...ches-mens.html
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Casio Sea Pathfinder SPF 40

I'm a pretty active racer primarily match racing and some fleet racing thrown in as well...have been using this watch (my second in the same model) since 1998-99.

Has a triple sensor (digi-compass, barometer & thermometer). Fairly accurate at that.

If you buy the correct model SPF-40 (seapathfinder, not the same as sunblock), you also get a neat tide graph and moon age etc.

From a racing point of view it has a Yacht Timer (gives you beeps at every stage of a standard pre-start countdown). It also comes with a titanium bracelet as against the resin one.

The first pic is with the watch in compass mode, the second shows the baro and temp reading (the curve on top shows if the baro is falling, rising or stable). The tide graph shows in all modes in a wave form and currently is indicating high water.

Won't appeal to those of you who'd rather go for the analogue look though.

If you can find it, the price should be around 100 GBP (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Casio-SPF-40...0625666&sr=8-1)
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I find the Casio watches, really useful and they are cheap enough to not worry too much if you lose them.

I have both the AQF-100 which I wear if I want to keep track of the tides while on land, but if I'm out on the water I also have a SPS-201 which is even cheaper.
More importantly to me, is that it has a plastic strap, so theres much less chance of taking a chunk out of the boat/jetski if you happen to knock against it.
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I have had a couple of the casio tide watches and I find them too vague to be of any use, also complicated to set up, you have to input lunetidal intervals.
The best tide watch I ever had was a rip curl oceantide, simple to set up and easy to read. You simply set it for the high tide of your nominated spot.
I got mine about ten years ago, it was similar to this:
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This site is quite handy for finding the correct info:

http://www.pol.ac.uk/ntslf/sharing_knowledge.php
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