Stranded on a desert island…

So, you’re stranded and you can only take one of four budget watches with you. None of these need batteries. You can base your decision on anything except price because the watch is free. Which one do you take?

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I have two older model Citizen Skyhawks. One is twenty one years old And the other is slightly less old Blue angel. Both still run and only my older one needs work as it won’t let me set it. 

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MisterE

I have two older model Citizen Skyhawks. One is twenty one years old And the other is slightly less old Blue angel. Both still run and only my older one needs work as it won’t let me set it. 

Citizen was my pick. I had one as a kid but lost it about 5 years ago. The thing wouldn’t die! And kept perfect time. Now I have one I bought new and a vintage one on the way. 

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I have EcoDrives from 4-20 years old. All still run and keep excellent time. I’ll pick my 100m WR chrono with a Nick Mankey strap. 

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Wow. I knew Fossil would get no love but I thought there would be at least one Casio die hard. 

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Is this like a pland stranding of some sort??😉

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MinnKonaMike

Is this like a pland stranding of some sort??😉

Yes, but instead of an island.. it’s rehab. Kidding 

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Rehab!!😆 perfect!!! No Crackhead stealing this beauty...

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MinnKonaMike

Rehab!!😆 perfect!!! No Crackhead stealing this beauty...

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I’ll smoke crack, break in and it’s mine 

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And there’s the Casio die hard I was waiting for. 

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What is this hellish desert island?  It’s a fantasy, or at least a hypothetical. On my hypothetical island there would be a Daytona, and a 50 fathoms, maybe a Grand Seiko with a dial inspired by the fine grains of sand lit by the vibrant red sunrise signaling the hope of a new day?

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MisterE
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We have a friend in common!  Though yours appears to be in stainless steel and better shape than mine!

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I trust the EcoDrive

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And, to nobody’s surprise, Fossil gets beat down like it was Ed Sheeran at an AC/DC concert. 

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I don't know about y'all...if I am stranded on a desert island...why do I need to keep track of the time? 

  1. I'm not attending any meetings where people bloviate for an hour about useless information that could have been communicated in an email or a text.
  2.  There's no one else there to let me know that I'm late for dinner because I've been spending too much time responding to hypothetical situations posed by watch nerds on the Crunch.
  3.  On an island I probably don't need a compass or something to time how long my tea bag will need to steep.
  4.  And lastly if I'm on an island it's likely because I want to be there, and if so, the whole point would be to be free of the constraints of a schedule.

Can I pick my island to be stranded upon? I've been researching this one in Polynesia...

Luxury Resort in French Polynesia - Home | The Brando
Luxury Resort in French Polynesia - Home | The Brando
Eco-Resort to Open on Marlon Brando's Tahitian Island – The Hollywood  Reporter
The Brando Resort: Luxury Tahiti Package - Down Under Endeavours

I mean if it was good enough for Brando...

And can I bring a guest with me...

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