Swank Force One
Swank Force One MegaDork
8/4/14 6:21 p.m.

These came up in one of the watch threads probably a year or more ago, but i can't remember what they were called, or what brand made them. I want to say Seiko, but i can't find them on Amazon.

Like this, but a much simpler face, just a simple 3-hand clock.


Woven nylon/cloth band, not metal links or leather.

Like this, but under $50.

Fueled by Caffeine
Fueled by Caffeine MegaDork
8/4/14 6:23 p.m.



boy that was tough.

T.J. PowerDork
8/4/14 6:32 p.m.


$4.10 and free shipping. Maybe it only tells the correct time twice a day or something.

Swank Force One
Swank Force One MegaDork
8/4/14 6:33 p.m.

Heh, i jogged my own memory just typing the post. I was looking for the Seiko 5.




Giant Purple Snorklewacker
Giant Purple Snorklewacker MegaDork
8/4/14 6:37 p.m.

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
8/4/14 6:41 p.m.

I had the Seiko 5 of which you speak. Put it on a nice oiled leather band. My wife took it :)

alfadriver GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
8/4/14 6:42 p.m.

Maybe to help you narrow the styles- here's a shot of some WWII era Hamiltons


the spec is called a-11, and quite a few of the suggested ones are very, very close.

They look good (the suggested ones, I mean)

NoBrakesRacing New Reader
8/4/14 6:54 p.m.

This may be my next watch, just have to convince the wive.


Dr. Hess
Dr. Hess MegaDork
8/4/14 7:11 p.m.

Twelve bucks: http://www.sportsmansguide.com/product/index/military-style-army-watch-black?a=490267

Want metal? $30: http://www.sportsmansguide.com/product/index/military-style-stainless-steel-army-watch-with-2-bands?a=44553

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
8/4/14 9:09 p.m.

My daily watch lately has been a Seiko5--not a military one, but still a Seiko5. I still like it.

asoduk Reader
8/4/14 9:35 p.m.

I bought my first G-Shock 20 years ago. Over the winter the 3rd battery went dead and the idiot at the mall watch place lost some random spring. My sister bought me a new solar+atomic G-shock and I wear it daily. They are a little more than $50, but I know casio has some other great watches in your price range. I personally like this watch: http://www.amazon.com/CASIO-MW600F-2AV-Sport-Watch-Black/dp/B004D35W8A/ref=pd_sbs_watch_5?ie=UTF8&refRID=1B8EP61CXGAGK05CBNMF

Wally MegaDork
8/4/14 10:21 p.m.

In reply to T.J.:

Only once a day on military time.

MattGent Reader
8/5/14 4:32 a.m.

MattGent Reader
8/5/14 4:37 a.m.

Here's mine on its brown leather band. I also have the 805 it's green cousin, which comes on a nice green canvas band.

18mm bands are pretty cheap on the web, I swap between the leather and a few natos. Next purchase is likely a gulf livery NATO for the black one, and I'm looking for an interesting dial in blue and white for the green one as my first mod project.

I like the size for my smaller wrists, the simplicity, and the brush finished case.

92dxman Dork
8/5/14 2:28 p.m.

This isn't military style but you can't get more direct and simple than a Casio F-91W. I rock one of these all day every day. Dirt cheap as well: http://www.amazon.com/Casio-F91W-1-Classic-Resin-Digital/dp/B000GAWSDG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1407266878&sr=8-1&keywords=casio+f91w

I had a Seiko 5 like the one above but it was too twitchy and ran too fast.

stanger_missle GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
8/5/14 7:14 p.m.

In reply to 92dxman:

I have a Timex Expedition that I bought about 4 years ago. It was cheap and fit the bill for a tough, disposable watch. It has survived 3 deployments, water and sand. I wear it everyday. The bezel is beat up and the band needs to be replaced but it keeps ticking. It has a small bezel for a man's watch which is great because I have really small wrists. Big watches look like I'm wearing a sundial

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
8/5/14 7:27 p.m.

I think modern military style is a Casio G-shock. I'm pretty sure that's what I saw on my brother-in-law's wrist, and he's not exactly a desk jockey. Spent his time jumping out airplanes with his artillery. It's what gets the job done.

But we don't always want what gets the job done

Flight Service
Flight Service MegaDork
8/5/14 8:06 p.m.

If you are thinking the old wind up style it is the Timex Camper.

Xceler8x UberDork
9/6/18 11:52 a.m.

I owned and wore a Seiko 5 for the last two years. It showed me the utility of a wrist watch even when you have a clock on your phone and computer. This one:


I put a tan leather band on it after year one and it looks great. 


I moved on to an Invicta because I like the look.



If you watch Amazon closely you'll see some stellar deals. I bought the Seiko and the Invicta for around $30 a piece.

Mndsm MegaDork
9/6/18 11:53 a.m.
kendraallen said:

Canoe sunk. 

Sadly, this thread is not the return of SFO. However, I have seen him about the Montero section of ExPo. 



I've been trying to lure him back for years. No luck. 

alfadriver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
1/7/19 2:32 p.m.

Timely canoe, actually. 

I just got this Hamilton which is a replica of their WWII A-11 spec watch. 

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