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Roland Watt

What watches do you guys wear on patrol and do you wear any charity wristbands as well ?

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XA84

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She has served me well. 

You don't need anything more than this, anything more and you are running the serious risk of damaging it. I just go for the F-91w everytime as they are cheap. 

When I was a special, I used to have my help the hero wristband on. Although it depends on how strict your management are as to whether you'll be able to keep the wristband on, I was told on a couple of occasions that it was not police attire. 

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Richhamdo
6 hours ago, XA84 said:

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She has served me well. 

You don't need anything more than this, anything more and you are running the serious risk of damaging it. I just go for the F-91w everytime as they are cheap. 

When I was a special, I used to have my help the hero wristband on. Although it depends on how strict your management are as to whether you'll be able to keep the wristband on, I was told on a couple of occasions that it was not police attire. 

@XA84   Thats a nice watch, it looks the business. I am retired now but I must say that when i was a special i always used for night duty an old wartime wristwatch  with a black face that  i had. I had to wind it a bit before i went on duty but it kept very good time and it was very easy to read at night , Its pointers were luminous. I did have a digital seiko for daytime duty, parades/ race meetings and the like but as i got older i couldn't read the numbers without putting my glasses on and that was just too much trouble 

@Roland Watt * I have just been having a look on a certain internet site which sells just about everything, mainly to see what i would choose now if i was called to help again, [very unlikely] I saw one that i would like to try out for a few friday/saturday night public order shifts.   It was only seventy nine pence which seemed a bit strange, maybe they made a mistake. It was a Hooudo xinen calendar. It was described as having a “fashionable design, very charming for all occasions” so difficult to  beat that, 😀

How it would stand up to being  bashed on the pavement whilst rolling around on the ground with brawling/drunken hooligans i wouldn't care to say. Its all quite difficult to quantify but as they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.  Rich.

Ps, i would send you a photo of it but have forgotten how to. 

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Shmook

I work in construction and wear a g shock. Had one for years and couldn't kill it on building sites, so wore it when I was playing at being a copper too. 

 

Highly recommended, and it only died recently (after about 9 years) as when I changed the battery and cleaned it I must have nicked a seal and it got water in.

 

I bought another immediately. Brilliant watches, many styles and budgets too. They also go cheap second hand on eBay if you don't want to spend a lot.

Casio also so non g shock models which are ridiculously durable too and can be had for almost pennies. The 'tough solar' range springs to mind.

Failing that, I know a few who have had the f91w above and it's bombproof too.

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Beaker

I have one of these, mostly because my wife misunderstood when I said I was going to pick up a G-Shock.

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Father Jack

Also swear by G Shock, GD400MB in my case. Not the cheapest, but absolutely rock solid. Bought in training, saw me through my service and still going strong. 

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MajorDisaster

Had one in the Army - no idea where it went but I wear one on duty now.  Totally bomb proof 

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