To celebrate life and conquering disease, I love dragon boat racing. It invigorates me and allows me to have fun with friends. It is a supremely social event to which I frequently look forward. This blog is going to focus, not on the racing itself, but what happened to my watch. It was a good one that cost a pretty penny, and I am sorry to say that it got damaged in the rain. It was an unpleasant day and I should have taken off the watch, but I thought it was waterproof. Alas, I was wrong. My next watch is going to be a waterproof g shock model so this doesn’t happen again.
These special watches have more bells and whistles than I need, but since they are fairly priced, I will opt for one to make sure it can handle water exposure. I don’t intend to swim or dive with it on, but just want it to withstand some minor splashing and a little rain. I don’t doubt that I will face inclement weather while racing from time to time. Sure, we could all pack it in and go home; but we were out there for a good time and weren’t about to cut it short.
G shock watches are all the rage these days so you have plenty from which to select at all price ranges. I like the Baby-G analog digital with the cool transparent white resin strap. It is like no other and it is just for women. It makes for a bit of a ladylike touch to an otherwise trendy durable watch. It has a round case with markers and logo at the bezel. What really sends it over the top is the rose gold-tone mirror analog-digital dial with hands, markets, positive display subdials, LED backlight, shock resistance and logo. Many of the best g shock watches give world time in 29 zones, have a city code display, daylight savings on/off (very handy for those of us who forget), 5 alarms, hourly time signal, 1/100-second stopwatch, full auto calendar, 12/24 hour formats, countdown timer, and button operation tone on/off. Now we get to the nitty gritty. It has a quartz movement and water resistance to 100 meters.
Now you know what I favor. Get on the Web and see what becomes your passion. There are so many styles as to boggle the mind. Give yourself a treat if water is at all an issue for you when wearing your old watch. Years ago, people didn’t think about it much or they got a sport watch for swimming. However, I prefer the look of the g shock watch for everyday and only use a sport watch for the gym. If I forget to change, it doesn’t matter since I can wear the Baby-G in the showers. To be most careful, I take it off and leave it in the locker. However, sometimes I forget and now I don’t have to regret it.