A great watch

The idea here is simply a watch with a build in flash light. There are a lot of dark places on a sailboat even during daylight, deep in lockers, under floor boards, under the mattresses, back around the stuffing box and water strainers, and way in the back of the fridge. If you have a watch that has a good spot flashlight on it, you can see what you are after in any of these places. At night, it can light the way down below, light up something for you on the fore-deck, you name it. I have found mine to be invaluable over the years. It’s come in handy so many times that I have gone out of my way to find a watch that has a built in flashlight.

I used to find one at Target that was labeled as a “Coleman” watch. It was $20, and had all the timers and stop watches to it. Well, they quit making this watch from what I can see, so I had to go a hunting again. My sailing buddy Jeff Holler came up with a watch by Swiss Army called the night vision watch. It’s got the flashlight, a nice big dial that a baby boomer can read, and it even has a flashing tiny red light that blinks every 30 seconds so you can find the watch in the dark. This watch is of very high quality, and therefore retails for $695. You can find for a lot less though. Try my Amazon links or look on Ebay. I sprung for it, and I’m glad I did.

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