Watches, timing etc

Discussion in 'Resources, Equipment, Signals' started by The Doctor, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. controller

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    Ok, everybody is shouting about these watches but where do you buy the things from and before you all tell me Argos, jewellery shops etc, I have tried......
     
  2. keely

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    Gee, I don't know. What happens when you Google "Casio RFT-100" and your location? Like this?

    :p
     
  3. Diligent

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    Keely's right, Controller. You say you've tried but you haven't.

    Ok you might not find the specific model, but Argos has such a variety that you'll certainly see something good enough. High street jewellers have a smaller range and higher prices, but you might spot a bargain.
     
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    I got mine from amazon. Lazy and cheaper then in the stores here.
     
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    For all those interested in the Casio RFT-100 I've attached a soft-copy of the 4 page pdf instruction manual.

    Keely, you can have do what you're asking for by setting multiple intervals (up to 5) and then the alarm/vibrate occurs at the end of each interval. There's a repeat option too.


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  6. keely

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    Eh - sounds like too many points of failure (by the user - me) to be a better alternative than the watch I have, I just love the automatic 3-2-1min. warning alarms. I've just ordered a second as a backup. :)
     
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    I'm getting an image of you taking the field carrying dozens of whistles, wearing multiple different colour tops (just in case it clashes with one of the GKs ;) and with four or five watches strapped to each arm lol
     
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    Or handing the spare set out to the other umpire, because 'your equipment just isn't up to scratch my man!' ;)
     
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    Dude, that's the fashion - didn't you know? Watches are the new Livestrong bracelets! With even more exciting tan lines...
     
  10. The Doctor

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    Actually I do know someone who used to turn up to umpire with a bag containing spare cards, pen and whistles to give the other umpire if they were "unprepared"....
     
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    I'm usually one of those "unprepared" ones, either through my own forgetfulness, or "equipment malfunctions" (have had a watch die on the bus ride to an umpiring assignment, as well as numerous occasions of mysteriously dead pens). :) I love people who bring extras...
     
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    Meh... not. I keep all my spares in my kit bag. :)
     
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    I have several sets in my goalie bag........ I think
    Sightings are rare.
     
  14. Magpie

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    Timekeeping Watches etc

    We have had this crop up before, but no single thread devoted to timekeeping. I was looking for a meeting timer and found this product http://www.timetimer.com/support/tt_wt_wp/index.php, to me the benefit is that it is both visual and audible.
     
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    Re: Timekeeping Watches etc

    From the Watches, timing etc thread from Aug. 2008:

    Or maybe we can just merge the threads?
     
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    Re: Timekeeping Watches etc

    oooops I may need to spend some more time on here especially if I can't remember a thread from 5 months ago how can we expect a new member!

    [backs away with head between legs and merge threads]
     
  17. keely

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    Re: Timekeeping Watches etc

    No worries, Magpie. Although I do think it's time we remove the "FHF Special Person" title in favour of "FHF Archival Service". ;)
     
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    Don't temp me :)

    Do you know how many pages I had to search to find the topic to merge ;) It is not an easy task to merge old and new topics.

    BTW what do you think of the countdown style watch? I'm sick of meetings running over time time, each Thursday I have 6 meetings to chair and I'm sick of them being nothing more than a waste of time [rant over]
     
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    I doubt a different way of displaying time on your wristwatch is going to help you with that issue, Magpie! ;)

    It's alright, but it's just a different visual display. I don't have a problem reading the digital numbers that say "14:23" and knowing that means 14:23 left, and that's under half of the half left to go. I find the vibrate function on my watch that alerts me when there's 3, 2 and 1 minute left in the countdown segment to be the most valuable feature in a stopwatch I've ever found so that's my deal breaker.
     
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    You can get it from Tesco Direct. Oriignal price about £40 , but just over 20 quid from Tesco. You can pick up the weekly groceries while you are there and score a few Brownies at home
     

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