Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Altimeters

I guess I must be bored at the moment as my mind is spending too much time on a particular subject: Watches!


Having been given a reasonable bonus for my fine efforts at work during the last year, I decided that I deserved a new watch of some sort. My first thought was the Tissot Touch that I have been lusting after for a long time, but I quickly realised that this is a bit out of my self imposed price range (I only really want the titanium one with the orange strap).

Then I considered the functions that I attract me to this watch and decided that a more utilitarian model could also satisfy my cravings and Hey Presto, the solution came immediately to mind

The Suunto Vector.

I have wanted one of these since I lived in the Alpes and developed a little slight obsession with altitude. Now our impending trip to Colorado seems like an idea opportunity to get myself initiated into the altimeter/digital compass club. They come in a lot of colours, but I have taken rather a liking to the lime one.


There are some pretty good deals available on the internet, I am not decided yet whether to order on-line or wait until I am in Boulder to try some in person before "pulling the trigger" as they say in the wild west shopping malls

3 comments:

  1. You don't get the money until September, so you can spend them in Boulder - at Christmas!
    The Wife

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  2. If the rest is being spent on the kitchen, then I can have the watch (now). Anyway, it comes in August!
    X

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  3. Anonymous8:52 pm

    just how many wrist adornments can a cyclist wear without endangering their performance. Very shortly you'll have more watches than ratners had ,but not crap ones.If you fastened a sundial to the handlebars it might do all the jobs at once.

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