/ Big watch for outside clothing
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ho ho ho!
Try looking at watches aimed at racing sailors. A mate had a big chunky thing that was designed to be worn over a big jacket. Though I think it had lots of silly (ie. good in a sailing race) functions.
I have a Casio Protrek altimeter watch that has a long enough strap to go over a jacket sleeve but can still be adjusted short enough to wear directly on my wrist in summer. Tough enough to survive long days buckled to my harness in Dolomite chimneys too - generally a good bit of kit.
I used to have one of these and whilst it was very good, it did have a fatal flaw...
The battery would last about a year and the factory fitted replacement (c.£35) could only be fitted by one European company in Germany
Such a shame, I've yet to find an altimeter watch even half as good as this.
This will fit over your jacket
I use this for night nav (ML std)
I too used an Avocet Vertech and it was good. I had no problem replacing the battery myself.
But I've found that if it's cold enough to be wearing multiple layers of clothing then it's too cold for the watch. I've put a Suunto on my packstrap or around my neck etc in Antarctica and the battery dies in an hour or so (but comes back upon warming).
I know in the US (REI?) you can buy altimeter watches that are on a carabiner thing rather than a wrist strap, but I don't see they would handle the cold any better.
Worth considering John ; http://www.johnlewis.com/231472939/Product.aspx?SearchTerm=motoactv&source=46387
Timex ws4. They dont come mch bigger!
Though i do have a u-boat watch and thats mahoossive, not quite fit for the hills though!!
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