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I recently picked up a black Nixon The Channel T watch http://www.backcountry.com/outdoorgear/Nixon-Channel-T-Watch-Mens/NIX0262M.html
I love the watch, but i have had to re-adjust the tide on numerous occasions. Has anyone else had this problem, or did i just get a bad watch? I purchased it online, and the retailer already sent me out a replacement watch that i will get in the next few days. (the customer service from the online retailer has been great so far)

If this watch doesn't work out, does anyone have a recommendation for a a watch that will display both tide and moon phase?
 

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It's definitely colourful! G-Shock Gulfman also displays tide and moon.
 

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Thanks for the welcome, and i definitly agree that some of the color combos are "interesting", but i think the black looks pretty good. It has pretty much all of the features i want in a watch that can take some abuse: the moon phase and tide is easy to read, the case isn't very thick (i had a g-shock before, but didn;t like the overall size) and I kind of like the internal rotating bezel to count down time.

I am just hoping for either feedback about this watch, or some advice about a different one that would have similar features. I am not opposed to a digital tide graph, but i kind of like analogue watches. My budget is right around $100.00.


 

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Where do you live? If you live on the Gulf Coast, you'll be out of luck with most tide watches. Most tide watches make you input the lunitidal interval for your area. This works really well for places that have constant tides (ie. one high/one low or 2 highs/2 lows), but it doesn't work for the gulf coast, where we can have either 1 OR 2 high/low tide days.

I found this out after I bought my Casio Pathfinder. I went as far as calling the NOAA, and I talked to the foremost authority on tides for north America. His exact words were "You're just sheet out of luck.":-d
 

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Really sorry to hear that, clouser - but every cloud has a silver lining - that's a great story! Thanks for sharing.
 

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Where do you live? If you live on the Gulf Coast, you'll be out of luck with most tide watches. Most tide watches make you input the lunitidal interval for your area. This works really well for places that have constant tides (ie. one high/one low or 2 highs/2 lows), but it doesn't work for the gulf coast, where we can have either 1 OR 2 high/low tide days.

I found this out after I bought my Casio Pathfinder. I went as far as calling the NOAA, and I talked to the foremost authority on tides for north America. His exact words were "You're just sheet out of luck.":-d
I surf in New Hampshire, I am pretty sure we have a standard 2 high/2 low tides here is the tide chart i use http://www.surfnh.com/homepage2/reportplus.html
(edit: the chart didn't post in well, there is the link)
H A M P T O N H A R B O R
Hampton Harbor 42o54'N 070o49'W
July
Tide Chart
2009
DATE
HIGH
LOW
AM hgt PM hgt AM hgt PM hgt rise set qtr

2 Thu 8:26 7.7 8:44 8.8 2:33 0.5 2:40 1.1 5:09 8:26
3 Fri 9:25 7.6 9:36 8.8 3:31 0.5 3:35 1.3 5:10 8:25
4 Sat 10:18 7.5 10:24 8.8 4:24 0.4 4:25 1.4 5:10 8:25
5 Sun 11:06 7.6 11:08 8.9 5:12 0.4 5:11 1.4 5:11 8:25
6 Mon 11:49 7.6 11:49 8.9 5:56 0.3 5:53 1.3 5:11 8:24
7 Tue - - 12:29 7.7 6:36 0.3 6:32 1.3 5:12 8:24
8 Wed 12:27 8.9 1:06 7.7 7:12 0.3 7:10 1.2 5:13 8:24
9 Thu 1:04 8.8 1:41 7.8 7:47 0.3 7:47 1.2 5:14 8:23
10 Fri 1:40 8.8 2:16 7.9 8:21 0.4 8:24 1.2 5:14 8:23
11 Sat 2:17 8.6 2:51 8.0 8:54 0.4 9:03 1.2 5:15 8:22
12 Sun 2:55 8.5 3:27 8.1 9:29 0.5 9:45 1.2 5:16 8:22
13 Mon 3:35 8.3 4:06 8.2 10:06 0.6 10:29 1.1 5:17 8:21
14 Tue 4:19 8.0 4:48 8.4 10:47 0.7 11:18 1.0 5:17 8:21
15 Wed 5:07 7.8 5:34 8.5 11:32 0.8 - - 5:18 8:20
16 Thu 6:01 7.6 6:26 8.7 12:12 0.9 12:23 0.9 5:19 8:19
17 Fri 7:01 7.5 7:22 9.0 1:10 0.7 1:19 1.0 5:20 8:18
18 Sat 8:04 7.6 8:22 9.3 2:12 0.4 2:19 0.9 5:21 8:18
19 Sun 9:08 7.8 9:23 9.7 3:15 0.0 3:20 0.7 5:22 8:17
20 Mon 10:10 8.1 10:23 10.1 4:16 -0.4 4:21 0.3 5:23 8:16
21 Tue 11:09 8.5 11:20 10.4 5:13 -0.8 5:20 0.0 5:24 8:15
22 Wed - - 12:04 8.9 6:08 -1.2 6:17 -0.3 5:25 8:14
23 Thu 12:16 10.6 12:57 9.3 7:00 -1.4 7:13 -0.5 5:26 8:13
24 Fri 1:11 10.5 1:50 9.5 7:52 -1.4 8:08 -0.6 5:27 8:13
25 Sat 2:06 10.2 2:42 9.5 8:43 -1.2 9:04 -0.5 5:28 8:12
26 Sun 3:00 9.8 3:34 9.5 9:33 -0.8 10:01 -0.3 5:28 8:11
27 Mon 3:56 9.2 4:27 9.3 10:25 -0.3 10:59 0.0 5:29 8:10
28 Tue 4:54 8.6 5:21 9.0 11:18 0.2 - - 5:31 8:08
29 Wed 5:54 8.0 6:17 8.8 12:00 0.4 12:14 0.8 5:32 8:07
30 Thu 6:56 7.6 7:15 8.6 1:02 0.6 1:12 1.2 5:33 8:06
31 Fri 7:59 7.3 8:13 8.4 2:05 0.8 2:11 1.5 5:34 8:05
Eastern Daylight Time © Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Tides by Maine Harbors While we take a lot of care to make these tide charts as accurate as possible, Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Magazine or Maine Harbors does not warrant the accuracy, completeness, or fitness for a particular purpose of any tide information offered through this service. Under no circumstances shall the Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Magazine or Maine Harbors be liable to you or any other person for any indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages arising from the use of this service.
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