|I got the Lance Armstrong Limited Edition Nike||Slothlike|
Aug 2, 2001 5:49 PM
|watch from my girlfriend for a mid-year gift. She saw how hard I tried to win one during the Tour which I came up short so she didn't want to see me disappointed. I usually don't buy into marketing hype just because someone I admire wears something, but this watch is truly a technical marvel. Nike obviously farmed this watch out to a company that knows how to make these things. This watch forecasts the weather (no exaggeration) with the use of the barometer reading and then will put a little picture of the sun or clouds or partly cloudy with tempature and barameter reading. Way friggin cool. Altimeter is awesome too and gives you data on cumulative elevation gained etc. Digital compass is accurate and there is a little leveler to help you keep watch level in order for compass to be accurate. She got me the Lance edition for obvious reasons, but the non-Lance one is functionally the same. This one is stamped on back Lance Armstrong and numbered (6000 and changed out of 15000 world wide which is a nice bonus). The tin has Lance's partial face and some stuff on top with his signature stamped. Many probably seen it but the functions are pretty advanced and accurate which is what I am touting. I collect fine watches, vintage and new and never was in to the high tech gadgety ones as they don't hold or gain in value, but this on is more accurate than the Casio Pathfinders and much less cumbersome. I don't work for Nike or anything, and God knows they don't need more money, but whoever built this thing is a genius. Just babbling with excitement. If your in the market, Campmor had the non-Lance one on sale for $179 and the same watch without the compass function for $109 (really awesome deal). But they are not the Lance Edition which the stores won't budge from $235 for the same watch. Just thought I would pass on this info.
|Congrats, you win the rampant consumerism prize o' the day||club|
Aug 2, 2001 7:30 PM
|be sure to wear it on your left wrist so you an hang it out the window of your X-Terra when you're driving around with your Ibis Szazbo ti MTB on the roof. Nike sucks, maybe you didn't hear. I don't own a wristwatch. It'll probably turn your wrist green.|
|Congrats, you win the rampant consumerism prize o' the day||I_Love_Shimano|
Aug 2, 2001 7:48 PM
|Hey club, the guy just wanted to let others know about the watch. You don't have to be an a$$h*le about it. If you don't want it, then shut up and ride.
The messageboard does not need posters like you.
Aug 2, 2001 9:16 PM
|You make a lot of unwarranted assumptions about what I drive and ride. Everyone has there hobbies and mine happens to be cycling and bikes. I don't need to justify myself to you or anyone, but it is funny to see how far off people can be. I am far from a yuppie, my profession is social work. I drive a Honda but I choose to spend the extra cash on good watches and bikes (Litespeed that I have had for many years before they were chic and it is still as awesome as ever). Otherwise I live like a monk. If these choices make me a yuppie in your eyes, I can tell you straight out that my salary sure doesn't match that of a yuppie's. I generally agree that Nike isn't the best of products, but this one is exceptional and I didn't even pay for it. So stop being a douche and think before you spout your rhetoric.
|i looked at that watch today...||dustin73|
Aug 2, 2001 9:36 PM
|i too tried to win the dang thing...but i didn't. i found out that i'm getting like $5000 in financial aid this year, so i want to get me something...so i looked at the watch. i don't know, i didn't really get to fool around with it in watchworld, but i'm sure it's all it's cracked up to be. it didn't look as bad as i thought it would, though. i was impressed. i drive a tacoma, i naturally wear a watch on my left hand (which is weird 'cause i'm left handed), so i guess if i get one, i'm gonna look fred-ish, but hell, i don't care. i'm sure i look fred-ish already when i wear my Defeet Super D socks...how does the watch fit? and does it stick to your arm or does it remain kinda loose. i had a timex that stuck to my arm when i would sweat and it got annoying as hell.
oh, you know what else i looked at? the pro m frame oakleys. first off, i've been wearing oakleys since i was in 6th grade. right now, i have the Twenties with the 5.56 FMJ frame and the Ice Iridium lens and i swear to god, that is the best lens i've ever had. the optical clarity from oakleys is unmatched by anything i've tried (i've had a pair of zeals, and now i have some Rudy Projects), and the lens is great. i tried on a pair of my friend's Duvals and loved the fit. i might get those instead of the watch...not sure yet.
|i looked at that watch today...||Slothlike|
Aug 2, 2001 9:59 PM
The watch forms to your wrist pretty well. Any watch could potentially get sweaty underneath, but this watch seems to create a little gap between your wrist and the back of the watch so air passes through. Whoever made he actual display did a great job. It seems very accurate and it will be more functional than the sunglasses. You don't need to get the Lance edition, I would of bought the other one for $50 less with same functions, but my girlfriend bought me this one because of my cycling obsession. I will probably only use it when I climb anyway as it gives you altitude readings every 2 seconds initially and then every couple minutes thereafter. It has a graph and like a ticker tape screen that scrolls left to right, it gives you maximum elevation and accumulative altitude gained in feet or meters. The barometer predicts the weather very well as I checked it with the weather channel. It is a total gadget that you don't need but the info is useful and fun. Sunglasses go out of style quickly, but this watch will keep it functionality and novelty a lot longer. Other than this watch, I own nothing Lance or USPS related.
|i looked at that watch today...||dustin73|
Aug 2, 2001 10:52 PM
|yeah, i don't own any USPS stuff either, except the yellow nike socks. i don't know if that's bad or not, and it doesn't really matter to me. i bought It's Not About the Bike yesterday...does that count? my mom's had some skin cancer removed and they recently (couple weeks ago) discovered she has a brain tumor...luckily it's benign (that's the one that doesn't spread, right?)
you know, what's the difference between getting USPS stuff, or the LA watch, and buying Air Jordans (back in the day), or wearing an OU shirt, or a Cardinals shirt? i mean, either way, you're supporting your team by sporting their goods. why is it that big of a deal?
|Club has some serious problems||I_Love_Shimano|
Aug 2, 2001 11:30 PM
|Yeah, it's no big deal...it's just a form of supporting you team. Don't bother with Club's posts...he has some insecurities he needs to get rid of, but apparently can't. Club, you need some psychological help. Maybe a month or two at the local asylum would get you to put in some useful or interesting posts.|
|lance armstrong limited edition beany baby||Paul J.|
Aug 3, 2001 6:20 AM
|You need this too....|
|Where did she get it? (nm)||Cartman|
Aug 4, 2001 10:42 AM