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    Watches - which one to buy?

    Been looking at watches for years and just can't decide. Recently been looking at the G shock ones. Pretty cool stuff.
    https://www.gshock.com/watches/mt-g/mtgb1000bd-1a

    Any recommendations for a cool watch?

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    Want something a little dressy or just everyday wear? Planning to dive with it? Prefer chronographs? Price range?

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    Quote Originally Posted by malfeasance View Post
    Want something a little dressy or just everyday wear? Planning to dive with it? Prefer chronographs? Price range?
    I want rugged, waterproof and heavy duty. $500-$1,500

    I would only snorkel and swim with it. Nothing real deep.

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    Most watches in that price range will handle swimming and snorkeling just fine.

    This one will handle 300 meters if you change your mind
    https://www.jomashop.com/tag-heuer-w...ctpage-nosto-1

    It's a quartz movement.

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    This one is a little more expensive (and slightly out of your price range). The same 300 meter rating, but the difference in price is that it is an automatic with a 42 hour reserve.


    https://www.jomashop.com/tag-heuer-w...SABEgKNhfD_BwE

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    This one is at the lower end of your price range.

    https://www.overstock.com/Jewelry-Wa...6,933&recidx=0

    It has only a 100 meter rating (and I would not dive with anything with only a 100 meter rating, but swimming and snorkeling are probably fine). While I have not owned this particular model, I have owned a cheaper watch by this same company, and it took anything I could dish out to it, including logging operations in timber, tumbles down black diamond ski slopes, and just everything . . . The leather on mine broke one day while operating a chain saw. I could not find it. It was the best watch I had ever owned in terms of "ruggedness," the first characteristic you listed. I did not dive with it.

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    You guys just reminded me I always set a price range and a price limit. Then always want something thatís just outside of said limit. Funny how that goes

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    too dressy for me. Im thinking more of a tactical look.

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    Rolex - damn thing broke on me from nothing but daily white collar sedentary wear, one ski trip, some sniper competitions, and a few hunting trips. I treated it pretty well, compared to the Victorinox, so I was sort of surprised when it broke, given the price of the thing. I probably won't own another one (although I have a friend with at least a quarter million invested in various models who swears by them).

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    Quote Originally Posted by heavyiron View Post
    too dressy for me. Im thinking more of a tactical look.
    More like these?

    https://www.overstock.com/Jewelry-Wa...5YfWw4TByZAWos

    Never owned one, although I have friends who own them and like them. Are they more like what you want?

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    I have heard really good things about ruggedness with the Marathon watches, but I have no firsthand experience:

    https://www.marathonwatch.com/produc...rs-quartz-tsar

    Interesting article on this watch and the military: https://gearpatrol.com/2018/10/15/st...ilitary-watch/

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    Quote Originally Posted by heavyiron View Post
    I have heard great things about the longevity of the higher priced G-shock watches, but, again, no firsthand experience here. Lots of good reviews online from folks who have abused them. That one has a 200 meter rating - could be good for some actual diving if you change your mind, quartz movement ought to be very accurate. I personally like chronographs, so I like the extra three dials, but that is a personal preference thing. I rarely actually use them.

    Solar powered and blue tooth connectivity . . . whoa!


    Just FYI, that watch is huge. 51.7 mm is much larger than a typical man's watch, which is 43 mm.
    Last edited by malfeasance; 09-19-2019 at 02:54 PM.

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    Should give you some idea of the size - and apparently you can set it from your cell phone. . . .

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    Check out Luminox watches. Definitely have the tactical look and a great


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