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post #31 of 60
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Originally Posted by Icehawk View Post
Another sweet watch is the Zenith El Primero Rainbow, my dad has this in his collection and it is the one I covet:
That's a cool looking watch. -LR
post #32 of 60
I have beaten this watch for 25 years. It has been covered with paint. Rock climbing etc. I have worn it playing ice hockey and roller hockey. I have hit it with rapid gates skiing at 55mph in SG also used it as a blocker in slalom. It has never lost a beat. It has been serviced once.
post #33 of 60
Rolex Explorer II (if you don't dive don't worry about depth rating)
Omega Seamaster 300m
Omega Planet Ocean
IWC Ingenieur
IWC Aquatimer
JLC Compressor Dive GMT (may still be over $5k used)
Panerai
post #34 of 60
go for the rolex yachtmaster. should be able to get a used one for around 5K. Great tool watch, but not nearly as common as the submariner. Or a Panerai is always a fun beat around watch.

Personally, i went with the rolex GMT IIc. Love it.
post #35 of 60
Panerai

post #36 of 60
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Originally Posted by emmanuel View Post
I need something to wear that will take a beating $5000 or less. It has to be very sporty looking as I dont want it to be similar to my dress watch. Definitely want to buy used. Was considering a Rolex submariner but wasnt crazy about the colors they come in. Also the Cartier Roadster chrono but not sure if it can take a beating. Any other suggestions? comments on my selections?
I have never understood why people would want a luxury watch as a "beater", but to each their own.
What kind of use will the watch need to endure?
You seem to have a fairly specific aesthetic in mind (given the suggestions you reject here) but what are your parameters, in terms of features, materials, colors, size, etc?
Perhaps browse this list for further ideas.

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I would prob get the stainless and gold with blue bezel...
Gold case for a beater? Why?
I would think high-quality stainless, tegimented steel, bead-blasted n-f, etc.
Perhaps even less "luxury" and more "quality tool" such as a Sinn U1000, Damasko DC66 Si Black, etc.

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Rolex Explorer II (if you don't dive don't worry about depth rating)
Omega Seamaster 300m
Omega Planet Ocean
IWC Ingenieur
IWC Aquatimer
JLC Compressor Dive GMT (may still be over $5k used)
Panerai
Good basic list, as most of the other suggestions here are (although using a Rolex as a blocker in slalom...hmmm...).
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post #39 of 60
Thread Starter 
http://www.rolex.com/en#/rolex-watch...m116613lb-0001

used blue two toned Sub seems the way to go.
post #40 of 60
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yeah... not crazy about the color schemes. Everybody has the black and stainless one.

Listen, you'll have to excuse me. I have a lunch meeting with Cliff Huxtable at the Four Seasons in 20 minutes.
post #41 of 60
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That is NICE.
post #42 of 60
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http://www.rolex.com/en#/rolex-watch...m116613lb-0001

used blue two toned Sub seems the way to go.

Okey-dokey then....
post #43 of 60
gmt pepsi
post #44 of 60
Grand Seiko automatic. Most are within your price range.
post #45 of 60
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NICE!!! But I have never heard of CX and I would think it would be difficult to find a buyer if I decide to resell

Psh. You put up a watch on eBay that survived a shotgun blast with the video and birdshot dings to prove it, still keeping COSC time, and it'll sell. Hell I'LL buy it.
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