Hey Frills, from looking at that picture, it looks like there is a little bit more going on. It look like the lug size has been increased, and it looks like the crownguards are not as sharp as they once were. Then again, these are only renderings, so who knows?
But yeah... if you want to get rid of your old, obsolete Daytona, feel free to send it my way.
And indestructible watches? A bit of a misnomer really. A good fall for any watch is probably going to break it, no matter how hard the case is.
But since you asked: Damasko, Rolex, and Bremont come to mind.
How does Rado fare as a durable watch? I'm pretty sure some watches are built like tanks... We just need to find them.
Ha not really. A G Shock is built like a tank. But if you drop any mechanical watch from 5-6 feet on concrete, chances are there are going to be issues. Crystal is going to shatter, the movement is going to be ajar. Most of the "tough" watches have case hardening treatments, or are over-engineered. But nothing can protect against a fall.
agree with newcomer. my rolex was quite durable, and my brother who owns a concrete company wears his vintage steel DJ daily and really puts it through its paces. but all that is just for dings and dents, if you drop a watch on a hard surface, you are almost for sure fuxxored. my brother actually just had to have his watch repaired after it got slammed with a huge metal chain he was pulling off his truck. probably saved him a broken wrist though.
outside of rolex it seems the panerais are damn durable too, though i have no interest in testing that fact.
many other brands have made some very durable models, but as far as companies that make all their watches to be very durable, only rolex and panerai come to mind. and even with rolex i would exclude the cellini models from that statement.
^^after years of wearing panerais on wild drunken nights out, i can attest to their durability. Ive dropped mine while handing it to someone, Theyve broken countless falls into buildings and the ground, once my 231 was ripped off my wrist...watch and wire lugs were fine, although the strap was ripped. A buddy of mine has beat the hell out of his for about 10 years. traveled the world with him, dives with it, and routinely lets it sit submerged in a glass of beer overnight. "just because he can"
McWu: that vintage Explorer II you posted over the weekend is pretty McBadAss. I really like that one.
As far as tough watches, I usually wear a Seiko Orange Monster for any activities where I know there's a good risk for dings/scratches/etc. It's my lawn-mowing, work around the house watch, for instance. That's what beaters are for, right?
I've got a Radiomir 210, and may have had a few drinks while wearing it once or twice, but for the most part when it comes to my "nicer" stuff, I baby those pieces.
Clearly DerekS likes to have a little more adventure time with his, which I can respect. Love that avatar too....hilarious. "Survey said?!"