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Indestructible watch?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by j, Dec 10, 2004.

  1. j

    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    I need some recommendations for a replacement watch. I'd like to get this person (who may sometimes read the forum) a watch. He has broken a Seiko divers watch and a Timex bought to replace that. Doesn't have to be beautiful.

    Must be/have:
    Analog (Jon..)
    Metal case
    Metal bracelet
    High bezel to protect crystal
    Date, hopefully large or with magnifier
    Maybe other functions, not necessary
    Hopefully under $200. It may get lost or run over, I'm not spending a lot on this.

    Any ideas?
    Thanks.
     


  2. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    Casio G-Shock?

    It meets most or all of your criteria.

    Jon.
     


  3. j

    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    Look again mate, I think you missed something.. [​IMG]
     


  4. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    Hahaha...funny, guess I missed that. Well, then my next choice is a Swatch. Jon.
     


  5. j

    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    Remind me, what does the "IS" in your moniker stand for... or maybe just the "I" [​IMG] Seriously, you have no real suggestions here?
     


  6. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    Dude, I focus in haute-horology, I have no idea what a "˜good' $200 watch is...do you have a Tourneau Watch Gear store nearby? If not, they have a web site: http://www.watchgear.com/ They offer lower-priced selections that might meet your requirements. Jon.
     


  7. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    Perhaps a nice Seiko?

    Jon.
     


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    Bradford Current Events Moderator

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    Take a look at the Royal Navy Divers on Timefactors
     


  12. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    Of course they cost about $600 each, more than what j wanted to spend. Jon.
     


  13. Ambulance Chaser

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    I would have recommended the Seiko Orange Monster (readily available for under $200 on the net) but for the fact that your friend has already broken a Seiko diver. Â This one may be a bit more durable than the one he broke and worth looking into.
     


  14. retronotmetro

    retronotmetro Senior member

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    G-Shocks aren't all digital. I have a titanium analog/digital Mr. G that feels as close to indestructible as any watch I've had. The Mr. G line will cost more than you're looking to spend ($300-400) and you'd probably have to find someone in Japan or HK to make the purchase. G-Shock styling is, of course, an acquired taste . . . This page has some photos of the same Mr. G that I own: http://pmwf.com/Watches/CasioTable.h...alog%20Digital
     


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    Aha. The Letter 2 my friend. I knew I was right. (Ok, I did not know, but still, I was proven correct.) Jon.
     


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