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In that case, don't let me stand in the way of justifying a new watch purchase... Lord knows I'm doing the same with a Doxa Sub 300T. I do like that Luminox I have because it's sort of "tacticool", with the plastic/whatever black case and I have it on a olive green NATO strap...looks good outdoors, it's the one I'll be wearing tomorrow through Monday at a mountain vacation in North Carolina, at least while I'm doing outdoors stuff, Chimney Rock, etc.

Re an armed survivalist adventure watch, how about this from Marathon:

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It's quartz, $200 MSRP, although only 34mm case. There are various other strap colors available, as well as ones with a date complication ($280 for those).

If I were actually looking for another 'tacticool' watch similar to my Luminox that I could beat up and not worry about the movement, this Marathon would probably be the one:

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41mm, quartz, $1,000 MSRP. I'd put it on a NATO or similar strap.
I've got the quartz version of that bottom Marathon (the TSAR). I've had it for about a decade now and have been really happy with it. It's usually available for relatively affordably compared to the automatic GSAR. It's great on a NATO strap but really, the Marathon bracelets are some of the most comfortable I've ever worn.



 

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I've got the quartz version of that bottom Marathon (the TSAR). I've had it for about a decade now and have been really happy with it. It's usually available for relatively affordably compared to the automatic GSAR. It's great on a NATO strap but really, the Marathon bracelets are some of the most comfortable I've ever worn.



Dammit...I love it. That would be a frivolous purchase, though. That box is checked for me right now, I think. I'm about to pull a trigger on that Doxa I posted about. I'm also looking at an Explorer. And I want one of the solar Tanks when they're released. Too much...
 

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Dammit...I love it. That would be a frivolous purchase, though. That box is checked for me right now, I think. I'm about to pull a trigger on that Doxa I posted about. I'm also looking at an Explorer. And I want one of the solar Tanks when they're released. Too much...
Is this where we point out it's quartz, relatively cheap and bullet-proof in order to enable your purchase?

Would it help to point out that I bought a 300 Professional last week and have a 300T aquamarine coming tomorrow? Let's just say I was a little surprised by how much I love the 300 Professional and my Synchron Military and figure why wait on a 300T aquamarine.

I really am pretty done now, though, as I know exactly which watches are going to get sold to keep my collection under 20.
 

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Is this where we point out it's quartz, relatively cheap and bullet-proof in order to enable your purchase?

Would it help to point out that I bought a 300 Professional last week and have a 300T aquamarine coming tomorrow? Let's just say I was a little surprised by how much I love the 300 Professional and my Synchron Military and figure why wait on a 300T aquamarine.

I really am pretty done now, though, as I know exactly which watches are going to get sold to keep my collection under 20.
Ugh. I think we had a version of this conversation in the other thread. The Doxa 300T is a lock for me, it's just a matter of when. It will be the Professional, too.

And the quartz, cheap, bulletproof characteristics are all things I want in a watch like that Marathon or my Luminox. I think the only reason I'm not seriously considering that Marathon right now is because (1) that 'slot' in my collection is already filled and it's too similar to the Luminox; (2) I'd rather put that $900 toward the Explorer. The Doxa I can justify buying now/soon because I don't have a big chunky diver like that (I consider my Oris Whale Shark a GMT first, not a 'true' diver), and I certainly don't have anything similar to it. I'll also get a lot more use out of the Doxa living within 30-45 minutes of several beaches.
 

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In that case, don't let me stand in the way of justifying a new watch purchase... Lord knows I'm doing the same with a Doxa Sub 300T. I do like that Luminox I have because it's sort of "tacticool", with the plastic/whatever black case and I have it on a olive green NATO strap...looks good outdoors, it's the one I'll be wearing tomorrow through Monday at a mountain vacation in North Carolina, at least while I'm doing outdoors stuff, Chimney Rock, etc.

Re an armed survivalist adventure watch, how about this from Marathon:


It's quartz, $200 MSRP, although only 34mm case. There are various other strap colors available, as well as ones with a date complication ($280 for those).

If I were actually looking for another 'tacticool' watch similar to my Luminox that I could beat up and not worry about the movement, this Marathon would probably be the one:


41mm, quartz, $1,000 MSRP. I'd put it on a NATO or similar strap.
I've never owned a Marathon but I've been close a few times. They have a 36mm version of a "big" style sports watch that is way too rare these days.

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The Marathon quartz is indeed a cool watch, and a bit of an acquired taste in terms of its brutalist design. I especially love the anthracite 41mm version. Only thing I'm not too find of is the tritium markers.

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The quintessential tool watch slot in my watchbox, on the other hand, is currently occupied by the Seiko Tuna.
 

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The Marathon quartz is indeed a cool watch, and a bit of an acquired taste in terms of its brutalist design. I especially love the anthracite 41mm version. Only thing I'm not too find of is the tritium markers.

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The quintessential tool watch slot in my watchbox, on the other hand, is currently occupied by the Seiko Tuna.
I love this watch. I was excited to find there is a "Mini" version of the Tuna but after looking at it, just doesn't compare to the OG.
 

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I love this watch. I was excited to find there is a "Mini" version of the Tuna but after looking at it, just doesn't compare to the OG.
True -the mini Tuna by itself is a solid watch, but when it comes to the actual build and overall quality, It cannot hold a candle to the Marinemaster. Gotta love that searing lume on the Tuna!
 

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