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Terrytori 12-15-2008 12:49 PM

Bomb Proof... reasonably priced watch
 
I'm looking for suggestions.
I currently own a Cartier Tank Chrono... cost of battery
change and gasket ( O Ring) replacement and basic service...$650. CAN.
I've owned Rolex & Panerai. I no longer want to carry the price
of a good scooter on my wrist.

Any and all suggestions for rough, waterproof, under $600 timepieces
welcome and appreciated.

dynamos2000 12-15-2008 12:59 PM

http://i.walmartimages.com/i/p/00/08...76_215X215.jpg

$14 - Walmart

earthroamer 12-15-2008 01:03 PM

I have a Timex Expedition that I've used for 2-3 years now for backpacking, m/c touring. I got it on sale for $30.

mrt10x 12-15-2008 01:40 PM

I love the watches available on www.watchbuys.com. These are German watches, usually with ETA or Valjoux movements with German cases. You can get a great buy on a really solid watch that is still unique and not a Seiko or a Citizen, and is still an automatic movement,,,so no batteries. I really like this one http://www.watchbuys.com/store/pc/vi...6&idcategory=8
I have bought a couple of watches from these guys.. great service.

That being said, I wear a GShock that i bought 18 years ago before i left for OCS still to this day when I am in the field... i think I have replaced the battery 4 times and the strap once.

mrt10x 12-15-2008 01:57 PM

sorry missed your price point :1drink

Here is a bomb proof, titanium cased, automatic that will out live you

http://stores.channeladvisor.com/wat...?itemid=505476

Ge-Mini-gun 12-15-2008 02:35 PM

Sell you this one for $100 shipped

http://ge-minigun.smugmug.com/photos...19_jFRrN-S.jpg

Longknife 12-15-2008 02:54 PM

Swiss Army
 
Have always had great luck with Swiss Army. The one currently on my wrist has pretty much been worn since I bought it 11 years ago and I've had absolutely no problems with it and keeps perfect time.

http://www.princetonwatches.com/imag...hes/241121.jpg

Natron650 12-15-2008 03:28 PM

Marathon JSAR
 
Beefy, indestructible watch. It's a seriously large piece of equipment. Weighs almost 6 oz.

http://us.st12.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.c...e_2032_4128219

I have this one (quartz) and one of the GSAR mechanical ones as well.

The GSAR has a slightly smaller diameter and a nice little ETA movement, but is just above your posted price point.

FlowBee 12-15-2008 03:35 PM

WTF is wrong with a Timex? Tells time within a few seconds per week, uses cheap batteries available everywhere, and costs less than a night at the pub.

Nobody is going to mug you for your Timex. Break it? Oh well!

And, yeah, I have expensive watches. They sit at home.

I wear a Timex. They take a licking...

Terrytori 12-15-2008 03:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FlowBee
And, yeah, I have expensive watches. They sit at home.

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I just arrived at that point which is why i started this thread.
Greatly appreciated.

Josephvman 12-15-2008 03:44 PM

Tissot T-Touch. I've had one for a few years, treat it mercilessly, and it hasn't missed a beat. It has some nice functions too.

Tall_Canuck 12-15-2008 03:59 PM

Seiko Automatic Divers
 
I have beat the shiite out of mine for 10 years and my dad has done the same for 35; they are bulletproof, no nonsense and classic.

At the end of time there will be cockroaches and Seiko Divers watches. :lol3

Embalmer12 12-15-2008 04:10 PM

Maybe
 
Take a look at Suunto.

I sold them for years and never had an unhappy customer whether they were a first time buyer or otherwise. They might be a different build than what you're looking for but you'll have choices on types of bands/colors. Of course, the more expensive they are, the more gadgety. I did the same thing, got a Rolex Explorer and have watched my watch :huh, sit in a box and tell me the time.

Good luck....

Lone Rider 12-15-2008 04:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by earthroamer
I have a Timex Expedition that I've used for 2-3 years now for backpacking, m/c touring. I got it on sale for $30.

Nope. Won't do.
Too cheap.

Lone Rider 12-15-2008 04:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tall_Canuck
...At the end of time there will be cockroaches and Seiko Divers watches....

Could be a great ad. :D


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