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Old 05-19-2011, 10:42 PM   #1
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Question What's the ULTIMATE beater watch model/brand?

What do you consider to be the ULTIMATE beater watch model/brand?

If you were to spend $1,500 on a watch for everyday wear - doing yard work, work around the house etc... What would you get?



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Old 05-19-2011, 10:46 PM   #2
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I would never spend $1,500 on a watch.
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Old 05-19-2011, 10:53 PM   #3
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I would never spend $1,500 on a watch.

What would you spend?



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Old 05-19-2011, 11:09 PM   #4
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What would you spend?

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For all your above mentioned chores I use a Rolex, (that's why I bought them).
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There's yard work and then there's yard work. My beater is a G-Shock, in fact.

I need to get a picture of the old warhorse one of these days.
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There's yard work and then there's yard work. My beater is a G-Shock, in fact.

I need to get a picture of the old warhorse one of these days.
I love yard work.........................I can watch for hours.
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:24 PM   #7
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I would never spend $1,500 on a watch.
Excellent point. $1500 is more than I would spend on a watch for beating up while I'm doing the property maintenance.
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Old 05-20-2011, 04:44 PM   #8
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I was thinking about picking up a Luminox BLACK OPS CARBON 8800 SERIES.... For handling my black ops activities ;-)




Far less than $1,500!!


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I say get the Luminox and use the spare change to go out to dinner!
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A Midas!!


I wear an Invicta subaqua as a beater.
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I wear an Invicta subaqua as a beater.

Got any pics?
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Old 05-24-2011, 03:29 PM   #12
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Here it is with a rubber bracelet.

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Old 05-24-2011, 03:56 PM   #13
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Here it is with a rubber bracelet.

WoW! The blue on the strap and dial make the pool water look green! Definitely a pleasant looking peace.

Thanks for sharing Fig!


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Old 05-24-2011, 04:10 PM   #14
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Here it is with a rubber bracelet.


I see from the first pic' your MFMIL hasn't left yet.
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MFMIL? What is that?


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MIL = Mother in law. I wonder what MF means?
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MIL = Mother in law. I wonder what MF means?
It means My Favorite. Remember he's had quite a few.
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It means My Favorite. Remember he's had quite a few.
I never would have guessed that. But then you never met mine. RIP
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It means My Favorite. Remember he's had quite a few.
Oh you're soooo wrong on that first statement!!!
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Usually a 5513 (makes the cut in 1998 dollars)



or a Casio Pathfinder.
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I have my 20+ year old G-Shock when i think my Sub can't handle it.
Can't recall when that happened last time though
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To me, the perfect beater watch is the Casio G Shock.

I have a G-Shock Mudman, and it's perfect for everyday wear. Especially if your profession involves outdoor work, factory work, etc. Something that will easily scratch your watch.

True, a Rolex can easily take the abuse as well, but I wouldn't want to subject it to something like wearing it while mowing the lawn / gardening, etc.
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Any Rolex from the Oyster Perpetual line.
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