I have a friend who is also into watches , however , my preferences veer towards sports watches and chronographs ( Breitlings , Rolexes, JLC Master Series) , and his preferences are for the "real" ( according to him) timepieces and he has a patek phillippe caltrava , an AP, a Breguet and a Blancpain.
However , recently he gave in to the needs of his active lifestyle and got a Panerai Contemporary Date.
He absolutely trounces it treating it like a cheap g-shock, wearing it to play golf and tennis and subjecting it to every possible abuse.( He even dropped it from his bedroom window accidentally ( a drop of about 12 feet)
Despite of taking more than a few knocks , apart from a few scratches the watch runs like new.
A previous thread on the site about the most shock proof breitlings got me wondering why no one posted any replies and whether breitlings would stand to such abuse , in absence of any systems like incabloc.
And really how shock proof are breitlings ?Any instances of breitlings holding up in the face of adversity?