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    Best rugged black/PVD military watches?

    Hi there, like many here I am a huge fan of military-styled watches. My work also often lends itself to me needing a no-nonsense "rugged" black watch.

    So I find myself wondering what are the best options out there for realy rugged, solid, trusted, black or PVD watches? I like mechanical movements have to admit that quartz seem to fit this pupose much better.

    So what are the real contenders? The classic Luminox navy seal style and all of it's variatons, the MTM special ops (don't make me laugh, second hands in the shape of daggers?, are they for real?), or the Casio line of G-Shocks?

    What watches do you think best serve the purpose of a true black rugged special-ops/military watch. If you can post pictures it could be an interesting thread.

    It seems like every manufacturer has a PVD version available, but what's the real deal for a military tool watch?
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    Re: Best rugged black/PVD military watches?

    I too am a fan of PVD black watches and I'm sure that there are a lot more worthy contenders but my Luminox 8401 "Black Steel" is a current favorite...



    But if you're into a more simple look, you can't beat the Marathon Navigator IMHO.....

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    Re: Best rugged black/PVD military watches?

    Indeed, the true mil-issue black watches would be the plastic US milwatches by Marathon Sandy, and the re-issues by Traser/H3 ... or the CWC SBS dive watch.

    Not all military watches sport the black finish, mind you ... a dull steel finish is just as military in provenance as PVD.
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    Re: Best rugged black/PVD military watches?

    Quote Originally Posted by Crusader View Post
    Indeed, the true mil-issue black watches would be the plastic US milwatches by Marathon Sandy, and the re-issues by Traser/H3 ... or the CWC SBS dive watch.

    Not all military watches sport the black finish, mind you ... a dull steel finish is just as military in provenance as PVD.



    totally second that:gold

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    Re: Best rugged black/PVD military watches?

    Not really a Military watch but this is Rugged, ETA 2824 Auto and PVD also solid as a rock bomb proof.



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    Re: Best rugged black/PVD military watches?

    Perhaps not strictly a military watch and certainly not as effective an offensive weapon as the watch above, you may want to take a look at http://forums.watchuseek.com/showthr...42560#poststop and see if it sparks your interest. At 153 grams, it's certainly no lightweight.
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    Re: Best rugged black/PVD military watches?

    Here's a well-used CWC diver, as issued to Royal Marines and SBS -


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    Re: Best rugged black/PVD military watches?

    Quote Originally Posted by Crusader View Post
    Indeed, the true mil-issue black watches would be the plastic US milwatches by Marathon Sandy, and the re-issues by Traser/H3 ... or the CWC SBS dive watch.

    Not all military watches sport the black finish, mind you ... a dull steel finish is just as military in provenance as PVD.
    Crusader, I completely agree with your comments. It's just that I'm in the market for a black rugged military-styled watch that can take a beating and I can't help wondering what options are out there that I haven't seen or thought of. I started this thread to let folks suggest their favorite black watches so that I could begin to see some of the options. Thank you to everyone who has posted here, please keep the pictures and suggestions coming...

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    Re: Best rugged black/PVD military watches?

    I have to admit that ever since I got to know the beautiful Damasko toolwatch gray, I have given up on black watches. Have you checked out www.damasko.de (the site is also available in English) yet? The product line is also carried by www.timefactors.com.
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    Re: Best rugged black/PVD military watches?

    (Edited by moderator: Text posted only consisted of html and/or php codes nobody could understand). The only thing left is the url. Kind regards Mike)

    http://arctos.info/en/html/blackwave.html
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