Under $200 - the best watch available?
A short while back I set myself the goal to find a watch below $200 US that was at least 200m water resist, reliable, tough, analog or digital didn't matter, mechanical or quartz didn't matter, maker and country of manufacture didn't matter. Stopwatch / chronograph was also preferred.
I actually believe that one need not spend over $200 to get a watch that is very capable of performing a specific purpose.
I basically looked at every single watch that I could find within this price range that fulfilled the above requirements trying to see what represented the best value for money VS quality, reliability and toughness.
After a couple of months I kept coming back to one model, and yes it was a G-Shock :)
I since found out that this is the same model used by Australian special forces, on another forum they said they are issued to US Navy seal divers ( not Lumnivox as you often hear ), US coast guard divers use them and they are probably the most requested G-Shock for military use along with the G-101 / 100, G-9052, DW-5600, G-2300.
Other models that I narrowed it down to included Hannowa Swiss Military, Wenger Battalion Divers, Seiko Divers, Citizen divers, other G-Shock models.
I would be very interested to hear others thoughts on what model they themselves would choose given the above criteria.
Also if you disagree with this as a choice what make and model would you suggest in preference?
Looking forward to hearing any thoughts you might have.
P.S I liked it so much I bought one ;)