I’ve been reading several threads recently; about beaters, about Citizen Promaster v. INOX, about the Archimede Outdoor Antimag that’s traveling about (Me, Me too! I’d love to see it on wrist).
It occurs to me that I don’t really have a watch that fully qualifies as a beater — my most frequent daily wearer is an Omega Seamaster GMT back from the pre-coaxial days. I wear an old Datejust when I’m feeling vintagy, and recently sold two watches, a Speedmasster Broad Arrow and a dressy-ish Glashütte Orig., neither of which I wore much. With a small amount of the proceeds I picked up a dressy little ML Reserve de Marche, which will fill in the dress watch hole that I created.
I think I want something knock-about. Something tough, sporty, and preferably cheap. The two watches I mentioned above (the Citizen and the Archimede) do appeal to me, and the price of the Citizen, as a designated beater, is very attractive. I think I’d give preference to quartz, both for purposes of economy and ruggedness, though to tell the truth, I don’t get much more active than a quick lane change on the interstate.
(I will tell you that I have a Marathon TSAR, which I wear at night, or to movies, because of the tritium dial. I consider it otherwise too ugly to wear in public.)
I would greatly appreciate your ideas.