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    Casual, 'outdoors' watch.

    Hey guys
    My first watch (since I was 12 or so, just shy of 26 now) was a Casio ProTrek 270. I bought it because hiking is an interest of mine and I thought the ABC functions were pretty neat (and they are). Honestly though, the novelty has worn off a bit and now I just find it big under my jacket and a bit cumbersome. I became a lot more interested in watches recently and picked up a Tissot PRS516 auto (non chrono), which I love, and would like to sell off my Casio and get something different to compliment the Tissot.

    Any suggestions? I think that I'd like a military style, something that I can rotate with my Tissot that still looks good but I won't be so upset if it takes a hit. A chrono would be cool (for the Weber mostly, ha!) but not essential. Not into quartz. I do like the Hamilton Khaki mechanical (wind up) and also the King Khaki (auto), the former fits the price range for this watch better obviously. Must be at least 10m water proof! The hard part for me here is finding something that I won't want to get rid of again in another six months.

    Thanks!

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    Re: Casual, 'outdoors' watch.

    A diver wouldn't go astray either, maybe a Black Monster or another Seiko..? Browsing watches just makes me want them all!

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    Re: Casual, 'outdoors' watch.

    An outdoor watch? How about an Outdoor?


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    Re: Casual, 'outdoors' watch.

    Quote Originally Posted by GlennO View Post
    An outdoor watch? How about an Outdoor?

    You beat me to it!

    OP - if you're worried you might flip it in 6 months then buy preowned - that way you won't take much (if any) of a hit.

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    Re: Casual, 'outdoors' watch.

    Quote Originally Posted by GlennO View Post
    An outdoor watch? How about an Outdoor?
    That's actually a good size, since the OP said he wanted something smaller. I wonder about the weight of a metal bracelet though. Maybe a Seiko diver (smaller than the monster) with a rubber strap. SKX007?



    I also like my Orient Ray with after market leather strap

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    Re: Casual, 'outdoors' watch.

    I just re-read the OP's desired features and now I am thinking a Seagull 1963 Air Force would suit him better. It is small, military style, chronograph, mechanical. Ticks off all the boxes IMO.



    Here is mine with an aftermarket crocodile strap

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    Casual,outdoorsy (compass bezel),sapphire crystal,killer lume,200m WR,no chrono though...

    It's Seiko SBDC

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    Re: Casual, 'outdoors' watch.

    How about one of the CW C8 Pilot watches?

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    Re: Casual, 'outdoors' watch.

    Look for the Khaki King on the used market. I have had mine for four years and can't see myself flipping it.
    Just my $0.02 as always.

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    Re: Casual, 'outdoors' watch.

    Quote Originally Posted by Totoro66 View Post
    That's actually a good size, since the OP said he wanted something smaller. I wonder about the weight of a metal bracelet though. Maybe a Seiko diver (smaller than the monster) with a rubber strap. SKX007?



    +1 for the Seiko SKX007

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