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    Which dressy whatch would you take on an adventure?

    Well, recently I was thinking about this question, and I wanted to share it with you, and ask your opinion about it.

    I know the dress watches aren't meant to be taken on a longer journey, than the one from your car to your desk, but which watch can whitstand a more demanding trip, and still look good doig so?

    I mean the Rolex Explorer "I" have been taken to the Mount Everest, and in the meantime it was still looking classy.

    So what do you think, is there any watch nowadays, which can be worn with a suit, but if you would be dropped accidentally in the jungle, it will tick happily like usual?

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    Re: Which dressy whatch would you take on an adventure?

    Sarb033 would cut it I reckon.

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    Or something quartz.
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    Re: Which dressy whatch would you take on an adventure?

    I'd take any of my dress watches, except vintage ones. Dress watches may not look as sturdy as sports watches, but many modern dress watches have sapphire crystals and enough water resistance to take similar treatment as any other watch style. The polished areas will be susceptible to scratches, but that won't stop it from ticking. I'm assuming you're not talking about the sort of punishment that only g-shock or similar would handle.

    They're called dress watches and people mainly use them in that setting because of their appearance, not because they're fragile and will fall apart outdoors.
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    Re: Which dressy whatch would you take on an adventure?

    Omega Aqua Terra - one of the best beach-to-boardroom watches on the market, IMO.

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    Re: Which dressy whatch would you take on an adventure?

    Quote Originally Posted by geoffbot View Post
    Sarb033 would cut it I reckon.

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    Or something quartz.
    wow, was thinking exactly the sarb033, scrolled down. and BAM!

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    Re: Which dressy whatch would you take on an adventure?

    Quote Originally Posted by bigvatch View Post
    wow, was thinking exactly the sarb033, scrolled down. and BAM!
    Great minds...

    AT is a good shout too. If you could afford to scratch it up, that is.

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    Which dressy whatch would you take on an adventure?

    I have seen somewhere on the web, a review of several watches worn my a motorcyclist crossing the desert. If i am not mistaken the Omega Aqua Terra 2500 came out on top in terms of consistent timekeeping when exposed to the heavy vibrations of the bike and in term of legibility under the moonlight of the night (not dark enough for lume to work, but faceted hands reflected light on AT). As good as an endorsement for a dress watch as I have seen.

    By the way, there has always been something appealing to me of a 'desert-to-desk' type watch like the DJ or an AT. It is easy enough to make a monstrous 'do anything' sport watch but a watch that is tough and versatile enough for any environment is more appealing to me.
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    Now: Rolex Explorer II ref. 1655, ca. 1971, Rolex Milgauss (black) ca. 2008, IWC GST Aquatimer (titanium) ref. 3536, ca. 1999, Omega dress watch (601 movement, 1960s, bought in 1966)
    Gone baby gone: Rolex Submariner ref. 5512, Rolex Submariner ref. 5513, Rolex GMT Master, Rolex Datejust, Rolex Air King (1st 'nice' watch), Hamilton Tank (10K vintage), IWC Mark XII ca. 1998,
    IWC Compass Watch ca. 1980 ref. 3510, JLC Memovox (ca. 1965), Omega Moonwatch (30th anniversary), Omega Seamaster (552 movement, 1960s), Omega Seamaster Multifunction, Seiko Marinemaster 300m ref SBDX001 (2007), UTS 500m (platinum dial)

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    Re: Which dressy whatch would you take on an adventure?

    What about the Hamilton JazzMaster GMT II:

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    GMT, 200m water-resistant, internal bezel, dress looks.
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    Re: Which dressy whatch would you take on an adventure?

    Exactly, when I asked you, I wanted to see such watches. What do you think about a Longines Legend Diver. Name:  legend.jpg
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Size:  105.5 KB (image is borrowed from a search made by google) I think it's pretty sweet, and looks a lot like the Hamilton, but it's a bit more dressy I think.

    Have you got other options? Like anything from a boutique brand?
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    Re: Which dressy whatch would you take on an adventure?

    What about Ball watches in general? Their slogan is "Since 1891, accuracy under adverse conditions."
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