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    Question Durability, Accuracy and Longevity. Which watch would survive apocalypse?

    Hi all,

    Setting aside all considerations of style, I'm curious which watch this community would recommend as the most durable, accurate and maintenance-free. Basically a watch that gets the time set, once, and then never needs to be touched again. Or phrased another way, a thousand years after nuclear apocalypse wipes out the human race, alien visitors should find the watch still intact and working among the ruins.

    Quartz watches are out, as they require battery replacement (unless they have an alternate power source). Mechanicals are Ok (in the above scenario, when the post-apocalyptic alien picks it up and shakes it a bit it will start ticking), but the movement would need to be able to perform well without maintenance.

    Anti-magnetic properties are highly prized (in this apocalyptic scenario the nukes also generated an EMP), as is high water resistance (the watch might have been blasted into the ocean) and naturally shock resistance.

    The best I've found so far is the Seamaster 300 with its 15,000 gauss magnetic resistance and high water resistance. Are there tougher, more over-engineered watches out there?

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    You won't need a watch.
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    That Nomos sundial.
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    Durability, Accuracy and Longevity. Which watch would survive apocalypse?

    Every russian and all the "cheap" seikos. ;)
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    Re: Durability, Accuracy and Longevity. Which watch would survive apocalypse?

    Definitely not this one. But then again, it's not how you go out....it's how you look when going out!



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    Re: Durability, Accuracy and Longevity. Which watch would survive apocalypse?

    Rolex DSSD should be up there

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    Re: Durability, Accuracy and Longevity. Which watch would survive apocalypse?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rookie52 View Post
    Rolex DSSD should be up there
    Nice one, thanks for the heads-up on that model. Stupidly high water resistance. Shame Rolex don't post anti-magnetic specs for anything but the Milgauss.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Covenant View Post
    Nice one, thanks for the heads-up on that model. Stupidly high water resistance. Shame Rolex don't post anti-magnetic specs for anything but the Milgauss.
    Parachrom hairspring should help though! :)
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    You don't have to worry about thousand years later. Live your life now. Buy a Rolex. The new accuracy tolerance is +/- 2 spd and service interval is 10 years or longer. All new Rolex come with a 5 year warranty.

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    Re: Durability, Accuracy and Longevity. Which watch would survive apocalypse?

    Quote Originally Posted by edhchoe View Post
    You don't have to worry about thousand years later. Live your life now. Buy a Rolex. The new accuracy tolerance is +/- 2 spd and service interval is 10 years or longer. All new Rolex come with a 5 year warranty.
    Whoa, I hadn't heard about the accuracy rating being +/- 2 spd. That's a guaranteed range of performance?

    I'd still put my money on a solar G-Shock. It should last me until a zombie gets me...
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