Help choosing a "field" type watch

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    Help choosing a "field" type watch

    Hi, New to the forum but I have been an avid reader for ages - what a great resource!

    I have a very very modest collection of watches, a Seiko Monster and Precista PRS3, also a vintage Smiths watch that was passed down the generations.

    I am looking to buy a non-diver type watch to add to my collection and have my eye on a Hamilton Khaki 42mm but wanted to explore my options at this point. I have around 5 or 600 dollars max to spend. I do not want a dress watch or a pilots watch. Ideally something in the 40-42mm range. Has to be waterproof. I don't want a chronograph (the Speedmaster can wait for my 40th birthday). Just a plain field type watch.

    Any suggestions at all gratefully received. Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Help choosing a "field" type watch

    Nothing wrong with a Khaki Field - I'm wearing my 38mm black dial on bracelet right now. I will tell you that the bezel is polished/mirrored, so will scuff up relatively easily (I have a noticeable scuff at about 7 o'clock). Check out the Khaki King - same watch but with day feature and crown guards - the Field doesn't have crown guards, and it makes accidentally popping out the crown ever so slightly easier.

    Victorinox Swiss Army (VSA) has a few styles that retail for $5-600 and gray market for around $3-400 as well. They have names like Officer and Infantry, and some are a bit dressier than the basic Hamilton.

    Smiths has the Everest which is very similar in style to the Khaki, but I'm not a huge fan of the dial. That said, it's cheaper and it runs the new Miyota 9015 movement, which keeps it interesting.

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    Re: Help choosing a "field" type watch

    Hi, I'm new here too :)
    You may want to have a look at Glycine watches, I absolutely love the Airman, done across the years in many sizes and types.

    I have an Airman2000 42mm which I love as an everyday watch.
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