Prompted by a thread elsewhere in which some said their rolex sub was a true Tool watch and even a beater - I suspect some are employing both terms for what they mean as their 'daily wearer' - but others may well be using their Rolex as tool and beater.
Rolexes have famously been worn to work in the depths, piloting the skies, up Everest, in combat with Special Forces, exposed to powerful electrical currents - some have been used as true tools. But those days are long gone and those vintage Milsubs or Comex watches or Pan Am GMTs are worth the price of a small house.
And even new models developed from those early tool watches, if they can be found, are now so expensive they are luxury items and I doubt many professional mountaineers, pilots, marines or divers wear Rolexes for work. But perhaps I'm wrong?
Rolex have built an enviable and justifiable reputation as a maker of tool watches, in the past were used as such, they still market them as such, but now does anyone really use or even regard them as such?
I wore my DSSD as a daily wearer for almost a decade - although not as a beater and it was swapped out for cycling or gardening or decorating :) I know, more WUSS than WIS