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    Toughest watches on a $200 budget?

    Hey guys. Im 15 and really new to the forum. Im tired of breaking crappy watches playing sports and i am going to spend around $200 to get me a good watch that hopefully will last me. I play hockey,lacrosse, football and workout almost everyday. I want a watch that can take a massive beating and keep going. I also want it to be 200m water resistant so its suitable for cliff diving and swimming. I dont really like g-shocks, i would perfur something else but they are not totally off the table. Help me out please guys!

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    Re: Toughest watches on a $200 budget?

    What is it you don't like about G-Shocks?
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    Re: Toughest watches on a $200 budget?

    Seiko SKX007

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    Automatic, 200m WR diver's watch. Can get with stock rubber strap.
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    Re: Toughest watches on a $200 budget?

    Deep down what you want is a G-Shock. Get it - it'll save you money, and most likely grow on you. And then you will want others. The GW6900 is a nice one to begin with - tough solar, syncs up every day with the atomic clock. On top of that, it's cheap - you can get it anywhere from $75-90. It also clears with all your other requirements: 200m waterproof, shock resistant, etc.

    For all the activities you mentioned, a mechanical will not be the greatest of ideas. If you still want to get a mechanical, I would recommend a japanese diver: Seiko SKX007 or Orient Mako. Good choices for less than $200. They are built like little tanks, can handle water like nobody's business, and will go a long time without a service. I wouldn't trust them playing hockey, lacrosse and football though!

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    almost 10 years and still going strong
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    Re: Toughest watches on a $200 budget?

    I can't think of a option more suitable than a G-shock or a Vostok amphibia.


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    I'm gonna have to concur with the other said. G-shock or Seiko/Orient Diver

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    Thanks for all the imput guys. Im going to i for a g-shock and probably buy a diver in a couple of years.

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    Citizen Promaster Duratect - nothing beats quartz for toughness. Case is titanium so the watch is light enough for sport activities:
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    Quartz lcd watches like Casio G Shock, Timex Ironman, etc., will be far more durable than analog mechanical and analog quartz watches.

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