It's like an oxymoron, since vintage almost always evokes some degree of fragility...
However, I've been toying with the idea of using a vintage Certina/Rado in NOS condition as my everyday watch:
This is the Diamaster, the result of a joint venture between Rado and Certina during the late seventies.
It is made of tungsten carbide, so it is tough and allegedly robust enough. The crystal is facetated sapphire, so also convenient for a vintage piece that will enjoy plenty of wrist time...
I do get that an everyday watch does not necessarily mean to be a beater. But I've always liked to use a robust piece and stop caring about most issues.
But, am I entitled to stop caring?
Do you think I could find it problematic to use a vintage watch almost daily?
I mean, I don't know how resistant a 40 year old movement is. The case might be made of an outstanding material, but what if a violent movement is enough to damage the machine?
The watch is in NOS condition, the lubricants have been replaced and the seals restored. I wouldn't take it near the water, though...
So what do you think?
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