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    A watch for a wet, difficult environment

    Hello everyone,

    I'm in a bit of a quandary. I work in the food/beverage industry. It is a wet environment, surrounded by stainless steel vats / tubing, and harsh chemicals (I wear protection, of course, but accidents happen).

    As such, I am looking for a watch that could stand up to daily wear in that environment (ie: can get very wet, maybe banged around a little bit etc and still run). Only issue: I prefer it to be Swiss or German, with a mechanical movement that includes a date.

    I'm guessing it would be a diver's watch, and have heard that a Rolex could stand up to the punishment, but I'm not really a Rolex sort of person. More partial to Zenith and other brands.

    My budget is around USD 3500 to 4000.

    Can you guys make any recommendations ?


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    Re: A watch for a wet, difficult environment

    Damasko, Sinn, Stowa, Tudor
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    Re: A watch for a wet, difficult environment

    Thanks Chuasam, any model(s) in particular ?

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    Tudor Pelagos: made of titanium.

    Preferably with the beautiful War & Peace dial (joke from another thread, because there is seriously a lot of writing on the dial).

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    Tudor Pelagos also available in left-hand drive (LHD).

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    Re: A watch for a wet, difficult environment

    Tudor Black Bay GMT 2018.


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    Re: A watch for a wet, difficult environment

    Sinn and Damasko have their hardened metal technology.
    Pelagos is an AWESOME watch but it’ll collect scratches on the brushed titanium.

    Personally and not knowing your current watch collection (if any), I’d buy a Seiko SKX for work and with the remainder buy something nice for a less watch abusive environment.

    Enjoy the journey.

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    Re: A watch for a wet, difficult environment

    Quote Originally Posted by FBPB View Post
    Hello everyone,

    I'm in a bit of a quandary. I work in the food/beverage industry. It is a wet environment, surrounded by stainless steel vats / tubing, and harsh chemicals (I wear protection, of course, but accidents happen).
    Sounds like the perfect place to be wearing an expensive mechanical watch! Are you also surrounded by magnetic fields from any of this equipment?
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    Re: A watch for a wet, difficult environment

    As some members has already mentioned, I’d also like to recommend Damasko. Specifically the DSub1 model with surface-hardened submarine steel, this one will hold itself against scratches and corrosion I imagine. It’s below your budget, but imo it’s more than enough.

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    Re: A watch for a wet, difficult environment

    Love that Pelagos, only I have a love-hate relationship with Titane, love the colour, not a fan of the feel (nor that it is quite brittle as far as metals go).

    Have been looking at this: https://www.omegawatches.com/watch-o...21230412003001

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