Which watches are popular for military/police in Europe?
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    Which watches are popular for military/police in Europe?

    G-Shock? Or something else? Are mechanical watches and respectability too intertwined in Europe to the exclusion of digital watches?

    Feel free to break this down further—north, south, east, west, regions, countries.

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    Re: Which watches are popular for military/police in Europe?

    Boccia 728-06, 728-07 (by Tutima) for Bundeswehr
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    Re: Which watches are popular for military/police in Europe?

    I believe the Traser H3 is fairly popular in the British army.

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    Re: Which watches are popular for military/police in Europe?

    You know I've never even thought to look at a policeman wrist here in the UK but I bet if I did I'd see a lot of Casios, Pulsars and Seikos.

    As for military you'd probably see quite a few of these.




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    Re: Which watches are popular for military/police in Europe?

    I think the British police like to wear cheap casio digital watches
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    Re: Which watches are popular for military/police in Europe?

    Quote Originally Posted by CamperMan View Post
    I think the British police like to wear cheap casio digital watches
    That's police/firefighters/paramedics in general because you're almost inevitably going to end up getting blood, piss, ....., spit, semen and god knows what else on it. You don't want something nice, you want something disposable that works reasonably well, hence G-Shocks are (logically) the most common choice.
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    Re: Which watches are popular for military/police in Europe?

    I thought firefighters don’t use watches?

    Editing to add, I mean in the middle of firefighting.
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    Re: Which watches are popular for military/police in Europe?

    Mileata watches, a side project of SAS, is an Irish company that is being marketed to police/military. Will be interesting to see if they gain in popularity over there.

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    Re: Which watches are popular for military/police in Europe?

    G-shocks over here. Isn't that what all the people in the various forces wear.
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    Re: Which watches are popular for military/police in Europe?

    With many friends in the forces or ex-forces, it's nearly all G Shocks and what aren't are cheap quartz like Seiko, TImex etc. The three policemen who are based in the same community centre as me (I'm a youth/unemployment/charity worker) have a fake G shock, a Lorus field watch and a Puma sports watch respectively. I imagine Rolexs get pretty scratched up when you’re chasing teen druggies over fences and such.

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