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    Work watch

    Feeling like treating myself.

    Currently, due to work, I wear a Casio Gshock for timekeeping as it takes bumps, scuffs, dirt and rain most days. It's doing the job fine however I fancy something a bit more special seeing as I wear it nearly every day.

    I'm a huge fan of IWC watches ( to give an idea of my taste) and I prefer the simplistic look ( no chrono etc ) so I can see the time at a glance. I appreciate the things like Swiss movement and build quality. I don't want another plastic Gshock type. Must be leather or rubber strap. Not a bracelet fan.

    My work covers various outdoor task, including dirt, rain, mud, shock, oil, scuffs and knocks.

    Budget wise cos its for work I'd say up to £3k (GBP)

    Any recommendations?

    Also, Im considering the option of spending alot less on something like a Sinn or Damasko however Im not sure if I'll enjoy that as much.

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    Re: Work watch

    The Sinn or Damasko are probably better suited for a work watch if they come with the tegimented cases and bands. Much more durable, IMHO.

    I am sure others will add to this post as well, so hopefully you will get numerous suggestions.

    Good luck.
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    Re: Work watch

    Marathon JSAR or if to big another from the SAR series...


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    Re: Work watch

    Quote Originally Posted by bryce86 View Post
    Feeling like treating myself.

    Currently, due to work, I wear a Casio Gshock for timekeeping as it takes bumps, scuffs, dirt and rain most days. It's doing the job fine however I fancy something a bit more special seeing as I wear it nearly every day.

    I'm a huge fan of IWC watches ( to give an idea of my taste) and I prefer the simplistic look ( no chrono etc ) so I can see the time at a glance. I appreciate the things like Swiss movement and build quality. I don't want another plastic Gshock type. Must be leather or rubber strap. Not a bracelet fan.

    My work covers various outdoor task, including dirt, rain, mud, shock, oil, scuffs and knocks.

    Budget wise cos its for work I'd say up to £3k (GBP)

    Any recommendations?

    Also, Im considering the option of spending alot less on something like a Sinn or Damasko however Im not sure if I'll enjoy that as much.
    A fan of IWC could mean anything, they make pilot, diver, dress, casual, all kinds of watches, which ones you like the most?
    If you still intend to use the watch as you do your G-shock, then I also think Sinn U1,U2 would be a great choice, it's not Swiss, but Made in Germany is the same thing when it comes to quality and prestige.

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    Re: Work watch

    If you like the clean simple look, if I had 3k pounds sterling, I would be looking at the Grand Seiko/Seiko Spring drive. Beautiful, clean, versatile watches with a high high level of finishing and tremendous movements.
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    Re: Work watch

    I think a Tudor Black Bay on a Nato would fit the bill. Leather in the rain "most days"? Nah. It does come with a fabric strap AND a bracelet OR a leather strap, so whatcha' waitin' fer!
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    Re: Work watch

    I like all IWC from the Portofino's to the Aquatimers.

    I'm actually tempted by one of these however I'm not sure how rugged they actually are despite the image they portray. Anyone?

    http://www.iwc.com/en/collection/aquatimer/

    Good point made by someone - leather would be daft for the damp weather here in Scotland.
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    Re: Work watch

    Quote Originally Posted by Nokie View Post
    The Sinn or Damasko are probably better suited for a work watch if they come with the tegimented cases and bands. Much more durable, IMHO.
    I have to second the Damasko. My DA34 has served me well over the last year, and not a scratch on it (despite being dropped on my tile floor more times than I'd like to admit, yard work, being hit on door knobs, etc).

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    Re: Work watch

    If it's something that could get beaten up, why go for something expensive? I would look at a Marathon GSAR (automatic) or TSAR (quartz), and take the remainder to buy something nicer to wear when you're not at work.
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