Sparing any unneccesary details I believe I have my next purchase fairly narrowed down to two watching, unless something pops up in this thread that makes me add a 3rd or 4th to the list which is highly possible.
I am debating between the Seiko SKX007k:
and the Casio G-Shock Rescue GW7900B-1 which I would pair with a slide on compass:
The 7900 has been on my list for a while because I have wanted a military looking watch aesthetically speaking and this fit the bill... all black with the negative display for a stealthy look, the moon and tide phases add to it and with a compass on the strap would complete the look. That and I love my current G-Shock and the ability to beat the crap out of it.
That said I wasnt fully sold and have heard of issues with the four bolts/screws coming out. I poured through some other threads and made one looking for opinions on other watches to fit my military looking needs which is where the Seiko came in. Being a true dive watch and a staple in many collections with the timeless look it makes sense, however here I am worried about durability partially because I have never owned a Seiko and also because compared to a G-Shock it is hard to match up in this department.
So, keeping in mind my budget of $150-ish out the door these two look to be the best options on the market and with that which would you recommend? Or, based on what I said I am looking for, what would you recommend I look at?
For those basing their input on which would help round out my collection here is what I've got so far:
ps. I am writing this one handed while bouncing my 1 month old to sleep (or attempting to) so please forgive any typos.