I'm thinning out my herd in a pretty big way, so this will come off as somewhat counter intuitive. I don't have a single field watch in my collection. I've come close to buying a Khaki a few times, but never. Same with the Tudor Ranger. I think when I clear out some watches, a field watch will be the first thing I start to look for.
What would your recommendations be for a good field watch under $1k? Something with a bit of character and history behind it would be cool, but not required. 40mm-ish would be fine. Plan would be to wear it. Wear it and wear it. Not baby it. Would be cool to have another watch that develops it's own "patina" from use that I could one day hand down to my son.
Forgive me if this isn't the best forum to post this in.