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    Recommendation for a cheap rugged small men's watch

    My friend is an engineer and wants a rugged watch for Xmas to wear at work that can take a beating and likes the G-Shock style but doesn't like big watches. He suggested a women's version (Baby-G) but I'm not sure that'll fit his wrist. Does anyone have any suggestions for a rugged alternative in the 36mm size area for around £50?

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    Re: Recommendation for a cheap rugged small men's watch

    Is he looking for Analogue or Digital?
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    Re: Recommendation for a cheap rugged small men's watch

    He didn't specify. He just wanted it to be rugged and able to take a beating.

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    Re: Recommendation for a cheap rugged small men's watch

    Try a Hamilton Khaki the small version

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    Re: Recommendation for a cheap rugged small men's watch

    If analog will do, I've always liked the Casio HDA600 series. They're small - 38 or 39mm diameter - and they're tough. For digital, there's the HDD600, which has a kind of a retro G-Shock style. It's 42mm but wears much smaller. Plus, for your price range, you can just buy him one of each!

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    Re: Recommendation for a cheap rugged small men's watch

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    Try a Hamilton Khaki the small version
    Way out of the budget but very nice watch.

    I was going to suggest one of the Timex Expedition Line, there are plenty to choose from and even the 40mm wears pretty small, or so I think. They do smaller versions of many, mid size or ladies but they have the same look. Plus indiglo is ace.
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    Re: Recommendation for a cheap rugged small men's watch

    Thanks for the suggestions. If you can find me a Hammy Khaki for £50 I'll buy a dozen of them!

    He's really not keen on large watches so 38mm would be the absolute limit for him. It may have to be a ladies.

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    Re: Recommendation for a cheap rugged small men's watch

    G-Shock DW-5600E. Last I checked, they were $55. Not huge, hulking things like so many of the latest G-Shocks.

    If he still thinks that's too big, then how about the non-G equivalent, the B640WD:




    The SGW-100B is also an outstanding watch. This one is bigger in diameter, but like all Casio digital watches, it manages to fit my small wrist just fine. Not too thick either, and the display is class-leading. (huge main digits, and pretty contrasty too) As a bonus, it's got a compass and thermometer, also in the $50 range:



    ...or maybe a little geek-chic, with the DB-380? Great 6-button interface, great feature set:
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    Re: Recommendation for a cheap rugged small men's watch

    The common G-Shock DW-5600E is not a large watch and is a great watch at a low price



    G-Shock G-7710



    3 simultaneous time zones, among it's unique features




    GW-M850 are small G-Shocks




    These are 38mm,GS-310 & G-350 anidigi

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    Re: Recommendation for a cheap rugged small men's watch

    Hamilton Khaki Mechanical.

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