When climbing or hiking, mountain biking or camping, a watch needs to be sturdy and able to withstand scratches and impacts. Outdoors, far away from work, the pressures of everyday schedules quickly fall away. In this feature from the WatchTime archives, we highlight six watches designed to rediscover that lost time......
.....A Damasko watch will look like new even after the most strenuous hike – probably much better than its wearer! For its timepieces, Damasko uses exclusive cold-hardened, nickel-free stainless steel. This metal is about four times harder than conventional stainless steel due to its special heat treatment. The 42-mm case also has a black Damest coating that makes scratching it virtually impossible. In combination with a screw-down crown, crown guard and threaded caseback, the DA 43 Black is water resistant to a depth of 100 meters. It runs on an automatic ETA 2836 that shows the time, date and day of the week. The movement is protected against magnetic fields thanks to a soft iron inner lining. The entire surface of the dial is coated with Super-LumiNova so it is perfectly legible at all times.
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