New watch?

#1
Right I'm after buying a new watch. Something I can wear in the field And can take a good battering.
Also needs to be able to take a good blast of sand in afghan.

Any ideas people?
 
#2
Any of the Citizen Eco-drives divers watches.
I've had 2 in the last 4 years, I only replaced the first cos I found a new one I liked.
They are sturdy, chunky, look good and best of all show you what time it is when you look at it. What more could you ask for in a watch.
I've had mine working in the desert and its been fine.
 
#6
Any of the Citizen Eco-drives divers watches.
I've had 2 in the last 4 years, I only replaced the first cos I found a new one I liked.
They are sturdy, chunky, look good and best of all show you what time it is when you look at it. What more could you ask for in a watch.
I've had mine working in the desert and its been fine.
Agree with all the above I ve had about 5 over 15 years......all 5 are in good working order even though they ve been used on many shitty construction jobs in the desert, tropical and underwater work.

Dont buy them in the UK if you pass through Dubai or Abu Dhabs you can get them alot cheaper.
 
#7
Right I'm after buying a new watch. Something I can wear in the field And can take a good battering.
Also needs to be able to take a good blast of sand in afghan.

Any ideas people?
What he said. The Titanium Aviator is light and strong. Had mine for over ten years in conditions from jungle to desert and apart from a few dings and scratches, still works fine.
 
#8
Ooooo, another thread for the "mine is bigger/better/expensiver than yours" crowd.

I can't wait.
 
#12
What about signing for a G10 from the CQMS? It won't cost you a cent, unless you lose it of course.
 
#13
Hey Cocknosh! just because you got ripped off by buying your £3 watch in a service station.....don't get all girly here you cheapskate!!
Hey, that £3 watch lasted me a year and I didn't miss a single meeting!

I got 100, cost me £250 with discount, so I'm still better off than with a £££££££ Bolex. ;-)
 
#14
Sunnito or Altiwear or similar as long as it has a screw gate for adding batteries yourself.

G-shocks are good for the money but fairly disposable as they eat batteries and dont re-seal well even if you send it back to the manufacturer for a battery.

Don't be silly and buy a Tag-Heuer. Ever. No matter how well engineered they claim to be they remain ugly tasteless nuevo riche rich tat for wideboys and chavs with more money than sense.

Fugly.
 
#15
G-shocks are good for the money but fairly disposable as they eat batteries and dont re-seal well even if you send it back to the manufacturer for a battery.
So get a solar powered atomic sync one, like the GW7900-B.
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Tells you the time on Mars and all sorts.
 
#18
Buy a cheapy of the local chogy wallahs, and spunk the rest of your hard earned on beer, kebabs and slappers
 
#20
Below a variety of timepieces for the discerning gentleman. A pocket watch for those special evenings of culture in the Mess.
If you is feeling suicidal then look no further than this timepice guaranteed to blow you away.
Green GShock for the cabbage. White for Arctic cabbages.
And if you have done the MoDs latest Equality and Diversity shit then a plethora of manly and notsomanlybutwomanly GShocks.
 

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