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Indestructible Watch

Discussion in 'General' started by udjamaflip, 5 Nov 2006.

  1. specofdust

    specofdust Banned

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    Curious dom, what is a miyota, and what are "movements"?
     
  2. cpemma

    cpemma Ecky thump

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    I've a cheap plastic Casio, went through a full wash & spin dry cycle in my trouser pocket, came out in perfect working order. Why should I buy an expensive watch? :lol:
     
  3. dom_

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    The movement in a watch is everything inside it basically, the battery holder, the integrated circuit, the quartz resonator, the stepping motor etc.
    Miyota is a company who make cheap rubbish movements by the millions. They are in most makes from £1 Rolexs you buy on a beach to over priced watches. Most designer watches at several hundred pounds have Miyota movements inside them!
     
  4. GuardianStorm

    GuardianStorm Minimodder

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    ^QFT

    I have a G-Shock too, and it is pretty indestructible :)
     
  5. dom_

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    At the end of the day though a G-shock is still a Casio. A plastic cased watch (mostly) with a mediocre movement. Poor servicing backup etc. I would not want to spend hundreds on one.
    A swiss watch though, like some of the titanium Tissot watches... well worth a few hundred. Sapphire crystal glass (unlike Casio), ETA movement (unlike Casio), Parts available for atleast 40 years plus (unlike Casio) etc etc.
     
  6. Hamish

    Hamish What's a Dremel?

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    i'd go with Animal again too
    titanium aswell, just cos its awesome :p

    i managed to pop the strap out of the body of the watch once by dropping it from 6ft onto a tile floor, landed in such a way that it bent the pin that holds the strap to the body but animal fixed it and replaced the glass that got a little scratch for a few quid
    great watch, great service, would buy again!

    i dont think they make mine anymore tho, 'model 031 titanium edition'
     
  7. cpemma

    cpemma Ecky thump

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    In 40 years time we won't be wearing watches; the time will be piped direct to the brain, along with google results and DRM-free music. It is foretold.
     
  8. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    Never says what we'll get given, or what we'll find, or what will open.
     
  9. DOTA_POWA

    DOTA_POWA What's a Dremel?

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    Indestructible watches hrmmmm...
    G- Shock. I dropped mine from a 2 storey building one once. Still working now. Now I hate it cause it does not break.
    The Oakley Blade 2 seems cool. Check it's description out at the oakley site.
     
  10. furqan

    furqan What's a Dremel?

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  11. DeX

    DeX Mube Codder

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    Buy a £20 watch. You won't worry about scratching it then.
     
  12. Tyinsar

    Tyinsar 6 screens 1 card since Nov 17 2007

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    Quoted For Truth - me looks @ scratched titanium watch (was a gift :D ).
     
  13. Lovah

    Lovah Apple and Canon fanboy

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    :clap:
     
  14. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    Junghans does ceramic watches (yup, that lighter-and-tougher-than-metal stuff) with sapphire crystal dials. Not particularly meant for contact sports, but bears up well to daily use.
     
  15. julianmartin

    julianmartin resident cyborg.

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    My Omega Constellation is nigh on 30 years old now :) Was my dad's...he's bought the new one now. Dunno if the new one is as hardcore...but my one is hard as nails. New one is about 2 grand though...meh...2 grand for life? not that badder price i suppose..!
     
  16. TheoGeo

    TheoGeo What are these goddamn animals?!

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    buy a cheap ok looking watch for £20 to wear day to day, it'll last you a few years, even if it only lasts a couple years you can get 20 of them for the price of some of those other watches so you wont care about scratching it.

    Plus if you still want a smart watch from time to time then buy a seperate one to wear where there is no chance of scratching.
     
  17. Rocket733

    Rocket733 Austerity - It's the only way

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    Get a watch with a sapphire face. I've got a seiko with a sapphire face and no scratches for 1+ years. I'm not sure how it was stand being knocked around but it's a kinetic and still looks very nice after daily use for over a year.
     
  18. M_D_K

    M_D_K Minimodder

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    learn to read the sun so u dont need a watch and spend the £500 budget on computer stuff or something else like a TV or so forth ??
     
  19. smashie

    smashie Cupid Stunt

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    Not totaly indestructable but pretty damn good. linky

    PVD coated ss case, saphire crystal, not too shabby swiss quartz chrono movement.

    <edit> bloody frames, watches -> H3 -> Classic Chrono </edit>
     
  20. hujambo_Bwana

    hujambo_Bwana What's a Dremel?

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    Yeah I've got one of them H3 watch things, titanium too, pretty good and light and I can see the time in the dark.
     

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