Discussion in 'General' started by udjamaflip, 5 Nov 2006.
Curious dom, what is a miyota, and what are "movements"?
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?
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!
I have a G-Shock too, and it is pretty indestructible
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.
i'd go with Animal again too
titanium aswell, just cos its awesome
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'
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.
Never says what we'll get given, or what we'll find, or what will open.
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.
what about this?? http://www.streetgadgets.com/prod/9...s/Smith_and_Wesson_Sports_Tritium_Watches.htm
looks cool to me... and have a look at the other watches on that site too, especially the MTM
Buy a £20 watch. You won't worry about scratching it then.
Quoted For Truth - me looks @ scratched titanium watch (was a gift ).
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.
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..!
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.
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.
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 ??
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>
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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