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6 Watches Built for Adventure

Postby koimaster » November 15th 2017, 12:30pm

From the WatchTime archives: If you want to climb mountains, explore caverns, or undergo underwater ordeals, these watches will blithely master such extreme situations. But their attributes can also be useful in everyday life.

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Re: 6 Watches Built for Adventure

Postby conjurer » November 15th 2017, 12:40pm

At first I thought this list was bullshit, but then I saw that they included the Omega Ploprof, and I knew it was bullshit.
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Re: 6 Watches Built for Adventure

Postby foghorn » November 15th 2017, 1:03pm

The PoopPlop is the only waRtCh that can be safely worn if your adventure includes listening to your stereo while on your smartphone.


For only 13,800 I will someday own a Plofprod.
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Re: 6 Watches Built for Adventure

Postby TemerityB » November 15th 2017, 1:22pm

"Built for Adventure."

Screw the list; now I wanna know what watch Gunther Less wore.


I bet this reference is so obscure that nobody will have a clue this time. So here I sit, laughing quietly to myself, like the kid at the end of the lunch table that no one else will play with.
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Re: 6 Watches Built for Adventure

Postby bedlam » November 15th 2017, 4:45pm

Adverts as essays...the gift of modern marketing
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Re: 6 Watches Built for Adventure

Postby biglove » November 15th 2017, 5:58pm

That article is a steaming load of horse hockey.

“Watches Built for Adventure.” The author can hug a nut.

Any watch made of resin/SS with a reasonable antishock system and WR is just as built for adventure. They can be had for $50. It is called a G-Shock and is damned near indestructible.

How about an accurate title, “Watches Only WIS Have Heard of That The Author Thinks are Built for Adventure and That I got Paid to Promote”?
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Re: 6 Watches Built for Adventure

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » November 16th 2017, 3:17pm

Ceramic and PVD/DLC cases, in watches "built for adventure?" What the fuck?
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Re: 6 Watches Built for Adventure

Postby bedlam » November 16th 2017, 4:38pm

MKTheVintageBloke wrote:Ceramic and PVD/DLC cases, in watches "built for adventure?" What the fuck?

Yeah, not sure about ceramic, but quality DLC is fine.

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Re: 6 Watches Built for Adventure

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » November 16th 2017, 5:20pm

bedlam wrote:
MKTheVintageBloke wrote:Ceramic and PVD/DLC cases, in watches "built for adventure?" What the fuck?

Yeah, not sure about ceramic, but quality DLC is fine.

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My main point about ceramic is that it's easily shattered. As to PVD and DLC, I think it's something of a lottery, as it was and is with plating/coating of all sorts. If watches from times past are any indication of how this works these days, even the very reputable luxury manufacturers often had absolutely shitty plating. For example, JLC made a lot of plated watches in the 1940s - and it's bloody hard to find a specimen, the case of which has not been replated and doesn't look like a soap bar.

Most cases were outsourced back in the day, and while now outsourced cases are not as common as it used to be, the DLC itself is outsourced, so I guess the quality largely depends on the supplier of said coating.

Since watches "made for adventure" should theoretically withstand a substantial dose of mistreatment, I wouldn't get (or advise buying) a plated/coated one, unless it had a reputation for durability. I probably would trust Sinn, and if you say Damasko does it right, I guess I can consider it good as well. I don't know how is it with Ball.
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Re: 6 Watches Built for Adventure

Postby smellody » November 16th 2017, 6:11pm

That rolax on the list looked nice and so forth.
   
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Re: 6 Watches Built for Adventure

Postby bedlam » November 16th 2017, 7:38pm

MKTheVintageBloke wrote:
bedlam wrote:
MKTheVintageBloke wrote:Ceramic and PVD/DLC cases, in watches "built for adventure?" What the fuck?

Yeah, not sure about ceramic, but quality DLC is fine.

My main point about ceramic is that it's easily shattered....

...I probably would trust Sinn, and if you say Damasko does it right, I guess I can consider it good as well. I don't know how is it with Ball.

Having had both Sinn and Damasko, the latter is in a whole other ball park. I have had the Damasko pictured above for 6 years. It is my go to travel watch and remains completely unmarked. Its uncanny.

FYI: http://www.damaskowatchtechnology.com/t ... oating.php
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Re: 6 Watches Built for Adventure

Postby 32771 » November 18th 2017, 6:10pm

That Damasko picture = very nice.
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