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    I am looking at getting myself a new work watch for Christmas.

    I am retiring an old Citizen kinetic watch that has served faithfully for almost 10 years.

    If you wear a watch while in the kitchen, firefighting, knifemaking or anything else abusive, which watches have you found to be the best?
    Must be waterproof (dish room compatable)
    Preferable metal banded (easy to clean grease off)
    Able to handle higher than normal heat conditions (400 degree grill)

    No Rolex suggestions please....

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    Luminox. Not cheap, but its indestructiblity makes up for it.

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    I swear by G-shock, $40-$100 bucks, indestructible and they last forever. I put mine on in the morning before I take my shower, that's how water "resistant" it is.

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    I wear invicta diving watches.
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    Seiko. I've had an all-metal Sports 100 since '84. I wear it every day, and it has logged thousands of hours out in the field. I've had it overhauled twice (cleaning, new gaskets, new cristal). Never had a mechanical issue with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kalaeb View Post
    No Rolex suggestions please....
    that's too bad. my 1967 GMT Master is tough as nails. what do you want to spend? an Omega Seamaster would be hard to beat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdipisReks View Post
    that's too bad. my 1967 GMT Master is tough as nails. what do you want to spend? an Omega Seamaster would be hard to beat.
    If were going that route, my Rolex Sea Dweller is a tank.

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    Ha, yeah this post really needs a price range. If there is one hobby that will make collecting knives look cheap and reasonable, it's watches.

    I've know quite a few watch makers and watch-obsessed mechanical engineers that all hold kobold in high regard when it comes to beautiful, tank-like time pieces.
    http://www.koboldwatch.com/. They're expensive, but in the low to mid thousands, not tens of thousands.

    Plus, their American made (not swiss)ones have 10yr warranties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Pescador View Post
    If were going that route, my Rolex Sea Dweller is a tank.
    big watch, though.

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    another vote for luminox and get the rubber/plastic band . very easy to clean ,, i scrub mine with anti-bacterial soap, water resistant to 200M. and the luminescent dots glow regardless of exposure to light and they are bright enough that my old eyes can tell the time , in the dark, without my glasses . i own two, one metal case and one composite. one for work one for play .

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