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Summer beater?

Post by djh1201 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:14 am

Missed the boat on this round of the Seaforth (and not paying $1500 for one 2nd hand), so curious what everyone is looking at for a Summer/beater watch this year?

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Re: Summer beater?

Post by gwells » Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:26 am

i read somewhere that the european site that sells halios said preorders for round three of the seaforth is coming in a few weeks. but i didn't see jason say it himself.

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Re: Summer beater?

Post by Ryeguy » Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:32 am

I picked up one of those Seiko SBDC053’s when Creation has their $498 sale. I also grabbed one of those $148 bracelets from the EBay seller.

So for under $650 I have a decent Seiko with Diashield and sapphire crystal and a bracelet. This pretty much defines a summer / beach beater for me.
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FWIW, the bracelet is nice, but I’m finding myself wearing this more often on either the stock rubber or a BC rubber deployment.


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Re: Summer beater?

Post by djh1201 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:59 am

gwells wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:26 am
i read somewhere that the european site that sells halios said preorders for round three of the seaforth is coming in a few weeks. but i didn't see jason say it himself.
Awesome!

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Re: Summer beater?

Post by Panerai7 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:59 am

Some kind of Turtle for the beach. Was looking for a cheap SRPC49 black with orange hand, but they're still too $
Might just get the new BLNR Turtle for the summer

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Re: Summer beater?

Post by smalls » Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:00 am

I’m all over the place. I’m thinking a Todd Snyder Timex, blue/red NAFT, yellow G-shock, or Hamilton reissue.
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Re: Summer beater?

Post by Chocodove » Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:00 am

I jut ordered another MM300 specifically for beach/water duty. Though really I won’t buy any watch unless I’m okay with bringing it in the water.
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Re: Summer beater?

Post by HapaHapa » Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:28 am

I can't get me head around combining beater and more than a few hundred $. A diashield 007 would be perfect. I guess it's an 007 or G shock.
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Re: Summer beater?

Post by Seppia » Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:31 am

I’ll alternate between the SKX009 and the g-shock depending on how much abuse I predict they will take.
I also have an incoming that I’ll use for the good days when I know it’ll be “safe”

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Post by 59yukon01 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:32 am

I really don't classify mine one way or another, so all of mine serve as equal opportunity watches. So from my SKX's up to my MM300 they have/will see beach/pool/office or whatever action.

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Re: Summer beater?

Post by Henryj » Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:07 am

59yukon01 wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:32 am
I really don't classify mine one way or another, so all of mine serve as equal opportunity watches. So from my SKX's up to my MM300 they have/will see beach/pool/office or whatever action.
Interesting you say that. One of the things that’s told me a watch is for the SC is if I catch myself thinking I need to take it off before I can (whatever).
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Re: Summer beater?

Post by Joeprez » Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:07 am

My PO, unless I'm going surfing or water rafting... Then a G shock or a Seiko NAFT (which I don't have at the moment).


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Re: Summer beater?

Post by toxicavenger » Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:21 am

i beat mine all year long

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Re: Summer beater?

Post by dinexus » Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:27 am

Regrettably sold my Aqua Terra GMT that I wore most of last summer – really hoping they've got a slightly smaller version with the newer movement in the cards for this year's Basel.

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Re: Summer beater?

Post by djh1201 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:30 am

toxicavenger wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:21 am
i beat mine all year long
:lol:

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Re: Summer beater?

Post by 59yukon01 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:58 am

Henryj wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:07 am
59yukon01 wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:32 am
I really don't classify mine one way or another, so all of mine serve as equal opportunity watches. So from my SKX's up to my MM300 they have/will see beach/pool/office or whatever action.
Interesting you say that. One of the things that’s told me a watch is for the SC is if I catch myself thinking I need to take it off before I can (whatever).
SC ?? Admittedly since all of mine are divers I look forward to water activities with them, but if I'm doing serious yard work with rocks and pebbles flying around it's with the SKX on. :salute:

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Re: Summer beater?

Post by ericf4 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:02 am

toxicavenger wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:21 am
i beat my meat all year long
Hmm yeah thats cool....

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Re: Summer beater?

Post by Chocodove » Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:12 am

59yukon01 wrote:
Henryj wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:07 am
59yukon01 wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:32 am
I really don't classify mine one way or another, so all of mine serve as equal opportunity watches. So from my SKX's up to my MM300 they have/will see beach/pool/office or whatever action.
Interesting you say that. One of the things that’s told me a watch is for the SC is if I catch myself thinking I need to take it off before I can (whatever).
SC ?? Admittedly since all of mine are divers I look forward to water activities with them, but if I'm doing serious yard work with rocks and pebbles flying around it's with the SKX on. :salute:
SC = sales corner. I’m firmly in this camp as well.
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Re: Summer beater?

Post by dnslater » Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:20 am

toxicavenger wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:21 am
i beat mine all year long
But fully submerged?

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Re: Summer beater?

Post by Joeprez » Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:28 am

59yukon01 wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:32 am
I really don't classify mine one way or another, so all of mine serve as equal opportunity watches. So from my SKX's up to my MM300 they have/will see beach/pool/office or whatever action.
:cheers:

To each its own, but I can't fathom why we spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on dive watches to NOT use them on the beach / pool. As stated above, unless its something really rough (another good example, wrenching on a car), or if your watch is a vintage piece... use it!
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Re: Summer beater?

Post by Panerai7 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:39 am

Joeprez wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:28 am
59yukon01 wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:32 am
I really don't classify mine one way or another, so all of mine serve as equal opportunity watches. So from my SKX's up to my MM300 they have/will see beach/pool/office or whatever action.
:cheers:

To each its own, but I can't fathom why we spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on dive watches to NOT use them on the beach / pool. As stated above, unless its something really rough (another good example, wrenching on a car), or if your watch is a vintage piece... use it!
Agreed and that's what I meant, beater = rough stuff.

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Re: Summer beater?

Post by Seppia » Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:18 am

Even if I am a fatass, I usually have fairly active vacations with many possibilities to inflict pain to my watches.
Scuba diving for example is a great way to ding your watch by hitting the cylinders while putting them on, scratching it on a rock, etc.
I am completely unafraid to bring watches underwater in the pool, but wouldn’t want to put serious dents in a watch I paid a lot of $$$ for.
So I’ll always have a nice watch and a “disposable” one when on vacation.

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Re: Summer beater?

Post by Ryeguy » Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:26 am

^^^ This makes sense and is exactly why I bought the Seiko I mentioned above while still owning the SLA017. Seiko made only 2,000 SLA's. Why risk losing or damaging a $3K watch when I can beat the wee out of a $500, non-limited edition, alternative?

I'd wear the SLA to sit at the beach and play Frisbee with my kids, but if I'm going surfing (which is pretty usual for me) I'm not taking a watch I can't easily replace.

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Re: Summer beater?

Post by gr8sw » Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:52 am

this, or a brand new version of it... goes with me anytime rough stuff or water is involved :thumbsup:

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Re: Summer beater?

Post by deepcdvr » Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:36 pm

I have a bucket of beaters - mainly G shocks of every flavor - and a NAFT is always a go to as well..
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