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20-06-2019, 22:34   #1
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Holiday watches

Just wondering what watches people bring on holidays generally?

When I go away it's usually not to stay in a resort or hotel and as such have never quite felt comfortable bringing the seamaster, Carrera, bremont, or pretty much any watch I have away with me but while I'm away I generally miss wearing a watch.

Looking for something fair cheap (150-500) and robust. Activities that we usually go away for are diving, hiking etc.

I'd lovely something on stainless steel or rubber with rotating bezel and GMT. Any suggestions?
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20-06-2019, 23:27   #2
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Just wondering what watches people bring on holidays generally?

When I go away it's usually not to stay in a resort or hotel and as such have never quite felt comfortable bringing the seamaster, Carrera, bremont, or pretty much any watch I have away with me but while I'm away I generally miss wearing a watch.

Looking for something fair cheap (150-500) and robust. Activities that we usually go away for are diving, hiking etc.

I'd lovely something on stainless steel or rubber with rotating bezel and GMT. Any suggestions?
I travel with my SKX011 and its cheap enough that I'm not worried about it. Its rugged enough to take anything I can throw at it.

The orange is a little loud so maybe an SKX007 or SKX009 for the understated look
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I use an SKX009 for exactly this. Under 200€ usually
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21-06-2019, 08:19   #4
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Always take a couple of these badboys.
https://www.argos.co.uk/product/9285424

Rugged, waterproof, cheap, don't mind if its lost.
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21-06-2019, 08:30   #5
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I usually take my Seiko 5. I’ll wear my Speedmaster for nice events & where appropriate, and have the Seiko 5 for the beach, trips etc.
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21-06-2019, 11:15   #6
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Hon the Seiko divers. - Sub 400 euro watches for the win! Beats taking the micra on holiday with a "My Other Car Is A Ferrari" bumper sticker!!
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Just to throw another side to this.. I’ve worn my Planet Ocean while travelling around Argentina for 3 and a bit weeks. It was on a rubber strap so didnt look too blingy. I don’t think I’d hesitate for a minute to bring it to anywhere in Europe.
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Hon the Seiko divers. - Sub 400 euro watches for the win! Beats taking the micra on holiday with a "My Other Car Is A Ferrari" bumper sticker!!
+1 Seiko diver hard to beat at this price range. I'll throw another one into the mix, Seiko SKA 371, but you'll have to wear it 1 day a week afterwards to remind you of the hols.

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Just to throw another side to this.. I’ve worn my Planet Ocean while travelling around Argentina for 3 and a bit weeks. It was on a rubber strap so didnt look too blingy. I don’t think I’d hesitate for a minute to bring it to anywhere in Europe.
Same.. Just back from Singapore > Vietnam > Hong Kong > Shanghai and wore my Breitling Emergengy and never thought twice about it.
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Always take a couple of these badboys.
https://www.argos.co.uk/product/9285424

Rugged, waterproof, cheap, don't mind if its lost.
make you wonder why g-shocks are 5 times the price!?
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Vostok komandirskie or amphibian. Cheap, (€70. I would not consider sub €400 cheap!) waterproof, simple to change the time for time zones.
Gshock are good, but can be awkward to change the times and if you're going somewhere nice it looks like a children's toy on your wrist. Vostok at least looks ok.
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I would have thought a Vostok Amphibia or a Casio Duro.
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A vostok is automatic, so you can leave it in a drawer during the year. Quartz has danger of you realising your battery is gone the morning of your flight. And you retain credibility for wearing an automatic
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make you wonder why g-shocks are 5 times the price!?
Sometimes 10x the price, as these guys were half price a couple of weeks ago, and are regularly.
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You dont really need a watch a watch on holiday, so if I bring one its as jewelry. I would rather have nothing than a rubbish watch.
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