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With all the gorgeous pieces (both new and vintage) we show off here, one thing bothers me; there's no love for the beaters. We all have them; those watches that we wear whenever we're working on the car, motorcycle, boat, or in the yard. The watches that aren't pretty or glamorous, but get the job done.

Myself, I have a few beaters, but this one is my favorite:



My Casio G-Shock G2300 Tough Solar. :) It's been through a fair share of abuse in the 8 years I've had it but hasn't let me down yet.

So... Let's see the beaters!
 

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I try not to make any watch I own, a "beater".
If the goin gets that tuff, it goes into my pocket.

No sense trashing a watch.

Lou Snutt
 

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I'm with Lou. I don't really have a "beater' per se, but my grab-and-go watch has been a Titanium Doxa Pro Sub for the last few months.
 

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Mine's my Citizen Eco-Drive Chrono. As you can probably see in the photo, it's already got a scratch, which I will (hopefully) remove with some diamond paste this weekend.

 

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I love my favorite beater. I can hit the doors or corners of whatever and I won't even look to see the damage. I wear it almost every day to work. I love how it looks and feels on the wrist.

Pics taken 4 months ago
 

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What is a beater? You'll get different answers from different people. Even at 47 I am a pretty active person (see last picture) so I put myself in situations where a watch can take a severe hit. I have 2 watches which I put into the "its not a matter of if, its a matter of when" they will get hit hard.

The Momentum Atlas is a great watch. Economical, Ti case which weighs next to nothing = no bouncing around on the wrist while bashing down the trail on my MT bike = very comfortable. I use it to travel to places where if it gets lifted, lost or just plane taken from me its no big deal. I do a whole lot of travel to places where you definitely don't want to draw any attention.

The Momentum M50 MarkII is for when I want something different (camping, hiking, etc...)



I have since removed the cyclops



Please ignore the facial expression. It was the tacos for bfast -- last year riding Los Zapos, Cholula MX

 

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I try not to beat on my watches but when it gets tough i wear this one. I paid $35 and it is 500m with a screw down crown. I am a steamfitter/welder and not much is tougher on a watch.:smile-thumb:
 

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I'm with Lou. I don't really have a "beater' per se, but my grab-and-go watch has been a Titanium Doxa Pro Sub for the last few months.
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I have two watches that I wear as daily beaters. I work as a forklift driver at the moment so generally it is not too tuff on my watches, but if the going gets too tuff it comes off my wrist and into my pocket.
I love all my watches and do not want to scratch them if I can help it.
Here are the 2
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I define a beater as a cheap watch that I don't really wear anywhere other than to do yard work, or any other stuff around the house that could beat it up. Doesn't hurt this $42 watch also has a screw down crown and has a 200m rating, but I'll never know if that holds up or not. It is shower proof though.

 
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