The Casio Forester is one of my favorite watches. It's the perfect watch for banging around in. It's inexpensive, tough, and lightweight. It also has a long battery life. I first reviewed mine back in August 2011 and it is still running strong two years later. If you aren't hung up on prestige and appearances, you might like this watch.
|My Casio Forester|
The Forester would be a great companion on a hike. Perhaps you could hit the Appalachian Trail or the Pacific Crest trail? You could do something glamorous like an archaeological expedition. But, you could also leave that sort of thing to the super macho commando watches that cost 100 times more. The Forester is a great watch for mowing the lawn, helping a friend move, or walking the dog. With 100 meters of water resistance, the Forester is built for adventure. But, if you are an armchair commando, you'll find the velcro band super comfortable for long stints of typing at a desk.
Here is my complete review:
Wristwatch Review: Casio Forester Men's Analog Watch
If you'd like to get the Casio Forester with a darker face, you can get it for less on Amazon.com: