Sunday, February 14, 2016

The Best Way To Protect An Expensive Watch

Once upon a time in a faraway land to the north, one executive stayed at the house of another executive for an extended period of time.  To repay his host, the guest executive decided he would mow the lawn.

Rolex Photo by By hypo.physe ( [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons
I saw him.  He was pushing a mower while wearing dress slacks, penny-loafers, and a monogrammed collared shirt.  He was also wearing an office-worthy dress watch.  He looked ridiculous.  There are simply some things you don't do while wearing nice clothes, nice shoes, and a nice watch.

The Casio Forester is a Great Watch for Yard Work
The best way to protect your most valuable watch is by doing your dirty work while wearing your least valuable watch.  It makes sense.  I generally wear dedicated dog walking shoes when I take my hound for a stroll.  When you are going to be swinging a hammer, bumping into things, lifting things, tossing things, and generally doing physical work, it makes sense to wear an inexpensive watch that is made to take punishment.  For a cheap bang around watch, I like the Casio Forester.  However, the Casio G-Shock is also the perfect watch for those kinds of hard knocks.

For me, I generally wear a bang around watch when walking the dog, doing chores, or going about day to day tasks.  My nicer watches are reserved for work, dining out, or formal ocassions.  My favorite bang around watch is typically a Timex Expedition of some type.  However, I often wear my Casio Tough Solar watch for rugged situations.

I also find myself wearing my Citizen Eco-drive on a regular basis since it is comfortable and never needs batteries.

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