Would you wear a high end but robust watch on the battlefield ?

If yes : which one and why ?

Pic related : a Navy Seal with a Rolex Submariner

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    From talking with guys that own rolexes and frequently get them banged up, Rolex fricking despises having to repair the extra damage and tries to refuse or grossly overcharge (moreso than usual) for the service. Their watches aren't tanks, they're show ponies.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Old rolexes are fairly robust, I can sort of understand using a mechanical watch for practical purposes still in the '80s and '90s

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Nicely pulled out of your ass, Rolex has a great service department and an unusually quick turnaround for maintenance. They also have the longest recommended maintenance interval of any high end movement, and they're certified to be more than twice as accurate as COSC demands. I hope you're an Eastern European who has an excuse for not knowing about fine thing and not just a Western European idiot.

      Seals are paid money to promote things, everyone knows that.
      Among special operation units the seals are famous for being on the take

      These aren't SEALs, they're SBS, and what the frick kind of watch do you think serious people used before quartz came on the market?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        *fine things

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >t. sucked AD dick so long he believes the marketing material.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Not true at all lmao. Rolex has been nothing but great for me. I've had entire sapphires replaced with no issue.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >I've had entire sapphires replaced with no issue.
        Surprisingly one of the cheaper parts to replace. Broken sapphire? $25 part (at cost, not retail) and 3 minutes of easy repair. Frick up the mechanism and it could get a bit more expensive.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Fake and gay

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      100% my experience. They're rude, slow and try to charge you for everything. Also most costumer contact is done by shitskins.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Rolex submits their watches to testing that includes forces up to 5 G’s and a 375 meter depth rating. They’re fine.

      Also standard service at Rolex is like $500. Nothing crazy considering its only once every 10 years.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I know you are not white or a good soldier. Dumb frick scumbag status symbols for morons.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Fricking why?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      loot

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        This has some merit.
        A fancy valuable watch does have some trade-value. If shit goes downhill and you find yourself getting supplies/help from locals, having something tangleable to trade can help. Expensive watch can work as collateral.

        I have heard that special forces get "money belts" with gold coins in them for such occasions, but it never hurts having a "nice gift" for local tribal elder or gracious host.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >but it never hurts having a "nice gift" for local tribal elder or gracious host.
          I'd give them a peanut or $1 USD so they can live like kings for the rest of their life, not a fricking rolex.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          1 or 2 crisp blues would work the same way

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Ah the old "CIA wears Rolex to trade for survival in buttfrickistan" meme that has never actually been done since even the most broke ass buttfrickistani has a pocket full of knockoffs from aliexpress that are just as good.

          Stupid meme needs to die.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Genuinely rugged luxery watches aren't as accurate as quartz, and the few quartz luxery watches aren't rugged. It's a dumb idea unless you want to use it to bribe someone.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Seals are paid money to promote things, everyone knows that.
    Among special operation units the seals are famous for being on the take

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Considering that's an ancient pre-gwot pic from when SEALs were much more strictly maritime focused, hes probably wearing it because its a diving watch rather than specifically because its a rolex. Casio didnt put out a diving watch until the mid-90s, so analog may have been his only option and he just went with the name he recognized.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Casio bros...we're so back

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        They'll never not be. Never underestimate the power of the 10 dollar Casio watch.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Rolexes used to be a lot less expensive than they are now. They were always relatively expensive watches but the the UDT guys in vietnam or whatever that you see with a Submariner on a NATO strap didn't pay $12k for it. They didn't even pay the 1970 adjusted-for-inflation-equivalent of $10k for it.

    In 1970 a Rolex Submariner was $230, and it was also possibly the most robust diving watch in the world.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I want to be clear I was not some tier one operator, but I wore a Tag Heuer Aquaracer for my entire army career including in the field. It was very robust, kept great time, and was neatly fashionable.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      do you have a picture of its today condition?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It has some scratches on the metal, the sapphire is as clean as the day I bought it.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          nice
          i'm planning on buying a nice watch that will be able to sustain shits and that i'll be able to pass it to my child

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    another rollie

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I've never understood why someone would pay thousands of dollars for a watch in general, especially one that doesn't even look all that special. For that price you could buy a used car, one that would actually get you laid. I'm operating with my $30 casio and using it to calculate both my body counts.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      A nice, high quality watch is similar to a nice high quality firearm in the sense that it will outlast you with good maintenance.

      I buy nice watches the same reason I buy just about anything I spend my money on. I like them.

      I wouldn’t buy a 100,000$ watch or anything like that. But a nice watch can be had for a thousand or so dollars.

      I also wear a suit to work, and digital watches do not go with suits.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      whatever you say but carrying anything that even might go beep, anything with shine or could start beeping would be enough to get hazed in some high discipline volunteer combat units, same with having you gear loose and noisy, bad light and noise discipline etc etc just basic stuff that deserves a beating as you have endangered the lives of your fellow soldiers through stupidity. You need your shit in order.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The alarm is to remind us that it's Ass Kicking Time. If you served you'd know.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >anything with shine
        Like the Rolex that a literal nazy seal is using in the OP?

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Aren't marathon watches standard issue now?

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Maybe I'm pulling this out of my ass, but I seem to recall in a book some ex SEAL mentioning wearing an expensive watch specifically as something to barter with if they had to do SERE shit. Maybe it's bullshit, but it almost makes a bit of sense from that perspective.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This is why spooks and contractors wear nice watches. It’s a common practice.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Rolexes use to be inexpensive dive watches. When they got cost prohibitively expensive, working divers made clones but with quartz movements. Some SOF guys wear diver style watches because the hands can be used to orient someone directionally like a compass.

    I’m fond of the gshock mudman. It’s durable. Has count up and down timers, has a light so you can see the time. Dual time zones. Can get wet. Inexpensive and reliable.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    militia? what the hell are you talking about?

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    [...]
    militia? what the hell are you talking about?

    He's talking about making sure everyone in your group is able to know the time to plan events/ambushes/daily life shit in a SHTF scenario.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      so LARP nonsense, got it

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yup, right up there with compass and map.

      so LARP nonsense, got it

      Stop acting new, life is a larp until it isn't.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Stop acting new, life is a larp until it isn't.
        I've been here since '05 and the closest thing anyone will see to "shtf" is a hurricane or something and I can tell you they don't match up to your paranoid fantasies

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Holy Mother of Recency Bias you've got it all figured out.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >you've got it all figured out.
            yes, but you have fun playing in the woods with your buddies. nothing wrong with having hobbies after all

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Would as well. Currently have an Oyster perpetual with blue face, saving for a black submariner.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Don't you fret about fricking it up with scratches and such ?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        That's a mental illness, if you don't get rid of it you'll never truly own anything, you're just taking care of your possessions for the next guy.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Gautama Buddha concurs

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        No. I just send it in for service.

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    if its not an f91w it can stay at home

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    No, I don't believe in high end watches.

    They can't hurt me.

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Watches are for gays. It’s israeliteelry. Don’t be a homosexual.

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >If yes : which one and why ?
    >Pic related : a Navy Seal with a Rolex Submariner
    I would not wear a watch like that at all because it has shine. That's some bullshit photo. Feel free to disagree with me if you have basic infantry skills and at least some combat exposure. You don't wear stuff that reflects shine from the sun, lights etc, ever Old school that wore watches worse them with a cover that could be secured over them to stop it but I always kept mine on a cord in my top left LBE

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      whatever you say but carrying anything that even might go beep, anything with shine or could start beeping would be enough to get hazed in some high discipline volunteer combat units, same with having you gear loose and noisy, bad light and noise discipline etc etc just basic stuff that deserves a beating as you have endangered the lives of your fellow soldiers through stupidity. You need your shit in order.

      You sound like a fricking boot, homosexual

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    High end watches such as rolexes are often given between SOF members as gifts

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      does the top or the bottom receive the watch?

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    hate to break it to you anon, but 90% of american sf types are wearing G-shock of some variety, and the other 10% are wearing $20 casios instead

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