Wristwatches for Field Educators
April 12, 2007 4:08 PM Subscribe
Recommend some classy, but rugged, women's wrist or pocket watches for me!
posted by nelleish to clothing, beauty, & fashion (13 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I work in science education and environmental monitoring so on a daily basis I'm going from grants meetings and giving indoor lectures to running around in a salt marsh with kids to working in a water quality testing lab, among many other things. I'd like a comfortable wristwatch or clip-on style pocket watch that can go along with me the whole day. The uber-cheap plastic watch on the field bag + using clocks inside doesn't seem to be cutting it. So, I'm looking for some good reviews on particular watches for durability, but especially durability with some style (clothing is a whole other kettle of fish, but I'm working that out with time and having a locker).
I don't have a preference as far as analog vs. digital, but I do prefer non-clunky watches. The flatter it lays on my wrist the better, especially since there are many opportunities for it to get caught on something during my day. This, plus strap discomfort is a big part of why I haven't been able to find a good watch to wear all day thus far.
I'm asking for women's watches since I've got the dainty wrists, but would consider a man's watch. Water resistance is an absolutely MUST. And, finally I'm looking to spend under $100, (But my birthday is on the horizon and I could do the puppy eyes thing if it came to that.)
Other than those parameters, I'm open to suggestions! Pointing me to some good watch review sites (if they exist) would be a great help as well. Thanks very much!