I have broken far too many watches: their knobs, their hinges, their internal metallic support, scratched the glass, etc. I have scaled back to very cheap watches because so fed up to breaking expensive ones let them be any sport thing such as Suunto, Polar or any normal watch. I want to wear my watch everywhere such as sauna, asleep, school and work. Sauna infers material of low heat conductance such as stainless-steel or titanium. Asleep infers screw-style strengthening of the knob not to get open/broken during sleeping. Running infers strong mechanical features and still needs to be lightweight. 24/7 infers it needs to look great, two time-zones for traveling could be great. There are probably many other things such as interval-training and timing to consider. For now, I am trying to find ways to find a watch that is able to last even at the first place. I may need many watches but for simplicity:

How should you select a watch that you want to wear 24/7 during sport, shower and daily life? Which features do you think are the key things to sustain the 24/7 usage? Does there exist any bionic watch attach to the skin so the watch would not stuck to anything like rocks while climbing?

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    +1 Very nice way of transforming a product recommendation into a useful question.
    – user527
    Jun 9, 2013 at 16:38
  • With your reference to rock climbing, you may be able to find something on The Great Outdoors
    – user527
    Jun 9, 2013 at 16:41

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Not much of a watch guy myself, but after a quick search I found a site that offers many different watch styles. Then I figured that there are many many "rough" watches out there (G-Shock, Rolex, Victorinox, essentially all army & diving watches). So the difficult part is to find something "heat resistant". The watch material thus should be ceramic. After searching a little more I eventually found this one: http://www.tourneau.com/shop/featured/ceramics/steel-and-ceramic-big-bang-automatic-53879p Looks kind of indestructible to me. The other one I really like (stylewise as well) is: http://www.tourneau.com/shop/featured/ceramics#pdpSeoKey!shop_featured_ceramics_aviation-military-ceramic-635p Its disadvantage though is, that it has a rubber band. Personally I find that rubber wrist bands can become quite uncomfortable after a while, also they wear out much quicker.

They are both really expensive, but as you did not specify a budget I just ignored that factor...

And another thing: I do not know what you mean by "climbing rocks" but if you are doing sports climbing on an upper level you should not wear a watch as the wrist band will lift your hand further away from the rock while holding slopers, thus having less friction on the hold...

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    Also possible not to have at all the container like here, this would avoid getting the watch stuck to all kind of things -- common way to destroy/lose watches.
    – hhh
    Aug 20, 2013 at 11:22

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