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Need a watch for guide school. Nothing fancy, all I require is it tells the time and is waterproof.

What do you use on the river?


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cheapest one at target/amazon that waterproof, normally 30 price range, its going to get thrashed. they will last longer than you think
 

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Get a Bertucci. They have a different design so you will never lose/trash your watch by the little pins pulling out of the bezel. A couple of buddies of mine that guide turned me on to them after I trashed my watch in Hells Canyon this past spring. Mine is rated to 100M. I don't think that is 'water proof' but it has been in the water plenty and I've had no issues.

They are a little more than $30 (REI has some for $60) but worth it IMO.
 

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I picked up an Altiware altimeter watch on Steep and Cheap for $30 about 8 years ago and it's still going strong.
 

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G-shock all the way. They cost a bit (around 80 bucks) but you wont be needing a new watch till you loose it. They are bombproof. If you youtube them there are tons of videos of people just abusing the shit out of them.
 

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I picked up an Altiware altimeter watch on Steep and Cheap for $30 about 8 years ago and it's still going strong.

Is Altiware the brand? Not finding much on the web.

If it's Highgear, looks like they don't sell them anymore.

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Al Qaeda used them as timers for IED's. A lot of the guys stuck at Guantanamo are there mainly because they were wearing this watch.
I Google this and found info on Wikipedia, but who the hell knows that? I must not follow the news as closely as some. Man I'd hate to not know that if I owned one.

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Rolex. Go big or go home.
Or, if you expect to do some flipping and whipping;

CX Swiss Military 20,000 Feet Diver Watch



They swear, good to 20,000 feet under water. Should be able to handle a wash job in Lava I'd think.
 

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Rolex. Go big or go home.
Or, if you expect to do some flipping and whipping;

CX Swiss Military 20,000 Feet Diver Watch



They swear, good to 20,000 feet under water. Should be able to handle a wash job in Lava I'd think.

Feel free to send one over. I will put it to good use.


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I'm 7 or 8 years into to one of these Timexes:

You can't get them anymore, so I'll have to find something else when it finally dies. It has an alarm for when I guide overnighters and I like being able to take it off the PFD easily - I carry it around when I trip lead to keep shit on time! It freezes in the shed all winter, gets submerged all the time, and was $20.
 

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The g shock is pretty tough, mine has spent a few seasons strapped to different parts of my raft or frame. I dont think I have ever worn it on my wrist. It looks a little worn but functions fine.
 
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