Traveling- take quality or a beater?

In spring 2024 I will be traveling in Europe. The question I have is, should I bring one of my better watches or a beater? I was even considering buying a beater just for the trip.

By the way, I will be looking for a watch while I am there.

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When I travel, I bring a daily and a dress watch, for the days I need to be formal. All depends what you鈥檙e comfortable with.

If the Internet is to be believed, Europe is a savage and lethal wasteland, whose natives will rob you and stab you as soon as look at you.

Make sure you have a heavily-armed local guide who can barter with the indigenous peoples and buy you safe passage.

Don't, whatever you do, wear anything that costs more than a dollar, else you'll be stripped bare like you've been attacked by piranhas.

Probably.

Take both. Beater & a posh watch, tho depends on what you're planning on purchasing. 馃憤馃徎

Depends on what you do on the trip, if I were you I鈥檇 take both kinds of watches.

Take what you love. Create some memories. Pay attention to your surroundings, if it feels sketch, run away. No watch is worth your life. Don't go alone.

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When I travel, I bring a daily and a dress watch, for the days I need to be formal. All depends what you鈥檙e comfortable with.

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Right now I will be looking for a Longines Spirit or Longines Master Moonphase

I try to take a beater watch as well as something a little nicer. A Casio AE-1200 and the Lorier Hyperion for instance. One for casual exploring and one in the event we do a nice dinner or something.

I normally bring three watches. My G-Shock, a Seiko quartz dress watch, and one of my mods. Nothing expensive or fancy, as I'm usually focused on my travel, and not on my watches.

I would take a quality GADA, something with a bracelet, that can fit in any situation: going around the city, in a nice dinner, or just traveling.

It should not be too flashy, expensive, or heavy as I would be wearing it all day.

Maybe something in titanium, sapphire crystal, 100m WR, radio-controlled, scratch resistant, world time, solar...

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Or maybe go automatic and stainless steel...

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Bring one, buy another during your trip 馃槣