What makes a field watch a “beater”?

I have always wondered since a lot of field watches’ movements are shared with sports or even dress watches, then what really makes them “beater watches”? What differentiates if the movement is the same (when it’s the case)?

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Marketing and more brushing lol

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Generally, in that sort of case, the finishing. A brushed field watch will show less scratches than a polished "sports" watch.

It's also about styling, field watches were designed by governments to be tools for soldiers(the Explorer is not a field watch).

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palfor03

Marketing and more brushing lol

I’m just so in denial 😂

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KristianG

Generally, in that sort of case, the finishing. A brushed field watch will show less scratches than a polished "sports" watch.

It's also about styling, field watches were designed by governments to be tools for soldiers(the Explorer is not a field watch).

Yeah I thought the sam! I also thought they were brushed and all matt not to shine across and blow cover of any sort too. But in terms of durability, I dont get if there really is a difference as at the end of the day most of them have the same number of jewels and the movements are shared.

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Isn’t a beater any watch you’re willing to wear in abusive situations?

But yeah, field watches are literally designed to take a beating in war.

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thekris

Isn’t a beater any watch you’re willing to wear in abusive situations?

But yeah, field watches are literally designed to take a beating in war.

Yeah, I agree. But as you said, they are designed to take a beating. So it’s not only that you are willing to take them through that beating, they are durable enough to tolerate it. How is what I’m trying to figure out you know?

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Vinnie.Fox

Yeah I thought the sam! I also thought they were brushed and all matt not to shine across and blow cover of any sort too. But in terms of durability, I dont get if there really is a difference as at the end of the day most of them have the same number of jewels and the movements are shared.

There usually isn't any real durability difference.

The matte vs. polished thing helps, but since most soldiers wear cheap Timex or Casio watches in the field, it's mostly a style choice these days.

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When you bang it on the wall,an chuck it in the grass 🙄😂sorry had too,anything military esx you don't care about breaking 👍

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Kieron

When you bang it on the wall,an chuck it in the grass 🙄😂sorry had too,anything military esx you don't care about breaking 👍

I’ve got my answer right there!! 😂😂

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Vinnie.Fox

I’ve got my answer right there!! 😂😂

😂👍