To wear at work thus leaving my "best" watch's in good fettle for weekends/leisure time. The so called new beater arrives then I say to myself "damn this is too good to wear as a beater" then the search continues.
This old 'germasian' Tauchmeister modded by a guy in the USA. I traded his a G Shock for it cuz I liked the pink hands ! The caseback is scratched and the bezel is a bit wobbly but still I have kept this watch. The dial is SO legible! Tauchmeister coke bezel by blingmeister, on Flickr
I call this "The Wabi King". I put it together with a little help from various folks out here who contributed tired looking parts for this look. I don't wear it when it might get submerged in water (not confident of water resistence), but otherwise, during yard work etc.... it is my go to.
I just love the "rough edges":
Please forgive the wrong bracelet, but it makes it easier to put on, which result in it getting worn more often.
No beaters per say but I do have a couple of modified 7002's that I'll put on if I'm going to do a lot of manual labor. My former beater 5a26-7a19 is in the process of being refurbished so it loses its beater status!
Built from a Tissot 2824 donor movement and some off the shelf parts from Otto Frie.
It was actually a mistake / accident because the dial I wanted to use was too thick for the hand pinions (I think I got the term right) and I had to use the free dial that came with the empty case. This is the only watch that was "new" that I managed to wreck. All of my other wabi'd watches came that way.
I think this one may be a contender for the watch that I still own that has the most miles on it. A few in the past may have had more wrist hours but have since been passed on.