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Ladies watch for riding and the rest of life

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  • Ladies watch for riding and the rest of life

    Does anyone have a watch that they love? I need something sturdy, water resistant, attractive, and tough enough that I don't have to worry about it around the barn. I previously had a Tag Heuer that looked great but quit working at a relatively young age, so I'm not sure I want to go that route again.


  • #2
    Heavens, for barn watches just buy Timex or Swatch or cheapies at Target/WalMart, and replace as needed. Keep your nicer watch at home for dress-up. I have a Tissot for work but would never wear it to the barn.
    Proud member of Appendix QH clique


    • Original Poster

      But my barn is at home. I need one watch that looks nice and is nice, but is also tough enough to wear around the farm and while riding.


      • #4
        I usually buy a seiko off of amazon. I like the gold bracelet styles, and they hold up until I lose them several years down the road. I usualy spend around $125ish. A leather band would probably be more practical, but I like the dressier look for work, too.

        You couldn't wear them swimming, but I've never had them damaged from getting wet from the hose or worn during a downpour.


        • #5
          Victorinox/Swiss Army.


          • #6
            Tough and pretty don't seem to go together in watches;
            ... _. ._ .._. .._


            • #7
              I just get a sports/triathalon type watch. It's really important to me to have a timer on it so I set it when I leave water running etc.
              If you are allergic to a thing, it is best not to put that thing in your mouth, particularly if the thing is cats. - Lemony Snicket


              • #8
                Rolex. It's an investment but takes a beating in my experience.


                • #9
                  I have a Citizen eco drive which does not have a battery is powered by ambient light. I have had it for years. I wear it 24/7. Riding, swimming, washing, to
                  work, out to dinner. It is feminine and attractive and tough. They run about $200-$300 but mine has lasted about 8 years? I think. No maintenance. Absolutely love it. This one is very similar to the one I have.


                  • #10
                    I hVe an Apple Watch that’s done well being at the barn 4+ hours a day through multiple horses.


                    • #11
                      My fit bit versa. They have sports and leather bands which switch out easily. Buy the glass face covers off amazon so they scratch and not the watch. I replace my covers bi-monthly. A little soap and water with the sports band, a new glass cover and it’s a brand new watch.

                      If if you don’t want a tracker, some thing like a tag heuer dive watch or a Swiss army with a turning bezel that sits slightly higher than the face will protect the glass and keep scratches to a minimum. I’d go stainless band.

                      Im hard on my watches. The versa is the only watch I’ve never trashed. I’m not allowed to wear the Cartier my hubby got me to anything other than date night. I almost died of fear the day I accidentally wore it to the barn. I do very bad things to watches...


                      • #12
                        I’ve had a Guess watch for the past 8 years.....I wear it every day, it’s pretty and holds up to being at the barn (it’s been dunked in water buckets and in the wash rack too many times to count)! Then, when I need to “dress up” and go out, it’s all nice and silver and “sparkly” lol
                        I have cancer but cancer doesnt have me!


                        • #13
                          I wear black Timex Ironman with yellow buttons. Same brand and type I have used for 30+ years. I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder because I think it looks fine. I wear when wearing business dress or service dress or mess dress. I rarely dress up as a civilian so mess dress is the fanciest I wear.


                          • #14
                            Apple Watch is indispensable on my farm. I can get the weather on the face, and hourly with the touch of a button. Brilliant.

                            i also work from home and have answered many work calls from horseback on my Apple Watch. I try to always be available for clients. I apologize but they are usually so impressed they got a lawyer on immediate dial I get by with the background noise.

                            i has a Fitbit for years but then I killed 2 in 3 months, I am on year 4 with my Apple Watch.


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by staceymc View Post
                              Rolex. It's an investment but takes a beating in my experience.


                              • #16
                                I have a Seiko, solar powered, metal band. It's about 5 years old. Prior to this one I had a Seiko kinetic, which lasted about 15 years before it died of horsehair ingestion.

                                I take it off to go in the shower and to go to bed, It is smart enough for real life and tough enough for the barn.


                                • #17
                                  It's not pretty, but I wear my LL Bean field watch everywhere and it's pretty tough.


                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by Ajierene View Post
                                    I wear black Timex Ironman with yellow buttons. Same brand and type I have used for 30+ years. I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder because I think it looks fine. I wear when wearing business dress or service dress or mess dress. I rarely dress up as a civilian so mess dress is the fanciest I wear.
                                    My dress up watch is a Bulova. Lord knows I never remember to swap out my timex for my dress uniforms, business dress or even a dress-up night on the town. I admittedly cringe when that happens.

                                    That thing takes a beating though. I’ve had my current watch for about 10 years.


                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by stb View Post
                                      But my barn is at home. I need one watch that looks nice and is nice, but is also tough enough to wear around the farm and while riding.
                                      Then get a nice-looking Timex or other inexpensive Walmart/Target/Amazon watch. They have nice-looking ones and if it gets ruined at the barn toss it and pull another one out of the drawer.

                                      When I saw your thread title I thought you were gonna post an alert to ladies to be aware of riding and its relationship to the rest of life! Kinda like the classic "Eats Shoots and Leaves"
                                      Rack on!


                                      • #20
                                        20 years into my pretty swiss army, I'm happy to have a nice watch. Walmart already figures a large role in my life, it is nice to have something not cheaply made riding round on my arm bones.