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  1. hiofficr87

    hiofficr87 Oakley Beginner

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    I am in the hunt for purchasing a Oakley watch to wear for work i work for the fire department and i am looking for something durable that can take alot of wear and tear...preferably in black...what do you all recommend. i am new to Oakley watches but i am sure if they are anything like their glasses they are top quality
     
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  2. Oakley-olic

    Oakley-olic Oakley Expert Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    They will all take a beating and keep on ticking. The black/stealth finish may show scratches easier than others. My preference for durability would be the titanium band Minute Machine or 12 gauge. Maybe consider a red Hollow Point, would be cool for the fire dept.
     
  3. Addicted2Oakley

    Addicted2Oakley Oakley Beginner

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    I would go with a gearbox. All black.
     
  4. Oakle y

    Oakle y Something Something Darkside Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    I have an all black warrant for my everyday watch. I am by no means a fire fighter but it goes through some crap (I'm a mechanic) and is holding up great.
     
  5. sander

    sander Oakley Enthusiast

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    This is probably not very useful consumer advice, but I wore my Titanium Gearbox when I did my basic training for the Air Force, 4 months of sand, mud, dirt, water and other weird stuff. Here's the not so useful part of it. It went in for repairs twice, but after it was exchanged for a new watch all together it's been fine. Live that watch to death.
     
  6. III

    III Oakley Beginner

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    I wear a 10th mountain division holeshot every day.
     
  7. OakleyFrankFMJ

    OakleyFrankFMJ The Legend - - Vlad the Impaler Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    I know the Hollowpoint can take a serious beating but you can't get that in all black. I'd go with III on this one and think of a holeshot
     
  8. Yeti

    Yeti Frostmonkey Staff Member Premium Member

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    I am going to go against the group here and suggest you DON'T go with a titanium watch.

    Something like a honed Blade II/GMT/Judge will stand up to abuse much better, won't cost you as much (so if it gets properly trashed it's not as painful) and it still looks very cool.
     
  9. steveocubed

    steveocubed Oakley Enthusiast

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    I'm curious why you vote against titanium? Does titanium not take a beating well?
     
  10. hearno

    hearno Oakley Collector

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    Yeah I wouldn't wear a watch that cost more than $50 to that type of job. Unless you're admin that is. I know my minute machine will never go anywhere near my uniform.