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Five Watches Tough Enough To Wear On A United Airlines Flight

Scheduling a flight on United Airlines? You’d better dress for the occasion. In addition to padded head gear and a gel mouthguard, you will need a timepiece that can help you not only count down the minutes until your flight safely leaves the ground but that can take a few knocks in the event of spontaneous re-accommodation. It should also have at least 100-meter water resistance in case you are thrown from the plane mid-Atlantic. Here are five timepieces tough enough to survive an encounter with United Airlines.

Casio G-Shock.

Casio G-Shock.

The Casio GST-W300 is part of the G-Shock line, built for high-impact sports activities. This model has a Layer Guard Structure, a fusion of metal and resin materials that make it possible to reduce the size of the watch without losing shock resistance. It is solar-powered and radio-controlled, with functions that include a world timer, 1/100-second time measurement, split timing, a countdown timer, calendar, battery level indicator, super illuminator and alarm functions. It is water resistant to 200 meters.

Sinn US 1..

Sinn U1 S.

The case and crown of the Sinn U1 S diver’s watch is made of the same steel used for German submarines. It is known for its extreme seawater resistance and high non-magnetic properties. Also, the case was made using Tegiment technology, a surface-hardening process that raises the hardness of the base material. The US 1 is given a shock resistance rating of DIN 8308 which means it has survived a drop test from a vertical height of one meter onto hardwood. It is water resistant to 1,000 meters.

Omega Planet Ocean Big Blue.

Omega Planet Ocean Big Blue.

The Omega Planet Ocean Big Blue is a combination GMT (second time zone) and diver’s watch with an indestructible case made from a single block of ceramic. The bezel is also made of blue ceramic, with an orange 15-minute countdown index. Even the folding clasp on the rubber strap is made of ceramic. An orange GMT track runs along the inner bezel. The hands and indexes are 18k white gold, coated with Super-LumiNova. It is water resistant to 600 meters.

Panerai LAB-ID Luminor 1950 Carbotech 3 Days.

Panerai LAB-ID Luminor 1950 Carbotech 3 Days.

The size alone of the Panerai LAB-ID Luminor 1950 Carbotech 3 Days should intimidate or at least block any would-be attacker. This 49mm watch is almost entirely composed of carbon based or carbon-coated materials. This includes movement components which will never need traditional lubrication. Panerai guarantees the watch for 50 years. The case is made of a composite carbon material that is very light and “resistant to external stresses.” It is water resistant to 100 meters.

Citizen Eco-Drive Pro-Master Professional Diver 1000.

Citizen Eco-Drive Pro-Master Professional Diver 1000.

The Citizen Eco-Drive Pro-Master Professional Diver 1000 is water resistant to 1,000 meters. The case is made of Super Titanium, a titanium that has been hardened by other metals, including DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon). It is light-powered, with a running time of 1.5 years when fully charged, and the hands and indexes are luminated for readability even in the dark depths of a United Airlines flight.

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