A useful trio: Rugged timepieces for Mr. Hardy

Adventure plans need watches as ambitious as its wearer and toughness is a determinant. That kind of describes the Citizen Promaster Skyhawk Radio Controlled EcoDrive for $399. The Jap-built (in aviation-grade 316 stainless steel housing) results an exceptionally tough watch without compromising the style.

Citizen Promaster Skyhawk Radio Controlled EcoDrive JY0000-53E
Citizen Promaster Skyhawk Radio Controlled EcoDrive JY0000-53E

The SkyHawk suits multiple professions, activities and environments (even some of those faced in military use) so civilian life is kind of breeze to it. However, the latest radio controlled chronograph watch from Citizen is more suited for aviation purposes, for the time is adjusted automatically and accurately through radio frequencies. It charges in sunlight (or indoor lightings), displays 5 Bands (Europe, N. America, Japan, and China), splits time to 1/100th sec, has a 20 Lap memory, a Power Reserve indicator and tells the time in 43 cities. Moreover, it also displays daylight saving time, a perpetual calendar and a backlight to show you all that when in dark. Resists water up to 200m.

Those looking for a simple chronograph will like the Nautica White NST Chronograph very much; at $135, it’s a reasonably priced, sports precision instrument that shall cater well for those set for the F1 tracks. Besides, it measures dual times, shows the date, has a tachymeter and luminous hands and hour markers. It is 100M water resistant.

The Casio Pro-Trek Triple Senser Solar Titanium scores very high on reliability. Priced at $355, it brings in triple sensors to make the compass, the barometer/thermometer and the altimeter work. It has LED Light (full auto), shows time in 29 cities and calculates daylight saving time. The stopwatch counts till 1/100th of a second (in elapsed time, split time and 1st time 2nd place), 5 independent daily alarms, a battery-charge indicator and a perpetual calendar (up to year 2099). It shows time in both 12 to 24 hours formats and can stand temperatures as cold as –10ºC (14°F).