my next big watch is the milagus.Also the Milagus is "known" as a shock proof watch...I understand the whole not wanting to beat one up. The explorer II is a good idea as well, those are almost bulletproof. Check out the Marathons, and some of the smaller production divers have some buit in shock proof-ness to them. Like Bali'hai, Helson etc. all of those types are built like tanks, and at 500-1k you won't have a hard time morally with beating the crap out of it either.