Days before leaving for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure to Iceland, I had already answered the question that plagued my mind the most: which watch should I bring for the trip? Whatever I brought had to stand up to cold temperatures and windy conditions. Had to be able to fit comfortably under multiple layers. And had to be able to withstand bumps and knocks without accuracy being affected.
I chose the Casio G-Shock DW-5600E-1V—my so-called “adventure watch.”
I bought the watch in March used for $45 in preparation of my first-ever overseas trip—a five-day bachelor party in Bocas Del Toro, Panama. I needed a watch that could withstand a lot of punishment, including late-night partying, swimming, muddy ATV riding, long flights, showering and sleeping.