What is a Beater Watch?
A beater watch tends to be any watch worn daily or frequently by its user, instead of, say, dress watches, which are reserved for special occasions. It is expected to be rugged enough to handle
everyday use, and sometimes harsh conditions.
Divers usually make good beater watches. For example, the Rolex Submariner is an astounding beater, although some use a rather inexpensive watch for everyday use.