I had a Nixon lodown for two years or so now. One day surfing i looked down and the pin that holds the band had broken the post that holds the band on the body of the watch somehow. I sent it back to Nixon and after two years they sent me a brand new one to replace it. I paid $89.00 for the watch two years ago, now I see they retail for $125. I love the watch and the customer services was awesome. They stand behind their product.
Gshock son. I have a gulfman that was a hand me down from a friend at dam neck. I've been wearing it through surfing, boarding, showers, negative temperatures, skating wipeouts, you name it for 3 years PLUS whatever hell my friend put it through. Cost $0. I bet one could be had sub $100 through amazon or something.
My only complaint is that it's bulky. Not very heavy though. Just a problem wearing under some long sleeve shirts.
Get the Ripcurl Tidewatch!!!! It is a bit more pricey than the G Shock and other but the quality is unmatched. 10 years strong been everywhere from skydiving to freediving with no issues. I've only had to change the battery 3 times and the band twice. Also, it looks like a professional watch unlike that gross looking flava flav G Shock.