I have never been one for wandering around Africa with a very expensive watch on my wrist, why tempt fate! Now I can safely leave the Rolex at home as Filson have recently launched an extensive collection of watches, developed in collaboration with Shinola of USA. These are rugged looking watches which seem to me to be perfect for Safari, especially the 2nd and 3rd from the top of photo.
Assembled by hand in Shinola’s state-of-the-art Detroit factory, the watches feature a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating, a screw-down crown, and a case back secured by six screws for protection from the elements. Each is rated at 20 ATM, or 660 feet, and made with the most durable materials available.