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I love both the Hamilton and the Vic, but they are way out of my price range right now.

The marathon is perfect, and I was excited when I saw it a week ago, but it's only WR to 3 ATM. That's just not going to work for my life.
I want the same thing. Also wanted something with some decent WR as well. But I wanted a watch that lacked military time on the dial. After quite a bit of searching, I came up with two models. Both similar to the BM8180. Both mechanical. Both WR to 100M. Unfortunately, both are going to be out of your price range since you mentioned that both the Hamilton and Vic are out as well. One is the Bremont Solo at just under $4,000. The other is much more reasonably priced. Can sometimes be found discounted down to what the Hamilton costs brand new. It's the Oris BC3 Sportsman model.

With the exception of the Solo, the other three might be in your budget if you're willing to buy Pre-owned. The Vic Infantry model might be discounted since Victorinox is coming out with a brand new Infantry model to replace the existing one. That might make the older style more affordable for you if you're willing to track down an AD and ask for a discount. Let them know you're aware that a new version was shortly released. Ask if they're willing to work with you to move the old version which they might still have in stock.
 

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I'd certainly wear a Seiko 5 with 3 atm WR in the shower or while doing washing; you can generally trust Seiko's numbers (and assume they really go beyond it). I could certainly stick mine in a bucket for a day or two and let you know how it does (I killed the movement already by dropping it).
3ATM WR is fine for sticking into a bucket of standing water. But WR ratings are also about pressure, not just depth. More than a few members have posted how they killed their 30M WR watches by showering with them. A modern shower-head can easily propel water out at a rate that would kill a 30M rated watch.
 
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