I've broken one in +14 years. I use one for every batch, normally twice, sometimes thrice. To calculate the OG of the chilled wort, the day I think it's reached FG, and sometimes I need to wait longer and measure again at kegging, the for sure FG. I too have gone to the narrow range models, with a regular one as a backup. I store each one in a hydrometer flask. I've considered getting a hydrometer rack, but I'm afraid if I knocked it over then all of them would break. I don't set it where I, or the wind would knock it over.
Each time I use it I'm happy to have that sample to taste.