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Thinking of getting a G-Shock

Discussion in 'Watches' started by downtown, Dec 30, 2016.

  1. downtown
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    downtown Loaded Pockets

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    I have been wearing Ironmans since the 90's. Thought I would get something a little different and try a G-Shock. I know nothing about the history and reliability of these so I thought the best advice can be found here. I have really been looking at the Mudman G9000-1V. It appears to be the one that should fit my needs. Is this a reliable watch? Are there any others I should consider? I want all digital, no hands. I kinda like the medium size of this one too. All input welcome and thanks in advance.
     
  2. Howler4

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    Well, what are your needs?

    There are a lot of good options so it depends on what you want and what you will use it for.

    I have 3 G shocks and I wear them all for different purposes.

    My GA-1000-2B serves a different function than my DW-5600E and my DW6900-1MS.


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  3. Cristobal

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    The Mudman is a great watch, IIRC it was even issued in the Australian army. However, it would best if you could try the watch in a shop, there are some bumps on the caseback that might need some time to get used to:

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    I had the atomic solar version and it fit perfectly on my 17.5cm/7in wrist.

    In my opinion the square G's are more versatile (dw-5600 and the like)
     
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  4. downtown
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    I want a stopwatch, timer, at least 3 alarms, time zones, and to be tough. I don't need compass and stuff like that for this one. This one is sold locally and I have tried it on and checked it out. The buttons are hard to press but I assume that is from it being "mud" resistant.
     
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    Most of the G-Shocks have 5 daily alarms (1 snooze), stopwatch, timer, timezone functions and are tough.

    If you like the Mudman, go for it. The buttons will soften with time.
     
  6. downtown
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    I was reading on the G-Shock website where it says to buy only from authorized Casio G Shock sellers. On the list of those it doesn't have Walmart on there and they are the only place in town here that has this watch . Is it OK to buy a G Shock from them? I just don't want to get a bad one or a factory second. Thanks.
     
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    I've gotten mine all from amazon. I'm sure walmart is fine. I'm impressed that they have a gshock of that grade. All I've ever seen are the bottom end g shocks

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  8. downtown
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    Yeah I was glad they had the G9000-1V. I was able to try it on and see how it feels with those bumps on the bottom that I have been warned about. I really didn't notice them that much. They have it for $75 at the store but you can get it for $62 on Walmart.com and free shipping. Sounds like I'm set on this one!
     
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    Well after further research I finally decided to go with a GW6900. I love it so far. I replaced the band with one from a GW5000 and it feels a whole lot better. Now to figure out what to get next!
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    thats awesome, welcome to the club. I like Gw6900 because the numbers seems a little bold(ed) and you can switch the date / day to GMT time and use the watch as GMT watch. :)

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