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    Re: Are the Casio G-SHOCK real Military watch?

    It was the Casio DW-9000. It was issued to the French Navy with markings.

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    Re: Are the Casio G-SHOCK real Military watch?

    The G-shocks aren't officially recognized as "military watches" because they surpass all military specs for watches.
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    Re: Are the Casio G-SHOCK real Military watch?

    thank you

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    Re: Are the Casio G-SHOCK real Military watch?

    I recently read a post from a military pilot (US I believe), who stated he was 'issued' a GW-5600.

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    Re: Are the Casio G-SHOCK real Military watch?

    As stated above, most Casios that end up on military wrists have been privately purchased, but there are instances of models being issued as well.

    The heyday of military watches has gone, really, in that most are now consumer items bought 'off the shelf' at favourable prices. British navy divers, for example, are currently being issued with this readily available Citizen.
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    Re: Are the Casio G-SHOCK real Military watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by Giulio Verne View Post
    Eric wich 6600? B? C?
    From what I've read on the forum it was the DW-6600C with the big "G" in the backlight.

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    Re: Are the Casio G-SHOCK real Military watch?

    Although Im not sure if it still does, the DW 6600 did have a NSN at one time, with would make it an "issuable item" within the US military

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    Re: Are the Casio G-SHOCK real Military watch?

    Yes, I heard the Riseman is a very popular watch with the military.
    The MTG is retired and the 5600 too. Right now, the only working G-Shocks that I use and enjoy are the Riseman GW9200-1 and the GW6900-1

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    Re: Are the Casio G-SHOCK real Military watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by LUW View Post
    I think Dave sums it up pretty well: isn't that what we call "mil specs"?
    Of course they're not "official" military watches, but I don't think there is any other watch line from any other brand that can consistently take the abuse a G can and still come home working without a hick-up.
    Actually, I'm pretty sure I've seen a spec sheet somewhere the US military follows for a military spec watches.
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    Re: Are the Casio G-SHOCK real Military watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by G-Shocks Are Cool. View Post
    Yes, I heard the Riseman is a very popular watch with the military.
    I work on a regular basis with army folks and I have yet to see a GW-9200 on a wrist. usually I see a lot of 5600's, 6600's, 6900's, mudmans, pathfinders and ana-digis of all kind. also timex is very popular (I see about as much timex as casio watches) as well as suunto. the rest wears whatever is out there and many soldiers don't wear a watch at all (!!!), at least not on their wrist. I recall, that I have seen two luminox and one or maybe two seikos which I recognized.


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