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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisTopherloaf View Post
    In that case, Suunto watches are overkill! They are a large large diameter. I've seen a couple of military types wearing em. Massive.
    Right, because in theory, at least, the additional functionality of a large watch, in JSAR's case, the sturdiness and readability, and in Suunto's case, the compass, altimeter, etc., tends to justify the larger size. One could argue that the King's added "girth" is justified/required for it's indestructiveness. Ironically, of course, large watches also happen to be currently in vogue...
    I wonder if we'll start to see these GX's being used by the Armed Forces....
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    Re: GXW-56 and GX56 Owners Sound Off Here: Let's Get An Official Count

    Found a DGK on ebay last night for $250 shipped to compliment my King.GB. Can't wait to rock it!

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    Re: GXW-56 and GX56 Owners Sound Off Here: Let's Get An Official Count

    Hey Reedster, great point. Which is where I was going. I think that's why the King was developed like it was, to be ultra shock resistant...more so than the typical G. Likewise, my buddy who used to be in the Army said that if he were still in, he would buy a King because A: it's big so it lets him know it's there and 2: it supposedly IS extremely extremely tough. (points like the screw bars for the bands and buckles are what sold him AND me on it's toughness.) I have the black with red buttons on the way sooooo, we'll see!


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    Holy crap, the new mudman is essentially same size as the king.

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    Re: GXW-56 and GX56 Owners Sound Off Here: Let's Get An Official Count

    This thread keeps popping up, so I guess I better throw mine in. Sorry for the crappy pic.

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    Re: GXW-56 and GX56 Owners Sound Off Here: Let's Get An Official Count

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisTopherloaf View Post
    Hey Reedster, great point. Which is where I was going. I think that's why the King was developed like it was, to be ultra shock resistant...more so than the typical G. Likewise, my buddy who used to be in the Army said that if he were still in, he would buy a King because A: it's big so it lets him know it's there and 2: it supposedly IS extremely extremely tough. (points like the screw bars for the bands and buckles are what sold him AND me on it's toughness.) I have the black with red buttons on the way sooooo, we'll see!


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    They use the same Gel that Asics uses in their shoes. I believe it's called AlphaGel. This surrounds the module inside the watch. Being a Super G-Shock, this is one reason the watch is called the King of G. Personally I wouldn't wear it in battle, too thick. I'd go with a slim Pathfinder such as PAW2000.

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    Re: GXW-56 and GX56 Owners Sound Off Here: Let's Get An Official Count


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    Re: GXW-56 and GX56 Owners Sound Off Here: Let's Get An Official Count

    Wow, shipped fast. Ordered Friday, in my hands today with free shipping. I didn't get the cool "tall" tin, just the regular octagonal shaped tin. Any ideas why???


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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisTopherloaf View Post
    I didn't get the cool "tall" tin, just the regular octagonal shaped tin. Any ideas why???
    My GB came in a smaller tin as well... I would think they were just trying to get them out the door as fast as they could...
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    Re: GXW-56 and GX56 Owners Sound Off Here: Let's Get An Official Count

    Added DGK to my collection :)

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