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    Question Most Favored G-Shocks worn by Navy Seals and Special Forces in Afghanistan and Iraq

    Which G-Shock models are most favored and worn by the Navy Seals and Special forces in Afghanistan and Iraq? Is the DW5600E-1V the most favored G-Shock for these two groups of military forces?

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    Re: Most Favored G-Shocks worn by Navy Seals and Special Forces in Afghanistan and Iraq

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    Which G-Shock models are most favored and worn by the Navy Seals and Special forces in Afghanistan and Iraq? Is the DW5600E-1V the most favored G-Shock for these two groups of military forces?
    I don't know about the Navy or Special forces, but the DW5600e is one of the most favored G-Shocks models in general. A great classic that has stood the test of time.

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    Re: Most Favored G-Shocks worn by Navy Seals and Special Forces in Afghanistan and Iraq

    Here we go again...

    Its a fair question but one that is totally impossible to answer.

    Its usually what ever is on sale on base. Lots of 6600, 6900, 5600, Suunto Vector, Timex... etc etc.

    There is no way anyone can offer you a reliable answer to this question.
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    Re: Most Favored G-Shocks worn by Navy Seals and Special Forces in Afghanistan and Iraq

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    Which G-Shock models are most favored and worn by the Navy Seals and Special forces in Afghanistan and Iraq? Is the DW5600E-1V the most favored G-Shock for these two groups of military forces?
    Impossible to answer...because we don't know all the Navy Seals or members of all other special forces in domestic or foreign countries. And that would just be for the US military. What about other countries military too?

    If only we knew them all and could contact them via email or PM to poll them and find the answer to this most important question! Geez...you'd think they were busy fighting or something . They probably prefer their privacy too .

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    Re: Most Favored G-Shocks worn by Navy Seals and Special Forces in Afghanistan and Iraq

    I know an SF officer that wears a Rolex GMT until he goes to the field, when he switches to what I think was a 6900. To answer your question, go to a post that has an SF group on it, go to the PX and see what they have there. The only SEAL I know doesn't wear a watch on the civvie side, not sure what he wears at work. Probably the 6600 or whatever it was they used to get for free. And in case anyone's curious, I'm not in the mil, FWIW.
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    Re: Most Favored G-Shocks worn by Navy Seals and Special Forces in Afghanistan and Iraq

    My SF buddy wears a rollie on occasion too LOL. I think the Rolex is a tradition in that community. He wears a Suunto Advisor in the field.

    My SEAL buddy wears a 800M Citizen that his team gave him. It was not "issued" but they all wore the same watch when they joined an operational unit. The rest of the team would buy the new guy a watch. :)
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    Re: Most Favored G-Shocks worn by Navy Seals and Special Forces in Afghanistan and Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff_C View Post
    My SEAL buddy wears a 800M Citizen that his team gave him. It was not "issued" but they all wore the same watch when they joined an operational unit. The rest of the team would buy the new guy a watch. :)
    That's a pretty cool tradition.

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    Re: Most Favored G-Shocks worn by Navy Seals and Special Forces in Afghanistan and Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff_C View Post
    Here we go again...

    Its a fair question but one that is totally impossible to answer.

    Its usually what ever is on sale on base. Lots of 6600, 6900, 5600, Suunto Vector, Timex... etc etc.

    There is no way anyone can offer you a reliable answer to this question.
    I agree! On the other side of this issue, though, is something of personal choice. A watch for action should be, first of all, tough, with fair degree of accuracy, and cheap. The DW-5600E is not a screwback like the DW-5000SL (which I personally favor because it has a solid stainless steel case. Not resin). Again, it's a personal choice.
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    Re: Most Favored G-Shocks worn by Navy Seals and Special Forces in Afghanistan and Iraq

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff_C View Post
    My SF buddy wears a rollie on occasion too LOL. I think the Rolex is a tradition in that community. He wears a Suunto Advisor in the field.

    My SEAL buddy wears a 800M Citizen that his team gave him. It was not "issued" but they all wore the same watch when they joined an operational unit. The rest of the team would buy the new guy a watch. :)
    That's a pretty cool tradition.
    That is a very cool tradition.
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    Re: Most Favored G-Shocks worn by Navy Seals and Special Forces in Afghanistan and Iraq

    Right now the East coast SEALS are issued the PAG-40, before that they most commonly wore the DW-6600. Otherwise like others have mentioned it is usually a matter of personal choice.

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