I'm searching for a watch for (Outdoor-) Sports. A watch, whicht takes part in "everything"... so I come to Suunto an G-Shock. At present I wear a Luminox Commander Titan 100.
I'm active in: hiking, jogging, mountain biking, swimming
In near future I want to perform: kayaking, (free-) diving, kite surfing, racing bike
So until now I didn’t need such Gimmicks as Baromter, Thermometer and so on which are available at the Suuntos / Pro-Treks. On the other hand, if my watch would have such Gimmicks, I surely would use it.
In addition comes: I would like to purchase and wear most of all not for each activity its own clock, but use a clock for every activity. Wear the clock in the office and in the spare time.
Here my pro and contra list:
pro: "Gimmicks" (Alarm, Stopwatch, ...), very functional, optical very attractive, battery replaceable, mineral glas (X-Lander).
contra: small water resistance, not ruggedized?, expensive, not solar, no mineral glas (other models).
pro: Alarm, Stopwatch existing, solar, radio controlled, ruggedized, WR 200m, realtive cheap.
contra: optical not so attractive?
pro: optical very attractive, WR 200m, very good readable, sapphire glas, strap easy changeable, watch is already on my wrist ;)
contra: no stopwatch, alarm and so on. Tritium fading by years, battery powered
In addition it’s important to me, that I can change the strap by myself. The strap keep normally not eternal with me. It would also be good, if I can equip the watch with a Zulu- or Nato-Strap or use other alternatives to the original straps.
The Models, I’m interested in: Suunto Core All Black, Core Alpine Edition, Vector Black, Vector XBlack, Vector Military Foliage Green, Vector Red?, X-Lander Military. I like the “Military”-Look. But I have to say, that the Core is to high in price for me.
G-Shock GW-9110-1er (I like Titanium)
I looked around in this forum for a few days (as a guest) and the Suuntos please me very well. But I can heavily do a decision… perhaps I remain with my Luminox.
There are also contradictory statements in things to robustness, water resistance and readability (negative displays). I heard of solving screws. Is it correct, that the strap of the X-Lander can not be changed – or that only original straps fit?
What would you do? Have you a hint for me?
P.S.: English is not my mother-language. So, pardon my bad english, please.