I have been reading thread after thread after thread in these forums about these watches and still I find myself a bit confused
So the bottom line is that I need a little help from you guys for picking a suitable watch for me! This is btw my first post here! :)
I have already ordered a Casio PAW 1500T-7V Pathfinder for me, but I'm beginning to get second thoughts..
But, to the point:
The watch I need must:
- be functionable below -25/-30 degrees of Celsius (even if it only shows the time in cold (and other stuff in warmer) is good enough)
- be tough solar
- have multi-band atomic timekeeping
- be water resistant 200m or more
- be shock/mud resistant and in general won't break easily (or ever, preferably :P), I do peacekeeping in different parts of the world and hopefully in the near future I will be accepted in to my country's special forces too
- and have the usual goodies (alarm, calendar, auto backlight, stopwatch (some do have a possibility to do intervals during training too..?)
- won't scratch easily, because I would like to use the watch 24/7, in parties/work/sports
And what would be good to have, but not necessarily:
- tide graph
- moon data
--> these would only be good to have as an backup if something happened and I wouldn't have, for example, a compass with me
So the Casio PAW 1500T-7V Pathfinder is closing my position fast, but the reason why I have second thoughts is that I fear it's too shiny/bright for military (giving away position in a tight spot), it's big lens and the whole watch generally will scratch easily and it won't operate (or battery runs empty) if it's below -30 degrees of Celsius (which we often have here in Finland during winter). I fear also that the pins holding the strap and watch together will fail from time to time.
So, what do you think of the Casio PAW 1500T-7V Pathfinder and could you recommend something else, preferably Casio (0-400 dollars), for me? And what do you think of titanium straps in terms of military use (not handy)?
Thanks in advance!