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    Advice on getting my first G-Shock

    Hi All, I've finally decided to dive in and get my first G-Shock and need some advice.

    My criteria is:
    -under $150
    -Solar powered
    - Moon phase
    -made in Thailand
    Colored LCD would be a plus!

    I've seen the GW-500A, but was looking for more of the chunky, G-Shock look.
    Thanks!
    Last edited by kerstel; August 29th, 2013 at 00:13.

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    Re: Advice on getting my first G-Shock

    Quote Originally Posted by kerstel View Post
    Hi All, I've finally decided to dive in and get my first G-Shock and need some advice. My criteria is under $75 and Solar powered.
    Under 75$ for a new G could get difficult, but is ceratinly doable for a used. Look up the sales corner or check ebay.

    Colored LCD would be a plus!
    Actually it's rather a minus since any colour usually decrease the contrast. Best is to have a very bright, nearly white or slight grey background with black digits.

    Questions: -How well does the solar power work?
    It works great for most, not so great for some and is totally negligible for another some (including me) who simply prefer a solid Lithium battery.

    Ie if I take out the battery, should the G-shock run indefinitely assuming I keep it charged by the sun?
    Nothing runs indefinitely and if you take out the battery of a solar G, it is plain dead because in the battery power is stored. It is not a regular battery however, but a rechargable one. Just think about a car: without the battery the alternator is useless as well.

    Is there a difference in quality for a G-Shock made in China vs Thailand? Are there any made in Japan ones? Thanks!
    Yes, lots are made in Japan and no, there is usually no quality difference.


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    Bump for advice!

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    Re: Advice on getting my first G-Shock

    Glx150? Glx5600? I'm not sure of their country of origin.

    GLX150 is chunky, has the tide graph/moon and is well within budget.

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    Re: Advice on getting my first G-Shock

    Howzit Chrisek!,

    The GLX 150 looks great, but can you confirm if there's a solar version?

    Thanks!
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    Glx150? Glx5600? I'm not sure of their country of origin.

    GLX150 is chunky, has the tide graph/moon and is well within budget.

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    Re: Advice on getting my first G-Shock

    Ahhhh, sorry. No solar. It is a cool watch that meets your needs though.

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    Re: Advice on getting my first G-Shock

    May I ask why you want a solar powered watch? The rechargeable batteries almost always have a shorter lifespan than standard watch batteries (which often claim a 10 year lifespan). Also, when the rechargeable battery is dead, you'll have to send it in to get it replaced. Nonetheless, it is a cool feature, and as long as you're in the sunlight for at least 5 minutes a day, you'll have no problem. It just makes me curious why you would want solar power.

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    Re: Advice on getting my first G-Shock

    Because he is a noob and most noobs are firm believers to Casio's marketing machinery


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    Re: Advice on getting my first G-Shock

    Haha, is it that obvious that I'm a noob?

    Well, it seemed like a nice feature having a solar feature. I now live in a very sunny area, so solar would work out for me.

    Quote Originally Posted by cal..45 View Post
    Because he is a noob and most noobs are firm believers to Casio's marketing machinery


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