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    OK. Once again sorry for another post. Just trying to gather as much info as I can so that I get the right watch. Money is kinda tight.
    My choices are now between a Atomic Mudman (GW9000A-1) and a regular Gulfman (G9100-1).

    I like the fact that they are both mostly black. I like the mudman band better, but I like the gulfman price better. I dont care about the tide thing.
    I found a NEW atomic/solar mudman for $80 shipped. This is a great price right??

    I get my watch both wet and dirty a lot between working out, showering, shooting, etc. I dont ever take off my watch, so it gets dirty if I do.

    1.Is either one of these watches tougher than the other?
    2.Does one have a better backlight than the other?
    3.Can one stop water from getting in better than the other? If a gulfman can stop water, cant it stop dirt also?
    If a mudman can stop dirt, cant it stop water? Are these simply just marketing pitches?

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    I found a NEW atomic/solar mudman for $80 shipped. This is a great price right??
    Right.

    1.Is either one of these watches tougher than the other?
    No.

    2.Does one have a better backlight than the other?
    Not sure. Even if one is a little brighter, it won't be critical.

    3.Can one stop water from getting in better than the other?
    No.

    If a gulfman can stop water, cant it stop dirt also?
    Casio would say that the plastic membrane under the Mudman's buttons is better at preventing damage by mud. The theory is that water runs out, but mud hangs around, and the grittiness of mud can cause wear. In practice, this is probably of marginal benefit, if any.

    If a mudman can stop dirt, cant it stop water? Are these simply just marketing pitches?
    The Mudman can stop water, as can all G-Shocks. And yes, these are largely marketing pitches.
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    Re: Between 2 Models

    Quote Originally Posted by tribe125 View Post
    I found a NEW atomic/solar mudman for $80 shipped. This is a great price right??
    Right.

    1.Is either one of these watches tougher than the other?
    No.

    2.Does one have a better backlight than the other?
    Not sure. Even if one is a little brighter, it won't be critical.

    3.Can one stop water from getting in better than the other?
    No.

    If a gulfman can stop water, cant it stop dirt also?
    Casio would say that the plastic membrane under the Mudman's buttons is better at preventing damage by mud. The theory is that water runs out, but mud hangs around, and the grittiness of mud can cause wear. In practice, this is probably of marginal benefit, if any.

    If a mudman can stop dirt, cant it stop water? Are these simply just marketing pitches?
    The Mudman can stop water, as can all G-Shocks. And yes, these are largely marketing pitches.

    I dont have an atomic mudie, but the el in the standard gulfman / mudman is very bright much more than my atomic solars


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    Re: Between 2 Models

    Quote Originally Posted by JERSTERCA View Post
    I dont have an atomic mudie, but the el in the standard gulfman / mudman is very bright much more than my atomic solars ....
    ...and in the case of the non-atomic mudman it can be set up to five seconds, not sure about the non-atomic gulfman but the GW-9000 lights up only for 1.5 seconds.


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    do a catch and release. get both and sell the one u dun like.
    but when u do get both, its hard to release either one. ull end up with both which a 2-Gs minimum here in this forum.
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    Re: Between 2 Models

    Quote Originally Posted by mansrow View Post
    do a catch and release. Get both and sell the one u dun like.
    But when u do get both, its hard to release either one. Ull end up with both which a 2-gs minimum here in this forum.
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    Re: Between 2 Models

    Quote Originally Posted by cal..45 View Post
    ...and in the case of the non-atomic mudman it can be set up to five seconds, not sure about the non-atomic gulfman but the GW-9000 lights up only for 1.5 seconds.


    regards, holger
    yah, thats one damn good thing about the mudman.

    but having got used to the brief illumination of my 9200 riseman, i'd go for the 7 yr battery life of gulfman

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    Re: Between 2 Models

    Of those two choices I would get the Atomic Mudman because it's atomic. The atomic feature is super cool. Now that I have it on my GW5600, I would never go back!

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    Since you don't take your watch off ever, then try both the mudman and gulfman on and choose whichever is more comfortable.

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