Buying A G-Shock. Which Collabo? G-Shocks Worth It?

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    Buying A G-Shock. Which Collabo? G-Shocks Worth It?

    Now that I got my Omega out the way. I need a beater watch for the gym and what not.

    Can anyone recommend me a good g shock? Not into those SUPER chunky ones tbh. The ones that caught my eye are the DGK and Medicom Toy (the white one) but unfortunately those straps are pretty gaudy.

    Any nice white g shocks? Also, are advice on some beaters where I can attach nato straps too?

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    Re: Buying A G-Shock. Which Collabo? G-Shocks Worth It?

    For a basic G, it's hard to beat the classic DW-5600. Like you, the super chunky ones do nothing for me at all. I believe you can get a 5600 in white (probably under a slightly altered model number). However, NATO straps require the use of some custom adapters to fit to the existing spring bar locations to allow the strap to be installed. Those adapters are made for the 5600 model IIRC. There's also the Mil-Shock mod, but I don't know if anyone does those anymore.

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    Re: Buying A G-Shock. Which Collabo? G-Shocks Worth It?

    Quote Originally Posted by jrp316 View Post
    For a basic G, it's hard to beat the classic DW-5600. Like you, the super chunky ones do nothing for me at all. I believe you can get a 5600 in white (probably under a slightly altered model number). However, NATO straps require the use of some custom adapters to fit to the existing spring bar locations to allow the strap to be installed. Those adapters are made for the 5600 model IIRC. There's also the Mil-Shock mod, but I don't know if anyone does those anymore.
    jrp316 is mostly right -- nylon straps require some sort of modification OR the use of some sort of adapter.

    Standard Casio strap adapters are made to fit the 5600 Glide models, and will also fit any other G-Shock with their 16mm lug spacing, such as the DW-5600, DW-6900, G- and GW-6900, GA- and GD-100's, and several other models.

    There are also two companies making metal aftermarket adapters -- you can find more on all of those in this recent thread: https://forums.watchuseek.com/f17/new...lp-977280.html

    There is also the (relatively minor) issue of certain types of straps not always fitting on G's with adapters -- "normal" Zulu straps of the correct widths will always fit, NATO and "5-ring" Zulu straps may OR MAY NOT fit depending on the strap manufacturer and the distance of the extra hardware on the extra "flap." ZULU Strap vs NATO Strap Difference

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    Re: Buying A G-Shock. Which Collabo? G-Shocks Worth It?

    I would avoid a white watch for a beater.. Thin and Gshock is kind of an oxymoron.

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    Re: Buying A G-Shock. Which Collabo? G-Shocks Worth It?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shocker View Post
    I would avoid a white watch for a beater.
    Agreed! White G's LOOK great, but based on these threads, they are also apparently dirt- and stain-magnets:

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f17/cle...ck-887208.html

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f17/how...ck-138935.html

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f17/whi...se-841452.html

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f17/how...ck-805174.html

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