I have been off and on with my Casio watches for the last three years or so. But I always come back to them. I have owned in the last while a G Lide Tide watch, Mudmaster (GWG), two Rangemans, a Gulfman 9110-1JF, a Mudman 9300, and ended up whittled down to just one rangeman. I liked all of them but for one reason or another parted with the others, or am in the process of parting with them. The Mudmaster GWG was just too hard to adjust on the fly and far less capable than the much cheaper Rangeman, the gulfman's titanium buckle dug into my wrist, the mudman is great, but kind of redundant with the rangeman, and the G Lide's tide function too complicated to be useful.
Then my impulsive behavior brought me into the Mudmaster GG-1000, which scratched the big watch urge of the GWG, but while more limited in function, allowed for a quick changing of settings without taking the watch off. Of course, on to the topic as started, and while looking for a GG, I found the protreks. I don't know how I missed these, maybe because there are too many other protreks out there, but these are gems. I picked up two of them, a Black PRW-6100Y-1B and a White camo PRW-6000SC-7. There are minor differences between the two but they run the same underlying module and for the money they scratch so many itches.
So the real question is why there is little to no love out there on the WUS forums for this line, but I guess different strokes for different folks. In the end, they are still not as capable as the much cheaper Rangeman (about $120 less), but not as expensive as the GWG (which has incidentally an almost identical module for functions). They are super comfy, IMHO amazingly good looking, and slim fitting to boot. The black even has a carbon insert on the resin strap for a nice added touch to the finish. Also the digital crown I find easier to use while wearing them (over the GWG) so they are more functional for my needs since I can actually change the settings relatively easily on the fly. I guess the be all end all is that I highly recommend them for people looking to add a unique and functional watch to the collection.
Both were picked up for around $300 bucks new give or take some change.
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