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    Curious: any one G considered THE MOST rugged, tough durable?

    just wondering if there is one G that people think is THE most rugged, durable and tough compared to other ones.

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    Re: Curious: any one G considered THE MOST rugged, tough durable?

    The first Mudman for sure.
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    Re: Curious: any one G considered THE MOST rugged, tough durable?

    IMHO, a Solar, Atomic, ISO certified G-Shock is the way to go. What more could you possibly want in a watch?

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    Re: Curious: any one G considered THE MOST rugged, tough durable?

    The question is: what G-shock can withstand the most beating/abuse before it fails, right? I would imagine any Frogman, (except for the little 9900 models). The resin on the Frogman band is thicker than other G's. The ISO certification is proof that they are sealed well. The bezel offers a lot of protection for the case. The case is either all steel or titanium. The band has double holes, so is more stable and harder to rip from the buckle. I would imagine the 200 series, 8200 series, and 1000 series would all fare pretty much the same in torture tests.

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    Re: Curious: any one G considered THE MOST rugged, tough durable?

    The first G-Shock ever DW5000, it was tested by time

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    Re: Curious: any one G considered THE MOST rugged, tough durable?

    I would think the King of G's GX-56 would be the most rugged. It's built like a tank.


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    Re: Curious: any one G considered THE MOST rugged, tough durable?

    I think either the GX-56 or the GWF-1000 Frogman. But this is just my perception based on their build specifications.

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    Re: Curious: any one G considered THE MOST rugged, tough durable?

    Quote Originally Posted by a.sasaki15 View Post
    The first Mudman for sure.
    I have to disagree with you, the bezel on my DW8400 has not proven to be very durable - in fact, it is my ONLY G-Shock that has suffered from resin rot. None of my small selection of mid 90's DW6900's (i.e., G's of a similar vintage) have suffered from this problem, despite very obvious long term exposure to extremely dirty working environments.

    However, having said that, my DW8400 MUDMAN module is still going strong - but unfortunately the (total?) lack of replacement plasticware for this old classic has forced me to rehouse the module and make it the 'heart' of my current mod project - details and photos to follow (maybe today if the postman delivers the final component.......)

    My opinion of the toughest most durable G?

    Well, I can really only vote based on personal experience - so I have to go for my first G-Shock, the G511D. This unsung hero has been through enough beatings to kill off any other watch, and after a new strap it still looks like new.

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    Re: Curious: any one G considered THE MOST rugged, tough durable?

    They're all near-enough the same, differences are largely a matter of perception. Tough-enough is tough enough.
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    Re: Curious: any one G considered THE MOST rugged, tough durable?

    The G-2300 was always a contender, though I expect I'm behind the times now. It's the one I feel is toughest among the G's I have (and have had), but I think Tribe has a point. It may well have more to do with how it looks and feels that bit chunkier and tougher than most, rather than necessarily being tougher.
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