So I'm looking at finally diving into the realm of G-shocks and I'm trying to decide on my first one so any help would be appreciated. I'm currently looking at a few different models the: GD-400MB-1, GD-100, G(R)-8900 ( both the solar and non solar options), and the GA-700. The GA -700 while I love the look am not a fan of the crummy back lighting, unless owners can persuade me differently this is the bottom of my list. Ideally I'm looking for a great and sturdy watch to wear hunting, camping, on the water, etc. Needs: good backlight, low maintenance, countdown timer.
Top picks are below
Any thoughts or advice would be greatly appreciated. Also while I love the look of the negative display, if the read ability is as bad as people are saying I'm very much ok with going with the positive screen versions of each watch.
Also since I'm new here it won't allow me to post links or pictures. I'll try back later for that.