I know these threads come up from time to time, and believe me, I have read through them, but I feel like I need some more opinions about the atomic/solar variants of these particular watches.
I've already owned a Riseman, and it was an excellent watch. I personally had no use for the sensor functions, but otherwise I loved it. Time has passed and I'm missing having an atomic/solar again. I'm currently considering between the Gulfman or Mudman, of course, with solar/atomic functionality.
Honestly, the extra functionality on the watches is of little concern to me. I have no use for tides or special stopwatch functions, but I do care about the quality and durability of the products. I see that each has their own calling. The Gulfman, being made of rust-resistant titanium, which is slightly lighter, and the Mudman, being sealed off from external particulates to yield extreme durability.
With that in mind, I can't really see me being in a situation currently where either of these special features would make or break the future of the watch for me, but with that said, I love the fact that they have them! Of course, I'm sure as soon as I buy one of them, I'll fall off a cliff into quicksand or land in a murky pool of sea salt, and I'll be wearing the watch designed for the opposite!
So then we're on to beauty, lines, form and the like. I think they're both magnificent for the type of watches they are. I like the honeycomb solar design on the Mudman, and the slightly functional red "G" logo in the center. On the Gulfman, I like the exposed metal showing and the slightly bluish tones to the display.
In the end, which do you prefer out of the two, and which gives you more for your money in terms of the quality and materials of the watch? Which would you rather wear as a daily watch to all places, being business or pleasure?
Of course, please add your reasons why as well.
Thanks again for reading through yet another thread of this type. I hope I'll be able to make a decision in the near future based on your responses and expertise! :)