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    Dirt/mud resistant and small?

    Hey,

    Are only the G(w)-55xx and the G(w)-9x mudresistant? I tried the G-9000 (new mudman) but I found it too heavy and big. The G-5500 (old mudman) I haven't seen anywhere here in Europe, and online the prices are the same or higher than the new Mudman, but it has less features .

    So I just wanted to know if there are other mud/dirt resistant watches (doesn't even have to be G) which are smaller and/or cheaper than the G-9000.
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    Re: Dirt/mud resistant and small?

    Quote Originally Posted by BabyJoe View Post
    Hey,

    Are only the G(w)-55xx and the G(w)-9x mudresistant? I tried the G-9000 (new mudman) but I found it too heavy and big. The G-5500 (old mudman) I haven't seen anywhere here in Europe, and online the prices are the same or higher than the new Mudman, but it has less features .

    So I just wanted to know if there are other mud/dirt resistant watches (doesn't even have to be G) which are smaller and/or cheaper than the G-9000.
    Well, what makes the Mudman special is the fact that there is a thin membrane underneath the buttons to keep dirt/mud/sand out, hence the name. I'm not sure I know of another model that will keep particles out as effectively. If you anticipate heavy activity in the mud, I'd play it safe and go with the G9000. It might be big, but it's not all that heavy.

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    Is the G-5500 smaller than the 9000, or not really? (it looks smaller on pictures). If they are not very different in size & weight, I will take the 9000. Else I consider the 5500 (unless it is less protected than to other one).
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    Re: Dirt/mud resistant and small?

    Quote Originally Posted by BabyJoe View Post
    Hey,

    Are only the G(w)-55xx and the G(w)-9x mudresistant? I tried the G-9000 (new mudman) but I found it too heavy and big.
    huh? you find 56 grams heavy? the G(W)9000 models are rather smallish, they are medium sized at best. there are far more bigger g-shocks out there. if you want to get yourself one of the best modules, casio made to date, go with the non-atomic G-9000, if you are looking for a truly "fire and forget" watch, go with the GW-9000.


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    Re: Dirt/mud resistant and small?

    Quote Originally Posted by cal..45 View Post
    if you are looking for a truly "fire and forget" watch, go with the GW-9000.


    regards, holger
    Ok now, I have to ask ... why the GW-9000 and not the GW-9010 (which in Europe appers to be cheaper than the GW-9000A ) ??

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    Re: Dirt/mud resistant and small?

    Quote Originally Posted by S3black View Post
    Ok now, I have to ask ... why the GW-9000 and not the GW-9010 (which in Europe appers to be cheaper than the GW-9000A ) ??
    Quote Originally Posted by S3black View Post
    Ok now, I have to ask ... why the GW-9000 and not the GW-9010 (which in Europe appers to be cheaper than the GW-9000A ) ??
    its not cheaper in europe (at least not in germany), you pay about 50% more for the GW-9010.

    why not this model? well subjective considered, this is the ugliest watch casio made since the old riseman. please do understand this as my very own personal opinion.

    objective considered, I think this watch has a total faulty designed module, that made a huge step backwards. first and foremost it is a watch and supposed to tell the time - which it will undoubetely do - but only in time keeping mode and no other mode. the GW-9000 is not perfect either in that matter, but at least it shows current time in alarm and countdown mode.


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    Re: Dirt/mud resistant and small?

    I couldn't find any threads regarding the problem, which is the best?
    I like the old styling (or the brown camo) of the 5500 better, but it has less features and is more expensive. Is there any difference in ruggedness?? I read that the 5500 uses spring bars to attach the bracelet, that seems like a potential weak point.
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    Re: Dirt/mud resistant and small?

    They use spring bars on pretty much all the G's IIRC. Also there is a screw on each side helping to hold the strap on as well.

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    Re: Dirt/mud resistant and small?

    Quote Originally Posted by BabyJoe View Post
    So I just wanted to know if there are other mud/dirt resistant watches (doesn't even have to be G) which are smaller and/or cheaper than the G-9000.
    The GWM850's in black and white use the same exact module as the one in GW9010, same watch in a tad smaller and more traditional looking packaging.

    The GWM850 is a Mud Resistant G-Shock model.

    So, if you didn't mind the newer GW9010 module, the GWM850 would fit the bill perfectly.


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    Re: Dirt/mud resistant and small?

    Quote Originally Posted by BabyJoe View Post
    So I just wanted to know if there are other mud/dirt resistant watches (doesn't even have to be G) which are smaller and/or cheaper than the G-9000.
    The buttons on the 5600 have a tight tolerance so I think you would be ok with something like the highly popular GWM5600.

    Surprisingly, the Mudman is one the smaller wearing Gs! The bezel is angled which makes it appear smaller on the wrist. Have you actually tried one on your wrist?

    The Mudman is wearable on my 6.5" wrist (and I am very sensitive about watch sizes ie I don't like large watches).

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