Maybe some of you are 61+ years young...who knows?
I promise, this is not a "tell me what to buy post". Well, kinda...But read on...
I'm looking to buy a G shock for my father for Christmas. He hasn't worn a watch since the day he retired a few years ago and I think that the G Shock styles will fit into his care free retired life. Also, my father is a gadget nut, so this factors in every gift come Christmas.
Just trying to figure out if there are any snafus that people may have learned from experience. My biggest concern is readabity due to aging eyes, although his eyes are pretty good.
So far on my short list is the following:
AWG100 (ana-digi; solar atomic)
GW5600J (solar atomic)
G9100 Gulfman (standard)
I'm trying to keep the price at a reasonable $60-80 USD.
I considered the AWG100 as it is the most conventional to an analogue watch, which would be easy for him to accept, yet still full of function. My concern is that the subdial windows are too small and the skeleton hands are also difficult to read the time.
I am leaning toward the GW5600J as I think the digits are large enough to be read and has all the bells and whistles that he would appreciate. Still deciding if he will appreciate the simple design of the square black case and not think of it as boring or nerdy.
I threw in the Gulfman as to be the most exaggerated example that was in the budget. I prefer the Mudman, but figured the buttons are too difficult to push. Although not solar/atomic, I think he would like the moon and tide graphs. He also mentioned some nonsense to me about getting a boat, but I critized him of spending my inheritence. I think the numbers are large enough, but the case certainly has a cool factor.
I have yet to see any of these models in person so any input would be appreciated. Also any other considerables I have not thought of that would be important. Any other suggestions from experience would also be appreciated.
Thanks in advance.