G-shocks in Iraq...

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    G-shocks in Iraq...

    I have a friend who was in Kuwait during Desert Storm in the early 90's...

    He said that G-shocks were failing constantly from all of the heat in the desert--he said the LCD screens wouldn't hold up...

    I didn't quite think that was so... and wondered if maybe he was thinking of a cheaper brand.

    I've seen quite a bit of news footage from American soldiers in Iraq, and the G-shocks turn up more often than any other watch. To my way of thinking, they must be working just fine in the desert heat.

    I'm a new member here, so forgive me if this has been discussed before. :)

    Dan

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    Re: G-shocks in Iraq...

    I don't know one way or the other, but I also try to spot if the soldiers are wearing G-Shocks or not :) And I don't know for sure, but I think I have spotted a few watches that look a hell of a lot like a DW-9052.

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    Re: G-shocks in Iraq...

    Hi Dan,

    Welcome to the Forum; if you do a search in the Forum on Military watches, there is a thread that shows pics of watches used by our guys over there; many "G"s; if I can find it, I will post it for you.


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    Re: G-shocks in Iraq...

    I never encountered a problem with my DW6600 and it was put to the test.

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    Re: G-shocks in Iraq...

    thanks guys... I appreciate the welcome.

    After seeing that video of the 9052 in the dryer at 160+ degrees F, I figured the desert heat shouldn't be a problem for these. :)

    I have a GW500A and a G100-1BV. With probably another G-shock or two still to be purchased... ;)

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    Re: G-shocks in Iraq...

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Newberry View Post
    thanks guys... I appreciate the welcome.
    After seeing that video of the 9052 in the dryer at 160+ degrees F, I figured the desert heat shouldn't be a problem for these. :)
    I have a GW500A and a G100-1BV. With probably another G-shock or two still to be purchased... ;)
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    Re: G-shocks in Iraq...

    We have a forum member who works in the Australian Outback, and I imagine his Gs see as much sun and heat as those in Iraq. He has never reported a problem.

    Oh, and welcome to the forum!
    I used to list my watches here until I realised it ruined people's Google searches...

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    Re: G-shocks in Iraq...

    I live in a desert zone with Summer daily temperatures of 45°C/113°F - 50°C/122°F, and never have a problem with any of my G-Shocks because of the heat or the sun.

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    Re: G-shocks in Iraq...

    Good deal, guys...

    I think my friend was probably mistaken about the G-shock failures he was reporting...

    You know how things get started... maybe one G-shock had a battery die, and the owner fussed about it a bit... then next thing you know rumors get going.

    But as many G-shocks as I've spotted on soldiers in Iraq (in news reports on TV) I feel sure they're working very well there.

    I'm pretty convinced that the G-shocks are tougher than any watch, any where, at any price. :)

    Dan

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    Re: G-shocks in Iraq...

    I believe that somebody here mentioned Australian forces in Iraq being issued the G-9000 Mudman.

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