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    Gift recommendations?

    I have a good friend that is taking me on a fishing trip. I haven't met his other friends but one of them is the Chief Engineer at one of the arenas where they play professional sports. They will be taking me to an NHL/MLB game along with a 3-day fishing trip.

    I'd like to show my appreciation and I thought it would be a good idea to purchase some Gs as gifts

    What G would you recommend?

    What would you guys recommend that won't break my bank? Thanks!

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    Re: Gift recommendations?

    A G-7900 is a safe bet, and if the fishing is off-shore the tide-graph might be useful.
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    Re: Gift recommendations?

    Hi,

    great idea to show your thankfulness. I would take the DW-5600 or the DW-6900. Not sooo expensive and real classic Gs. Two watches you can't fail with

    So have a nice fishing-time
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    Re: Gift recommendations?

    I'd go for the AMW-706 'fishing gear' or maybe the PRS-400. Both no G-Shocks but both have a fishing timer function .

    Greetings, Sedi
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    Re: Gift recommendations?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sedi View Post
    I'd go for the AMW-706 'fishing gear' or maybe the PRS-400. Both no G-Shocks but both have a fishing timer function .

    Greetings, Sedi
    I can tell you the AMW 101 did not survive 3 freshwater fishing days with me. The Bezel broke off. No where close to the toughness of a G and as an AVID saltwater fishermen, it won't last a day out there.

    I think the 7900 is a great choice. They can be had for a fantastic price right now and the tide and moon graph could be useful. If that is too expensive, go for the non solar gulfman. It has the tide and moon graph and titanium so there will be no rusting (Not that I have ever had a stainless steel watch rust).

    A three day fishing trip is quite expensive, just factoring in fuel and bait alone, I would go ahead and get him the 7900.

    Of course, if it was me taking you, I would like the Frogman

    Any watch will be appreciated though.
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    Re: Gift recommendations?

    I'm not sure you can turn the bezel on the AMW-706 (the case isn't really the same as the case of the AMW-101, I think) - on some pics it looks like it wasn't turnable.

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    Re: Gift recommendations?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sedi View Post
    I'm not sure you can turn the bezel on the AMW-706 (the case isn't really the same as the case of the AMW-101, I think) - on some pics it looks like it wasn't turnable.

    Greetings, Sedi
    It is not turnable on the 101 either, it is a cheapo plastic ring that has N-S-E-W or the compass directions printed on it although it has no compass. I always found that odd and funny. My father got it for me and I wore it bass fishing 3 times. I have no clue how I broke it but when I got home from the 3rd trip, only half of the black ring was left on the watch.

    It was a pretty cheapo watch in my opinion. Of course, I have also broken a Luminox Seal series while fishing in Alaska so I am not exactly easy on watches. That is the exact reason I only buy G's now. Have never broken one. I actually hope to one day, just to say I did.
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    Re: Gift recommendations?

    The AMW-706 has a stainless steel case - however there seems to be a problem with the stopwatch on that module:
    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f17/cas...hlight=amw-706
    So maybe not too good of a recommendation after all - even though it looks pretty cool. I'm still considering getting one
    This passage is missing in the manual for the AMW-706 btw:
    The stopwatch measurement operation continues even if you exit the stopwatch Mode.
    Greetings, Sedi
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    Re: Gift recommendations?

    Quote Originally Posted by tribe125 View Post
    A G-7900 is a safe bet, and if the fishing is off-shore the tide-graph might be useful.

    + 1 or a standard G9100 Gulfman both of these are usually less than $ 99.


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    Re: Gift recommendations?

    Thanks for all of the great recommendations so far!!!

    These guys are almost 60 (Vietnam Vets) so I'm thinking that something analog would be nice.

    I'd like for it to be solar/atomic so they won't have to worry about anything.

    Take care and thanks again!

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