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    Exclamation Going on Safari (No animals will be harmed)

    Going to Africa for a longer trip and looking for a durable watch with these preferences:

    1.Atomic (Not a must, would be cool)
    2.Solar (Not a must, would be cool)
    3.Compass
    4.Durable
    5.Altitude
    6.Temperature
    7.Data memory (like passport nr,telephone nr...) - (Not a must, would be cool)
    8.....and what else someone needs

    Which casio watch would you recommend me. If you have pictures to share would be even better.

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    Re: Going on Safari (No animals will be harmed)

    Atomic won't work in Africa...
    I used to list my watches here until I realised it ruined people's Google searches...

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    Re: Going on Safari (No animals will be harmed)

    My choice would be a PAW1500. While not a G, plenty durable enough to take on a safari. I would definitely keep an atomic/solar G like a GW9010 as a reserve though, or just something to switch out during the trip. You could even do the Riseman with a button compass, also a viable choice.

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    Re: Going on Safari (No animals will be harmed)

    I'd take the cheapest, plainest-looking watch I had, and a separate compass. It's just one less thing to worry about on your trip.

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    Re: Going on Safari (No animals will be harmed)

    i say go for atomic, solar riseman. It should treat you right.
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    Re: Going on Safari (No animals will be harmed)

    Take these two with you



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    Re: Going on Safari (No animals will be harmed)

    MINE
    G shock Frogman GWF-1000-1JF *sold
    G Shock Mudman GW9000-1
    G shock Riseman MIMB Gw9200MBJ-1jf
    *sold*
    G shock Mudman MIMB GW9010MB-1jf *Sold*
    G shock GW6900b-1
    G shock GW6900A-7
    G shock GW7900B-1

    G shock GXW-56E-1JF (The King (Blue)) *sold*
    Pathfinder PAG40-7V
    pathfinder pag240b
    Pathfinder PAW2000-1CR *SOLD*
    Timex Ironman 100 Lap FLIX
    Suunto Core All Black (military)
    Breitling Bentley Gt *sold*
    Tag Heuer Aquaracer chronograph Automatic




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    Re: Going on Safari (No animals will be harmed)

    You have several choices from Casio:

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            atom|sol|alt|baro|comp|temp
    SGW-100  -  | - | - | -  | X  | X
    GW-9200  X  | X | X | X  | -  | X
    PAW/PRW  X  | X | X | X  | X  | X
    PAG/PRG  -  |(X)| X | X  | X  | X
    The GW-9200 (Riseman) is the only G-Shock, but all the others are pretty tough too. It doesn't have a digital compass, but you can add an analog one on the strap. There are a few colors of this, even though most are JP-only editions.

    The SGW-100 is much cheaper than all the others. There are a couple of colors.

    The PAW/PRW and PAG/PRG are the Pathfinders/ProTreks (called Pathfinders in USA, ProTreks in the rest of the world). Many PAG/PRG I have seen are solar, but not all of them, while all the PAW/PRW are solar+atomic. There are several different models (https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthr...23#post2384323), each in a few color combinations. Some of the models use a dual LCD to show the compass and some have additional features, like moon or tide graphs.
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    Re: Going on Safari (No animals will be harmed)

    for a trip like this, i would rather go with a serious outdoor/tool watch than with a fancy/toy pro-trek. sorry but no love for casio from me in this matter.

    forget that atomic/solar nonsense. atomic won't work in africa anyway and if the solar battery should fail, you are in deep ****. a regular battery is the way to go and if you feel saver, you can always place a spare CR2032 in your pocket and - if required - change it in no time.

    here is my recommandation:

    http://www.timex.com/s?searchKeywords=ws4&Action=submit


    regards, holger
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    Wink Re: Going on Safari (No animals will be harmed)

    If I would go on safari in Africa, I think I would bring my ProtreK RG-80T. Since I mostly have a good feel of directions (in the field), I think I could live with the Riseman too.

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