Greetings all + a lot of TOUGH questions

View Poll Results: Overall Toughest G/Protrek

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  • Gulfman

    5 16.13%
  • Mudman

    13 41.94%
  • Riseman

    6 19.35%
  • GW-7900 Rescue

    4 12.90%
  • G-7900 Rescue

    0 0%
  • PRW-1500

    1 3.23%
  • SPF-100S-1V

    0 0%
  • GA-100

    2 6.45%

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    Greetings all + a lot of TOUGH questions

    First of all, hello all the G experts! I'm loving this forum. Got few questions and hopefully I can get some advice from all of you.

    Situation: I've been planning to get myself a new watch to withstand all abuses and found myself reading a lot of threads about different models lately. I'm finding a watch which can "do-it-all", & what I mean do it all is withstand salt water scuba diving, frequent shocks and torture, mud & sand and reading barometers & so on with be a plus. I know that sounds basically all the men (plural?) combined or a protrek. Since my favor skew towards g shocks, and also my perception that protreks are a tiny bit more fragile than most Gs, so far most watches that caught my eye are Gs.

    Anyways, bottom line: 1) I need my watch to be hardcore water resistance, very shock proof, be able to withstand what nature got to offer. 2) should have all g shock basics such as WT, 5 alarms, STW, CDT, etc 3) Altimeter, tidal graph, etc and STW 2 would be nice of course but I can learn to live without them. 4) solar & atomic are cool, but unnecessary in my opinion.

    Choices, choices, choices...
    PRG-1500 - combine most functions, but I question its water resistability if I do take it deep water diving
    SPF100S-1V - VERY good in water functions (I like), but lack other features , also calendar only up to year 2039 and pricy comparing to the other watches I'm looking at
    GW-9200 - got some cool features, however, I am not happy why didn't casio include the compass in the risemans and the measuring units are not super precise
    GW-7900B/GW-7900-1ER - the 7900b first caught my attention, however, I read a lot of imperfections of the negative displays and also just found the difference in functions between the G & GW models.
    G-7900 - like the price, like the functions at this price point
    Mudmen - cheap, got most of the basics, hard to press buttons, makes me would why not get a G-7900 than a muddy?
    G-9100 - again, is the titanium worth giving up all the additional features a cheap G-7900 may offer?
    GA-100 - yes, it did caught my eye before and I do like 1/1000 sec STWs but personally I do prefer the rest's looks more

    Would like to know what inputs all of you may give me? which one you prefer & why?

    P.S. I've read cal.45 describing the difference between G-7900 & GW-7900, what do you guys prefer? is the atomic & solar worth giving up a second STW & all other great stuff a cheaper, original G-7900 may offer?

    Thank you in advance & sorry for all the questions:thanks

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    Re: Greetings all + a lot of TOUGH questions

    Any of the first five could be tough 'do it all' (or most if it) watches. Look at them all for a few weeks and then buy the one that is 'demanding' to be bought the most. Ultimately, deciding between broadly similar G-Shocks is a personal choice.
    I used to list my watches here until I realised it ruined people's Google searches...

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    Re: Greetings all + a lot of TOUGH questions

    Quote Originally Posted by PassinBy View Post
    GW-9200 - got some cool features, however, I am not happy why didn't casio include the compass...
    A G-Shock watch is subjected to electromagnetic testing, besides other 'torture' tests. A compass would go berserk under e/m testing. So do not expect any G-Shock to have a compass. A strap clip-on compass is the solution, as can be seen in several pictures on this forum.
    Last edited by Kaiser T; August 12th, 2010 at 06:27.

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    Re: Greetings all + a lot of TOUGH questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Kaiser T View Post
    A G-Shock watch is subjected to electromagnetic testing, besides other 'torture' tests. A compass would go berserk under e/m testing. So do not expect any G-Shock to have a compass. A strap clip-on compass is the solution, as can be seen in several pictures on this forum.
    So is the DW-9800 Wademan not really a G-shock? Or did Casio change testing criteria?

    I thought not every G was put to same electrical resistance testing.

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    Re: Greetings all + a lot of TOUGH questions

    duplicate post, mod please delete

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    Re: Greetings all + a lot of TOUGH questions

    Quote Originally Posted by over2land View Post
    So is the DW-9800 Wademan not really a G-shock? Or did Casio change testing criteria?

    I thought not every G was put to same electrical resistance testing.
    over2land: I just overlooked the out of production G-Shock Wademan. However, I wonder how its compass would have survived the electrostatic testing? The G-Shock ads/videos clearly show these tests, so I presume they apply to all current G-Shock models.
    Last edited by Kaiser T; August 12th, 2010 at 11:59.

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    Re: Greetings all + a lot of TOUGH questions

    The latest video I saw that was posted here said the tests were only performed on the models shown and not all G-shocks can withstand all tests. Or something to that effect.

    I don't see how the Wademan would survive either that's why I just figured it wasn't tested like that.

    That's why I asked the question... maybe they do test them all that way now, and didn't back then. Maybe that is why we've not seen another G with a compass. I just don't know and thought I'd ask.

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    Re: Greetings all + a lot of TOUGH questions

    most of us really think that the mudman is very tough, that is not true at all, I have opened both mudman and gulfman and the case walls of the mudman are much thinner than the gulfman, so the gulfman has to be tougher!

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    Re: Greetings all + a lot of TOUGH questions

    Thank you for all the inputs

    any more suggestions?

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    Re: Greetings all + a lot of TOUGH questions

    The best for salt water use will surely be a Frogman? That's always been Casio's suggestion for "hardcore water" use. And the new one is solar atomic.
    The Search function on vBulletin forums isn't very smart. If you want to search for a complete string in the G-Shock forum, or for posts which include multiple words, use Google, and enter site:forums.watchuseek.com/f17 into the search box. Then use normal google syntax after that to enter your search.

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