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