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    GShock GPS vs. Seiko Astron

    Does the $500 and under Casio GPS have the same funtionality as the $1200 and over Seiko Astron? I am going overseas in November and before I go I want to buy a watch where the hands and date will reset upon arrival (as soon as the watch can see the sky!)

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    Re: GShock GPS vs. Seiko Astron

    I think the newer gpw-2000 is just stunning. You can't go wrong with this one !
    Plus the ability to track your travels through a bluetooth link to your phone ...


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    Re: GShock GPS vs. Seiko Astron

    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Harry Flashman View Post
    Does the $500 and under Casio GPS have the same funtionality as the $1200 and over Seiko Astron? I am going overseas in November and before I go I want to buy a watch where the hands and date will reset upon arrival (as soon as the watch can see the sky!)

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    When you say "$500 and under," which model are you thinking of? There really aren't many Casios with GPS. I think it's just the GPW-1000, GPW-2000, MTG-G1000s, and MRG-G1000 and MRG-G2000.

    I can't tell you if the functionality is the same as I don't own/never played with a Seiko Astron.

    Casio's GPS watches will reset to the correct time in the new time zone with a button press. Takes about 30 seconds to a minute. I don't *think* they will do it automatically, but not 100% sure on that.

    Here is what the Casios WILL do automatically. They have not only GPS, but also "Multiband 6" atomic sync. Each night they will try to get the Multiband 6 signal for a time sync. If they do, then a GPS time sync the next day is not needed. But if the Multiband 6 sync is NOT successful overnight, then as soon as the watch has a view of the sky for some amount of time that same day (believe this is after 9am or so), it will perform a "time sync" via GPS automatically.

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    Re: GShock GPS vs. Seiko Astron

    GPW-1000 or GPW-2000 or MTG-G1000, prices from 600 to 1100 euro
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    Re: GShock GPS vs. Seiko Astron

    I owned one of the first Seiko Astron watches, all titanium yet still BIG not a fan of a thick watch. The TECH was awesome it looks expensive up close. Like Citizen, Casio, and Seiko must be manually adjusted for DST and it's quick. I was considering the Seiko Astron Chronograph given the thinner case and 44MM size yet decided to go wit the new Casio G-Shock GST-B100 (14.1MM case thickness) series given it will sync right up with my phone no matter where I am including auto DST...because I always have my phone with me so it made sense. These new watches will keep you in your budget, just as an option.
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    Re: GShock GPS vs. Seiko Astron

    I own 5 Astrons and 5 GPW's [one the MR-G]

    I like them all.

    The Astron is dressier looking, but does not have as much functionality...no time setting from atomic clocks, no stopwatch, no alarms.

    The Casio wins for value. In my book, the Astrons win on appearance.

    If I had to have just one, I would pick the GPW-1000 [or maybe a 2000...I don't own one of those...yet...waiting for colors I like]

    You are aware, of course, that the watches don't actually reset themselves on seeing the sky in the new location. You have to press a button. Doesn't take long.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Harry Flashman View Post
    Does the $500 and under Casio GPS have the same funtionality as the $1200 and over Seiko Astron? I am going overseas in November and before I go I want to buy a watch where the hands and date will reset upon arrival (as soon as the watch can see the sky!)

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    Re: GShock GPS vs. Seiko Astron

    The Casio is you best choice.
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    Re: GShock GPS vs. Seiko Astron

    UNLESS it has been a days travel or it hits sunlight in the early AM hours it will AUTO SYNC on the Seiko

    You are aware, of course, that the watches don't actually reset themselves on seeing the sky in the new location. You have to press a button. Doesn't take long.[/QUOTE]


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    Re: GShock GPS vs. Seiko Astron

    Quote Originally Posted by frhoads View Post
    I own 5 Astrons and 5 GPW's [one the MR-G]
    The Astrons all seem quite similar, to own five is quite something!

    I am only interested in the third caliber: Astron GPS Solar Dual-Time, since I'd like me perpetual calendar to show the day of the week, and am not seeking a non-mechanical chronograph. I was close to getting a new SSE067 for $1,200 and like that one best with the blue highlights and leather strap, but was too slow in pulling the trigger.

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    Re: GShock GPS vs. Seiko Astron

    Quote Originally Posted by frhoads View Post

    The Casio wins for value. In my book, the Astrons win on appearance.

    If I had to have just one, I would pick the GPW-1000 [or maybe a 2000
    I am in agree with your rationale, but am undecided about the choice. The GPW-1000's ability to track your journey is very sexy, but then I got to thinking: instead of a semi-smart watch that synchs with your phone for $850, why not get the Casio Protrek for $425!

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