I thought I'd ask the audience on this one:
Right now I have two similar G Shocks in my possession: the GW-810D and the MTG-930,
So ever since I gave my old man my GW-M850 as a present like about a year and bit ago, it's been firmly planted on his wrist as his daily...even the resin has gotten 'shiny' I showed him my GW-810D a little while later and he's been interested because he likes the look of the stainless steel bracelet :)
So recently I got hold of an MTG-930, which I find very similar to the GW-810D, I will give one of these Gs to the old man...question is which one do I keep, which one do I gift?
side by side:
on the wrist:
Ok, so at the moment, I keep my GW-810D as my Swim-watch of choice, as the stainless steel wards off the smell of chlorine better than resin counterparts...and because it's a bracelet, I can take it off and hang it on the peg in the changing room when changing instead of having to do up a strap (yeah I know, a super lazy reason )
But anyway, the feel of the watches are virtually identical, that's probably because the stainless steel bracelet is pretty identical on both watches, sizes are almost the same...both are solar/atomic, which one would you wear?
In favour of the GW-810D:
-Same module as the GW-9000 Mudman
-Multiband 5 (not that it really makes a difference here)
-Countdown timer! (not present on the MTG)
In favour of the MTG:
-Nice large LCD on a positive display
-a unique time stamp feature
-it's a MT-G! cool! I don't have an MT-G! (actually it's a GW-500 too)