GWM850 versus GW530A

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    GWM850 versus GW530A

    Looking for some insight on the GWM850 versus the GW530A. Both are similar in price and style. Appreciate any insight. I already have a MUDMAN, so am I gaining much other than a different style?

    Thinking one of these may be a good stocking stuffer

    thanks!

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    Re: GWM850 versus GW530A

    One key difference:

    GWM850 has a countdown timer (up to 24 hours), which I find useful.
    GW530A does not.

    GWM850 also has various "rally timer" functions, which I never use.

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    Re: GWM850 versus GW530A

    GWM850 has more useful functions, pleasing clarity and a modern reliable module.

    GW530A has significantly inferior functionality, a less orderly display and an older module that proved to be unreliable when it was first released. *


    * although later models may well be OK
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    Re: GWM850 versus GW530A

    Great insight. Thanks for the feedback, so looks like the 850 is winning out

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    Re: GWM850 versus GW530A

    the only thing about the GWM850 is that the LCD screen seems a little on the small side

    otherwise, i think its a fantastic G-Shock

    btw, i think the white 850 looks better than the black one :)

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    Re: GWM850 versus GW530A

    Good point. Thanks!

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    Re: GWM850 versus GW530A

    gotta love the 850.

    here's a time lapse it was featured in on a big watch arrival day:



    it's a modern module with a cool metal bezel and someone constrained overall design. one of the best g values, i think. also, the band was exceptionally comfortable for me.


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