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    Question Help to choose a G-Shock for a gift :)

    My husband has managed to mangle his current g-shock that cost around £80 2yrs ago so thought we would upgrade as our wedding anniversary is approaching.

    I have a budget of max £180
    must have non metal strap
    not too big as he only has small wrists.

    He works off shore so needs to be waterproof and hard-wearing...

    Any advice where to buy from in the uk (Scotland)
    models anything you think i might need to know lol...

    Thanks and 1st post so please be kind.

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    Re: Help to choose a G-Shock for a gift :)

    any colour preference?

    here are some suggestions:


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    G-8900SH-1

    Semi-glossy Coating
    The cases and bands of these models are done to a semi-glossy finish for a metallic look that accents their outstanding toughness. Dark base colors highlighted by bright accent colors produce strikingly cool designs.






    • Mineral Glass
    • Shock Resistant
    • 200-meter water resistance
    • Case / bezel material: Resin / Aluminum
    • Resin Band
    • LED Backlight (Super Illuminator)
      Auto light switch, selectable illumination duration, afterglow.
    • Flash alert
      Flashes with buzzer that sounds for alarms, countdown timer (time up), hourly time signal
    • Multi Time (4 different cities)
    • World time
      31 time zones (48 cities + coordinated universal time), daylight saving on/off, Home city/World time city swapping
    • 1/100-second stopwatch
      Measuring capacity: 23:59'59.99''
      Measuring modes: Elapsed time, split time, 1st-2nd place times
    • Countdown timer
      Measuring unit: 1/10 second
      Countdown range: 24 hours
      Countdown start time setting range: 1 second to 24 hours (1-second increments, 1-minute increments and 1-hour increments)
    • 5 daily or one-time alarms
    • Hourly time signal
    • Full auto-calendar (to year 2099)
    • 12/24-hour format
    • Button operation tone on/off
    • Regular timekeeping: Hour, minute, second, pm, month, date, day
    • Accuracy: ±15 seconds per month
    • Approx. battery life: 3 years on CR2016
    • Size of case: 55.1 X 52.5 X 16.3 mm
    • Total weight: 69 g
    • LED:White




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    GD-350-1B

    Vibration Alert
    This new G-SHOCK is designed and engineered for those special dark, secret missions that demand something extra. The timer function is has a large, specially designed easily identifiable dedicated button for quick and sure operation under the toughest of conditions. When the timer reaches the end of its countdown, you can select to be alerted by either a vibration operation or a tone plus LED flash operation. The special shock absorber design of the back of the watch helps to ensure that vibration is felt by the writs.
    A high luminance LED can be configured to light for one, three, or five seconds, and an Auto Light feature cause the face to illuminate whenever the watch is tilted towards the face for reading.






    • Mineral Glass
    • Shock Resistant
    • 200-meter water resistance
    • Case / bezel material: Resin
    • Resin Band
    • LED Backlight (Super Illuminator)
      Auto light switch, selectable illumination duration, afterglow
    • Flash alert
      Flashes with buzzer that sounds for alarms, hourly time signal, countdown timer (time up)
    • World time
      35 time zones (100 cities), city name display, daylight saving on/off
    • 1/100-second stopwatch
      Measuring capacity: 999:59'59.99''
      Measuring modes: Elapsed time, split time, 1st-2nd place times
    • Countdown timer
      Measuring unit: 1 second
      Countdown range: 24 hours
      Countdown start time setting range: 1 second to 24 hours (1-second increments, 1-minutes increments and 1-hour increments)
      Other: Selectable flash alert/vibration alert, direct start from Timekeeping Mode
    • 5 daily or one-time alarms (with 1 snooze alarm), selectable flash alert/vibration alert
    • Hourly time signal
    • Low battery warning
    • Vibrator
    • Full auto-calendar (to year 2099)
    • 12/24-hour format
    • Button operation tone on/off
    • Regular timekeeping: Hour, minute, second, pm, month, date, day
    • Accuracy: ±15 seconds per month
    • Approx. battery life: 5 years on CR2032
    • Size of case: 53.4 X 50.8 X 18 mm
    • Total weight: 75 g
    • LED:White




    when you say he works off shore, do you mean like an oil rig or something? then he might find a tide/moon graph useful.. here are some of the models with tide/moon graph:

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    all these models come in different colours..

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    Based on the success of its G-Force series, G-SHOCK introduces another set of military inspired watches, but this time around, dressed in olive green and utilizing solar power. These watches have reverse LCDs and are highlighted with subtle action orange color accents.Olive green resin band digital watch with black face.

    • Tide & Moon Graph
    • Tough Solar Power
    • Shock Resistant
    • 200M Water Resistant


    Technical Specs


    • Tough Solar Power
    • Shock Resistant
    • 200M Water Resistant
    • Full Auto EL Backlight with Afterglow
    • Moon Data (moon age of the specific date, moon phase graph)
      Tide Graph (tide level for specific date and time)
    • World Time
      31 times zones (48 cities + UTC), city code display, daylight saving on/off
    • 4 Daily Alarms and 1 Snooze Alarm
    • Hourly Time Signal
    • 1/100 second stopwatch
      Measuring capacity: 23:59'59.99"
      Measuring modes: Elapsed time, split time, 1st-2nd place times
    • Countdown Timer Measuring unit: 1 second
      Input range: 1 minute to 24 hours (1-minute increments and 1-hour increments)
    • Battery power indicator
    • Power saving function
    • Button operation tone on/off
    • Full Auto Calendar (pre-programmed until the year 2099)
    • 12/24 Hour Formats
    • Accuracy: +/- 15 seconds per month
    • Storage battery: Solar rechargeable battery
    • Approx. battery life: 10 months on full charge (without further exposure to light)
      27 months on rechargeable battery (operation period when stored in total darkness with power save function on after full charge)
    • Module 3293

    Size of case/total weight
    GR7900KG 52.4 x 50.0 x 17.7mm / 71g
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    Re: Help to choose a G-Shock for a gift :)

    as for where to buy.. the UK members will probably have better suggestions..

    but there is amazon uk, the official casio uk online store: Casio Online - G-Shock there are some other better online retailers but i'm forgetting the names.. I think the Watch Hut was one of them: http://www.thewatchhut.co.uk/g-shock-watches.htm

    also the Casio UK site has a store locator: Store Locator - CASIO hope that helps..
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    Re: Help to choose a G-Shock for a gift :)

    Quote Originally Posted by starscream1017 View Post
    as for where to buy.. the UK members will probably have better suggestions..

    but there is amazon uk, the official casio uk online store: Casio Online - G-Shock there are some other better online retailers but i'm forgetting the names.. I think the Watch Hut was one of them: G-Shock Watches | Quality Designer Watches | The Watch Hut

    also the Casio UK site has a store locator: Store Locator - CASIO hope that helps..
    Hi no color prefrence only thing that limits me is the budget but hoping to find a decnet one in that price range. Yes he is a rov pilot off shore so rigs boats etc

    I will go searching some of your suggestions thanks it's very much appreciated.

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    Re: Help to choose a G-Shock for a gift :)

    Quote Originally Posted by stressqueen View Post
    Hi no color prefrence only thing that limits me is the budget but hoping to find a decnet one in that price range. Yes he is a rov pilot off shore so rigs boats etc

    I will go searching some of your suggestions thanks it's very much appreciated.
    best of luck! hope you are able to find something awesome! everything i listed should come under the £180 budget.

    if you want to have a better look at these and more g-shocks. it's best to check out this youtube channel: WATCHTANAKA1 - YouTube

    he gives you a proper look at these watches.

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    Re: Help to choose a G-Shock for a gift :)

    Sounds like functionality is an important factor,

    In that case I think you should definitely consider the G9300 mudman
    The positive display is highly legible.
    The big pushers are very easy to use even when you are wearing gloves.
    The size is very manageable for people with smaller wrists.
    It has a digital campass, time display in all modes, and arguably the most well-rounded g-shock out there at this price point.
    And it is well within the budget
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    Re: Help to choose a G-Shock for a gift :)

    If your husband is a pilot, then maybe he would like an aviator :)

    £180 should be able to afford you an aviator model, at least with an online retailer. Have a look at the GW-3000 series (all analogue, looks nice) and the GW-3500 series (ana-digi, more functionality), they don't wear too huge on the wrist, and if hard-wearing and water resistance to 200m is all that's needed, then every modern G qualifies :)

    I'd add that from the ones that starscream recommended, the GWX-5600 'square' models are smaller and slimmer. Same size with any other 56XX models currently out, like the GLX-5600 series, GW-M5610 series etc. so if you're looking for something smaller, that would be a good place to start. There are a few models that feature a tide and moon graph, which may be useful for those that work at sea. Have a look at the GW-9110 Gulfman model as well, it's not as big as the others :)

    As for retailers, you might find it hard to find highstreet retailers that carry a decent selection of G-Shocks at decent prices. Watch hut and Watchshop are both UK based, Amazon UK and just googling (froogling) the model numbers should bring up a few online retailers with better prices

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    Re: Help to choose a G-Shock for a gift :)

    wow thanks everyone for the replys a few to lok into then and your all so helpfull thankyou so much... hope he appreciates all this re-search lol

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    Re: Help to choose a G-Shock for a gift :)

    something with a barometer might be handy on the sea, like GDF-100 or a Riseman. I believe they'd be within budget.
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