So... after years and years of refusing to buy a G-Shock, I find myself in need of a functional and very durable watch to wear on my wrist during physical recreation. As hardy as my Seiko SKX is, I can't help but scour it for scratches and dents every time I go climbing or hiking.
A month of reading up on the various models and I had finally narrowed my choices down to the following two:
I spent two weeks alone deliberating on this choice and decided on the Riseman (largely because of cost)
Well, just when I was about to pull the trigger on my first very first G-Shock last week, Casio comes and announces the Rangeman and it just so happens to have every single feature I had dreamed of for my "active watch". I can't say if this was luck or my misfortune as I was so excited to buy the Riseman; I am now caught, once again, in the middle of a tiring process of deliberation.
No I won't buy both of them; I am not looking to become a G-Shock addict/collector (my measly law student budget simply cannot afford it at the time). I am simply in need of a watch that can take a beating and will come to be of use in the vast suburban forests I find myself hiking through from time to time.
Two things that are of concern to me:
-price - Will the price of the Rangeman drop in to more reasonable levels in the near future?
-size - As the Riseman is probably near the upper limit of watch size that I would find comfortable, how will the Rangeman compare?