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    Help me decide on a G Shock?

    I'm a total noob to watches; I used to wear Timex Ironmans when I was a kid (I'm 20 now) but haven't used a watch for many years. I work in a very dirty, rough environment and I also love fishing and camping. G-shocks caught my eye with their price and durability.

    So I was mainly looking at the G9300-1 because of the options like the moon graph and compass which I could use a lot (solar is nice too). It also looks extremely durable and cool :). It retails for $200 on Casio's site, but I can't find it for any cheaper anywhere else. Where should I look? I'd like to keep it around $150 but definitely less than $200.

    Since I don't know much, I'm also curious about other G-shock recommendations with similar features. At first, I was thinking only a digital watch would do, but I'm open to analog options too. Thanks for taking the time to read this and reply if you do. :)

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    Welcome take_two! Another thought might be a g7900 (well liked in these parts) or a gw7900 (lovers and haters on the forum).
    My g9300 is my favorite gshock. However, i paid over $200 for it. Search the forum on it or any other.
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    Re: Help me decide on a G Shock?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chrisek View Post
    Welcome take_two! Another thought might be a g7900 (well liked in these parts) or a gw7900 (lovers and haters on the forum).
    My g9300 is my favorite gshock. However, i paid over $200 for it. Search the forum on it or any other.
    I like the looks of the 7900. What are the difference between the g and the gw?

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    Re: Help me decide on a G Shock?

    Hi and welcome to the forum!

    Quote Originally Posted by take_two View Post
    I like the looks of the 7900. What are the difference between the g and the gw?
    G-7900 has:
    - two 1,000 hr stopwatches
    - alarms setable for day and date with separate indicators for every single alarm on the display
    - 24 hr timer with repeat and progress beeper
    - display flasher
    - longer illumination duration setable between 3 and 5 sec
    - louder and longer alarm (20 sec)
    - current time displayed in timer mode

    GW-7900
    - 24 hr timer and stopwatch
    - standard alarms
    - shorter alarm duration
    - shorter backlight
    - different moon-tide feature
    - solar, atomic

    IMO the G-7900 is one of the best G-Shocks Casio has put to the market so far. A must-have in my book.

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    Re: Help me decide on a G Shock?

    Quote Originally Posted by take_two View Post
    I like the looks of the 7900. What are the difference between the g and the gw?
    The difference between the G and GW is as follows....G is solar only and GW is solar and atomic, which means the watch receives a signal from the atomic clock.

    I should add that the 9300 is by far one of my favorite G's. I have both the regular G9300-1, as well as the tan and brown G9300ER-5.
    Last edited by tomd1107; June 25th, 2012 at 01:55.

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    BTW, both variations of the 7900 are in your budget.
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    Re: Help me decide on a G Shock?

    What about a G-9200 Riseman?

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    LUW, now you're just talking smack :D. I was gonna wait until after he bought a gshock first THEN suggest it. That's it, he'll be one of us soon enough :rolleyes:
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    Re: Help me decide on a G Shock?

    If he's around here asking for suggestions he's already doomed .
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    Re: Help me decide on a G Shock?

    I think you'll be more than happy with the G9300-1.

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