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    Help a novice find a Gshock!!

    Ok well I dont know much about Gshocks but here are my needs:

    1) Ive been on a mini-buying spree lately, so I want to keep this relatively inexpensive - say under 80 bucks and a lot less if possible. Watch can be used, so that helps a ton.

    2) I want to be able to switch out the rubber strap from a nato or some sort of more skin friendly substance. I cant do rubber when I workout...I sweat and get eczema if I wear rubber.

    3) It should be workout friendly...looking for a gym watch. A pulse function would be AMAZING..not sure it is availible. Countown and or split would also be necessary.

    4) I have a big wrist...big is good. Not really a problem for Gshocks though!

    5) I prefer the more classic/90s styled G's...not a fan of some of the sleeker...less in your face styles...though I would consider as I find a lot of watches attractive.


    I might just pick up one of those 5600? the really basic 1st gen looking Gshocks with those cool case backs. I would like to pick one up REALLY cheap though...like used for 15-20 bucks would be awesome if doable.

    Alright...any input?

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    Re: Help a novice find a Gshock!!

    A DW-5600 is a real classic G. Can't go wrong with that one.

    Also, you might want to consider these.

    G-9100 Gulfman:



    G-9000-1 Mudman:



    DW-6900-1V:


    You can pick up each of those for $60 USD or less.

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    Re: Help a novice find a Gshock!!

    None of those have pulse do they..

    Do any G's have pulse(im assuming NO bc of the way they have to be constructed).

    I gotta say that if these are around 60...I might just wait and grab a 7900 for 100.

    Maybe I should just stick to a 5600 and try to get one dirt cheap then wait till I know a bit more?

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    Re: Help a novice find a Gshock!!

    Check out Riley's list above... it's a good one.

    I would go with one of those to get you started. They are inexpensive, durable and very good watches.

    As far as watches with training functions like heart rate etc, you may wish to check out the Suunto forum, but be prepared to spend $300 or more. I use one for cycling, cross-training and they cannot be beat. You get what you pay for, and if accurate tracking of your pulse rate is what you want it doesn't come at G-Shock prices.

    Cheers...

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    Re: Help a novice find a Gshock!!

    For me, the only useful pulse/HRM watch is one that comes with a chest strap. I use the Polar F11 as its strap communicates with the Cybex equipment in my gym. No G-Shock has anything similar. I never wear the Polar anywhere else though - it's rather boring It was cheap though. About £50.

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    Re: Help a novice find a Gshock!!

    g-9100 in my opinion.....
    watches are meant to tell times..

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    Re: Help a novice find a Gshock!!

    Can you put adaptors on a G7700? I think that has to be on of the best work out watches ever with a really rich module. And it is under $50.

    Here is a great video review showing all the functions.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGxOx1Ii2RA

    Last edited by nhoJ; August 26th, 2009 at 04:41.

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    Re: Help a novice find a Gshock!!

    It's a classic "G" " LUNGMAN DWG-100 it's a Vintage Casio, see if this fits your bill...........



    http://cgi.ebay.com/CASIO-G-SHOCK-LU...d=p3286.c0.m14

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    Re: Help a novice find a Gshock!!

    Quote Originally Posted by nhoJ View Post
    Can you put adaptors on a G7700?
    Unlikely. The adapters are made for the older models.
    I used to list my watches here until I realised it ruined people's Google searches...

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