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    I need some help - to many G-Shocks to choose from

    I'm unfamiliar with G-Shock's other than their reputation for toughness. I need a tough watch, I'm hard on watches. I also spend a fair amount of time outdoors and do a lot of fishing so having a G-Shock that has both a thermometer and a barometer are features I want. A compass would be nice but not a requirement. So will a Riseman GW9200-1 do the job? Any other models that have both a thermometer and barometer? Budget is $200 max but the cheaper the better. I spent some time at Amazon looking at G-Shocks and got dizzy along with a bad case of eye strain browsing all the different models. I prefer shopping at Amazon but are there other places I should consider? Any forum sponsors you can recommend? I see them in the Classified's but I don't know one model from the next plus I'd prefer to buy new. I guess I'll get back to some more researching and reading. Thanks.

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    Re: I need some help - to many G-Shocks to choose from

    The Riseman sounds like a very good fit for the features that you are looking for however, that will hit you spending limit. If you are looking for something a bit cheaper, you should look at the GDF-100 as well. It has both a thermometer and barometer in it and is about $70 cheaper (if being sold at retail) than the Riseman. I own one of each. My Riseman gets more wrist time out of the two, but that could be because of my color choice (my Riseman is Garish Black/Inverted Display, my GDF-100 is bright red).



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    Re: I need some help - to many G-Shocks to choose from

    All the G-shock are made for outdoor activities, you can't go wrong with any of them.

    For your budget it's difficult to make a better choice than the GW-9200 (Riseman).

    Online sellers usually have the best prices.
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    Re: I need some help - to many G-Shocks to choose from

    Thanks all for the answers, sounds like my gut was right in singling out the Riseman. I will take a look at the GDF-100, too. I'll be a member of the club soon.

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    Re: I need some help - to many G-Shocks to choose from

    I would look at Pathfinders too.

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    Re: I need some help - to many G-Shocks to choose from

    Quote Originally Posted by Yang1815 View Post
    I would look at Pathfinders too.
    That was my first thought too. They may not be G-Shocks, but sure are built for the outdoors en do have a lot of features you are looking for.

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    Re: I need some help - to many G-Shocks to choose from

    Quote Originally Posted by Kashio View Post
    That was my first thought too. They may not be G-Shocks, but sure are built for the outdoors en do have a lot of features you are looking for.
    Especially considering if altimeter/barometer functions are important, the Pathfinders have a much bigger screen than the Riseman for that. Also it would have the compass function. The only hard part is that the budget of $200 limits it to certain models. You would have to browse more than just Amazon to make the purchase probably.

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    Re: I need some help - to many G-Shocks to choose from

    Riseman or GDF

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    Re: I need some help - to many G-Shocks to choose from

    After a little reading up the Pathfinder may be the ticket. The PAW1100-1V has everything I want, baro, therm, compass, solar, atomic and is under $200. To everyone who replied thanks again for your help!

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    Re: I need some help - to many G-Shocks to choose from

    Quote Originally Posted by catchthecarp View Post
    After a little reading up the Pathfinder may be the ticket. The PAW1100-1V has everything I want, baro, therm, compass, solar, atomic and is under $200. To everyone who replied thanks again for your help!

    That Pathfinder should cover all your needs
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