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    Intros, hello, and gshock advice/thoughts :)



    Hi everyone, what a great resource.



    As an introduction I am a 40ish old Kiwi, living in London. I currently only have ONE watch, an Omega Seamaster, about 13 years old, serviced only once in that time (and wow, it cost £££ for the service!).



    I have a love/passion for extreme motorcycling trips, and have ridden through parts of Russia, Norway, Sahara, Iceland, etc.. I love this, but on the motorbikes I don’t wear any watch as it is very hard on an expensive automatic movement. The Omega looks small on me, as I am tall and large, think front row rugby.


    My first watch at age 9-10 was an Olympic wind up. It was nice, and lasted till when I was about 21. My second watch was the original g-shock in 1984 I think. It lasted till I threw it out… Not clever on hindsight, but that are kids for ya.





    I’m now looking at g-shocks, mainly as I saw the advertising of the new MGT 30 year anniversary model, and wow, it perked my interest. But it is bloody $$$$ and a bit of a leap, plus when looking at some of the other watches reviewed here on the forum the MGT is not exactly feature packed…





    As well as tough offroad motorcycling I like in a watch:



    • Temp
    • Barometric pressure
    • Time zones
    • Solar
    • Analogue, with digital sub dials ok, but I like the time read in analogue
    • Alarms
    • Compass is on the “nice to have” list, but not critical






    Thoughts? I know that after a few more days and research I can find this stuff myself, but a head start from all your opinions would be great J





    Please excuse any delayed response, as I am travelling with work right now so limited web….



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    Re: Intros, hello, and gshock advice/thoughts :)

    Welcome to the forum, mate!
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    Re: Intros, hello, and gshock advice/thoughts :)

    Quote Originally Posted by bigkuri View Post

    As well as tough offroad motorcycling I like in a watch:



    • Temp
    • Barometric pressure
    • Time zones
    • Solar
    • Analogue, with digital sub dials ok, but I like the time read in analogue
    • Alarms
    • Compass is on the “nice to have” list, but not critical






    Thoughts? I know that after a few more days and research I can find this stuff myself, but a head start from all your opinions would be great J

    Please excuse any delayed response, as I am travelling with work right now so limited web….
    If you want all of those features, then pick Rangeman and ditch the analog hands.
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    There isn't an analog G-Shock with all those features to my knowledge. If you have the cash I would go rangeman. If you are stuck on the idea of an analog, you have to go ProTrek to the best of my knowledge. Something like this Casio Men&#39;s PRG550-1A1CR Pro Trek Triple Sensor Tough Solar Analog-Digital Watch: Watches: Amazon.com

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    Re: Intros, hello, and gshock advice/thoughts :)



    Thanks for all the speedy responses.





    Ahha, so it is the analogue part that is the trick eh?





    I will dive into the Rangemaster specs and have a decent look. It’s one of the model’s that drove my spec selection, just before I started to get utterly confused.





    Let me as a different question, just to look at options – so what is the most feature rich analogue watch option? Or does that point me at the MGT and it’s £1000 price tag?





    Thanks again!

    PS, what is up with typing responses on this forum. I have to type at a snails pace otherwise it misses letters. Me ypig at ulle lookslik thi (Me typing at full pace looks like this!)...



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    Re: Intros, hello, and gshock advice/thoughts :)

    I don't have any typing problems. What browser are you using?

    There are plenty of analog G's with solar/atomic but I can't find any with a barometer/altimeter or thermometer or compass. I'm not sure if I'm not looking hard enough or they actually don't exist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jer_ View Post
    Good catch. I thought there must be some. There sure aren't very many though.

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    Re: Intros, hello, and gshock advice/thoughts :)

    GWA1000-1A - G-Shock, Mens, Tough, Aviator, Analog, Digital, Watches | CASIO America, Inc.

    solar/atomic, chrono(severely limited in function compared to most other g's) , and thermometer.
    Cant think of any multi-sensor analogue G's though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jer_ View Post
    Great catch :)

    Will research

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