Just purchased my first G-Shock - DW5600CS

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    Just purchased my first G-Shock - DW5600CS

    Hi guys,
    I have always wanted to have a G-shock,but never did it.I need some idiot-proof watch which is simple to read and use.I have one Casio Edifice and I think they are great value for the money.My other watch is Certina Ds Action Chronograph,but the thoughts of some beautiful Mudman for etc. have always tortured me.
    But, I am a man of the questions.So,here they are:

    1.The G-shocks set standarts for durability and simplicity of usage,don`t they?

    2.Are good the G-shocks with tough solar function or the rechargable battery doesn`t has long life?

    3.The WR is set to 20ATM,but I think this is not real diver`s WR with ISO sertification or I am wrong?And can I use the buttons underwater(amateur swimming,not more than 2-3 meters deep)

    4.Are they accurate?I read about Casio accuracy in their website and they claim that 15-25sec/month is normal,but my Certina runs +2 sec/month and I can`t imagine quartz watch with such awful accuracy.

    5.Does the atomic setting of time work in Europe?

    6.They are durable watches.You can throw them,kick them,even drive through them(literally I think),but are the plastic shells really durable and with long life?Or they destroy from the sun and the salty water after 2 years of usage?

    7.Can I really get more watch for this money?

    Thank you for you attention and future answers.I appreciate you`ve read all of this.

    Looking forward you.
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    Re: Thinking to buy G-shock,many questions are waiting

    The answers may vary depending on the model you would buy.
    Ball - Casio (G-shock) - HMT - Longines - Parnis - Seagull - Steinhart - Tissot - Victorinox - Yema

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    Re: Thinking to buy G-shock,many questions are waiting

    All the watches have 20 ATM WR.
    I like Mudman ,but recently I saw other models with moon phase,altimeters,barometers and etc....
    I haven`t chosen the model yet,I just wanted to know more about the G-shocks.
    So?Accuracy,WR,durability?Average conditions?

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    Re: Thinking to buy G-shock,many questions are waiting

    OK, some answers. :)

    1: Durability: YES, Simplicity of use: Ehhm, depends on model. But the digital standard versions are easy to understand. A 3 hand analog quartz is easier to set up, though

    2: The lifetime of the solar battery is finite, but its changable. There are many threads discussing pro and con, try a search. For power hungry applications like atomic reception a solar battery is appearently mandatory

    3: Read everything about it here: https://forums.watchuseek.com/f17/wat...ty-159142.html

    4: The accuracy is depending of your luck. The 20s are worst case, the most Gs do better

    5: It works in Romania, so possibly it will work in Bulgaria too (1500km+ from Frankfurt/Germany). Still depends on you environment (WLAN, big buildings, living between high mountains)

    6: The rubberish parts of the watch are exchangable. In continental climate they will live longer then 2 years (if youre not using cleaning agents like gasoline or acetone).
    The watch body itself is hard plastic and very durable. Some models even are made of stainless steel.

    7: When it comes to toughness: no. In bang for the buck and longlivety the Seiko 5 is a contender.
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    Re: Thinking to buy G-shock,many questions are waiting

    Great answers,man!Thank you.I prefer quartz watches,so Seiko 5 is not an option.
    I also prefer digits,no hands.
    Maybe something like that:
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    Re: Thinking to buy G-shock,many questions are waiting

    Quote Originally Posted by mitadoc View Post
    Great answers,man!Thank you.I prefer quartz watches,so Seiko 5 is not an option.
    I also prefer digits,no hands.
    Maybe something like that:
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    The Mudman is a watch with a good feature set. Nothing wrong with it.
    Are you prefer large or smaller watches?

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    Re: Thinking to buy G-shock,many questions are waiting

    Well,I like both types.But if it will be a G-shock,let it be a big one!
    There are 2 sub displays under and below the main display with markers form 0 to 60.The upper is green(I see it this way n the image below),the other is red.What are they for?

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    Re: Thinking to buy G-shock,many questions are waiting

    Quote Originally Posted by mitadoc View Post
    Well,I like both types.But if it will be a G-shock,let it be a big one!
    There are 2 sub displays under and below the main display with markers form 0 to 60.The upper is green(I see it this way n the image below),the other is red.What are they for?
    That are progress bars for the stopwatches.
    The whole bar is 30min(?) and its filled up while the Stopwatch is running (cycling to start and fill up again then).
    Its a hint about the stopwatches are running in all display modes.
    BTW: 2x999 h Stopwatches in this model!

    If you like a larger model with similar features, check the G-7900!

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    Re: Thinking to buy G-shock,many questions are waiting

    Yes, G-shocks are really durable and very easy to use. You don't need to replace the battery of solar powered G-shocks. It's really a value for your money especially if you're the kind of person who is always on the go. What particular model are you interested in? Different models have different features and functions.
    My favorite watch now is Casio G Shock GW7900B-1

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    Re: Thinking to buy G-shock,many questions are waiting

    Not too big!
    Well,I like certain features:
    200 m WR / Moonphase / Shock resistance / Black case(min 50% of the surface) / different shapes,but not too big

    These are closer,I think:

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