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    Know what I love about G-Shocks? They're light!

    Wearing my Mudman this morning. It's a wide, thick watch, but I don't even know I'm wearing it, it's that comfortable.

    This week I bought a Seiko SKX009, and I already regret the decision. It's big, heavy and no matter the strap I use, it feels like a brick on my wrist. A really beautiful watch overall, but just too heavy.

    I should have spent my money on another G-Shock
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    Re: Know what I love about G-Shocks? They're light!

    I think you should give the watch a few days of wrist time. Sometimes transitioning to a heavier watch takes a while.
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    Re: Know what I love about G-Shocks? They're light!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ottovonn View Post
    I think you should give the watch a few days of wrist time. Sometimes transitioning to a heavier watch takes a while.
    I agree with that, Ottovonn. But this is the second I've owned, and I should have remembered what the watch weighed before buying this one. Maybe break it out in the summer, when I'm a bit more active.
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    Re: Know what I love about G-Shocks? They're light!

    Agree, my rangeman is i think listed at 93g, some g-shockers have said its heavy, suppose it is on G-shock standards, but its so much lighter than my divers, im loving it, feels really light.
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    Re: Know what I love about G-Shocks? They're light!

    I have harped on Casio for resin cases but the fact is they're much more comfortable than stainless steel cases. I just wish they could make the threads for the backplate screws more durable. I'd be nice to have at least steel threaded inserts for those little screws.
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    Re: Know what I love about G-Shocks? They're light!

    Zulu strap time, methinks!

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    Re: Know what I love about G-Shocks? They're light!

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Raposo View Post

    I should have spent my money on another G-Shock
    For an inexpensive diver, check out the Casio MDV-106.

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    Re: Know what I love about G-Shocks? They're light!

    I have bunch of automatics 3 Seiko monsters, a blue sumo, a Deep Blue bluewater diver to name a few. Yeah they can be heavy on the wrist, but sometimes it's nice to wear something with a little heftyness to it. I say give your new Seiko a chance, and you'll probably grow to liking it.
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    Re: Know what I love about G-Shocks? They're light!

    Quote Originally Posted by Cobia View Post
    Agree, my rangeman is i think listed at 93g, some g-shockers have said its heavy, suppose it is on G-shock standards, but its so much lighter than my divers, im loving it, feels really light.
    Great example, Cobia The Rangeman is a big, complicated watch, but stills sits comfortably on your wrist. I'm saving up for a
    GW-9400J-3JF, and it's good to know it's a comfortable wearer.

    Quote Originally Posted by le buzz View Post
    I have harped on Casio for resin cases but the fact is they're much more comfortable than stainless steel cases. I just wish they could make the threads for the backplate screws more durable. I'd be nice to have at least steel threaded inserts for those little screws.
    I know what you mean about the case threads, le buzz. When I took the case back off my 5610, it looked like self-tapping screws that are turned into the case during assembly, creating the threads. A few battery changes and I wonder how long those threads will last

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    Zulu strap time, methinks!
    Good point, pakupakuman I have it currently on a red, white and blue Nato that came with the watch. I boiled the Z22 strap and put a nice curve on it, but it's still not very comfortable. I was looking at a flat wave strap, but for almost the same price, I can get a Jubilee bracelet, so I'm going with that option.

    Quote Originally Posted by Watchphile View Post
    For an inexpensive diver, check out the Casio MDV-106.
    Hey, that actually looks good, Watchphile Much better than the divers Casio produced in the eighties and early nineties.

    Quote Originally Posted by Olyeller68 View Post
    I have bunch of automatics 3 Seiko monsters, a blue sumo, a Deep Blue bluewater diver to name a few. Yeah they can be heavy on the wrist, but sometimes it's nice to wear something with a little heftyness to it. I say give your new Seiko a chance, and you'll probably grow to liking it.
    I agree with wanting something more substantial, Olyeller68 During the summer it's nice to have a heavier watch on my wrist, while I like something lighter in the winter. I've been wearing during the day since I received it on Tuesday, but I still know it's there. I'm thinking when I get it on a Jubilee it will feel much better.
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    If you can't decide....



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