Which line-up of G is best for a rookie?

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    Which line-up of G is best for a rookie?

    Kinda strange/standard question. Searched the forums, thought i'd post to see what your opinions are.

    Long been eyeing G-Shocks, never owned one. Got a watch bug and I have my sights set on a G-shock.

    Mudman? Riseman? Gulfman? Frogman? Are there others? Maybe a Pathfinder...

    I have no real need for any of the functions of this watch, just looking for that rugged and tough look and ability found in G-Shocks.

    I'd like all digi, 200m resist and chrono (24hr should do fine). Dont want to worry about watch and water and I do sometimes use chrono's on watches.

    Budget i'm not sure on yet, for my first G i dont want to get crazy, it doesnt have to be "cheap" but that isnt a bad thing either.
    (prolly $0-150, maybe stretch up to 200, but i want to experience g-shocks before i dive into them)

    I have a modest collection, most of the noteables are listed in my sig.

    For the last 15 years i've been a fan of your standard nice looking quartz watches and to be honest i kinda want to get addicted to g's. I'm ready to start getting way more "watch" and much less "jewelery"

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    round style, i'm not a fan of the squarish ones.
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    Re: Which line-up of G is best for a rookie?

    Based on your budget and preferred round style, then I would say a 6900 or a Mudman for a really tough watch.

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    Re: Which line-up of G is best for a rookie?

    6600 and 6900 are often cited "starter" Gs. Can't go wrong with any in that family. Just pick to taste.

    In the course of my watch collecting, I've found that a Mudman is the G that I wear most often. Really like the shape, fit and symetry.

    Good luck on your first purchase, but remember: G-shocks are like potato chips. You can't have just one!

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    Re: Which line-up of G is best for a rookie?

    Quote Originally Posted by archi2this View Post

    For the last 15 years i've been a fan of your standard nice looking quartz watches and to be honest i kinda want to get addicted to g's.
    Be careful what you wish for...

    My first was a Muddie, but I soon had a 6900.

    I'd say either would be fine, but the 6900 is one of the classic G's (aside from the squarish 5600) and a fine way to start collecting them. If you want all the modern bells and whistles, a GW-6900 wouldn't be a bad way to start...

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    Re: Which line-up of G is best for a rookie?

    That price range puts you firmly into most G's sold

    a couple of recomendations, first you really cant go wrong with any and most folks cant find one that does everything they want it to.

    First the Riseman GW 9200 has Atomic / Solar, temp, baro, and altitude
    sensor for about 150

    Second Mudman GW9010 Atomic / Solar Rally timmer for about 100

    Third the new what I call MoonMan

    G7900 it has Moon Phase, Tide Graph and very nice dual stopwatch function. not solar or atomic but for about 80 a large cool G in several colors black, green, red, white


    Just a few of my picks im sure you will get lots of folks that like the 5600 style they are ok but I just never wear mine. dont know why but not much crystal protection compared to the others i mentioned.


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    Spork SRP034K1
    Stealth GA-100 1A1
    Black Knight Quartz
    Orange Monster
    SKX175 Pepsi
    Riseman Rising Dragon, Pathfinder PRG80, Oceanus, G1000H

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    Re: Which line-up of G is best for a rookie?

    G7900 would be an excellent choice, I just got mine today.


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    Re: Which line-up of G is best for a rookie?

    I dont own a white faced watch and always wanted one. Some of the G's are white, upon some of the feedback so far, the 7900 white G looks pretty BA to me. Do the white g's attract dirt and marks as easy as i hope they dont?

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    Re: Which line-up of G is best for a rookie?

    [QUOTE=bulldog15;2297066]G7900 would be an excellent choice, I just got mine today.

    The G7900 has the 2 fuctions that I really like Moon Phase and Dual stopwatch. when I get one what am I going to do with my Gulfman and Mudman. I wont need them anymore


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    Re: Which line-up of G is best for a rookie?

    Quote Originally Posted by archi2this View Post
    I dont own a white faced watch and always wanted one. Some of the G's are white, upon some of the feedback so far, the 7900 white G looks pretty BA to me. Do the white g's attract dirt and marks as easy as i hope they dont?
    Just so happens, mygshock has this posted. Link

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    Re: Which line-up of G is best for a rookie?

    I'd also suggest the 6600 and 6900 for starters, and avoid the BAPE edition models in the meantime; while I have no doubt you can afford those, counterfeit BAPEs are everywhere, and you need to be pretty experienced to tell the fakes from the real thing before forking out the cash.

    Heck, practically every G-Shock is good for a rookie, even the more advanced ones. The folks here are ready to help out when you get stuck in a bind, so it's all good.
    DW-9051/2
    G-9200 Riseman
    G-9100 Gulfman
    G-9000MC-8D Mudman
    GW5600J
    GA-100A-9A

    Sucks to be without a G.

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