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    Military enlisted and new to Gshocks

    Let me start of with Im sorry for trying to narrow this down and Im sure there are countless posts like mine daily. Im 25 and will be leaving early spring for basic training in the United States Army. Ive been wanting a watch in general for a couple years and have never seemed to find what I want. That being said, Ive discovered Gshock watches and love all of them.

    I dont need something with a tide schedule or anything 'crazy' like that. Im going in as 68W which is Healthcare Specialist (Combat Medic). With so many variations to them and features that almost seem to overlap from model to model, my brain is hurting.

    I would like to keep it in the colors of greens/silvers/blacks/grays. Simple, yet utilitarian is what Im hoping for

    Features I would like:
    Stopwatch
    Countdown (or whatever it is referred to as)
    I would prefer a 'standard' sized face; I hate gaudy.


    So far I have become fond of the gw6900



    **I actually posted this in the social forum already and then realized how big this place really is. Here is the rest of what has been said (for those ambitious readers out there)
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    Military enlisted and new to Gshocks

    Coming from an army vet here...go with the GW-6900. It's packed with tough solar/multiband 6 and had everything you need in a simple look that will not bring any attention to you during basic.

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    I love mine but then again I got mine after basic. Enjoy the moments man. They took everyone's watch away at my basic and made us buy some cheap Armitron watches at the px.
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    Re: Military enlisted and new to Gshocks

    for a combat medic (wow, so cool), gw9200ERJ military tone will fit you best. LOL
    Do you like having a good time? Then you need a good watch!

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    Re: Military enlisted and new to Gshocks

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    Do you like having a good time? Then you need a good watch!

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    I think you should get either a basic DW5600E or a basic 6900.

    When I joined, I think they took our watches too, and I had a crappy Timex Camper. They want to deprive you of everything possible, it's part of the mind game to break you down.

    So here's what you do. Either don't bring a watch, or bring a piece of crap watch. Let them take it and lock it up in your civilian luggage. But bring money, to buy a good one at the PX. I'm pretty sure they'll have G-Shocks there. Just get the one you like best out of the ones they have.

    I also brought a Swiss Army Knife, which they took from me and locked in my civilian luggage. So I bought another one at the PX, and carried it discreetly. Actually saved the day with it one time later. One of the specialty instructors in AIT (Advanced Individual Training) needed something cut, but didn't have a knife. No one did, because it wasn't technically allowed. But he asked anyway, and was a nice guy, so I gave him my SAK. He cut the rope, thanked me, and kind of looked at my sideways when he gave it back.

    I figured: "Screw this. I can risk my life for my country, and can be trusted on the range with an M16, but I can't carry a [email protected]#$% pocket knife?!" Same with the watch. It isn't like I brought a Rolex or something.

    Save your money, and buy a SAK and a G-Shock when you get there and get settled in.

    Also, get in top shape NOW, or you'll regret it later. Start running 2 miles every day, and doing as many push-ups and sit-ups as you can in a day. The standard to get in is 20 push-ups, I think. But by the time you finish, you'll need to be able to do 50 or 60 push-ups, and 60+ sit-ups. I think the 2 mile run maximum time for a young guy is around 15 min.

    I am a terrible distance runner, getting up to that level just about killed me. There were 5 running groups, I was always in the second-to-slowest. Get going on that stuff, and it will be one less thing for you to worry about. This is much more important that the watch at this point, believe me.

    I signed up when I was 17, with my mom's permission.

    Thanks in advance for your service, my man!
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    Re: Military enlisted and new to Gshocks

    dw-5600e or if you want atomic/solar gw-m5610. GOOD LUCK!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smaug View Post
    I think you should get either a basic DW5600E or a basic 6900.

    When I joined, I think they took our watches too, and I had a crappy Timex Camper. They want to deprive you of everything possible, it's part of the mind game to break you down.

    So here's what you do. Either don't bring a watch, or bring a piece of crap watch. Let them take it and lock it up in your civilian luggage. But bring money, to buy a good one at the PX. I'm pretty sure they'll have G-Shocks there. Just get the one you like best out of the ones they have.

    I also brought a Swiss Army Knife, which they took from me and locked in my civilian luggage. So I bought another one at the PX, and carried it discreetly. Actually saved the day with it one time later. One of the specialty instructors in AIT (Advanced Individual Training) needed something cut, but didn't have a knife. No one did, because it wasn't technically allowed. But he asked anyway, and was a nice guy, so I gave him my SAK. He cut the rope, thanked me, and kind of looked at my sideways when he gave it back.

    I figured: "Screw this. I can risk my life for my country, and can be trusted on the range with an M16, but I can't carry a [email protected]#$% pocket knife?!" Same with the watch. It isn't like I brought a Rolex or something.

    Save your money, and buy a SAK and a G-Shock when you get there and get settled in.

    Also, get in top shape NOW, or you'll regret it later. Start running 2 miles every day, and doing as many push-ups and sit-ups as you can in a day. The standard to get in is 20 push-ups, I think. But by the time you finish, you'll need to be able to do 50 or 60 push-ups, and 60+ sit-ups. I think the 2 mile run maximum time for a young guy is around 15 min.

    I am a terrible distance runner, getting up to that level just about killed me. There were 5 running groups, I was always in the second-to-slowest. Get going on that stuff, and it will be one less thing for you to worry about. This is much more important that the watch at this point, believe me.

    I signed up when I was 17, with my mom's permission.

    Thanks in advance for your service, my man!
    What fantastic advice and a great read too.

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    Re: Military enlisted and new to Gshocks

    Quote Originally Posted by teaman2004 View Post
    sorry, forgot to attach pix.

    It's a good choice, if you use STP and CDT frequently, this watch might be useful as it shows current time in both modes, you won't have to push the [MODE] buttons like crazy to switch between modes.
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    Re: Military enlisted and new to Gshocks

    Quote Originally Posted by blackandwhite View Post
    Stopwatch
    Countdown (or whatever it is referred to as)
    ALL current models have those features, so it's just a matter of you finding one that suits your eye.
    Cheers!
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