Hi all - I am new here and am looking at getting a G-Shock. It will probably be either the G9300-1 Mudman or the new Rangeman when it comes out. Long story short, I was looking for a watch that could take some abuse, be easily cleaned when I sweat on it, not be a desk jockey watch, etc. Needless to say I came to the decision of getting a G-Shock.
Sorry if my questions are answered elsewhere. I tried the search function but I was just getting piecemeal answers in various threads, so I decided to create my first post.
My question for you all is...I know the G9300-1 Mudman has a DST function, but if I were to turn on the DST mode, does it account for every time zone, or only my home city? Guessing from the user manual, it sounds like I would need to set every individual time zone on a case-by-case basis, which seems cumbersome. I don't do a lot of out-of-the-country travel, so I technically don't need other time zones updated, but my personality is such that I'd be annoyed if I didn't have all the time zones correct at any given moment. In other words, is the watch smart enough to know when DST should be on/off for various time zones? I know the double-edged sword of a feature like this is that if it were pre-programmed and some country changed if/when DST occurs, I'd be stuck with an incorrect watch. I feel like I'm rambling a bit here, but can you all lend me some advice here? What would need to be done to this particular watch DST-wise to keep it accurate in all time zones?
The other watch I am thinking about is the Rangeman. Does anyone know at this point if the readily available version due out in November will be atomic? Or will it be a situation like the Mudman where the overseas version was atomic, and the US version of the Rangeman (like the Mudman) will not be atomic? Reason I ask is: if I were to get an atomic G-shock, would it update every time zone as appropriate if/when DST occurs? Or would it only update the time based on which atomic signal it is receiving (e.g. the Colorado signal would update U.S. time zones, but it would not update China, for instance). I'm not really sure the ins and outs of the atomic feature, so I may be way off base here with my questioning. I guess to ask it another way: when receiving the atomic signal, does that signal update every time zone on the watch, including accounting for DST as appropriate?
Thank you all for the help and feedback! I look forward to drinking in your knowledge.