Need help deciding between too many G's (G-9000, GD-350, GD-400)
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    Need help deciding between too many G's (G-9000, GD-350, GD-400)

    I've become bored with my everyday watch (GW-5600-1), and with Christmas right around the corner I'm in the market for an every other day watch.

    So originally, I had my heart set on the G-9000-1V. Then, I started shopping around, uh-oh. Here's a list of my favorites on the market under $100:

    G-9000-1V
    G-9000-3V
    GD-350-8
    GD-400 (Blue, Green, or Khaki)

    How are the negative displays on the G-9000-3V and the Green GD-400? This will be a big deciding factor; since I had previously worn a negative display GW-6900 and found it difficult to read in low-light.

    Any thoughts on the GD-400's band? Pictures would be appreciated.

    How much bigger than my GW-5600 are these watches, 51mm means very little to me.

    Any pictures comparing the above watches would be nice.

    I've always worn a black G, so I'm a little afraid of color. The green GD-400 is the one I think I'm leaning the most towards from a visual standpoint. However, I don't want to get it as a watch I'll wear a few days out of the week and absolutely hate the display.

    Or I might just stick with black and get one that I feel is impossible to read but so incredibly stylish, the GW2310FB-1CR.

    Help point me in the right direction, and if there are any similar watches in this price range that you guys like, I'm open to suggestions.

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    Re: Need help deciding between too many G's (G-9000, GD-350, GD-400)

    IMO, The G-9000 is a great watch with a great feature set. Some do not like the hard to push buttons. It has never bothered me. The negative G-9000 will be hard to read. The newer GD-400 will have better screen resolution over the G-9000.

    Some folks here love the GD-350. It is not my type of watch. I bought A GD-350-8 and loved the color but returned in in under 1 hour. For me, the strap was uncomfortable. The count down indicators off to the left quickly drove me nuts as well. I know the modules have a little "float" to them in the case. But every 350 I have seen has a crooked module or a crooked ring.

    The GD-400 also has button guards similar to the DW-9052. Again, not a fan of those.


    Ultimately the best thing to do is go window shopping at a mall and try on several to see how they feel and look to you.

    Back to my suggestion..... get the G-9000
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    Re: Need help deciding between too many G's (G-9000, GD-350, GD-400)

    I love my 9000, but the negative display drives me crazy at times. And while the buttons are workable I find them annoying. I have a gd 350 and mine is perfectly straight , It is what I wear the most and find it very comfortable on my 7 inch wrist.

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    Re: Need help deciding between too many G's (G-9000, GD-350, GD-400)

    G-9000

    I had stormtrooper (-8) version for few months. Button were really annoying for me, the watch gained 19 seconds per month. It was getting dirty very fast. Mudman was too small for my wrist.

    GD-350

    I had grey (-8) version for few months. I loved the features and the look, but the watch was extremely uncomfortable on my wrist. I removed the wings, but it did not help a lot. GD-350 gained 4 seconds per month.

    GD-400

    I have it now for one month and just love it. I did not wear my Kings since I got it. I think it says a lot.
    First I didn't like the style of displaying the day of week (made from dashes not dots), but it is not so important. There is no snooze alarm.
    What do I like? Color (red), bullbars, band with nice texture, direct access to 4 time zones and general feeling.
    Watch gained 3 seconds per month.

    Negative displays

    GD-350 has the best negative display among G-Shocks, G-9000 has one of the worst and GD-400 is in the middle, but imho worse than King.


    Some pictures taken by me:

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    Cheers, Piowa
    Last edited by Piowa; December 4th, 2014 at 20:10.
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    Re: Need help deciding between too many G's (G-9000, GD-350, GD-400)

    I would also recommend the G-9000 positive display, the module is just awesome and the buttons are not that hard to press but they are stiffer than most Gs.

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    Re: Need help deciding between too many G's (G-9000, GD-350, GD-400)

    piowa, your GD-400 looks awesome !!!
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    Re: Need help deciding between too many G's (G-9000, GD-350, GD-400)

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