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    Picking My First G-Shock, Need Some Guidance

    I've always thought of the G-Shock as the beater watch that was for those who abused their watches. It wasn't until I visited this sub forum that I realized there was such a selection and following! It's great to see so many options, but that's the problem. I've taken a look at the G-Shock site and it's tough to make a decision with some many options. I'll give a rundown of my desired features and hopefully you guys can steer me into the right direction.
    Need: Solar, atomic, durable, swimmable
    Want: No ani-digi, BLACK or other dark color, white digits on black background (negative screen I think?)

    I've handled the Riseman at Cabelas but don't know if it's worth the price since I'll only use the features a few times a month.

    I have a 6 3/4" wrist and like bigger watches. Mind you I'm in my senior year of high school and enjoy the outdoors and ride a quad, go boating, fish, and I expect it to handle all of these tasks without any worries. I'm looking for a true beater watch that can be beat up when needed to and keep telling time.

    Budget is about $100 but I'll flex if need be.

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    Re: Need Help Picking My First G-Shock

    welcome man, nice to have another 17/18 year old here. I have a gw-m5600 that is black and has all the features you listed except for the negative display. But if im correct, i belive you can purchase the model i have with a negative display.

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    Re: Need Help Picking My First G-Shock

    Quote Originally Posted by abladeafficionado View Post
    Picking My First G-Shock, Need Some Guidance

    I've always thought of the G-Shock as the beater watch that was for those who abused their watches. It wasn't until I visited this sub forum that I realized there was such a selection and following! It's great to see so many options, but that's the problem. I've taken a look at the G-Shock site and it's tough to make a decision with some many options. I'll give a rundown of my desired features and hopefully you guys can steer me into the right direction.
    Need: Solar, atomic, durable, swimmable
    Want: No ani-digi, BLACK or other dark color, white digits on black background (negative screen I think?)

    I've handled the Riseman at Cabelas but don't know if it's worth the price since I'll only use the features a few times a month.

    I have a 6 3/4" wrist and like bigger watches. Mind you I'm in my senior year of high school and enjoy the outdoors and ride a quad, go boating, fish, and I expect it to handle all of these tasks without any worries. I'm looking for a true beater watch that can be beat up when needed to and keep telling time.

    Budget is about $100 but I'll flex if need be.
    Mudman!
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    Re: Need Help Picking My First G-Shock

    I like the 5600 with the negative display, is there a similar model with a round case?
    I'm not too keen on the Mudman. Too much resin, not enough screen. Just isn't appealing to me. JMHO.
    Thanks for the suggestions.
    And yes, I'm 17, and a WIS in training. :D

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    Re: Need Help Picking My First G-Shock

    5600 with negative display would be a good choice -



    This one has no atomic, though...

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    Re: Need Help Picking My First G-Shock

    Quote Originally Posted by ccm123 View Post
    5600 with negative display would be a good choice -



    This one has no atomic, though...
    To me, atomic's a gimmick anyways. Definitely doesn't make or break a deal. I set my 5600 2 weeks ago and it's still spot on with atomic time anyways, and it only takes 20 seconds to set a watch in any case ;)

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    Re: Need Help Picking My First G-Shock

    Here in Germany the GW-810H is one of the cheapest atomic solar G-Shocks (79€ brand spanking new) and it fullfills all your specifications.
    http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trk...All-Categories

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    Re: Need Help Picking My First G-Shock

    Quote Originally Posted by abladeafficionado View Post
    I like the 5600 with the negative display, is there a similar model with a round case?
    I'm not too keen on the Mudman. Too much resin, not enough screen. Just isn't appealing to me. JMHO.
    Thanks for the suggestions.
    And yes, I'm 17, and a WIS in training. :D

    cool im 17 too. you say you want a round case ehh? the GW6900BC-1 has all the features you want PLUS the round case:

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    Re: Need Help Picking My First G-Shock

    Can anyone tell me the model number of this watch?
    Quote Originally Posted by ccm123 View Post
    5600 with negative display would be a good choice -



    This one has no atomic, though...

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    Re: Need Help Picking My First G-Shock

    Go for a mudman. Be warned though once you buy one you cant stop

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