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    New to G-Shock; need help selecting which one!

    Hello all. My name is Quentin and I am new to the forum. I am in need of a serious watch, but am lost with all of the options out there! I am leaning toward a G-Shock as I am an extremely active 20 year old. I am a personal trainer, do mechanic and desk work, and am a student. I am also the type of person who only wears one watch.

    That being said, I have an idea of what functions I want in a watch:

    Backlight
    Timer
    At Least 4 alarms
    Chronograph/Stopwatch
    Solar Power
    Tough/Shock Resistant

    *I would prefer one with a thermometer, but that is not a necessity. I have an average-small wrist (about 6 or 7 inches in diameter) and prefer something not too bold in color.

    I noticed the GW9200-1 “Riseman” looked like it fit the bill pretty well, but want the opinions of some seasoned users! Thanks in advance for the help! I've enjoyed reading the forum for several weeks - glad to be a member!

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    Re: New to G-Shock; need help selecting which one!

    Welcome to the forum. The Riseman is an excellent choice, if I could only have one watch I would pick that one too. If you don't need atomic time sync then the G-9200 would be an even better choice since it is cheaper. It also has an altimeter and barometer/thermometer to boot.

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    Re: New to G-Shock; need help selecting which one!

    thanks! since the G-9200 isn't sold in the states, would it have imperial? or am i misinformed..?

    also, any other styles that match the above criteria? I wanted to see if anyone had anything else other than the riseman..maybe not even g shock (although durability is important)

    *edit: my primary use will be for training, but durability and solar power are very important as well
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    Re: New to G-Shock; need help selecting which one!

    Quote Originally Posted by thatdude View Post
    thanks! since the G-9200 isn't sold in the states, would it have imperial? or am i misinformed..?

    also, any other styles that match the above criteria? I wanted to see if anyone had anything else other than the riseman..maybe not even g shock (although durability is important)

    *edit: my primary use will be for training, but durability and solar power are very important as well

    You are misinformed, I bought my Riseman (GW-9200) from the US ;)

    I believe that many other Gs can do like the Riseman, even better, but the Riseman has some unique features you won't have on any other G.
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    Re: New to G-Shock; need help selecting which one!

    Quote Originally Posted by lvt View Post
    You are misinformed, I bought my Riseman (GW-9200) from the US ;)

    I believe that many other Gs can do like the Riseman, even better, but the Riseman has some unique features you won't have on any other G.
    I was the one who told him that the G-9200 is not available in the US...unless I am the one who is severely misinformed, I can only see the GW-9200 on Casio USA's website and not the G-9200

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    Re: New to G-Shock; need help selecting which one!

    Quote Originally Posted by GTR83 View Post
    I was the one who told him that the G-9200 is not available in the US...unless I am the one who is severely misinformed, I can only see the GW-9200 on Casio USA's website and not the G-9200
    The US has atomic clock so logically all watches sold in the US should have the "W", but I think it's possible to buy non-atomic watches in the US too.
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    Re: New to G-Shock; need help selecting which one!

    Yep, I specifically suggested the G-9200 if he doesn't really need the atomic sync, because it costs less. But of course the GW-9200 should be easier to get in the US and since the US does have the atomic transmitter, then it will be a useful feature. Probably my English wasn't good enough to imply what I meant

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    Re: New to G-Shock; need help selecting which one!

    Judging from your avatar, I'm guessing you surf? In that case, might I suggest the G-Shock Silencer

    It meets all your criteria, having three alarms and one snooze alarm. It's solar, has a 60 min timer (which essentially can be an 8hr timer with the auto-repeat function). Has a stopwatch mode and is solar powered as well atomic sync capable.

    It also has a temperature sensor and a moon and tide graph function. The silencer is also known for its vibrating alarm, which may be useful seeing as you're a student. The watch may be a little pricey and hard to find though, since it was a Japan only release I believe....but seeing as you're a one watch guy, might as well splurge a bit right?

    I have a 6.75" wrist, and I've owned a riseman. If you're primarily gonna use the watch for training, I wouldn't go with a riseman. It was a little too big on my wrist for that purpose. I currently use a 5600 for weight-lifting and running so you might want to check those out too. The 5600s are very low profile, so they stay out of the way during workouts.

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    Re: New to G-Shock; need help selecting which one!

    Quote Originally Posted by GTR83 View Post
    Yep, I specifically suggested the G-9200 if he doesn't really need the atomic sync, because it costs less. But of course the GW-9200 should be easier to get in the US and since the US does have the atomic transmitter, then it will be a useful feature.

    Yes Riseman or not Riseman I would recommend an atomic G, it's a very cool feature
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    Re: New to G-Shock; need help selecting which one!

    @GTR83 I understand now what you were saying; the misunderstanding was on my end as well

    @HorribleBlob Thanks for that post! I'm going to look into the silencer to see how much more it will cost to purchase over the riseman. I think i like the riseman the most now, having spent a few hours reading this site and browsing around.

    But again, if there is another style that I may have overlooked or not researched, please tell me if you think it would be a good fit. Thanks!
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