Hi there! I'm going to introduce myself here, so my name is Miguel and I'm from Argentina. I've been reading this forum since a few months...and it was the reason why I got my first g-shock...the classic DW5600E.
I've used this fantastic watch every single day, it has been through mud and sand (and i rubbed it on the face...) with no marks on the crystal. The straps are a bit "used"...but overall a great watch. It was funny because i used it for my exercises, then wash it and use it with a shirt and tie...GREAT.
I love versatility, and I just want to use the DW5600E only for special occasions, like with shirts and tie, going to church, etc. (Yeah..sounds crazy but i love it that way ).
STRAIGHT TO THE POINT:
The thing is, that I want a watch so i can use it in a daily basis, i'm a student of engineery on electronics, and so that would be the use of the watch, going to college, use it at home, while working on circuit boards, while studying and stuff...not that much "action" that a g-shock deserves, but i love g-shock durabilty.
I'm into classic style...so I've been considering these watches:
Like: Simple and classic design. It was tested to be tough (the previous version was used with the french commandos). Timer can be set with seconds too (not only minutes).
Don't like: The gray "screws" on the top and the bottom...like shoulder pads...that make it look ugly. And the four silver pins kill it too.
Don't like: It's tough solar. As I'd be "inside buildings" most of the time, it won't be receiving a lot of sunlight, so that might be a problem. Another thing i don't like is the fact that the battery will need to be changed by another rechargeable battery...and as i live in Argentina, that would be tough to get, and it would cost as much as another watch . Plus I don't know how many years it will last....let's say 5 years minimum? I tend to not use the light with my dw5600e as i want to save battery...but...anyway.
Like: Everything (love the crystal clear display).
Don't like: the round silver shiny thing inside the bezel...it seems like cheap plastic.
So there you go, I act like a girl haha...so much fuss about it. Maybe you can recommend me another one, or maybe change my point of view about one of them (If the g2300 9V wasnt solar i would go straight for it).
I love classic g-shocks, for that i mean i like the dw5600e, dw6600, dw6900, g2300 and dw9052. Which i believe are all classic, and even were/are used by the military forces (which gives them another taste ).
I'm not into worldwide time, or barometer and stuff i won't ever use. The functions of the dw5600e are fine, but as the g2300/g2900 has more alarms (including the snooze one) make it a better deal for me.
Sorry for being so "clear" haha but every watch of this costs like 150u$s here...so it isn't that inexpensive, otherwise i would buy the 5 of those classics...
Thank you! I Appreciate just the fact you've read this far...