Well, I've convinced myself I need a G Shock square as a beater. I want something I can wear when I don't want to worry about damaging my nicer watch when doing things like cycling or mountain biking. I have a nice Citizen that's plenty tough for a daily driver (titanium, sapphire crystal, etc) but at $500 it's too expensive for me to wear when doing things that might mess it up.
I want solar, I want atomic time, I want something thin and small and light - I want a square G Shock. I'm looking at the standard GWM5610-1 - all the features I want at a good price. I like the look of the 'stealth' square better tho, because the screen is just black/white/grey - no red line, blue text, etc. But the stealth version is ~50% more expensive...and it's not going to be a watch I wear all that often, so I can't decide if I care enough to spend the extra ~$45 or so.
Thanks to this forum I know you can swap parts around, and I generally like messing with stuff, so I'm hoping I can get a standard 5610 and change out the display...but I'm not sure what the part I need is called. Browsing PacParts, am I looking for the Case/Center Assembly? Or do I need the Glass? Is there anywhere else to get the part(s) I need? TikTox doesn't seem to have them...unless I'm looking in the wrong place.
If it's the case I need, it looks like they're expensive enough I might as well just buy the stealth version. And it doesn't look like they have any glass in stock in any of the models.
Thanks for any advice!
Since every thread is better with pics, here's my daily driver Citizen ::
And here's an example of why I won't wear it while doing potentially rowdy activities (note the road rash on top of my hand and wrist). This was only ~3 miles into a 56 mile race I had been preparing for all summer...turning off of a dirt road onto a paved road at about 20mph, still in a big group, I was watching all the riders around me and not paying attention to precisely where my front tire was going, and I hit some gravel on top of the asphalt. Front tire washed out, I went down, luckily I didn't take anyone else out with me. Mostly cosmetic damage to the bike thankfully, it picked up some additional patina and the only thing needing replacement was the derailleur hanger. But my knee took 13 stitches to close back up, and I was off the bike for several weeks, and all the fitness I had worked so hard to build over the summer was gone haha.