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    Recommendations for a good size but simple digital G

    Hi All,

    I do this every few years when I am ready for my next G-Shock. I am not the regular I used to be so some of the models have escaped me. I am looking for suggestion for my next G-Shock. I have had the 2300 and the old riseman in the past. My current G's are the 9300 mudman and a 7900 rescue. I also have a love of analog divers as well.

    Here's what I think I am looking for:
    1. Digital. I find the faces of Analog G's to be too "busy" for me.
    2. On the larger side. I love the footprint of my mudman. Specifically the diameter. Not the height as much.
    3. Basic lines. I am less and less fond of useless bezel features that have no purpose (screws on the 7900 or the ridges and valleys around the mudman for example). Was thinking something along the lines of a 5600 only maybe bigger???
    4. Would prefer atomic sync (is that still a thing?)
    5. World time is a must as I do a lot of work with my company's international offices and I am starting to travel a bit (but I think pretty much all digital G's will have that, no?)
    6. Positive display.
    7. 5th light button is a nice to have but not a requirement.
    8. Reasonable price. Not looking to go into really high end G's.
    9. No special function requirements. Most all G's I've had have the same basic functions that I use. Stop watch / countdown timers / alarms.


    Thanks for looking and any input is appreciated.
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    Re: Recommendations for a good size but simple digital G

    GW-5510. The original "Mudman".
    It hits on all of your preferences except a 5th light button.

    It's slightly bigger than a traditional square, while still being quite flat. Easy to wear, superbly comfy. Nice perfect "bigger" size without being HUGE and chunky like a "King" G.
    It has multiband, solar, world time and multiple alarms wtih snooze (same module (3159) as the GW5000 and GWM5610). A simple design with not a lot of fluff; no unnecessary writing on the dial. The bezel offers fantastic protection, as it's more reassessed than traditional squares. The band also is the double hole type, which makes it sturdier.

    Prices new are around $150, shipped from Japan.

    The negatives to me:
    1) The buttons are harder to press due to the extra protection on them.
    2) The band has the shock resist logo and "water resist 20bar" written on it. Not a big fan of that. I prefer a strap with nothing on it. I might clean that off of mine, I haven't decided yet.

    All in all; a great, underappreciated G Shock.

    Edit: added pics



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    Re: Recommendations for a good size but simple digital G

    Simple, basic, atomic, world time, positive display, 5th button.......goes to GW6900



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    Re: Recommendations for a good size but simple digital G

    Oh Man, I forgot about the 6900... Great suggestions. off to do some research on the 5510. Thanks a ton to you both!
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    Re: Recommendations for a good size but simple digital G

    Get a GD350!
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    Re: Recommendations for a good size but simple digital G

    There are plenty in 7000 and 8000 series.
    For what it worth i would of considered Protreck. For sure not 10m drop proof but tough and with additional functions.
    GWM500 often at basement bargain rate and not bad at all though not square.
    https://www.casio.com/products/archi...ock/gbx6900b-1
    Often forgotten but totally not bad.

    https://www.casio.com/products/archi...hock/gls8900-1
    https://www.casio.com/products/archi...ock/gwm500f-1c
    https://www.casio.com/products/archi...hock/gd400dn-8
    https://www.casio.com/products/archi...ock/gd100ww-7s
    https://www.casio.com/products/archi...-shock/gd110-7
    https://www.casio.com/products/archi...hock/g7900ms-1
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    Re: Recommendations for a good size but simple digital G

    The GW5510 is a great watch. However straps are weird with this watch and finding a replacement might be dicey down the line

    The GW6900 is a great option and can be found new for under $100

    Also there is the GW2310 (which is a great watch)

    A GW5000 is a throw back to the DW-5XXX of the 1980's with the rubber bezel over a metal case. It will cost between $200- $300 for one brand new but a very good watch that will last for years

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    Re: Recommendations for a good size but simple digital G

    Awesome help all. I am going with a 6900 variant. Cheers and thank you.


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    Re: Recommendations for a good size but simple digital G

    Quote Originally Posted by steve6387 View Post
    Awesome help all. I am going with a 6900 variant. Cheers and thank you.


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    you might find the regular 6900s are def. not "on the larger size". if you ditch the multiband, have a look at the gdx6900 and the gd350. both have cleaner lines and are around the size of the 9300 but they dont feel as tall. (the 9300 and 7900 only feel tall cos theyre a bit more boxy) pretty sure both use the 2032 battery where the gdx is rated at 10 years battery life less for the 350 as it has to factor in the use of the vibration feature.

    you could also take a look at the 8900s, they have mb and non mb versions
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    Re: Recommendations for a good size but simple digital G

    Quote Originally Posted by journeyforce View Post
    The GW5510 is a great watch. However straps are weird with this watch...
    How do you mean "weird"? Strap-wise it is definitely different compared to what I'm used to. But most of my G are traditional squares, and it is definitely quite different.

    I'm actually thinking of doing a "catch and release". I love the way they look, but something about it feels off. Too funky for me I think.

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