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    Recommended G-Shock for Law Enforcer?

    Looking to get some help identifying a candidate G-Shock (or other Manufacturer) for a Law Enforcement officer who spends majority of time outdoors in hot, dirty, rugged environments chasing bad guys through the brush. Some considerations I have are: durability to impact during scuffles, functionality for the job (extra features key to type of job, i.e. 24-hour time, thermometer, compass, etc.), color (must be standard issue black, or as close to it as possible), and of course, price.

    Any and all help is greatly appreciated. If you make a recommendation, suggestions on where to acquire the watch are also appreciated (best price, best seller, etc.).
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    Re: Recommended G-Shock for Law Enforcer?

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    G9300 is great and all but it is one of the biggest g-shocks which something that needs to be considered if your wristst are on the small side. Another gret g with key basic features, while not being edtremely huge, is the gw 6900. It does not get whole lotta love here but it has 24 hour CT, can display two time zones on the main screen and is solar. To me, thats all i need.

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    Re: Recommended G-Shock for Law Enforcer?

    You won't and can't beat a GW6900. Doesn't have a compass or thermometer, but then again, I cannot tell why you'd require this as a LEO. Anyways the GW6900 has the following features:

    • Multi-Band Atomic Timekeeping (US, UK, Germany, Japan, China)
      Receives time calibration radio signals which keep the displayed time accurate
      Auto receive function (up to 6 times per day)
      Manual receive function
      Signal: US WWVB, UK MSF, Germany DCF77, Japan JJY40/JJY60, China BPC
      Frequency: US 60kHz, UK 60kHz, Germany 77.5kHz, Japan 40/60kHz, China BPC 68.5kHz
    • Tough Solar Power
    • Shock Resistant
    • 200M Water Resistant
    • Full Auto EL Backlight with Afterglow
    • World Time
      31 times zones (48 cities + UTC), city code display, daylight saving on/off
    • 4 Daily alarms and 1 Snooze Alarm
    • Hourly time signal
    • 1/100 second stopwatch
      Measuring capacity: 23:59’59.99”
      Measuring mode: Elapsed time, split time, 1st-2nd place times
      Countdown Timer
      Measuring unit: 1 second
      Input range: 1 minute to 24 hours (1-minute incremants and 1-hour increments)
    • Full auto-calendar (pre-programmed until the year 2099)
    • 12/24 hour formats
    • Button operation tone on/off
    • Accuracy: +/- 15 seconds per month
    • Storage battery: Solar rechargeable battery
    • Battery power indicator
    • Power saving function
    • Approx. battery life: 10 months on full charge (without further exposure to light)
    • Module: 3179
    Last edited by supawabb; November 25th, 2011 at 02:34.

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    Go with a mudman 9000-1V its made for mud, dirt and impacts like most Gs just feels comfortable as far as the band goes the bezel is also very
    low profile height wise not too bad. her is a pic of it. A 5600E wouldvalso be a great watch they can be purchase for about $40 compare to the Mudman that can be around $70 to $85..Try to stay with a positive display G they are easier to read while driving. The mudman bottons can be hard to push but for the type of work you do this may be a good thing. once you set the time it should keep it from accidental setting switching. good luck and stay safe.

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    Re: Recommended G-Shock for Law Enforcer?

    I recommend both the 6900 and 5600. Simple and reliable. You don't want to wear a fancy watch for work especially as a policeman.

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    I am with Supawabb. I think the GW-6900 has the best features for a good price and a low profile look.



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    Re: Recommended G-Shock for Law Enforcer?

    I recommend the Riseman, it wears smaller than its size, the altimeter should help when you are chasing the bad guys through a rugged terrain with variable altitudes, the barometer can predict the weather change when you prepare an ambush (to wear or not to wear a raincoat...)
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    Re: Recommended G-Shock for Law Enforcer?

    9300 is the deal! Tough watch with useful features. The best Casio has out out so far in my sort of humble opinion.

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    Re: Recommended G-Shock for Law Enforcer?

    A good feature on the Mudman is that the strap is held on to the watch body with screws rather than springbars. If you're grappling with some crook and your watch gets pulled, it's much more likely to stay on your wrist.

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