Are they really mud resistant?

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    Are they really mud resistant?

    I was noticing on the new mudmans there's spacing revealing the metal underneath like on a frogman. It just seems like this would allow for the introduction of mud and dust since this isn't a truly sealed system. I got to wondering about this when I took the bezel off my frogman and was amazed at the junk in there. Does anybody know any different. Oh and by the way I just ordered the creamy white mudman yesterday. The prices are finally right and I'm in love with the orange EL. They need to do more with colored EL's. For some reason My wife's Baby G's come with better EL colors than blue or green so I know it's possible.

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    Hi Gabe,

    I actually don't know how to test them, but I wore one this week while mountainbiking. I found some real dirty mud tracks and mine survived that ride....

    BTW, you will love that white creamy one. I think it's my favorite model.

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    Re: Are they really mud resistant?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sjors
    Hi Gabe,

    I actually don't know how to test them, but I wore one this week while mountainbiking. I found some real dirty mud tracks and mine survived that ride....
    ....like we would not expect something different, but then we wouldn't expect to die another "G" on a mountainbike tour either didn't we...


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    Re: Are they really mud resistant?

    I think not really to resit mud, it is just a name of a product line.
    If we just considering on resistant feature, then mechanical watch can resist many thing like Casio: mud, water, shock, magnatic and etc.

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    Re: Are they really mud resistant?

    Now Iam guessing BUT it would seem IF water can't get in MUD can't !!:-S

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    Re: Are they really mud resistant?

    Quote Originally Posted by pipes
    Now Iam guessing BUT it would seem IF water can't get in MUD can't !!:-S
    Mud could get trapped in around the button areas or inside the outer case. It can get on the watch, but it can't get off it without some type of effort cleaning it.

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    Re: Are they really mud resistant?

    I remember seeing an ad saying that they were actually designed for rally cross mechanics who would be involved with heavy greasy situations. I guess this would be the ultimate test for them but like you Sjors I don't know of a definate test. It's nott a tangible quality like water resistance.

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    Re: Are they really mud resistant?

    i think the over-sized buttons are the point of mudman

    image using the chrono function with mechanic groves on, or with a mud-covered G-Shocks

    now mudman makes much more sense [with the over-sized buttons]

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    Re: Are they really mud resistant?

    Quote Originally Posted by anon2
    Mud could get trapped in around the button areas or inside the outer case. It can get on the watch, but it can't get off it without some type of effort cleaning it.
    Right. It happens to all. I just took the shrouds off my Gs today, one of them looked awful.

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    Re: Are they really mud resistant?

    They're probably talking about the buttons, as a previous poster mentioned. Having ripped one apart, I note that there is a cavity surrounding the inner and outer bezels - the buttons will in fact prevent mud from entering the case. The metal bezel is placed between the inner and outer bezel - theoretically, anything that gets in here will eventually make its way to this cavity and collect. Disgusting, but harmless - just dump it out when you change battery...

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