So for the summer before I start grad school, I'm starting an internship with the local Emergency Management Agency. The watches I currently have in my collection are ones I worry about beating up, and after some time on the forum, I've realized that G-Shocks seem to be the toughest watches around. Given that, I did some research and found one that I think would be good for my job. About my job- we respond to disasters. This could include a major fire, a major vehicular accident, but will usually mean dealing with floods (think lots of water, mudslides, and cutting up trees), or responding to severe weather events (huge thunderstorms and tornadoes) to provide eyes on the ground on what's actually happening, help with evacuation, etc.
What I found and liked is the G9000R
The G-9000R has a barometer and atmospheric pressure indicators. In the event that our mobile command vehicles were knocked out (really unlikely), these could come in handy (or at least I can say they might). At the least, they're relevant to the work. Finally, any G-Shock will certainly come in handy during the rough stuff we often deal with.
The Rescue Orange is rather ostentatious for when we're in the office (though an awesome color), so if there are alternatives on color for a similar price, I'd love to hear about them. Is it easy to source and install alternative straps? Perhaps a black one would allow the watch to look a bit less flashy.
Finally, if any of you are aware of other G-Shocks that I should check out, please let me know!
Thanks for any advice you guys can offer!