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    What are good models for wearing in the desert?

    I’d like to focus on the build quality. I won’t be doing anything active in the desert; my workplace is at the desert, though I work indoors.

    Would the Mudman be a good choice? Or is any G-Shock good?

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    Re: What are good models for wearing in the desert?

    You need a Sandman of course
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    Re: What are good models for wearing in the desert?

    Mudman 9010
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    Re: What are good models for wearing in the desert?

    Any mudman or 5500 would prevent any errant sand from infiltrating.

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    Re: What are good models for wearing in the desert?

    Mudman, Rangeman or Mudmaster. I'd definitely pick one with "mud resist", so that little sand particles couldn't get into the watch even around the buttons.
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    Re: What are good models for wearing in the desert?

    Long term I've seen stuff work its way under the guards and covers if the OG Mudman.

    The newer rangeman and Mudmaster are probably better, but grit will still get under the bezel eventually.

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    Re: What are good models for wearing in the desert?

    If it was me I’d probably wear the Rangebeast as I’m bound to get lost. For someone with a better sense of direction than me the 9400 Rangeman would be a good choice.
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    Re: What are good models for wearing in the desert?

    On a budget i'd say the Mudman G-9000 would be a good option ($80-100ish), otherwise the GW-9400 Rangeman ($200--250 ish). With a traditional watchface with hands and a good dust-proof set of buttons, you could look at the GWG-1000 mudmaster, but that's much more expensive ($500+ range).
    It all depends on your need for features.
    G-9000 has two stopwatches, world time, alarm, timer, no multiband 6. Dust and mudproof, has been tied to a Paris-Dakar racer on the outside and survived the whole event. You do need to push pretty hard to operate the buttons. Smallest and lightest of the three.
    GW-9400 has the whole lot, stopwatch, timer, alarm, compass, barometer, thermometer, altitude, sun up/down, multiband 6 radiocontrolled time keeping etc. Also dust and mudproof. Easy to use buttons. Easy the most functions in an non-bluetooth Casio in a very managable size.
    GWG-1000 has an analog face, compass, barometer, thermometer, timer, stopwatch, timer, world time, MB6 and sapphire crystal. Buttons are slightly harder to operate than the GW-9400, but still much easier than the G-9000. Biggest and heaviest of the three.

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    Re: What are good models for wearing in the desert?

    Truthfully, any Casio will do just fine in a desert environment. G-Shocks and Pro Treks are built better but I find that some of the lower end Casio's are pretty robust.



    If you want to keep the cost down, you can go with a Casio TRT-110H for around $30. Mud resist cover over the buttons, nice and light on the wrist, clear lcd with blue led (a bit brighter than the standard EL), big digits. Vibration alert. It's not solar and it has just a basic module like a DW5600E. I've actually sold off a lot of my G-Shocks since I bought thi one. It is my "Go-To" digital for everyday wear.

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    It comes in three color accents: black like mine, black with blue accents, and black with gold and green accents.

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    If you want to go Pro Trek. I'd recommend the PRG270 series. Those can be had for under $100 if you shop around.
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