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    Whats some specialist professions/sports Casio should be making watches for that they arnt ?

    I was thinking about the sports that casio could be really targeting with G-shocks, ones that would be profitable for them and would sell plenty of watches and be great for the buyers too.

    Having an olive green ranger and woodland camo gd-120-5 it got me thinking that casio could sell plenty of watches to hunters and shooters, its a huge untapped market for watches, they could put a whole bunch of features together and make some really rugged hunting/assult watches that could be called the HUNTSMAN ! :)

    Hunting and shooting is a huge industry and im certain the average punter would buy one too.

    Hunting/Shooting
    Golf
    Mountain biking
    Fishing - realise they did make a very average fishing model.

    But all huge industries.

    I'm hoping casio really emphasises the ''tool'' in their watches in the future, and i understand that current G's can be used for any of the below, but i think they have the scope for their own watches even if some of it was down to good advertising, we would still have more watches to buy, more new designs.

    Can you guys thing of any profession or sport casio should be making watches for that they arnt?
    And is this a direction you would like to see them go?

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    Re: Whats some specialist professions/sports Casio should be making watches for that they arnt ?

    Casio as a whole or g-shock only?
    I've been eyeing PAS410b for a long while. It's a hunting watch, with hunting timing notification. Based on seasonal change and it's effect on animal behavior it seems. There's also PAS400b for fishing.
    Sadly just few days before i decided to pull the trigger on the hunting watch the price doubled. And I'm not aesthetically interested with the fishing ones, even when it's basically same watch with different color theme and band.
    Ps: I'm not hunting, it's just i liked the watch 's lookand the reviews were good too..

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    Re: Whats some specialist professions/sports Casio should be making watches for that they arnt ?

    Im generally talking about G-Shock, but either or, i'll check out the PAS410B, cheers



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    It would be cool to see them take care of us in the electrical field. I have a GD 350 that gets energized sometimes when I work on live stuff, and faces some serious magnetism exposure with all the equipment I'm around. The crystal face gets scratched easily too when reaching into a wall snaking wires. The G's are tough no doubt and handle certain things well, I mean I use hammer drills a lot and every G stands up to vibration torture, but the magnetism and energizing seems to get past the toughness. I was working on a emergency power panel and a UPS battery was kicking back some DC on the neutral. I took the hit and apparently so did the watch cus its about 10-15 seconds fast everyday ever since then and I don't think its coincidence. Casio rates their accuracy to be +/- that amount a month. (save the OSHA comments) So if I were casio I'd come out with the G shock "Lineman"
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    Re: Whats some specialist professions/sports Casio should be making watches for that they arnt ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cbrbamby09 View Post
    It would be cool to see them take care of us in the electrical field. I have a GD 350 that gets energized sometimes when I work on live stuff, and faces some serious magnetism exposure with all the equipment I'm around. The crystal face gets scratched easily too when reaching into a wall snaking wires. The G's are tough no doubt and handle certain things well, I mean I use hammer drills a lot and every G stands up to vibration torture, but the magnetism and energizing seems to get past the toughness. I was working on a emergency power panel and a UPS battery was kicking back some DC on the neutral. I took the hit and apparently so did the watch cus its about 10-15 seconds fast everyday ever since then and I don't think its coincidence. Casio rates their accuracy to be +/- that amount a month. (save the OSHA comments) So if I were casio I'd come out with the G shock "Lineman"
    In general, you shouldn't really wear a bulky watch if you need to reach your hand into tight spaces and near machinery, it could get you seriously injured. Something like the classic square G (e.g. DW5600) may be more appropriate than a large face GD-350. As for energized by electricity, the last you would care is whether your watch can survived it, but rather how to protect yourself from it. In general terms, the lesser metal your watch uses the lesser the chance of conductivity. Ideally a fully resin watch would be the best for your job safety, but unfortunately virtually all Casio watches have steel case back. There were a few G's before that came with resin covering to the case back, not sure if they still do that for newer G's.

    What you can do to insulate the case back from your skin is to either use a Nato strap (which folds over the case back) or some kind of military watch cover like one below. That will at least prevent electricity from traveling through the watch into your body.

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    Re: Whats some specialist professions/sports Casio should be making watches for that they arnt ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cbrbamby09 View Post
    It would be cool to see them take care of us in the electrical field.

    So if I were casio I'd come out with the G shock "Lineman"
    They already did -- the Gaussman: 50 Gs

    No longer in production, occasionally found on eBay, but perhaps Casio should bring it back.

    Quote Originally Posted by watch_geek2014 View Post
    What you can do to insulate the case back from your skin is to either use a Nato strap (which folds over the case back) or some kind of military watch cover like one below. That will at least prevent electricity from traveling through the watch into your body.
    All that will do is move the watch a millimeter or two away from the body.

    A strong enough electrical current will simply leap the gap or go right through the cloth -- even static electricity in the dry winter air will do that!


    Back to the original question, and looking over some awful lists of "most popular recreational activities" I can't help but wonder if some future Casio/G-Shock watches might benefit from easier to push and/or front-mounted buttons like the Timex Ironman. Swimming, running, and any sort of bicycling are just three sports that might benefit from easier-to-find stopwatch buttons.

    Garmin already has golf-specific watches with GPS data, so Casio probably missed that boat already.

    Casio already has runner's watches with pedometer and accelerometer features -- maybe they need to put those into a G-Shock body?
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    Re: Whats some specialist professions/sports Casio should be making watches for that they arnt ?

    G-Shock for machinists. Needs a calculator. Maybe with some simple trig functions. I don't know what it should be called though.
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    Re: Whats some specialist professions/sports Casio should be making watches for that they arnt ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1839cc View Post
    G-Shock for machinists. Needs a calculator. Maybe with some simple trig functions. I don't know what it should be called though.
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    Re: Whats some specialist professions/sports Casio should be making watches for that they arnt ?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1839cc View Post
    G-Shock for machinists. Needs a calculator. Maybe with some simple trig functions. I don't know what it should be called though.
    I'm pretty sure there's a fundamental problem with combining their CA or DB line calculator watch with the G-shock line: too many buttons and can't guarantee 200M water resistance.

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    Re: Whats some specialist professions/sports Casio should be making watches for that they arnt ?

    Quote Originally Posted by watch_geek2014 View Post
    I'm pretty sure there's a fundamental problem with combining their CA or DB line calculator watch with the G-shock line: too many buttons and can't guarantee 200M water resistance.
    I know there is, dang it.

    But there has got to be a way. I mean, it's the 21st century already. If I can't have a flying car, then at least a calculator G-Shock should be a thing by now. Even if they had to resort to touchscreens... I'd still consider it.
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