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    Why I don't like the idea of analogue G-Shocks

    I use my G-Shock for rugged use, as they are designed to be used. Analogue watches -- while they look great -- contain moving, mechanical parts, that could be damaged by extreme environments. That is why I prefer digital. Your thoughts?

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    Re: Why I don't like the idea of analogue G-Shocks

    Well I would think my Aviator 3000 G is just as capable of taking the knocks as a digital G, and had a self-alignment routine just in case.

    I wonder what how extreme temps effect both? Whether my 3000 would pack up before a digital G?

    If you're talking about non-G analogues as a generality then you are probably right.
    The 7900's are my favourites, although the 56s are currently my focus. But nothing is excluded, except pink Risemans.

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    Re: Why I don't like the idea of analogue G-Shocks

    Quote Originally Posted by caveatipse View Post
    I use my G-Shock for rugged use, as they are designed to be used. Analogue watches -- while they look great -- contain moving, mechanical parts, that could be damaged by extreme environments. That is why I prefer digital. Your thoughts?
    I generally share your sentiments, but then there's a part of me that's genuinely curious as to how Casio pulls it off anyway, so I'm not completely writing off analog Gs. Besides, the more sophisticated ones already come with Tough Mvt., which is probably a step closer to making analog mechanisms as impervious to physical shock as solid-state ones.
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    Sucks to be without a G.

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    Re: Why I don't like the idea of analogue G-Shocks

    Two words. "Tough movement."

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    Re: Why I don't like the idea of analogue G-Shocks

    Quote Originally Posted by WallaceD View Post
    Two words. "Tough movement."
    +1 -- took both words right out of my mouth!

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    Re: Why I don't like the idea of analogue G-Shocks

    Tough Movement is great, but in terms of general Physics, moving mechanical parts have a greater likelihood to be damaged by shock, than solid state parts.

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    Re: Why I don't like the idea of analogue G-Shocks

    Quote Originally Posted by caveatipse View Post
    Tough Movement is great, but in terms of general Physics, moving mechanical parts have a greater likelihood to be damaged by shock, than solid state parts.

    Indeed but I wonder if temperature tests might score a win for the analogue G like my 3000?
    The 7900's are my favourites, although the 56s are currently my focus. But nothing is excluded, except pink Risemans.

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    Re: Why I don't like the idea of analogue G-Shocks

    I think that if a citizen navistar with analog hands can make it through 2 years on a doorman at a club, 11 years on a furniture mover and milsim paintball player, an analog g can last a wee bit longer.

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    Re: Why I don't like the idea of analogue G-Shocks

    In daily use, analog watches have not withstood the test of time for me. I fairly recently got an ana-digital MTG-1500. But, I will not use it when the big abuse happens. That's what DW-5000s are for.
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    Re: Why I don't like the idea of analogue G-Shocks

    Another reason against analogue G Shocks is obsessing about whether the hands line up. That's a problem you won't have with an all digital! I want my minute hand to line up perfectly, at least on every one of the large indices: 12:00, 12:05, 12:10, etc. On one of my GA100's, the hand is just a hair off, even if I adjust using the "home adjustment" option.

    This is a problem on analogues if you like things to be perfect.
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