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    Your budget on a beater?

    I'm looking to purchase a G-Shock beater, but I want it to be solar powered. I've got 20% discount code off Amazon so I've been looking at it from Amazon.
    I want to wear it when I do physical work such as construction/painting messy things! What's your max budget for a beater?

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    Re: Your budget on a beater?

    $100-150 under. Doesn't have to be solar for me. 5600E is ideal beater for me.
    but my beater is GW-9000 Mudaman 2nd hand. It came already beat up.

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    Re: Your budget on a beater?

    I'd recommend a GW-7900 as a proper rough and tough solar G model. Or the cheaper G7900 if solar isn't such a biggie - we've discussed this endlessly and people are getting 5 yrs out of non-solar batteries as opposed to 2 out of some solar batteries which are more expensive.

    here's a GW7900 (available in more colours than you might believe) :

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    pic courtesy of Amazon who (UK site) are flogging the 1ER model pictured for £90. Non-solar G79s are £60-£80 depending on colour.

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    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: Your budget on a beater?

    Quote Originally Posted by andrew&7 View Post
    I'd recommend a GW-7900 as a proper rough and tough solar G model. Or the cheaper G7900 if solar isn't such a biggie - we've discussed this endlessly and people are getting 5 yrs out of non-solar batteries as opposed to 2 out of some solar batteries which are more expensive.

    here's a GW7900 (available in more colours than you might believe) :

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    pic courtesy of Amazon who (UK site) are flogging the 1ER model pictured for £90. Non-solar G79s are £60-£80 depending on colour.

    YOU WILL NOT KILL THIS WATCH hehe
    GW-7900 might be your best bet.
    or any atomic G-shock there is to get for cheap.

    i found that GW-7900 has very good design and ergonomics, so when u are working it won't get in the way.

    and they really have more functions they you'll ever need.

    here is my feedback: CFF, Best Seller Ever!

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    Re: Your budget on a beater?

    Beater price for me is around 40 euros.
    I have a DW5600 as a beater right now (got it under 40) and a AQS810W-1AV on the way.
    Which has solar by the way.
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    Re: Your budget on a beater?

    I would pick a GD100. Cheap (60€), reliable, long lasting battery. Bit bulky, tough.

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    Re: Your budget on a beater?

    Has anyone used Thewatchgiant.com?

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    Re: Your budget on a beater?

    Quote Originally Posted by BreitBling View Post
    Has anyone used Thewatchgiant.com?
    They sell fakes, avoid them.

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    Re: Your budget on a beater?

    Around $100.

    Any cheap 6900 or 5600 will do.
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    Re: Your budget on a beater?

    if you want a bigger sized watch I'd go with a gw7900 (retail $150), if you want a slimmer watch gw6900 (retail $130), both are rugged, solar, and atomic.

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