I just wanted to say hi i'm a newbie here I am a big fan of Gshocks, I have worn them for years in the military and judging by all of your posts there are some very knowledgable members here.
I am off to Afghanistan again soon and wanted to get a new Gshock in that my old one died on me after years of faithful service all around various hotzones of the world which was the DW6900.
I know there has been discussion around the GW2500 but no post answers my question which is how tough this watch really is? There are various things I like about this watch in that it has both analogue and digital features. As a soldier its helpful to know the time by looking at your watch without having to press the glow feature which can give your position away by the light and movement by pressing the glow button, but I want alarms and timers for training and reminder purposes.
What I really want to know is if this watch can handle hard punishment? being an Army Ranger I parachute, sit in swamps, trenches, handle heavy weapons and soldier in all types of environments - will this watch handle the hardship? I dont want to waste $200 only to have it break or shut down overseas when I need it. Has anyone really punished this watch??
Really appreciate your input here guys.