Your thoughts on GW2500 as a military watch

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    Your thoughts on GW2500 as a military watch

    Hi All,

    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.

    Thanks

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    Re: Your thoughts on GW2500 as a military watch

    I think that it's an excellent choice for a military watch. Go for it.

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    Re: Your thoughts on GW2500 as a military watch

    Welcome~Don't own one myself, but can't imagine anything a G-Shock couldn't handle readily, cheers!

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    Re: Your thoughts on GW2500 as a military watch

    I'd say pony up another $30 and get the Gw3000B

    Here's a reputable dealer who has one in stock for $229: http://www.princetonwatches.com/shop/GW3000B-1A.asp

    The "Tough Movement" in the GW3000 can withstand 12g's

    Check it out compared to the GW2500 and I think you will like it.

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    Re: Your thoughts on GW2500 as a military watch

    Hummm, sorry gentlemen but are the Mudmen really out of question here? Have you considered gw or g-9010, g-9000 and another very good option Rescue g7900?

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    double post, sorry!
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    Re: Your thoughts on GW2500 as a military watch

    Quote Originally Posted by Dantas View Post
    Hummm, sorry gentlemen but are the Mudmen really out of question here? Have you considered gw or g-9010, g-9000 and another very good option Rescue g7900?
    Since the OP requested a watch with an analog movement (could have digital in addition to the analog), I'd say, "Yes, out of the question."

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    Re: Your thoughts on GW2500 as a military watch

    Thanks heaps for your input so far guys. Something like the mudman Gshock seems like a good choice but I would prefer an analogue component for quick viewing at night.

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    Re: Your thoughts on GW2500 as a military watch

    Quote Originally Posted by LockNLoad View Post
    Thanks heaps for your input so far guys. Something like the mudman Gshock seems like a good choice but I would prefer an analogue component for quick viewing at night.
    Im think the GW-2500 is a good choice.
    Its packed with features and will handle all the stress a human beeing can survive.

    Anyhow, when it comes to hiding in the dark, a lume-less watch might be the safest bet.
    I know that modern night vision goggles can see the glow of lume hands.

    So you might consider the stealth GA-100 with the white but no-lume hands.
    Time is visible under moon light without pressing the light button and there is a LED light as backup for pitch black nights.

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    Re: Your thoughts on GW2500 as a military watch

    Quote Originally Posted by d2mac View Post
    Im think the GW-2500 is a good choice.

    Anyhow, when it comes to hiding in the dark, a lume-less watch might be the safest bet.
    I know that modern night vision goggles can see the glow of lume hands.

    Thanks for your input D2Mac, youre right about Night Vision picking up the lume of the hands thats why I dont get these Tritium watches and how they are marketed as special forces watches. No one in there right mind would go out on night ups with one of these one without covering it up.

    Ill have a look at your watch suggestion.

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