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    How does an Ironman compare to a G-Shock?

    I have this Ironman and it's one of the most comfortable watches I own with FLIX Technology, whatever that is. But durability wise, in the wild, how does it stack up against the infamous G-Shock?

    Note: The battery lasts about 10 years and is user-changeable with 4 screws on the back. And lume? There's no lume. It's got Indiglo! Amazing watch to be honest.

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    How does an Ironman compare to a G-Shock?

    Most Gs are 200m WR so they have that going for them. The movements are supposedly suspended inside the case in a “shock absorber” to help with bumps and drops. Honestly though, an Ironman will probably perform just as well as a G-Shock.

    Also, I think the “FLIX” is a multi-lap split time recorder.
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    Re: How does an Ironman compare to a G-Shock?

    Me and my sons have all broken Ironman watches thru hard use and abuse, so we switched to G-Shock. They handle the pounding better. Timex straps get sun rot eventually as well.

    That said, Indiglo is a terrific feature. Wish they had the auto EL feature on it like G-Shock, where you lift your wrist to read the time and the light shines without pushing a button.

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    Re: How does an Ironman compare to a G-Shock?

    Quote Originally Posted by yankeexpress View Post
    Me and my sons have all broken Ironman watches thru hard use and abuse, so we switched to G-Shock. They handle the pounding better. Timex straps get sun rot eventually as well.

    That said, Indiglo is a terrific feature. Wish they had the auto EL feature on it like G-Shock, where you lift your wrist to read the time and the light shines without pushing a button.
    all of this, and i would love to see an ironman attempt this

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    Re: How does an Ironman compare to a G-Shock?

    Did Black Sabbath write a song called "G-Shock"?

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    Re: How does an Ironman compare to a G-Shock?

    Quote Originally Posted by vkalia View Post
    Did Black Sabbath write a song called "G-Shock"?

    QED.
    it was the B-side to their song "Timex"

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    For most of us, when we wear a bad-a** watch, the characteristics of the watch "bleed over" to us -- and suddenly, WE are bad-a**es!
    For some members here though -- like Steelerswit, and Kubr1ck -- they have so much inherent "bad-a**ery" that when they put on a bad-a** watch, the energy flows from them TO the watch, making the watch EVEN MORE bad-a**!!! Yes, it's a real scientific phenomenon that obscure mad scientists only recently discovered.

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    Re: How does an Ironman compare to a G-Shock?

    Quote Originally Posted by vkalia View Post
    Did Black Sabbath write a song called "G-Shock"?

    QED.
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    For most of us, when we wear a bad-a** watch, the characteristics of the watch "bleed over" to us -- and suddenly, WE are bad-a**es!
    For some members here though -- like Steelerswit, and Kubr1ck -- they have so much inherent "bad-a**ery" that when they put on a bad-a** watch, the energy flows from them TO the watch, making the watch EVEN MORE bad-a**!!! Yes, it's a real scientific phenomenon that obscure mad scientists only recently discovered.

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    Re: How does an Ironman compare to a G-Shock?

    I think you will find that Timex will be very durable and long lived in daily use. The Timex Ironman Shock is probably closer to the venerable G Shock series of watches.

    The display on my Ironman Shock is similar to yours. Contrast and readability is noticably better than G Shocks. Casio could catch up by using an STN display on more watches. The interface for setting and using various functions is especially well thought out. No manual is needed.
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    Have two iron mans on their second batteries at 20 or so years old. Timex is no slouch.
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