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    Which watch would you want to wear if you ever got lost on an island?

    Hi

    I am trying to choose a G-shock to buy (first time after many years, so kind of clueless), so, naturally, I make this question to myself:

    Which watch would I want to have with me if I ever was to get lost alone on an island?

    Can you give me ideas by telling me which watch would you choose?

    * What features would you be looking for?
    * Would you choose a Solar powered watch?

    Some of my candidates are the Codename DW-8800, the G-2300, and the GW-7900.
    What do you think of these ones?

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    Re: Which watch would you want to wear if you ever got lost on an island?

    Although I do not currently own one due to a lack of use for this function, I would have to say any model with a tide graph. Preferably a GWX5600 but anything with tide and solar really.

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    Re: Which watch would you want to wear if you ever got lost on an island?

    Riseman or nothing IMHO. Pressure graph can keep you in the loop regarding the weather, solar keeps it alive and atomic means you can time how long youve been stuck there down to a second!!!

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    Re: Which watch would you want to wear if you ever got lost on an island?

    Quote Originally Posted by mike120 View Post
    Riseman or nothing IMHO. Pressure graph can keep you in the loop regarding the weather, solar keeps it alive and atomic means you can time how long youve been stuck there down to a second!!!
    +1 on the Riseman!

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    If I were just lost on an island, I wouldn't give a crap about the time. If I could still pick a G to go with me, it would have to be a Mudman and - even though I prefer the plain ol' G9000 in every other way - it would have to be solar, unless there was a watch battery tree on the island. So, I'll say GW9010. Although, tide info would be useful on the island. Maybe you're on the right track with the GW7900. But I hate negative LCDs... If you don't plan on getting marooned and you really just want the quintessential G Shock, I would recommend a GWM5600 or GW6900 - the classic shapes with all the new tech.

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    Re: Which watch would you want to wear if you ever got lost on an island?

    Definitely one with a barometer so I'd know when storms were brewing. I'm not a fan of solar, but I suppose if I was going to be there longer than a couple of years, solar might be important.

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    Re: Which watch would you want to wear if you ever got lost on an island?

    Quote Originally Posted by mike120 View Post
    Riseman or nothing IMHO. Pressure graph can keep you in the loop regarding the weather, solar keeps it alive and atomic means you can time how long youve been stuck there down to a second!!!


    Ya I'd take my Riseman too, even if I'm not 100% sure where the island is atomic-clock friendly.
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    Riseman or gdf 100


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    Quote Originally Posted by mike120 View Post
    Riseman or nothing IMHO. Pressure graph can keep you in the loop regarding the weather, solar keeps it alive and atomic means you can time how long youve been stuck there down to a second!!!

    yea if the island is anywere near fort colins! lol


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