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gruntmedik
03-15-2008, 14:45
Any G-Shock fans? I'm thinking about picking up the Atomic Mudman.

http://www.hbwatches.com/bmz_cache/f/f9b97f8e1e4e864f9879ad6f0cc03499.image.391x550.jpg

dhoomonyou
03-15-2008, 18:36
GSHOCK is my favorite watch.

Its the GLOCK of watches.

AdobeGlock
03-15-2008, 18:58
Had mine all day. Alarms (five) woke me up, got me and girls to soccer games, math competitions, driving lessons, more soccer game, and timed soccer games. Now, with alarms off for the rest of the weekend, me and "G" are just chillin' with the remote. They are really great.

Dr. Obvious
03-16-2008, 08:32
I have this one. It's what I set all my other watches to.



http://www.casio.com/resource/images/large/gw1500a-1av_large.jpg

Teapot
03-16-2008, 08:45
Does it have it's time set by an atomic clock? I just may have to get one.

Norman
03-16-2008, 08:56
Nice looking watch, Gruntmedik. The G-shock is a great watch, and I've owned two of them. Right now it is my "everything" watch until I can buy myself a decent "dressy" watch.

LAWDOGKMS
03-16-2008, 09:08
Have had one since 1983. When they first came out, my dad and I lived in Zambales, Philippines, were both certified divers, and spent every available weekend diving the Capone' Islands just offshore, to depths of 130ft.. Dad and I both got a G-Shock, and never had the first problem with them. My original one, quit working (actually the lcd started acting funny) about 4-5 yrs ago, and I went looking for another one. Dad's still works, I think...

Anyway, I saw all these huge "Wrist-weight" G-Shock's on the shelves now, looking like they were in the competition, for the biggest gaudiest watch.

I found the original "Classic Model: G-Shock on a website overseas, and ordered another one. It is basically identical to the one I had in the 80's..

Love it, still going strong, is my kayaking, motorcycling, running watch..

You can't kill em..

Classic model below:

http://cdn.overstock.com/images/products/L10583276.jpg

The Rampage
03-16-2008, 10:01
I'm actually considering buying one of the jap-market Gs as a present. I know basically nothing about them, but the ones I see at my local dealer are pretty amazing, considering the price--awesome WR, R/C, tough as hell and now they even come with metal bands!

I'd say you couldln't possibly go wrong buying a Gshock. As another poster said, they truly seem to be the Glock of watches, and for what you pay I doubt you can find something more reliable, durable and usable.


TR

Dr. Obvious
03-16-2008, 11:02
Does it have it's time set by an atomic clock?

Mine does. It gets a signal every night, so it stays pretty accurate.

alwaysshootin
03-16-2008, 12:58
I have the Model 2638, solar, and atomic time keeping. Mine rarely sees the light of day during the winter. Keeps great time, and I have it record the atomic time usually once a month or so on the weekend. It records best in the early morning hours.

The thing I like best is when you hold the light button in until it beeps, then anytime after, a slight rotation of the wrist, to look at the face, and it lights up automaticly.

It also has 4 alarms, and two of them get used nightly!

Norman
03-16-2008, 14:41
The thing I like best is when you hold the light button in until it beeps, then anytime after, a slight rotation of the wrist, to look at the face, and it lights up automaticly.


That's pretty cool!

VirginiaLEO83
03-16-2008, 18:14
G-Shock 2688. Atomic-Solar, updates 3 times during the night. Mine looks like the one below, only it's all black. I bought it brand new in 2000 and it's my every day work watch. It's taken some hard blows, but never given me a lick of trouble.

http://www.casio.com/resource/images/xlarge/gw500a-1v_xlarge.jpg

itstime
03-16-2008, 19:14
I have three of them. Two that are pictured and a Solar/Atomic Pathfinder.

Bar none the best beat them up and give them more bang for the buck watches out there. (does that make sense)

Anyhoo, I think there is a new version analog/digi out there with my name on it.

Wore my Tutima NATO to the show today though. Gave them a rest. They are all fully charged.

IndyGunFreak
03-16-2008, 19:35
I have a G-Shock, Love it. Good watch, accurate. I actually acquired it while working for the Dept. of Correction. It took its share of abuse, etc, and never skipped a beat.

Good watch.

IGF

Teapot
03-22-2008, 21:56
Good watches. My brother in law in Japan is a fisherman and dives as part of his job. He said the G-shock rusts when exposed to the salt water over time. But still good watches.

walangkatapat
04-19-2008, 17:51
G-Shock 2688. Atomic-Solar, updates 3 times during the night. Mine looks like the one below, only it's all black. I bought it brand new in 2000 and it's my every day work watch. It's taken some hard blows, but never given me a lick of trouble.

http://www.casio.com/resource/images/xlarge/gw500a-1v_xlarge.jpg

That's the watch I've had for the last 3-4 years. Not a single problem, but I'm looking at the pathfinder for something different. Anyone know anything about the pathfinder?

Orive 8
04-23-2008, 17:48
I have the Atomic Mudman and Gulfman, and I just picked up a 25th Anniversary Frogman.

Really like them.

erick73
05-03-2008, 18:51
I have this one. It's what I set all my other watches to.



http://www.casio.com/resource/images/large/gw1500a-1av_large.jpg


Dude! I have the same watch and I love it!
It's the one I wear the most out of all my watches.
(and that includes two Seiko 5 divers,a Seiko chronograph, a Luminox, and a Casio Pathfinder)

DriBak
05-07-2008, 07:49
Nice. I always thought the MADMAN was desert tan in color. I haven't pulled the trigger on a G yet but I have been eyballing them at the local Sam's Club. Thanks for the info.

g300d
05-11-2008, 07:45
Great everyday watch! My Sea Pathfinder has been through hell and looks it, but it never gave me any trouble. :cool:

Coogan
05-21-2008, 06:36
Have had one since 1983. When they first came out, my dad and I lived in Zambales, Philippines, were both certified divers, and spent every available weekend diving the Capone' Islands just offshore, to depths of 130ft.. Dad and I both got a G-Shock, and never had the first problem with them. My original one, quit working (actually the lcd started acting funny) about 4-5 yrs ago, and I went looking for another one. Dad's still works, I think...

Anyway, I saw all these huge "Wrist-weight" G-Shock's on the shelves now, looking like they were in the competition, for the biggest gaudiest watch.

I found the original "Classic Model: G-Shock on a website overseas, and ordered another one. It is basically identical to the one I had in the 80's..

Love it, still going strong, is my kayaking, motorcycling, running watch..

You can't kill em..

Classic model below:

http://cdn.overstock.com/images/products/L10583276.jpg

I'm rocking the same watch. I love it! It's cheap ($) and it works. A 25 year old design that is still around....that says something.

deadite
05-28-2008, 17:32
I have the metal one for dressier times and I'm getting the black one used from a GlockTalker for work.

I get a lot of compliments on the metal one. Also, they're pretty comfortable for large watches.

deadite

JMag
06-28-2008, 22:35
I love my G-Shocks. But, I bought a Casio Sport that I'm really taking a liking to. It's a MDV102-1AV and set me back about $50 out the door. The watch has lights at 12 and 6 and is bright enough to use as a flashlight in a pinch.

https://publish.comcast.net/rpath/CVRa-5EKWoZvVfDljL16F4fs8Rsjs70XcIZ3U61Xgs2lFpsf_qyNLb9t-8wNMn4YlsR7xERUJsWm9NUSkoBqSNSSxd0_absutUXfHAORdZ9Z9LSWmvLRJPsq9N_8yot8/

Crusher47
07-14-2008, 09:08
G-Shock 2688. Atomic-Solar, updates 3 times during the night. Mine looks like the one below, only it's all black. I bought it brand new in 2000 and it's my every day work watch. It's taken some hard blows, but never given me a lick of trouble.

http://www.casio.com/resource/images/xlarge/gw500a-1v_xlarge.jpg

I just picked up this same exact watch. Been wearing it the last couple of days for my soccer games (I'm a part time referee) and it works great. I did notice that the display blanks out at night, but once I go outside with it, everything comes back, correct time and everything. This is normal right? (yeah, I gotta read the mini-bible the watch came with).

Does the classic model use a battery?

VirginiaLEO83
07-14-2008, 14:15
I just picked up this same exact watch. Been wearing it the last couple of days for my soccer games (I'm a part time referee) and it works great. I did notice that the display blanks out at night, but once I go outside with it, everything comes back, correct time and everything. This is normal right? (yeah, I gotta read the mini-bible the watch came with).

Does the classic model use a battery?

Yes, that's normal. It blacks out when it's looking for the atomic clock signal. If you need it to go back to the display before it finishes, just hit the backlight button.

South Fla
07-14-2008, 14:36
Worn various G-Shocks over the years as a LEO getting banged and scuffed up and kept on working with no problems.

My current favorite: G-1000-7ADR

alwaysshootin
07-14-2008, 15:02
It also blacks out when it is in sleep mode to conserve energy!

nexlegio
09-18-2008, 21:17
speaking of g-shocks I was wondering, does the atomic feature work, in say gainesville, fl.

nexlegio
09-18-2008, 21:22
I was looking at the AWG100-1A, but there's not much of a point to getting a watch with the atomic feature if it doesn't work where I am.

Cochese
09-20-2008, 01:44
The Atomic feature works everywhere. ;)

My birthday present from the little woman.

http://www.watchzworld.com/images/paw1500t-7.gif

Bill Lumberg
09-21-2008, 11:41
I know it was a present, but how much would that obscene specimen set someone back? I've had mine for years, and am ready to get another one, but no amount of abuse seems to affect my DW6600.

Cochese
09-21-2008, 14:51
$269.99 at La Police Gear. If you Google the model number though, its available for $250.

Pathfinders are the cats ass of G-Shockdom.

Halojumper
09-21-2008, 16:16
The Atomic feature works everywhere]

Not necessarily true. The documentation that came with mine said there are some places, outside the US, where it might not be able to get a signal.

Cochese
09-21-2008, 18:14
Sorry, should have been more clear. I meant everywhere in the US.

MarksGlock22
09-28-2008, 23:24
GruntMedik, I bought that exact watch about 4 months ago, and I love it.

Norman
02-28-2009, 06:39
The Atomic feature works everywhere. ;)

My birthday present from the little woman.

http://www.watchzworld.com/images/paw1500t-7.gif

That looks nice.

I have the DW6900...

http://unitedwatch.com/images/categories/dw6900-1v.jpg

But what I need is something like the Pathfinder. Does it have the countdown feature with audible alert? That's my favorite Gshock feature.

Also, is it any slimmer than my DW6900? I hate that I can't wear a long sleeve shirt without my watch wanting to bulge out of the shirt. It makes wearing a long sleeve shirt uncomfortable, since the sleeve cannot freely move around my wrist.

Norman
02-28-2009, 06:57
According to Casio, the PAW1500 Pathfinder is 13.9 mm thick, which is about .5 to 1mm thicker than my Orient CEM65002D (Blue Mako). Or 2.6 mm thinner than the DW6900 G-Shock.

I could live with that.

But honestly, if the only difference in features between the PAW1500 and the PAW1300 is the Tide charts, I can go with the PAW1300 and have an 11.5mm thickness. And $183 on Amazon for the PAW1300-3v. It's not as cool looking as the PAW1500, but slim wins.

That looks like a winner.