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Asterix

20,337 posts

113 months

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Thursday 13th August 2009 quote quote all
I think I need one of these.

fivesixseven8

5,310 posts

112 months

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Does anyone know a high street store that sells g-shock stuff?

I want to get one of these at the weekend

G-011D-6AER

Civpilot

5,317 posts

125 months

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I have the following:-

Frogman (225) Dawn Black (Jap market with carbon casket)
6900MS-1 "Men in rusty Black"
Mudman Solar, 6 band atomic
Mudman (modded with neg display and re-coloured case/wording)
Riseman atomic
Gulfman Atomic "Men in Ice White"
5600 solar, Grey Camo
810 Soar atomic

Edited to add pictures...

Group shot...

My customised Mudman, negative display, re-dyed case and re-painted wording...

"Men in Ice White" Gulfman...

My Frog wearing it's custom blue bezel and strap...

And this is what my mudman looked like after 3 days in the bottom of a freezer...


I also have an 8th on the way from Hong Kong right now in the form of a classic Frogman "Men In Black I" (very chuffed as been after an early Frog for a while and this one is mint in it's original box)

In answer to the post of are they any good... yes. They are as good as casio claim them to be. Do what you want to them they will keep going. And if you scratch or damage the case, just call casio and buy a new one as they are not expensive.
I once put one of my mudmans in a bowl of water and then put said bowl in the freezer for several days just to prove how resiliant they are. Only difference to the watch (after I defrosted it by chucking the ice block in a bowl of boiling water) was that it came out cleaner than before.

If someone asks me "how strong are they really" I will sometimes just take the watch off and throw it at the nearest wall. Usually answers their question as stuff like that doesn't bother the watch.

In answer to another question, a good place to get any G is www.tiktox.com . I bought my 6900MS there and the service is second to none, if Keith hasn't got it in stock he can usually get it and his prices are pretty fair.

ps. Quite a few G-shocks are NASA certified, so thats also a good indication of resliance.


Edited by Civpilot on Thursday 13th August 17:54


Edited by Civpilot on Thursday 13th August 17:59

benny.c

2,376 posts

92 months

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Riseman "Men In Ice White: cool


Asterix

20,337 posts

113 months

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Thursday 13th August 2009 quote quote all
Excellent - just ordered one of these from Tiktox (good link that). Perfect for my camping and mountain stuff in the badlands of the UAE smile

Steal of a price as well!



Is this watch technically a G-Shock? Regardless, it's exactly what I was after.


Edit: oops - wrong pic.

Edited by Asterix on Thursday 13th August 15:31

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Civpilot

5,317 posts

125 months

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Pictures now added above

ShadownINja

55,510 posts

167 months

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Civpilot said:
In answer to the post of are they any good... yes. They are as good as casio claim them to be. Do what you want to them they will keep going. And if you scratch or damage the case, just call casio and buy a new one as they are not expensive.
I once put one of my mudmans in a bowl of water and then put said bowl in the freezer for several days just to prove how resiliant they are. Only difference to the watch (after I defrosted it by chucking the ice block in a bowl of boiling water) was that it came out cleaner than before.

If someone asks me "how strong are they really" I will sometimes just take the watch off and throw it at the nearest wall. Usually answers their question as stuff like that doesn't bother the watch.
thumbup

Someone asked me, "Why does your watch look like that?"
I replied, "So I can do this!" and smacked it against the table.
biggrin

cyberface

12,213 posts

142 months

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How accurate are the sensors on these things? Some of them sound quite cool - digital compass, altitude, etc.

I've got a Swatch snowpass with an altitude sensor that I use for skiing but the altitude sensor is pretty inaccurate, really. Just a fun gimmick to watch the hands swing round.

But a proper one would be neat... even better, one with a Snowpass transponder inside would be ideal, but I think only Swatch make those frown

Maxf

7,197 posts

126 months

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I was going to ask the same thing Cyberface. The riseman could be really useful to me if the barometer is anything approaching accurate.

Silver993tt

8,514 posts

124 months

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I don't have a G-Shock but do have this ProTrek, fantastic watch, it's the PRG-120-1BV model:



Edited by Silver993tt on Thursday 13th August 21:06

Chris_H

814 posts

163 months

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Friday 14th August 2009 quote quote all
I have one of these:



I bought it because I like the fact that it's solar powered and atomic.

Motorrad

5,085 posts

72 months

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ShadownINja said:
Really? Not a single mark? Mine's got scuffs all over it from rock climbing.
I haven't actually ground it against rock with my body weight on it.

Just the normal type of abuse I outlined above.

I guess I should try harder!

Pints

15,949 posts

79 months

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While not strictly a G-Shock, I'm close to ordering one of these off eBay. Anybody know if it'll do the job of a cheap G-Shock. I'm not planning on jumping off cliffs but I'm after a cheap weekend knockabout.




ShadownINja

55,510 posts

167 months

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Motorrad said:
ShadownINja said:
Really? Not a single mark? Mine's got scuffs all over it from rock climbing.
I haven't actually ground it against rock with my body weight on it.

Just the normal type of abuse I outlined above.

I guess I should try harder!
hehe

I am impressed that dropping it hasn't put a single mark on it, that's all. smile

Seight_Returns

991 posts

86 months

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Think I need a G-Shock too.

I think I'd like one with an analogue display, solar power and Wave Ceptor receiver. Does this combination exist ?

ShadownINja

55,510 posts

167 months

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  • points up*

Seight_Returns

991 posts

86 months

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ShadownINja said:
*points up*
Ah yes, ahem. My bad.

Very nice and just what I was looking for - my children can wait for new shoes for another month.

ShadownINja

55,510 posts

167 months

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Seight_Returns said:
ShadownINja said:
*points up*
Ah yes, ahem. My bad.

Very nice and just what I was looking for - my children can wait for new shoes for another month.
rofl

They go to school in bare feet, eh? At least it's summer!

darth_pies

566 posts

102 months

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Wearing one of these right now. I love the retro look!


Civpilot

5,317 posts

125 months

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Pints said:
While not strictly a G-Shock, I'm close to ordering one of these off eBay. Anybody know if it'll do the job of a cheap G-Shock. I'm not planning on jumping off cliffs but I'm after a cheap weekend knockabout.

Saying it's "not strictly a G-shock" is incorrect... the correct wording is "It's not a G-Shock" wink

Will it do the job of a G-shock? Well it will tell the time, but other than that it's just a watch made by the same company, and that company don't class it as a "G-Shock" themselves so that alone should answer your question. Simple answer... no it won't. You would break that far easier than you could even mark a G-shock.

Here's a thing for you... if your wearing a G-Shock and you hit your arm hard enough to actually break the watch don't worry about it... your wrist will probably be broken too so the watch is the least of your worries (sounds extreme but they really are THAT tough and shock resitant).

Edited by Civpilot on Friday 14th August 15:41

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