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      04-12-2014, 11:03 PM   #1
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Gshock Watches?

Hey guys I know these aren't the best watches, but I need some advice. I am looking for a decent looking tough watch. I will be using it for skiing, mountain biking, camping, etc. I've heard a lot of good things about the gshocks. Do you have any advice on which gshock i should get? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Hey guys I know these aren't the best watches, but I need some advice. I am looking for a decent looking tough watch. I will be using it for skiing, mountain biking, camping, etc. I've heard a lot of good things about the gshocks. Do you have any advice on which gshock i should get? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
I think a G-Shock is going to be as good as a watch needs to be. Sure, there are different kinds and styles of watches and there are more luxurious watches, but probably not better watches. In 2014, it's very, very difficult to find a watch that's actually not very good at being that which a watch must need to be.

Don't let yourself be duped into equating the price of a watch with it's actually being better. You'll spend a lot of money only to have your expectations dashed if you do that. I'm not telling you not to spend a lot of money on a watch. By all means have at it if you want to. I'm telling you not to expect the watch to be better just because it cost a lot of money. Spending more money doesn't buy you better timekeeping or greater longevity or all that much of anything else that tangibly improves a watch in ways that'll matter in one person's lifetime.

From a watch guy's standpoint, there's not much reason I know of to prefer one G-Shock over the other for skiing purposes. That isn't to say there are no such reasons, but that I haven't ever thought about watches and skiing. I wear a Sub when I go skiing, so you can tell that a purpose built ski watch isn't something I've focused one. Sorry.

Were I choosing any Casio specifically for skiing, I'd probably pick a Pathfinder or Protek model. These seem like good choices to me.

All the best.

Casio Protek PAG240B-2 (~$200)



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you could look into Suunto's if you want something different, especially if you're active

http://www.suunto.com/
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      04-13-2014, 06:44 PM   #4
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+1 on Suunto watches!! I have a couple of them, but i also own a G-Shock. You're not going to go wrong with either option.
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      04-14-2014, 08:58 PM   #5
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Thanks guys the Suuntos look perfect for my needs! Now I just have to decided which one.
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Hey guys I know these aren't the best watches, but I need some advice. I am looking for a decent looking tough watch. I will be using it for skiing, mountain biking, camping, etc. I've heard a lot of good things about the gshocks. Do you have any advice on which gshock i should get? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
I'm a firefighter and I use G- shock at work and I love it, it's a perfect watch if you use it for rough activities!
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You could always get a Ploprof if you want to completely blow the budget, it's indestructible. With that and a G-Wagon you could invade Poland.
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You could always get a Ploprof if you want to completely blow the budget, it's indestructible. With that and a G-Wagon you could invade Poland.
Well awesome watch but since I'm not interested in Poland or feeling the price tag I'll have to pass.
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I have the G-Shock GW3500B. It's digital and analog. LCD digital displays are difficult to read with polarized sunglasses or goggles. With this one, you can read the analog time without taking off your goggles.
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^ I have the same G-Shock, a great watch!
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Well awesome watch but since I'm not interested in Poland or feeling the price tag I'll have to pass.
Was joking for sure, sweet time piece but not what you're looking for. If you're still looking for other options, check out Nixon SS:

http://www.nixon.com/us/en/mens/watc...ku=A3601428-00

Honestly the fact that I recommended you invade Poland then suggested a watch called the SS is purely coincidence.
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You could also check out an old school Freestyle / Shark or Ice. I've got a lot of fancy things in my winder but wear one of those on a daily basis to the gym.

EDIT: I was looking at something else on eBay and just discovered Ice did a BMW watch, see below. Not exactly my style but maybe worth a look.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-MENS-ICE...item4ad3274f53

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Thanks for all the responses guys!

I've got it down to 2 choices:

GA1000FC-1A or Suunto Core All Black

http://http://www.gshock.com/watches...on/GA1000FC-1A

http://http://www.suunto.com/en-US/Products/Sports-Watches/Suunto-Core/Suunto-Core-All-Black/?categoryId=3
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Go for the Suunto, much more unique.
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Go for the Suunto, much more unique.
Agree would recommend positive display vs negative. The black dial is hard to read in low light.
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Agree with Semi-Poor. I have the Core all black, love the watch but the negative display can be hard to see at times.
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Go for the Suunto, much more unique.
Agreed. However, I don't think twice about a $100 Casio, whereas I might for a $300 Suunto. Mine is also light as a feather. My co-worker's Suunto weighs a metric ton.

I have the G-Shock Atomic Solar. No battery worries, no timekeeping worries. Yes, I'm lazy when it comes to my timepieces.
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I love my Gshock but the light on it is useless. But watch wise it is as good as they are. Great watch.
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G-Shock are great watches for the price... they really take a beating and never give up.

You might want to check out 5.11 watches.. they are pretty good too.
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I just picked this up for my Kilimanjaro hike:



Its super light, way lighter than my Tag.
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The new Rangeman series is a lot of fun. I got this Navy series version yesterday, alt/temp/barometer/solar/radio auto time set/compass.

The negative display is not easy to read, but willing to deal with it for the improved appearance. It's huge however, GMT on a Hodinkee Horween strap here for reference.
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