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G shock appreciation

Post by deepcdvr » Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:15 am

So... I took a pile of G's I had that were in a various degrees of disrepair to my Chinese watchmaker the other day. Cost me about 150 bucks worth of batteries and bands, but I'm set for a long time to come. Anyway, started wearing my GW-6900 and again came to realize just how cool G-shocks are. I don't know how much this thing cost me originally, but it is solar rechargeable, 200 meter resistant, hooks up with a satellite six times a day so time is always spot on and it is virtually indestructible. Fckn' cool.

We have a lot of ballers around here and some bad ass watches, but at the end of the day, you just can't beat THE G.

What's your favorite G-shock?


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Post by Jeep99dad » Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:26 am

That one you have posted above is awesome. It was one of my two favorite gshocks I owned. I gave it to be of my friend who really is enjoying it.
Otherwise my fave is my Riseman.
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Post by apnk » Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:32 am

My favorites:

Spring colors 5600
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DW7900
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and a GW6900
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Post by smalls » Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:32 am

Favorite would be the riseman followed closely by the 6900. Two of the best imo.

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Post by MickeyKeys » Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:37 am

My only one is my fave . . . GW-5600J
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Solar and remote sync'd like yours . . . also had the battery iteration back in the late 80's.

When I got a c-card, even though I had a 5513 Sub on my wrist and a Suunto dive computer next to my depth gauge, the "G" was always in my BC pocket as a backup on every dive..
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Post by dshap » Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:39 am

You guys see this new model yet? It has a vibrating alarm.

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Post by BSears » Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:45 am

You can't beat a G. My fave - the reverse display muddy.

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Post by smalls » Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:06 pm

dshap wrote:You guys see this new model yet? It has a vibrating alarm.

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:lol: it actually says Vibrator at the bottom. Wonder how many wives will be asking for this model :thumbsup:

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Post by marchone » Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:32 pm

This one is on my short list. Stealthy.

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Post by jeckyll » Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:39 pm

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Post by rockmastermike » Sun Feb 24, 2013 2:24 pm

I've had a few in my time: riseman, mudman, gulfman, 5600, pathfinder, etc and I'd have to say my favorites were the gulfies followed by the riseman

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Post by rockmastermike » Sun Feb 24, 2013 2:25 pm

jeckyll wrote:Image

The Rescue. Hard to beat.
this will probably be my next one, I really like it!

Believe or not, Pam said something about a baby-g last week as an beater when she's not wearing here seamaster

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Post by jad3703 » Sun Feb 24, 2013 2:27 pm

My beloved and departed Mudman; didn't make it out of my last tour in the Sandbox :crybaby:

Have to get myself another one soon ... it freaking rocked. In fact, all of my Gs have been monster watches that have never let me down, evah!

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Post by CGSshorty » Sun Feb 24, 2013 3:38 pm

Crappy picture, but I love the dark green on this one. The negative display is a pain in the ass though.
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Post by deepcdvr » Sun Feb 24, 2013 3:53 pm

Jeep99dad wrote:That one you have posted above is awesome. It was one of my two favorite gshocks I owned. I gave it to be of my friend who really is enjoying it.
Otherwise my fave is my Riseman.
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I almost bought one last week at the exchange. Glad I didn't, though, they wanted 180 bucks for it. Just saw one online for 159 :cheers:
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Post by deepcdvr » Sun Feb 24, 2013 3:54 pm

CGSshorty wrote:Crappy picture, but I love the dark green on this one. The negative display is a pain in the ass though.
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Yep - not a fan of negative displays. Great in theory, horrible in practice
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Post by CGSshorty » Sun Feb 24, 2013 3:58 pm

deepcdvr wrote:
CGSshorty wrote:Crappy picture, but I love the dark green on this one. The negative display is a pain in the ass though.
Yep - not a fan of negative displays. Great in theory, horrible in practice
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Post by jeckyll » Sun Feb 24, 2013 4:04 pm

CGSshorty wrote:
deepcdvr wrote:
CGSshorty wrote:Crappy picture, but I love the dark green on this one. The negative display is a pain in the ass though.
Yep - not a fan of negative displays. Great in theory, horrible in practice
Thank God my office is well lit.
I don't mind the one on my 7900, but I do use the light whenever I feel the need ;)
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Post by kfalk » Sun Feb 24, 2013 4:04 pm

I have a few, all are too good to let go. Totally agree with negative display. Hard to read, but love the coolness factor.

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Post by deepcdvr » Sun Feb 24, 2013 4:07 pm

jad3703 wrote:My beloved and departed Mudman; didn't make it out of my last tour in the Sandbox :crybaby:

Have to get myself another one soon ... it freaking rocked. In fact, all of my Gs have been monster watches that have never let me down, evah!

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Post by Hornet01 » Sun Feb 24, 2013 4:10 pm

While I don't currently have a G-Shock in the collection, I have nothing but respect for them. They accompanied me through the majority of my military career and never let me down. Solid stuff. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Post by SCM64 » Sun Feb 24, 2013 4:32 pm

Have always loved G's like most guys. I like all of mine and put me in the camp that negative displays are probably not worth the cool factor.

The 6900 might be the perfect G as the size is manageable, and everything is rounded, so it's very sleek.

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My wife wears a negative display 5600 i'll have to take photos of. It's beat to shit but runs great. With the time synching, alarm and timing functions, it's the perfect watch for her.
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Post by jad3703 » Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:20 pm

deepcdvr wrote:
jad3703 wrote:My beloved and departed Mudman; didn't make it out of my last tour in the Sandbox :crybaby:

Have to get myself another one soon ... it freaking rocked. In fact, all of my Gs have been monster watches that have never let me down, evah!

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Thanks, Paul. Yep, that's the same as my departed Mudman. Unfortunately, he does not ship north of the border.

Merde.

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