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Mudman module 3031.

Post by Brian D » Tue Dec 22, 2009 10:51 am

Thought I'd dig this one up from before the crash :lol: .

Almost 30 years ago Mr. Nakaido of the G-Shock development team wanted to challenge the thinking that watches were thin and fragile. In doing so he came up with the idea of the "Triple Ten", which was to build a watch which had 10 years of life, water resistance to 10ATM, and be able to handle a drop of 10 meters high and survive. In 1983 the very first G-Shock was marketed as the DW-5000. There has been over 30 models of the G-Shock released since then, with features ranging from a barometric pressure sonsor to mud-proof watches highly resistant to mud and dirt. Which brings us to what is probably my favorite G-Shock the Mudman, and the 3031 module.

Size of the Mudman is 52mmx46.3mmx16.3mm and weighing 56g. So what makes it mud resistant? The seals on this watch are much thicker, nearly double the diameter of the standard seals used on G-Shocks. This helps to prevent things such as mud, dust or oil from getting to the internals and ruining the watch. Add to that the famous G-Shock resin casing and what more could you ask for. There have been a few complaints of the buttons being a bit harder to push due to the thicker seals but once you get used to them you don't even really notice. Also after pushing on them several times while wearing it they do become a little easier to push. If you still have a problem with the buttons after this, hit the weights . Now on to the many features of this module.

As with most G-Shocks it is shock resistant, water resistant to 200M, you can toggle between Standard Time and DST and you can set the time to be displayed in either 12 or 24 hour timekeeping. It is a standard G-Shock which will require a battery change from time to time. I've had mine for a little over 2 years now and it is still going strong. When the time does come for a battery change I'll post up how long the original one lasted on mine.

To start off you need to set your Home City. You set this by finding the UTC zone that corresponds to where you live. For myself it is UTC-6 hours. Then you can set the correct time and date.

Next is the World Time mode. This has 48 cities and 29 time zones programmed into the watch. A great feature if you do a lot of traveling and you don't feel like having to reset you're watch every time you cross a different time zone. In this mode you toggle up or down to the desired city or country even and the correct time will be displayed. If your home city is set to NYC and you are flying to Hawaii then toggle to HNL and the time will be set to the correct time zone for as long as you leave it there. Or set it for a specific time zone in case you need to contact someone and you want to make sure you won't be calling them at 3:00 am in the morning.

Next is the Countdown Timer. This is the feature that I use the most. Progammable from 1 minute to 24 hours and can even be programmed to the second. At work this feature is a huge plus when running more than one machine during the night. If one machine has a short cycle time and the other machine runs for say 1hr ans 7min you can program the CDT for that time and when it is done it will beep for about 10 seconds. When it is done beeping it will reset to the original time. Or you can turn on the Auto Repeat Function, which will start the CDT over again for you. Also the time of day is displayed at the top while in this mode.

Up next is the Stopwatch mode. Actually there are two stopwatch modes. Both STW modes have elapsed time, split times and two finishes. STW1 has a Auto-Start feature and the display range is 999 hrs, 59 min, 59.99 sec. That's a LOT of time for a STW and I'm not sure if you would ever need that much but better to have and not need than need and not have I always say :wink: .

Now we come to the 5 alarms on this module. There is the standard daily alarm where you can set the hour and minutes. Then there is the snooze alarm, which we all hit for about an extra 30 minutes after it goes off . Then the date alarm where you set the day of the month, hour and minutes for this alarm. Then the 1-Month Alarm which will cause the alarm to sound eveyday for the time you set but only for the month that you set. Last is the Monthly Alarm. In this setting the alarm will sound every month on the time you set on the day you set it to. Lots of alarm options with this watch that can be used for anything from hourly settings to monthly alarms.

The Flash Alert is a nice little feature that when turned on the Dual Illuminator will flash for the Alarms, Hourly Time Signal, STW and CDT Alarm. This can be turned on or off for each individual mode to your liking.

Last is the Auto Dual Illuminator. Like other Auto EL G's to use this feature you hold the upper right button down until the "Auto EL" comes on in the upper right hand corner. Now when you angle your watch towards your face to see the time the Dual Illuminator will automatically light up. Nice little feature if you don't feel like fumbling around for the light button.

So there is the G-Mudman module 3031. Personally one of the best modules around IMO and one of the most bullet proof for standing up to lots of abuse. Here are some pic of my G-9000MC-3 green camo Mudman, along with a crappy pic of the Dual Illuminator . For a watch this size it sits rather well on my 6.5" wrists.
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Re: Mudman module 3031.

Post by jimyritz » Tue Dec 22, 2009 11:55 am

Brian,

Have to admit that I know nothing about G-Shocks..

Thanks for the great review and information on the Mudman...

Never really thought about one but with two little kids
I think I may need to add one for the weekends, etc..Although,
52MM would be fairly big on my 6.75" wrist. :think:

What do you think?

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Re: Mudman module 3031.

Post by Pasquale » Tue Dec 22, 2009 11:59 am

Luigi has the same piece Brian

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takes a licking and keeps on ticking :grin:
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Re: Mudman module 3031.

Post by Brian D » Wed Dec 23, 2009 12:54 am

jimyritz wrote:52MM would be fairly big on my 6.75" wrist. :think:

What do you think?

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My wrist is 6.5" and you can see how it fits on mine. It wears just fine for me. I think people are put off a bit by the size but there are no traditional lugs so to speak so it doesn't look quite as big on the wrist. Not sure if that makes sense but that it what I have noticed.
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Re: Mudman module 3031.

Post by Brian D » Wed Dec 23, 2009 12:57 am

patstarrx wrote:Luigi has the same piece Brian

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So young and the big man has great taste already :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :love:
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Re: Mudman module 3031.

Post by BSears » Wed Dec 23, 2009 2:22 pm

Good stuff Brian. Off hand, do you know what module is in the new atomic/solar frogman? Been seriously thinking about picking one up even though I already have the atomic/solar mudman (GW-9000A). Heard any reviews about the frogman or is it still the premier g-shock it has always been?

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Post by Pasquale » Wed Dec 23, 2009 8:40 pm

Thanks dudes

Brian whats up with these frogmans.. dying for one but $500?? are they worth it?
please dont yell at me :mrgreen:
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Re: Mudman module 3031.

Post by Brian D » Thu Dec 24, 2009 8:39 am

BSears wrote:Good stuff Brian. Off hand, do you know what module is in the new atomic/solar frogman? Been seriously thinking about picking one up even though I already have the atomic/solar mudman (GW-9000A). Heard any reviews about the frogman or is it still the premier g-shock it has always been?

P, awesome pic of Luigi! :thumbsup:
Brad the module number for the Froggie is 3184. I've read about a few people on WUS who pick it up and they seemed to be happy with it. I haven't been on WUS much lately so maybe I'll have to check out the G forum and see if anyone has written a review yet. Personally, the Frogman has never really appealed to me. I know it has a huge following and everybody raves about but to me, meh :snooty: .
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Re: Mudman module 3031.

Post by Brian D » Thu Dec 24, 2009 8:42 am

patstarrx wrote:Thanks dudes

Brian whats up with these frogmans.. dying for one but $500?? are they worth it?
please dont yell at me :mrgreen:
Personally, I think you could spend that money on a different watch. The Froggie has a pretty huge following but it never really appealed to me. And as much as I like my G's I just can't justify spending the much for a digital watch. Just my humble opinion brother :thumbsup:
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Re: Mudman module 3031.

Post by Pasquale » Thu Dec 24, 2009 8:46 am

Brian D wrote:
patstarrx wrote:Thanks dudes

Brian whats up with these frogmans.. dying for one but $500?? are they worth it?
please dont yell at me :mrgreen:
Personally, I think you could spend that money on a different watch. The Froggie has a pretty huge following but it never really appealed to me. And as much as I like my G's I just can't justify spending the much for a digital watch. Just my humble opinion brother :thumbsup:
Noted, that "humble opinion" means alot coming from you G-MASTER (bow)
But im digging the size and color (BLACK) of that Froggie :mrgreen:
Man where can i get a HUGE G-SHOCK w/o feeling a major blow in the pockets??
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Re: Mudman module 3031.

Post by Brian D » Fri Dec 25, 2009 10:38 am

patstarrx wrote:
Brian D wrote:
patstarrx wrote:Thanks dudes

Brian whats up with these frogmans.. dying for one but $500?? are they worth it?
please dont yell at me :mrgreen:
Personally, I think you could spend that money on a different watch. The Froggie has a pretty huge following but it never really appealed to me. And as much as I like my G's I just can't justify spending the much for a digital watch. Just my humble opinion brother :thumbsup:
Noted, that "humble opinion" means alot coming from you G-MASTER (bow)
But im digging the size and color (BLACK) of that Froggie :mrgreen:
Man where can i get a HUGE G-SHOCK w/o feeling a major blow in the pockets??
The DW-6900 has always been a fairly chucnky watch and there is now a solar/atomic version the GW-6900.

http://www.nywatchstore.com/gw69001.html

Also you could look into the Pathfinder watches. They are not G's but they are pretty large on the diameter side and many now come with the solar/atomic feature as well.

http://www.nywatchstore.com/caspat.html
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Re: Mudman module 3031.

Post by jimyritz » Fri Dec 25, 2009 11:18 am

Looks like Casio came out with a new frogman w/the 3184 module, retail $700..

here's a link to Seiya Japan...

http://www.seiyajapan.com/c=mWm6bf8AOZA ... OGMAN.html

They also came out with the GIEZ, Ret $300...

Giez:
http://www.nywatchstore.com/cagshgiwawoa.html

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Re: Mudman module 3031.

Post by BSears » Sat Dec 26, 2009 3:12 pm

jimyritz wrote:Looks like Casio came out with a new frogman w/the 3184 module, retail $700..

here's a link to Seiya Japan...

http://www.seiyajapan.com/c=mWm6bf8AOZA ... OGMAN.html

They also came out with the GIEZ, Ret $300...

Giez:
http://www.nywatchstore.com/cagshgiwawoa.html

Mike
Don't quote me on this but I think the prices on the gwf-1000 froggie (the new, non-le version) is a little cheaper now. The only reason the prices on the froggies stay so freakin high is simply demand, there're very little differences, aside from a few add'l features on the new froggie, in the froggie & the gulfman. Personally, I like the MRG series better than the Giez, but then there's a big price diff too. If the prices on the new froggies comes down, I'm snagging one, but I'm hesitant to drop $500+ on a digital. All in my humble opinion of course.
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Re: Mudman module 3031.

Post by Pasquale » Sat Dec 26, 2009 5:29 pm

Brian D wrote:
patstarrx wrote:
Brian D wrote:
patstarrx wrote:Thanks dudes

Brian whats up with these frogmans.. dying for one but $500?? are they worth it?
please dont yell at me :mrgreen:
Personally, I think you could spend that money on a different watch. The Froggie has a pretty huge following but it never really appealed to me. And as much as I like my G's I just can't justify spending the much for a digital watch. Just my humble opinion brother :thumbsup:
Noted, that "humble opinion" means alot coming from you G-MASTER (bow)
But im digging the size and color (BLACK) of that Froggie :mrgreen:
Man where can i get a HUGE G-SHOCK w/o feeling a major blow in the pockets??
The DW-6900 has always been a fairly chucnky watch and there is now a solar/atomic version the GW-6900.

http://www.nywatchstore.com/gw69001.html

Also you could look into the Pathfinder watches. They are not G's but they are pretty large on the diameter side and many now come with the solar/atomic feature as well.

http://www.nywatchstore.com/caspat.html

Got the 6900 thanks Brian :thumbsup:
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Re: Mudman module 3031.

Post by jimyritz » Sun Dec 27, 2009 3:03 am

BSears wrote:
jimyritz wrote:Looks like Casio came out with a new frogman w/the 3184 module, retail $700..

here's a link to Seiya Japan...

http://www.seiyajapan.com/c=mWm6bf8AOZA ... OGMAN.html

They also came out with the GIEZ, Ret $300...

Giez:
http://www.nywatchstore.com/cagshgiwawoa.html

Mike
Don't quote me on this but I think the prices on the gwf-1000 froggie (the new, non-le version) is a little cheaper now. The only reason the prices on the froggies stay so freakin high is simply demand, there're very little differences, aside from a few add'l features on the new froggie, in the froggie & the gulfman. Personally, I like the MRG series better than the Giez, but then there's a big price diff too. If the prices on the new froggies comes down, I'm snagging one, but I'm hesitant to drop $500+ on a digital. All in my humble opinion of course.
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If the price of the froggie comes down I would snag one, too...Keep me posted if you find one at a good price...

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Re: Mudman module 3031.

Post by BSears » Tue Dec 29, 2009 8:45 am

jimyritz wrote:
BSears wrote:
jimyritz wrote:Looks like Casio came out with a new frogman w/the 3184 module, retail $700..

here's a link to Seiya Japan...

http://www.seiyajapan.com/c=mWm6bf8AOZA ... OGMAN.html

They also came out with the GIEZ, Ret $300...

Giez:
http://www.nywatchstore.com/cagshgiwawoa.html

Mike
Don't quote me on this but I think the prices on the gwf-1000 froggie (the new, non-le version) is a little cheaper now. The only reason the prices on the froggies stay so freakin high is simply demand, there're very little differences, aside from a few add'l features on the new froggie, in the froggie & the gulfman. Personally, I like the MRG series better than the Giez, but then there's a big price diff too. If the prices on the new froggies comes down, I'm snagging one, but I'm hesitant to drop $500+ on a digital. All in my humble opinion of course.
:mrgreen:
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If the price of the froggie comes down I would snag one, too...Keep me posted if you find one at a good price...

Cheers
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Post by Pasquale » Tue Dec 29, 2009 11:48 am

Just seen a few BNIB Froggies and Flea bay for about $250.00
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Post by Tallguy » Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:06 am

botach tactical is a great priced source for some of these... :thumbsup:

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