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rutteger
2011-04-18, 22:10
Interested as to the general opinion on here, do people prefer metal cased g-shocks or resin cased g-shocks. I know some are metal and resin but let's have no fence sitting here ;)

dkpw
2011-04-20, 15:49
It depends on the model obviously but we're going to get better longevity and case resilience with a metal case. There are of course arguments to say that a resin cased watch would respond to certain types of shock better than metal, but taking the original 10x10x10 design premise, in the real world a G of either kind is going to survive what the owner may not.

Having said that I prefer the heft of a metal case, when I can find or afford them.

rutteger
2011-04-20, 18:57
Interesting points dkpw. Have to say i genereally prefer the resin G-Shocks, for no other reason than the fact in my mind that's what a G-Shock should be clothed in. Suppose it's due to the early Gs being generally resin.

Would agree the metal is perhaps more practical on the durability stakes, as numerous crumbled bezels would attest to.

Guess the resin is also generally lighter and more comfortable. So used to wearing a resin G it seems unusual when I wear something like my stainless seiko diver.

Plus I've yet to find a metal G I really like....

disavowed
2012-01-06, 20:59
Metal or Resin?

Yes.

rutteger
2012-01-07, 12:48
Not a huge number of votes but looks like metal is streets ahead. Interesting because for me at least G-Shock is synomous with resin...

Bubbly Tubs
2012-01-07, 18:13
I only like resin G's metal ones just seem wrong. Not to say I won't own one at some point but for now 40+ G's and all resin

seanobsdot
2012-01-08, 12:57
i like the resin but..... metal is in gulfmans, frogmans, and other g's i think the combo of both makes for a reallly nice watch

rutteger
2012-01-08, 20:44
i like the resin but..... metal is in gulfmans, frogmans, and other g's i think the combo of both makes for a reallly nice watch

Good point that most have some metal in, if only buttons and caseback. should've been more specific.

What I meant was either a watch with a resin band and bezel like the classic DW-5200

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Or all metal like this MR-G

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macspite
2012-01-09, 17:21
But sean is right (I think) when it comes to froggies and the like where a titanium body is barely concealed beneath an off-the-shoulder resin bezel. I would certainly class those as metal resin hybrids. If you consider the bezel as decoration then frogs are definitely metal, just less so than those Gs with metal body and stainless bands :)

rutteger
2012-01-09, 19:03
But sean is right (I think) when it comes to froggies and the like where a titanium body is barely concealed beneath an off-the-shoulder resin bezel. I would certainly class those as metal resin hybrids. If you consider the bezel as decoration then frogs are definitely metal, just less so than those Gs with metal body and stainless bands :)

I think I should've thought this through more fully :p What I really meant was the outer finish, i.e. band and bezel. Although things like the Frog do have some exposed metal many (most?) would consider them to be predominately a resin watch (due to resin band and bezel). Should perhaps have put an option in for resin / metal band and bezel (like some MT-G and so on) but wanted a straight either / or vote.

disavowed
2012-01-09, 22:48
Dumb question perhaps...

Is there an all metal G - i.e. w/ an all metal case?

I would think the case composition (primary part) should govern its resin or metal classification... not bezel or bracelet/strap.

I agree that there should be/are hybrids.

Pardon the post if already addressed.

GTR83
2012-01-10, 00:31
I voted for resin, since to me, it is what makes the G-Shocks what they are. We are not as afraid to damage the resin on a G-Shock while wearing it than an all metal one (a la the MRGs). Spare resin sets are also way cheaper. Once we get to wear all metal G-Shocks we start worrying about scratching them and that diminishes the advantage of wearing a G-Shock to other watches. Though I don't baby my metal Seiko watches - these guys are also almost as tough as G-Shocks! Maybe put them in a resin case then I'll have the toughest automatics in the world? :p

rutteger
2012-01-10, 09:44
Dumb question perhaps...

Is there an all metal G - i.e. w/ an all metal case?

I would think the case composition (primary part) should govern its resin or metal classification... not bezel or bracelet/strap.

I agree that there should be/are hybrids.

Pardon the post if already addressed.

Not a dumb question at all.

There are indeed some Gs which have all metal case and band. One example would be the uber rare Frogman MRG-1100-2.

1396

Then there are many like the MTG910D (which I'm sure you know well :D ) which are mostly metal cases and bands with some resin.

1397

Next up you get a lot of the screwback models, thing like the old screwback DW-5600 and Frogs with metal cases but resin band and bezels. Pictured below you can see a DW-5200 without bezel.

1398

Last but not least you get what probably makes the bulk of the current G-Shock line. Plastic cases, metal back attached by screws, resin band and bezel. Pic of my old Wademan (pre-cleaning) showing plastic case and resin band - although of course this model is unusual since it has a metal compass / bezel ring.

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disavowed
2012-01-10, 10:47
Thanks for the breakdown!

Excellent thread!

disavowed
2012-01-11, 04:42
Footnote...

And I agree - some have partial-metal cases, like the GravDefier I posted, and the MTG's, but that Frog is definitely all metal...

Not that a combo (hybrid) isn't preferable for me, insofar as I like the lighter weight.

Olivier
2012-01-14, 12:21
In my opinion, metal strap should only be used with MR-G watches.
For all other models, resin remains the best choice :rolleyes: