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ChrisD
2012-01-15, 06:10
Hello, I am looking for my first G-Shock.

Features that I need are military time, and date and time. I work as a Corrections Officer.

My current watch is a cheapie from Target, but it has a nice analog face, with a digital military time slot, and a digital date/day slot. These features are key for me.

I would prefer a stainless band with black resin centers of the links, if you know what I mean.
An analog face, with digital military time slot
date/day can be either analog or digital doesn't matter


The watch in this youtube vid has the basic look I am seeking, but unsure about features/price/model.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=S1Q2Y6FBsOI

Please steer me in the right direction, there are hundreds of g-shocks out there and it is overwhelming, and hard to find the functions and style I am looking for lol

rutteger
2012-01-15, 08:37
Welcome to the site Chris :D G-shock is a good choice for watch in your line of work.

Assume by military time you mean 24 hour time, i.e. 6pm represented as 18:00 etc? All G-shocks are able to represented the time as 24h or AM/Pm so you're good on that one. As for date all g-shocks represent the date in US / ISO format, i.e. MM-DD. Some also have year and a relative few can represent date as DD-MM. Don't think any analog Gs have a analog date window, the date is always displayed digitally.

Anyhow should be able to find an ani/digi G with a stainless / resin band.

The model in the video is the MTG-1500-1AER (as best as I can tell!).

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Price wise USD$540 is about the best this seems to be around for > http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=%22MTG-1500%22&_sacat=0&_odkw=%22MTG-1500*&_osacat=0&_trksid=p3286.c0.m270.l1313


At the more modest end of the scale you could look at the classic G-100.

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This has a resin band and strap, however you should be able to pick one up for well under USD$100 > http://www.ebay.com/sch/Wristwatches-/31387/i.html?_nkw=G-100&_catref=1&_trksid=p3286.c0.m1538

Another option is the GW-3500, from the aviation series

This comes either with a resin strap, for example the GW-3500B-1

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Or stainless strap, for example the GW-3500BD-1

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Price varies on these depending on strap, check them out here > http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=gw-3500&_sacat=31387&_odkw=gw-3500bd&_osacat=31387&_trksid=p3286.c0.m270.l1313


Sure there are other options, hopefully someone else will make more suggestions :D

macspite
2012-01-15, 15:42
Did someone say they wanted another opinion? :encouragement:

I like (and own) the GW-3000B - resin band, solar battery and atomic timekeeping. Easy to read analog hands and date window, sub dial shows 24 hour time. No good for use in unlit areas though. 150 UK - you can reckon that what costs 1 in UK is $1 stateside.

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I believe you can get this with a metal bracelet as well

If you can live with a resin strap and don't want to spend a lot of money the GA-100 series gets you a lot of wrist presence for (relatively) little money - certainly less than $100:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTgtEDwCJZo

The only problem with these is that the fakers are busy making very bad quality copies - often distinguished by the little hand on the sub dial being printed and shown upright, not at rest.

That's my two pennorth / two cents, time for someone else to give their opinions!

ChrisD
2012-01-16, 01:05
Thanks for the replies!

My current watch is a cheap $20 Mossimo that I got from Target. My girlfriend works at Target, so I actually got the watch for $10 with her discount, and then had to spend another $10 at a jewelery store to get the band sized. It has the functions that I wanted (analog face, digital date/day, and digital army time), as well as the Stainless/black resin look that I was after. But it is cheap, and definetely will not last through cell extractions, and hands on ICS's with inmates which is unfortunately part of my everyday job as a Corrections Officer.

Here is a link to the Mossimo watch
http://www.target.com/p/Silver-Metal-Black-Inlay-Round-Case-Black-Dial-Analog-Digital-Round-Watch/-/A-10348362

Obviously my dream watch is the MTG-1500-1AER, but with a $550+ pricetag it is out of my price range.

I really like the Stainless bands, but am really starting to appreciate the Resin bands. They seem like they may be more durable, comfortable, and affordable.

What would be a good idea for a watch that is:
$200ish range
Analog face
Digital date/day
Digital army time
Illumination, at least a little bit if possible

The GA-100 looks like a good starting point, but I know that there is a perfect G-Shock out there somewhere for less than $500

macspite
2012-01-16, 07:13
I am wondering about your "clients" and whether they will find a metal band easier to undo than a resin band with buckle if they have any reason to try and cause you difficulty. There are always a lot of used shocks being traded on eBay, might be an idea to get one to test the idea of a shock for work before committing serious money.

Also there are a lot more options in the second hand market for ana-digi watches with the features you require. Looking on the bay (and asking in here about anything you see but aren't sure of) should give you a feel for what is available.

Good luck with the search!

rutteger
2012-01-16, 09:37
Thanks for the replies!


I really like the Stainless bands, but am really starting to appreciate the Resin bands. They seem like they may be more durable, comfortable, and affordable.

What would be a good idea for a watch that is:
$200ish range
Analog face
Digital date/day
Digital army time
Illumination, at least a little bit if possible



No problem. Resin is indeed very practical.

Couple more suggestions for you based on the above list.

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G-300 which can do day and date together and has an EL. A bit smaller than the GA-100 - which may or may not be a benefit for you? The model pictured is the G-300ML-1ACR which is available from amazon for USD$99 currently > http://www.amazon.com/Casio-G300ML-1ACR-G-Shock-Analog-Digital-Sports/dp/B003URNOIK/ref=sr_1_41?ie=UTF8&qid=1326709266&sr=8-41


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Another option might be the G-1250D-1A. Know this is stainless rather than resin but it ticks most of the boxes and quite importantly is on amazon for USD$199 which is a pretty good price (retail normally USD$300 plus) > http://www.amazon.com/Casio-Mens-G-Shock-Watch-G1250D-1A/dp/B004O9V7SM/ref=sr_1_70?ie=UTF8&qid=1326709572&sr=8-70

Can't think of much else from the current line up which would meet your specification - of course someone else might have more ideas. There are other Casios outside the g-Shock line which might suit, those from Edifice and other ranges. However sounds like the extra toughness of the G-Shock might be something you need....



Also there are a lot more options in the second hand market for ana-digi watches with the features you require. Looking on the bay (and asking in here about anything you see but aren't sure of) should give you a feel for what is available.

There is always plenty up for grabs on eBay. You might also want to check somewhere out like Macys - think they normally have a reasonably good range of G-Shocks. You could at least get an idea of what was available and / or what you like.

seanobsdot
2012-01-16, 13:27
Thanks for the replies!

My current watch is a cheap $20 Mossimo that I got from Target. My girlfriend works at Target, so I actually got the watch for $10 with her discount, and then had to spend another $10 at a jewelery store to get the band sized. It has the functions that I wanted (analog face, digital date/day, and digital army time), as well as the Stainless/black resin look that I was after. But it is cheap, and definetely will not last through cell extractions, and hands on ICS's with inmates which is unfortunately part of my everyday job as a Corrections Officer.

Here is a link to the Mossimo watch
http://www.target.com/p/Silver-Metal-Black-Inlay-Round-Case-Black-Dial-Analog-Digital-Round-Watch/-/A-10348362

Obviously my dream watch is the MTG-1500-1AER, but with a $550+ pricetag it is out of my price range.

I really like the Stainless bands, but am really starting to appreciate the Resin bands. They seem like they may be more durable, comfortable, and affordable.

What would be a good idea for a watch that is:
$200ish range
Analog face
Digital date/day
Digital army time
Illumination, at least a little bit if possible

The GA-100 looks like a good starting point, but I know that there is a perfect G-Shock out there somewhere for less than $500

@chrisd- if your working asa a corrections officer maybe a mudman woud be a good choice, your not going to be in the mud a lot but the watch itself is very strong

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or a new mudman which costs a bit more
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seanobsdot
2012-01-16, 13:33
notice the analog preference went right over my head

ChrisD
2012-01-16, 19:34
Ok, so after a lot or researching and combing through ebay and amazon, I think I have it narrowed down to two choices.

G-Shock Solar Aviator Aviation G1250D-1A G-1250D-1ADR
http://www.ebay.com/itm/G-Shock-Solar-Aviator-Aviation-G1250D-1A-G-1250D-1ADR-/130626759222?pt=Wristwatches&hash=item1e69f62a36

Or a

G-SHOCK CASIO X-LARGE BLACK WATCH GSHOCK GA110-1A BNIB
http://www.ebay.com/itm/G-SHOCK-CASIO-X-LARGE-BLACK-WATCH-GSHOCK-GA110-1A-BNIB-/220927191370?pt=Wristwatches&hash=item337049694a


I like the metal band of the G1250D, and I like the overall look of the black/red GA110-1A. But I have a question about the GA110 series. Can someone please help me to learb the difference between the 1A, B, and C models? They appear to be the same, except for the price. Is there a benefit or difference between the models? Thank you all for your help, deciding on a G-shock is a tough process lol

rutteger
2012-01-16, 20:53
Two good choice, you'll not go wrong with either :encouragement:

Quick guide on G-Shock model numbers here. (http://www.g-shockzone.com/content.php?151-How-to-decode-your-G-Shock-model-number) The differences between the various models will be cosmetic mostly. The GA-110-1A has a positive digital dial

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And GA-110-1B has a negative digital dial and a slightly different colour dial.

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Couldn't find the 1C but didn't look too hard.

ChrisD
2012-01-17, 01:15
Thanks for the clarification. It appears that the 1c is all black with positive LCD screens

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Casio-G-Shock-X-Large-All-Black-Mens-GA110C-1A-NEW-/230563734521?pt=Wristwatches&hash=item35aeab63f9

TomBoyNI
2012-01-17, 01:39
I have 2 of the GA-100 range, black and white, they are awesome, so will be getting the red, yellow and blue ones too!

Definitely my favourite of the moment although that new mudman is rather special looking too!

rutteger
2012-01-17, 09:35
Thanks for the clarification. It appears that the 1c is all black with positive LCD screens

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Casio-G-Shock-X-Large-All-Black-Mens-GA110C-1A-NEW-/230563734521?pt=Wristwatches&hash=item35aeab63f9

Ah, I see.

Let us know which you decide on!

skidzz
2012-01-17, 14:36
analog displays on the GA 110 are sometimes hard to read IMHO.Although a very nice watch indeed!I have8 of them.Happy hunting!you cant go wrong with a G-Shock!:very_drunk:

Bubbly Tubs
2012-01-17, 14:42
analog displays on the GA 110 are sometimes hard to read IMHO.Although a very nice watch indeed!I have8 of them.Happy hunting!you cant go wrong with a G-Shock!:very_drunk:

EIGHT, I thought I had issues ha ha