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    Looking for a first G-Shock

    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...&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

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    Welcome to the site Chris 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=....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...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=....c0.m270.l1313


    Sure there are other options, hopefully someone else will make more suggestions
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    Did someone say they wanted another opinion?

    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:



    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!

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    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...h/-/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

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    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!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisD View Post
    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-1...709266&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-S...709572&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....


    Quote Originally Posted by macspite View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisD View Post
    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...h/-/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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    notice the analog preference went right over my head

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    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-Sola...item1e69f62a36

    Or a

    G-SHOCK CASIO X-LARGE BLACK WATCH GSHOCK GA110-1A BNIB
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/G-SHOCK-CASI...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

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    Two good choice, you'll not go wrong with either

    Quick guide on G-Shock model numbers here. 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.
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