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  • Premier Icon bruneep
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    which one?

    pk-ripper
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    the one you like the most?

    RudeBoy
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    Big fat chunky one.

    GNARGNAR
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    Were they always expensive or did they become cool at some stage?

    TooTall
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    Get a solar powered one – the lack of battery is great. G Shock are the only watch I’ve not busted beyond use.

    xcstu
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    Recommend the G Shock G-9200…. have had so long the 10 year battery has just been replaced!! also have a G Shock Mudman… Both do the job nicely 😉

    Premier Icon CHB
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    Second idea of solar power, also if you can get one with Waveceptor then thats cool, as it is ALWAYS the right time to the exact second.

    MrNutt
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    I broke my old (very chunky) G-Shock, snapped the strap and managed to get the button ripped off the front by a lathe whilst turning farmhouse dining table legs.

    Oxboy
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    Had a G-Shock for a couple of years a big fat black plastic jobbie, tough as fook, cost me £60 from ‘The Argos’ great for riding, working and other manly pusuits grrrrr!

    carbon
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    I have killed several watches in the past from mountain biking. Normally the metal strap wears out with too much off road use.

    So I got one of these : http://www.amazon.co.uk/Casio-GW-1400DU-1AVER-G-SHOCK-Combi-Bracelet/dp/B000KLJVP4 It looks pretty smart and seems rugged enough to survive lots of knocks. Solar powered and Waveceptor.

    sc-xc
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    The solar power is shit.

    I am sick of having to put it under a light because it runs out juice. Who wears their watch over their shirtsleeves?

    carbon
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    Maybe you have short arms. 😀

    Premier Icon bruneep
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    or long sleeves

    cheers will look into those

    Slacks
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    Solar Power is not great. Gave up on mine in the end. Working nights might have been a issue.

    IcarusGreen
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    I’ve had my G-Shock for years, it’s never broken and has had some real serious abuse. Just get the one that does what you want or that you like. I would also recomend a Suunto, although these are much more pricey, they are the watch for the outdoors.

    aviemoron
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    I use a Mudman for work, generally ok for a digi (still prefer analogue) but when working hard in Scottish conditions i.e. normally cool, it steams up and is unreadable!

    I have an MTG something or other I bought off here – had it a year or so I think, give or take, solar and waveceptor. Never had any problems with it, the solar seems to last forever, although knowing it’s always right means I have no excuse for being late.

    Philby
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    Had a G-Shock for a few years mainly to use for cycling as my Omega was getting bashed. Last year suddenly started getting very bad rashes from the G-Shock’s strap, so might be something to consider if you have sensitive skin.

    Premier Icon Too_Punk_To_Funk
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    I have one of these.

    Replaced a Series 1 (Original) Animal watch which was amazingly long lived. I had another Animal watch in the middle but the quality wasn’t the same.

    Really happy with it so far. But it has a few years to go before it really proves itself 🙂

    TooTall
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    So – to quantify solar powered watches:

    If you are not a frikkin nightstalker and you are the sort of person who wears short sleeves occasionally, you’ll be fine. If you are a nightstalker or you have short arms / 24 hr a day sleeve-wearing sort, then you might not like the idea. I’ve worn the solar one for almost 2 yrs non stop and never had it anything other than fully charged.

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    i hate waveceptor watches, never had one reliable, it’s not hard to alter the time on a regular watch now is it?

    I got the GW-002E-1VER 2 years ago. It is Waveceptor and solar power and is quite simply awesome. It cost me £34 from Amazon.

    In ‘normal’ use, under jackets, long sleeve tops etc. (rarely shirts)- using the light on a not infrequent basis, I’ve never seen the battery indicator less than ‘High’. I’ve found the Waveceptor function to be flawless. Never had a problem getting a signal anywhere in the UK, anywhere in the house. I now have a watch which I never have to worry about, and I know is to-the-second accurate.

    Took it to Europe (Amsterdam) and it worked fine. In the USA it admittedly didn’t get a signal, but it didn’t lose any time over the week we were there.

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