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Thoughts on this sports watch

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
Guys, I need your opinion on a sports watch for the weekends. I found the following watch on Seiya Japan's website for $579. However, on the actual brand website it runs for $450.


http://www.seiyajapan.com/c=hNqWYR9QqY1EbQXmfXeHZjL98/product/G-GW-4000D-1AJF/CASIO-G-shock-GW-4000D-1AJF-MULTI-BAND-6-JAPAN-MADE.html

Would this be a good buy? If not, give me some alternatives in that price range.

For background, I already have an Omega Speedmaster for evenings, and a Seiko Spirit blue dial for work.
post #2 of 15

What does sports watch mean to you? That is has to be ugly?  If so, here's another similar option, though out of your price range:

 

http://www.amazon.com/Casio-MRW200H-1BV-Sport-Analog-Watch/dp/B005JVP0LE/ref=sr_1_2?s=watches&ie=UTF8&qid=1348911968&sr=1-2&keywords=casio

post #3 of 15
$578 bucks for a Casio! Wow!...think I must be out of touch these days. Not a pricing typo is it? That $17 Casio on Amazon is more like it.
post #4 of 15
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Originally Posted by rexthedestroyer View Post

Guys, I need your opinion on a sports watch for the weekends. I found the following watch on Seiya Japan's website for $579. However, on the actual brand website it runs for $450.
http://www.seiyajapan.com/c=hNqWYR9QqY1EbQXmfXeHZjL98/product/G-GW-4000D-1AJF/CASIO-G-shock-GW-4000D-1AJF-MULTI-BAND-6-JAPAN-MADE.html
Would this be a good buy? If not, give me some alternatives in that price range.
For background, I already have an Omega Speedmaster for evenings, and a Seiko Spirit blue dial for work.

Over-priced...
post #5 of 15
Though not a fan of the Casio you posted, I will say I ordered a Seiko Sarb from Seiya recently and I am very impressed with the workmanship of the Japan made watches. The finish, detail and quality far exceed the lower priced watches you find here in America.
post #6 of 15
How about a regular old digital G-shock if you want something like that? You can find them for around $90. It's just as functional, no uglier, nearly indestructible, and a heck of a lot cheaper.
post #7 of 15
Personally, I would only wear the Speedmaster (don't know the exact model you have), since it is a sportwatch and it looks way better than any watch in the price range you suggested. I would get a dressier watch for evenings instead, as needed.
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Originally Posted by rexthedestroyer View Post

Guys, I need your opinion on a sports watch for the weekends. I found the following watch on Seiya Japan's website for $579. However, on the actual brand website it runs for $450.
http://www.seiyajapan.com/c=hNqWYR9QqY1EbQXmfXeHZjL98/product/G-GW-4000D-1AJF/CASIO-G-shock-GW-4000D-1AJF-MULTI-BAND-6-JAPAN-MADE.html
Would this be a good buy? If not, give me some alternatives in that price range.
For background, I already have an Omega Speedmaster for evenings, and a Seiko Spirit blue dial for work.
post #8 of 15

Calling a Speedmaster a sports watch is like saying a cable knit tennis sweater is sportswear. It's just not true in this day and age.

post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post

Calling a Speedmaster a sports watch is like saying a cable knit tennis sweater is sportswear. It's just not true in this day and age.


Have another drink or go over to streetwear, a Speedmaster is one of the most classic sport watches extant. It's like saying a blue blazer is trendy.

post #10 of 15
The speedmaster is a nice watch, but a shitty choice for actual sports. When it was created - before the dawn of digital watches with pinpoint accuracy and features useful for interval training, mileage tracking, or keeping track of sexual conquests, etc. - it was a different story.

So, if the OP is after a "sport watch" that he can wear with a casual outfit - sure, a Speedmaster would be great (and preferable to a Seamaster [with the exception of the no longer producted Great White iteration]). If he is after something to use while actually playing something, it would be terrible.
Edited by acridsheep - 9/29/12 at 12:28pm
post #11 of 15
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Originally Posted by Apollotrader View Post


Have another drink or go over to streetwear, a Speedmaster is one of the most classic sport watches extant. It's like saying a blue blazer is trendy.

It is clearly a classic sport watch, just as the sweater he described is classic sportswear. Also an abacus is a classic tool for computation, a quill is a classic writing implement, a horse is classic transportation and cow dung is a classic home heating fuel.

Now please excuse me as I classically chop down a tree with my classic axe and classic hand saw, in order to fuel my classic wood-burning stove to cook my classic Northeast American meal of unseasoned boiled root vegetables that I will eat in classically sober fashion while browsing the internet on my classic Apple IIe.
post #12 of 15
Mcbrown, you have real potential. I think we're going to get along just fine.
post #13 of 15
Thread Starter 
Wow, i guess I am just out of touch. I though (think) that this Casio is a beautiful watch. Now the price issue is bit more bothersome. I've had regular G-Shocks in the past, and they wre functional albeit clunky. The one i posted seems sleeker and nicer.

I'll have to reconsider. I'd love to find this watch somewhere for $300.
post #14 of 15
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Originally Posted by acridsheep View Post

The speedmaster is a nice watch, but a shitty choice for actual sports. When it was created - before the dawn of digital watches with pinpoint accuracy and features useful for interval training, mileage tracking, or keeping track of sexual conquests, etc. - it was a different story.
So, if the OP is after a "sport watch" that he can wear with a casual outfit - sure, a Speedmaster would be great (and preferable to a Seamaster [with the exception of the no longer producted Great White iteration]). If he is after something to use while actually playing something, it would be terrible.

 

This.

 

Get a good-looking cheap or mid-range (for the brand) Casio or Timex ($20-$100) if it's for actual sports.

post #15 of 15
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Originally Posted by mcbrown View Post

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Originally Posted by Apollotrader View Post


Have another drink or go over to streetwear, a Speedmaster is one of the most classic sport watches extant. It's like saying a blue blazer is trendy.

It is clearly a classic sport watch, just as the sweater he described is classic sportswear. Also an abacus is a classic tool for computation, a quill is a classic writing implement, a horse is classic transportation and cow dung is a classic home heating fuel.

Now please excuse me as I classically chop down a tree with my classic axe and classic hand saw, in order to fuel my classic wood-burning stove to cook my classic Northeast American meal of unseasoned boiled root vegetables that I will eat in classically sober fashion while browsing the internet on my classic Apple IIe.

 

Luddite.

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