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Originally Posted by Belligero View Post

Regrets, Frilly — and you know I love ya — but when I see one of those over-the-top wrist computers, I don't picture "badass Navy SEAL", I picture "Dwight Schrute":



Of course, that might just be due my general impression of the type of humourless forum person that gets a bit TOO into his Casios/Seikos and completely loses connection with reality. On the other hand, you do have some rather decent watches and write amusing stuff, so there's no real risk in going for their most convoluted gadget... probably.

But have you seen the instruction manual for one of those things? They're typically the size of a Russian novel! It's cool that it tells you what temperature your wrist is and everything, but it seems a bit, y'know, much. Granted, Gs have never been about subtlety , but I'd just get one of their simple, tough and legible semi-normal models instead of wasting time reading tiny print trying to figure out how to set that damned thing.

The whole point of a G-Shock is to completely not give a shit about it.

Ah no, no, I wrote that post with a bit of tongue-in-cheek slant. Hehe. Ain't gonna get this one. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

Ah no, no, I wrote that post with a bit of tongue-in-cheek slant. Hehe. Ain't gonna get this one. smile.gif
I kinda figured as much. Good example of the specifications-can-get-pretty-ridiculous thing. cheers.gif
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

 

Production advances only help the manufacturers in terms of speeding up what they can make, and when I see current prices it doesn't seem any savings get passed on to me. 

 

I LOL'd

 

Thanks Dino.

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i cant imagine wearing any G-shock. peepwall[1].gif
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stitches, what is the rolex you've been wearing in your waywts recently? datejust?
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le datejust turn-o-graph. (the "le" is not technically part of the official name)
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FWIW, I don't have any G-Shocks in the "collection"....but I do have an Ironman.

It's almost exclusively used for timing my recreational jogging (pronounced with a soft "J").
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Picked up this Ingersoll as a dress watch. Wasn't looking to spend too much and after checking out the Tissot PRC200 I found it to be too small for my liking.

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Yay!! Just got my pre-Moon cal.321 vintage Speedy back.
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icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif PIIIIIIIIIIICS!!
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Will do. Maybe tonight. BN.
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Originally Posted by Keith T View Post

....but I do have an Ironman.
 

 

i love my Ironman watches.... i go through one every 3-5 years depending on what mtn bike crash, dropping it off a cliff, smacking into granite while rock climbing etc incident.  but they are light, have good alarms, and i know where every button, light, and other function works... in my sleep :).  i've never been into G-Shocks, but with all this recent chatter... maybe i'll check them out! 

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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

Will do. Maybe tonight. BN.

i look forward. lol
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Originally Posted by Kaplan View Post

All this G-Shock talk reminds me of my first watch, a black Casio digital (late 70's IIRC). Sadly I can't find it on Google. It had a black plastic (rubber?) strap, black pushers and the display didn't light up (one of the pushers activated a small light that shone across the display).
It will be a vintage Casio. The early Made In Japan ones are the most desired among collectors.
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Never really owned a decent watch and I remember why now... Was really looking into getting a Tissot Tradition (which I believe is 42mm) but my wrists are so G DAMN tiny! I'm STILL thinking about it, though.

 

Questions for you seasoned vets:

If I were to get a watch with a leather band, where can I take it to get the dual clasps so I don't wear out the leather strap? And how much would a modification like that run me?

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