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Reddit mentions of Casio Men's G-Shock Quartz Watch with Resin Strap, Black, 20 (Model: DW5600E-1V)
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We found 131 Reddit mentions of Casio Men's G-Shock Quartz Watch with Resin Strap, Black, 20 (Model: DW5600E-1V). Here are the top ones.
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- Black resin sport watch featuring shock resistance, comfortable resin strap, and multi-function rectangular dial
- Quartz digital movement with accuracy of +/- 15 seconds per month
- To prevent accidental adjusting of settings,the top left button on this watch is designed to be pushed in further.
- Functions include multi-function alarm, 1/100-second stopwatch, countdown timer, hourly time signal, auto calendar, and 12- and 24-hour formats
- Water resistant to 660 feet (200 M): suitable for recreational scuba diving
Casio Gshock DW5600E
Price: 45 dollars new
Style: digital sports watch
Size: 45mm case diamater
Description: probably the best cheap tool watch you can find. Water resistant to 200m, shock proof, and generally all around tough. As one of the smaller gshocks, it's probably the one I recommend the most (along with its solar atomic variant). A gshock will easily last you a decade or so with a battery change every couple of years. Plus, if you're a horological snob or something, this watch is one of the few watches approved by NASA for space travel. And if rumours are to be believed, it's one of the more common watches in space. I honestly think this watch belongs in every collection. It really is the perfect beater watch.
DW-5600E is the basic (but still great!) no frills square.
Tells the time, has alarms and stop watches, counts up and down, an auto backlight, and calendar to 2039. It's dive rated to 200 meters, and has an electronic luminescent backlight, much like indiglo if you have a Timex.
GWM-5610 is all of the above, along with world time, and has the two biggest features for some: solar charging and atomic radio syncing.
For many, this is the THE "square." It's robust, self sufficient, and has a classic look without looking too dated or too ultra modern. The display is slightly different than the 5600E.
GLX-5600 is most similar to the budget 5600E above but has an additional bit of display for tide and moon information. Still as tough, still as cool looking.
GLS-5600 is a more recent, stylish variant of the 5600E. It come in 4 neat colors (black, white, green, and sand) and features a moving seconds complication on the face. Also, it features a "Low Temp LCD," this LCD is rated to go to -20 C. Honestly as you're wearing it on your person, a normal 5600E can go pretty cold as it also has your body heat. Possibly most importantly for some people, this model comes standard with strap adapters and a really comfy clothes NATO strap standard.
GWM-5610-1BJF is the Japanese only, blacked out model of the radio/solar 5610. These can be imported pretty easily through Amazon, so of cost isn't an issue, don't let the import bother you. The Japanese models also usually feature slightly more supple, softer resin straps and a screwback case, like on a mechanical time piece.
While not exclusively a 5600, if you need a big honkin' watch, the GX-56 is basically a thick 5600. Huge buttons and case, has all of the features of a 5610 with a cool moving seconds graphic like the GLS.
Many of these can be found in various colors and feature variants, so as a recap/guide:
5600 - standard square G Shock
5610 - radio/solar square model
GLX - surfing/tide model
GLS - stylish colors, comes with NATO strap
GX-56 - huge "King" G Shock
BB after model number - blacked out model
JF after model number - Japan import
Hopefully this helped. I had a lot of fun making this.
Casio G-Shock DW5600E-1V
Price: $40-$45 ($69.95 MSRP)
Movement: quartz, digital
Size: 48.9 x 42.8 x 13.4mm (specs from Casio's website)
Link: Casio's page, Amazon page
Basic quartz model (battery will probably last 2-3 years), 200m WR. One of the cheaper G-Shocks, which are the gold standard for watches that can take abuse and beatings.
Casio g-shock. Lasted through five years of Marine Corps and F-18 maintenance. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000GAYQKY/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_c_api_g066BbW78K41M
I have a Casio DW5600-E. They're bullet proof.
I am a moderator at /r/Watches. I wrote about six paragraphs and Alien Blue crashed. I will edit this post tomorrow Morning EST will dump more info than you will ever need.
Short answer: G-shock.
Long answer: Luminox Recon.
EDIT: OK, jeez! Sorry that I have a job to do besides moderate a sub and edit posts from the night before...
Basically, G-Shocks are the go-to choice for military and law enforcement. They are super rugged and are actually difficult to break on purpose. I wear a GR7900KG-3 (pictured elsewhere in the comments), that is a limited edition colorway of OD green and orange with an inverted screen. The non-limited edition of my watch, the GW7900B-1 has a laundry list of great features: it's solar-powered, has a perpetual calendar (automatically adjusts for different length months like February), tide graph, dual time, time-zome adjustment, 200m depth water resistence, uses one of G-Shocks better anti-shock systems, (edit: there are about 15 other features that I'm not listing) and the best feature of all... it uses radio synchonization to set the time for you, based off of the nearest atomic clocks located around the world.
There is also the much more affordable, original G-Shock. They make a "reissue" of it called the DW5600E-1V. It's not going to give you any of the fancy features, but it is tough as hell and will probably survive getting run over by a tank. It's also 1/3rd the cost of the 7900.
Obviously there are a million G-Shocks to choose from. These are just my personal suggestion and the most common, inexpensive suggestion. However, you said "nice watch." I wouldn't field a "nice watch" airsofting (I use my G-Shock), but if you wanted to, and wanted to have it be presentable the rest of the time it spends on your wrist, I suggest a Luminox Recon Point Man.
The most important difference here over other Luminox watches is the sapphire glass crystal. Unless they are shooting BBs made of jagged diamonds, it isn't going to harm your watch. A regular mineral crystal can shatter from the force of taking a round. Unless they shoot your watch directly from about 15 feet away, nothing is going to break a sapphire crystal. The Recon Point man just so happens to have a sapphire glass crystal.
It comes in the colors:
I have a Luminox (pictured elsewhere in the comments) with their proprietary NATO/hybrid strap. It is not a normal NATO strap, and it is not a normal Zulu strap. It takes the best features of both of these designs and merges them into their own proprietary thing. It is hands down the best nylon watch strap I've ever seen.
The most important feature of a Luminox watch is the tritium gas tube lume. There are tiny tubes marking the hands and hour positions that constantly glow because the tritium isotope contained inside the tubes is radioactive. Tritium is commonly used in firearms sights, and provides the best nighttime and low-light visibilty. It's awesome. Now, the Recon is a polycarbonate case, whereas my Black Ops (discontinued, now called the ANU) is 316L steel PVD coated black. Poly watches aren't bad, they are just different. It will feel light and... just not as strong. Then again, G-Shocks are the same way, so really you aren't losing out on anything. So I assure you that the PC-cased Recon is in fact tough as hell.
It will also serve as a conversation piece. A common thing for a watch is to make a statement. The kid flipping burgers wears a G-Shock. Not to say this should matter, but it does when discussing an accent piece such as a watch. It's like saying there isn't a difference between real gear and airsoft brand gear - there is undeniably a caché that goes with the more expensive stuff.
So, all in all, I recommend the Luminox Recon.
This is the classic G-Shock, made by Casio. Waterproof, shock resistant, and a polymer case so it would be less likely to damage something compared to steel. It is a good go anywhere, do anything kind of watch, and can stand up to some amazing abuse.
No information included about your desired price range so I'll just throw out a few suggestions. G-Shock is a solid choice - my favorite is the GW6900 as it is 5 buttons (dedicated light button), solar powered, and sets itself every night to the atomic clock. A slimmer option is the GWM-5610 with the same features except for the dedicated light button. These also have non-atomic non-solar versions for about half the price DW6900 and DW5600 which both come in around $45. These are classic models and won't draw unwanted attention.
If you're looking for something analog, while I hate to recommend another Casio, the MDV-106 dive watch is really hard to beat for 40-50 bucks. Water resistant to 200 meters, real functioning diver's timing bezel, applied indices, rubber strap... it's highly regarded at this price point. Good luck!
If you want a chrono, a Seiko SSB031, mecha-quartz is a good value for $125. You get a smooth sweeping chrono hand, which is nice to have on a quartz watch. If that doesn't fit your style, you can look up different SSB models to find one you like.
If you want a field watch, Citizen Men's BM8180-03E is a nice quartz watch for $90. You can get a Timex Expedition for cheaper, but I think the Citizen is a better value for the price point. The Timex Waterbury is a nice watch for $100-$150, and I really like the look of the watch (might be overpriced for what you get but I just really like the look).
And also check out some G-Shocks. They don't get much love here, but I honestly think if you just care for a watch you can use, and don't care about looks, a DW-5600E is the best watch you can get in your price range.
Has he hinted at any particular style? I think the Weekender would be an excellent choice. Off the top of my head, here are some additional classic and well respected budget watches.
Timex Expedition Scout
Casio F91W or F108WH
I would suggest a black watch of some sort, as casios are my favorite, I can use those as an example.
Retro - my favorite
Not all 100% black, but they at least got a little bit of black in them. I think part of wearing a watch is being able to balance how busy it looks on your wrist with how busy the rest of your outfit is. If you're going for streetwear, wearing a flashy watch is a lot easier than for someone going for a business casual look (of course there are exceptions). I'd say look at these and see if any would mesh with your wardrobe. Even if not, get the calculator one or the analog minimal one just to experiment with watches. They're cheap and it's fun as hell.
Best all around G-shocks, in my opinion, from least to most expensive, all under $200.
Hot water and chemicals are tricky, but I think you can't go wrong with a classic G-Shock.
G-shock. Survived countless bleach baths. Lots of models available too
One I currently use:DW5600E-1V G-Shock Classic Digital Watch https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000GAYQKY/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_OP4xxbF3C9K4K
Casio DW-5600E G-Shock
Shout out for the G-Shock series of watches
Found this sqaure g-shock for 46$,
and this white square g-shock for 70$ but it looks a lot better imo.
Sorry they're both square, but i really like the lower profile and reduced bulkiness.
Have a look at the (Casio G-Shock](http://www.casio.com/products/Watches/G-Shock/) line.
I have a DW5600E-1V and would strongly recommend it (if you're flexible about the second hand). I'm not a fan of a lot of the styling of the analog G-Shocks, but there might be something that catches your eye.
If This is too thick, try this one
Personally I have 6.25" wrists and this watch is just a tad big. G-Shock DW5600E-1V
You can find them cheaper in the US if you're from there. They're available usually all over the world. Just be careful when using Deet products (ex. mosquito repellent) since it eats away at the resin.
If you're looking for an analog watch that you can beat around I'd say this Seiko 5 SNK809. It will also fit smaller wrists not to mention its probably one of the cheapest reliable automatic watches available from a reputable company.
Again there are many straps for both watches and a few different colours.
That's a good choice. I actually prefer the [DW5600] (https://www.amazon.com/G-shock-DW5600E-1V-Black-Resin-Sport/dp/B000GAYQKY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1498697594&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=dw5600) (non-solar) version myself. (I own both.)
Either way, a way to accessorize (and potentially make a tough watch even tougher is to put on [Bullbars from Jays & Kays] (https://www.amazon.com/JaysAndKays-BULLBARS-Casio-G-Shock-DW5600/dp/B012UVDNN2/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1498697572&amp;sr=8-6&amp;keywords=bull+bars). Congrats to your brother!
Heres an Amazon link: https://www.amazon.ca/Casio-DW5600E-1V-Mens-G-Shock-Watch/dp/B000GAYQKY/ref=pd_cp_241_3?pd_rd_w=DnbDr&amp;pf_rd_p=64a84aa4-b549-4445-9bf3-48bdeed5f24a&amp;pf_rd_r=8K57MK245NTA3NKHBGR6&amp;pd_rd_r=36414d5f-097f-4a7e-b149-d8ce04960931&amp;pd_rd_wg=n4O7l&amp;pd_rd_i=B000GAYQKY&amp;psc=1&amp;refRID=8K57MK245NTA3NKHBGR6
Heres and budget version, I have this, can personally recommend it: https://www.amazon.ca/Casio-W-218H-2AVCF-Classic-Digital-Display/dp/B07G2MS6SG/ref=pd_sbs_241_14?_encoding=UTF8&amp;pd_rd_i=B07G2MS6SG&amp;pd_rd_r=76a46959-3424-402f-bc84-8b6b667e1601&amp;pd_rd_w=hJ3vc&amp;pd_rd_wg=4Oon0&amp;pf_rd_p=28c5fb4c-8ad7-463e-882b-b3c8499d441a&amp;pf_rd_r=4J2GJNJZKBMB5K8W5MGD&amp;psc=1&amp;refRID=4J2GJNJZKBMB5K8W5MGD
Casio and Timex both have decent digital watches in that range. For an analog, Vostoks are great looking if you don't mind that they can gain/lose alot of time in a day otherwise Timex and Seiko has some good basic stuff that you could put a metal or rubber band on if it doesn't come with it already. Outside of that if all you can spend is $100 most of what you'll find either gonna find are cool looking but flimsy pieces or decently made but basic watches. If you can up your budget even to $150 your options from Orient, Bulova, and Citizen open up a little bit.
Honestly for that price you should go digital. The Casio 5600 does what you need it to, plus it's a classic with a lot of history behind it (one of the few watches certified by NASA for space missions).
Or, you know, a JLC Memovox Deep Sea :D
(Maybe the obvious answer but) I use a G-Shock 5600 . Cheap, durable, and pretty minimal. There are some cool color ways and collaborations out there but I like the original.
/r/Watches has a buying guide for watches from $0-$250 here that you might find useful.
Seiko 5 Automatic SNK809 - $65
Seiko SKX009K1 Dive Watch - $180
Citizen Eco-Drive BM8180 - $124
Timex Expedition Field Chronograph - $48
Timex Weekender - $32
Casio G-Shock DW5600E - $41
Casio F91W - $11
Do you have any preference towards digital, quartz (battery powered), or automatic (mechanical)?
g-shock 5600 is what i use for my yard / play time watch
If you want any watch with both a compass and temperature readings, it sounds like you'd be better off with a Casio Pro-Trek. They have more sensors than G-shocks, and are normally cheaper.
Here's one that costs only 50$ and has a compass, altimeter, thermometer, and barometer. That being said, it's not solar powered, and it has a negative display, which some people dislike (negative displays are slightly harder to read than positive ones).
If you want to go cheaper or really want a positive display, here's a 40$ one, but it does not have a compass or tough solar.
If you have your heart set on a g-shock. The only one with a compass and thermometer is this one, which, at 180$, does break the bank.
If you don't really care about a compass or thermometer that much and really want a g-shock, I can personally vouch for this at 40$, it's a steal. Other commonly recommended G-shocks are this one because it's less bulky and this one because not only is it less bulky, but it's one of the cheapest G-shocks with multiband-6 (for automatically syncing itself to the correct time) and tough solar.
My overall recommendation to you would be the 50$ Pro-Trek, as I think it fits your needs the best for cheap. However if you are against negative displays, it might not be for you.
Edit: Also the watch you chose is pretty cool. I just saw it was only 62$ on Amazon, that's a great option as well.
I think it depends on the feature set and materials. A basic $50 g shock has a quartz movement and very basic timekeeping features (stopwatch, timer, calendar etc.) This $200 range man has atomic time keeping and is solar powered. This $400 variant is made of carbon fiber and had features like a barometer, altimeter, etc.
This $1000 model is made in Japan and features Bluetooth and gps, as well as other features.
Something like this would be good: Casio DW5600E-1V Mens G-Shock Watch https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B000GAYQKY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_g.CBCb86SDC38
Your cheapest bet is probably either the Casio F91W or F105W-1A. The F91W is a classic retro, but the backlight is just a single small LED which isn't great illumination. The F105W-A1 has a full on backlight for better night time legibility. Depending on how much functionality you need there's also what people refer to as the "Casio Royale", and if you need something super rugged but affordable there's of course the DW5600 G-Shock. All of those have an hourly beep/alarm that you can toggle on/off.
Casio G-Shock DW5600E-1V
Style: Classic Digital Tough
Link: Amazon Picture
Description: The classic designed G-Shock. Durable for almost any, a true tool watch. There are different countries of make including Japan, Taiwan, and China. Typically Japan is "best" and China is "worst," however the price varies significantly depending on the country of make. The one made in China can be had for a reasonable $40 and has no noticeable quality deficiencies. Arguable the most attractive G-Shock.
Main functions are: Time.Day.Date/Alarm/CountdownTimer/Stopwatch. Illuminates checking time in darkness.
Casio has a ton of small, inexpensive, digital watches and pretty much any of them are good. The F91W for example. That thing is tiny and light. I mean like "I forgot I put this on" light. Downside is the back light light is shit. You could get the Illuminator F105W-1A for a better back light, but roughly the same size. Also a bunch of different Databanks if you like the retro nerdy look.
If you need something durable for a job or whatever then the DW5600 is small (for a G-Shock) and tough as nails. Also the GWM5610 upgrade.
You could get a Timex Ironman, depending on what you're doing with it. Ironmans are designed to be running/workout watches mostly.
Consider a classic G-Shock. http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000GAYQKY/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?qid=1420007250&amp;sr=8-2&amp;dpPl=1&amp;dpID=41sBqppc-uL&amp;ref=plSrch&amp;pi=AC_SY200_QL40&amp;dpPl=1&amp;dpID=41sBqppc-uL&amp;ref=plSrch
I have yet to find a more durable watch.
Are there specific features you're looking for in the watch? I just bought a basic G-Shock for $40 on amazon, the DW5600E-1V.
This is what I'd buy personally. Can't go wrong with gshock.
I know you said you hate G-shocks but it sounds like a G-Shock would be perfect for you.
Just curious, many people think of the big chunky g-shocks and don't like those. Do you also dislike the thinner ones? Here's one in black and white. I know someone who actually owns this white one and it looks thin, can take a beating, and goes with a lot of casual wear nicely.
Most really rugged watches will be durable, like a Casio G-Shock. The Casio DW-5600 is excellent for that. I'll make a list of some other options!
Orient Bambino ~$130-$200
Seiko SARB035 ~$400
Citizen Eco-Drive AW1236-03A ~$100
Cadio G-Shock DW-5600 ~$50
Casio G-Shock GA100A-7A ~$70
Victorinox 241675 ~$150
Casio F91W ~$10
Casio "World Time" ~$25
Timex Marathon ~$15-$20
Entry Level Mechanical-
Seiko SNK809 ~$60-$75
Orient Mako II ~$150
Invicta Pro-Diver (Submariner Homage) ~$80
Timex Weekender ~$20-$30
Timex Expedition ~$50
Casio "Duro" MDV-106 ~$45
Have you looked at the G-Shock series at all? I understand you're into a minimal approach but as someone who has used multiple G-Shocks in combat that they're pretty much the most reliable watches I've used thus far.
My personal favorite G-Shock G5600KG-3CR. I also I have a DW5600E-1V thats lasted for a long time.
While the W lines are not bad at all, they're a bit more flimsy than the G-Shock series. I owned a F91W (in the super fashionable silver) and the band clasp became unusable after multiple pulls on it by accident (again all while deployed overseas and out in the field). I switch to a G-Shock with a more reliable rubber band and would prefer it any day.
All in all you're basically going to get what you pay for. Unless you live a very safe and easy life, some sort of desk job I'd imagine, where risk is minimal, the W series watches and lower-lower-end references wont last very long in other circumstances.
Hey! not in the CAF but a huge watch nerd.
The Casio GD350-1B is a pretty good choice. It's a G-shock and has pretty much every feature you need (Countdown, timezone, calendar, stopwatch). The unique thing about this model is that it has a silent vibration alarm and a negative display.
The Casio F-91W It does lake some features but its probably one of the most well-known, cheap, and reliable Casio watch out there. It's really light, pretty much not noticeable, and is almost impossible to break.
The Casio G-Shock DW5600E-1V is a really cheap but it still packs bunch of features and it is durable. I guess this is the middle between the GD 350 and the F-91.
There are bunch of really good and durable watches out there, these are just some of my personal favourites. They are not only reliable, durable, and good watches, they look really nice too.
Casio DW-5600E. It is very well made and durable, and it has the exact features (time/date, stopwatch, countdown timer, alarm, and illumination) I want in a watch, without any extras I won't use that are just annoying. Half the military uses this watch, it's literally perfect.
G-shock GWM5610 (as well as many other g-shocks) has a countdown feature by the minute and multiple alarms that you can set to a specific time. With that being said, it's got a bunch of other features such as atomic syncing and timezones that may be unnecessary to your needs so if you want something cheaper, the DW5600 is also available with the features that you requested.
There are countdown timers for some Timex digital watches too!
Look into the Expedition and Ironman lines!
If you just need something functional, I'd get a Casio G-Shock. This model is pretty popular on this sub. It's one of their less big models.
here is a direct link for you
G-Shock DW5600 is $8 over budget but I have seen it as low as $41. Everyone needs a G-Shock.
Yeah, I think you might be right.
GWM-5610 - $95 Atomic sync and tough solar
G-5600 - $78 Tough solar
DW-5600 - $48 The classic
A classic, very durable
Unless your boyfriend is a watch geek he likely just means that he wants a g shock square, and not the specific model. There are lots of different models and colors. Just google g shock squares.
This is the standard model. If your boyfriend is interested technology you have one that is solar powered and syncs with an atomic clock via radio signals, my personal favorite.
This G-Shock is "the classic" most well known G-Shock and fits smaller wrists very well. Most G-shocks are big, but any one where the band comes up closer to the body than in yours (where the strap / case kind of flow together in this long way) will fit your wrist better.
Depending on what your price range is, the G-Shock is the best "tough" watch out there for the most part. Pro-Treks too but they're usually bigger. Suunto is good too but a little spendier and also usually bigger.
PS - your thread will probably get locked because we have a sticky for recommendations.
DW6900. Or, if you're more into the square look, DW5600. Both less than $50 and conservative in style. You can then use the other $450 in your budget for something nice on the weekends or as a reward to yourself for getting that commission in four years. Good luck with your studies and future career.
This is my beat-around watch.
I love it:
I’m going to throw in a really short watch guide.
I love watches. Mainly because I like knowing what time it is at all times, but also because the engineering behind how an automatic watch works is cool (skip to 5 minutes in).
This is a really subjective topic since everyone has different tastes, but here are a few rules of thumb I follow.
First, really big watches look fucking stupid. Unless your wrists are more than 8”, the max diameter on a watch face should be 40mm. More specifically, the watch face should not be wider than your wrist. Part of the reason they look stupid is because they make your wrists look tiny and like a little kid wearing daddy’s watch [see the first post in this thread] (https://www.rolexforums.com/showthread.php?t=262970).
Second, really complicated watches (that are not chronographs) look fucking stupid. For example, see anything from Diesel. This is my preference, but I value…you know…actually being able to read it.
Third, and most importantly, if you’re willing to risk the manufacturer warranty for a third-party seller warranty (usually 1-2 yrs), you will save a shitload of money (30%-75%) buying watches on the grey market. For example, an Omega Speedmaster which is basically the posterchild watch for r/watches is $3,500 marked down from $5,250. I picked up my dress watch for about 65% off from a grey market dealer and it’s running fine. If you aren’t into spending a few grand on a watch, you’ll still get commensurate savings (e.g., $300 watches marked down to $150).
Fourth, do not under any circumstances buy a fucking gold or rose gold-plated watch. If it’s not gold or a real precious metal, buy stainless steel. Over enough time that shit will flake off and look terrible. Also, don’t buy gold unless you’re in the mafia.
Fifth, the watch you’re wearing should match its purpose/function.
When I’m working out in the yard or in my workshop, I wear a GShock . They are indestructible, and if you become the first person to break one, you’re out maybe $50. The strap, however, probably will wear out. I wear this watch 90% of the time when I’m not at work.
If you work in an office, consider picking up a nice automatic watch like the bambino. They have a bunch of different options. You can get one on the grey market for about $150. In terms of price-to-value ratio, you will not find a better automatic dress watch.
EDIT: Shit, I forgot two other points.
I picked this up for $27 or so a few months ago when Target had a sale.
G-shock DW5600E-1V Men's Black Resin Sport Watch https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000GAYQKY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_oFsGAb5EFVXXT
I got a $40 Casio G-Shock for this exact purpose. Works great for the job it has to do. It's cheap enough that if it does get trashed, it's not a big loss, and its plastic so it won't arc and electrocute you.
HP zbook g4
Sabre Red with Clip Holster for backpack pocket
Travelambo RFID wallet
Some basic first aid stuff I carry is pictured too, foldable mini splint, first aid kit, pocket resuscitator, and a RATS tourniquet. I HATE the RATS, pretty garbage but my old tourniquet has somehow disappeared… plan on replacing it when I have the money. Also, I fucking love local beer!
Do G-Shocks interest you at all for work? Something like a DW5600 maybe? They're pretty much built for war.
I just ordered the same, for exercise/labor tasks. Much smaller than other G shocks.
I had been using a retro metal A178WA-1A, but it's kind of weird to go jogging with, and doesn't have a countdown timer.
Chrono: Strela CYM3133 $500
Chrono: Zeppelin 7608 $755
Auto: Boschett Cave Dweller $500
That leaves $245 to grab a vintage Omega, Bulova, Medana, or whatever trips your trigger off Ebay.
Or if you like lots of watches you get do this with your leftover:
Quartz/Workout: Casio G-Shock Classic $45
Manual: HMT Pilot or Jinata $40
Auto: Vostok Amphibia $65
Huge variability here. What's most important to you? Budget, accuracy, durability, functionality, versatility, etc.?
My daily watch these days is a Seiko SNK809 on a NATO strap (the stock strap is crap). If I'm travelling and need something absolutely indestructible, Casio G-shock DW5600. Two simple, no-nonsense watches that will probably last me a lifetime, for around $100 total.
I'm starting to get more into watches, and my next watches will probably be in the four-figure range (eyeing a Sinn U2 and Nomos Tangente). Equally BIFL if you take care of them, but a completely different league altogether.
If the Seiko 5 people recommended is over your budget and you are not willing to wait a couple of weeks to save up then you should be looking at a digital watch in my opinion. A casio DW5600E-1V is a classic G shock watch that is as simple and classic as you can get. DW5600E
42.8mm wide and 13.4mm thick. It's shock resistant with 200m water resistance and it's accuracy is +/- 15 sec per month but will probably be more accurate than that.
Hey, fellow snowboarder here. I used to ride a ton, but not as much anymore (work, school, friends, life). I've worn 2 G-shocks through 10 years of park riding. They never broke or succumbed to the elements in my experience.
I highly recommend the DW5600E-1V for its low profile and smaller build, as well as low cost. I wear a GWM5610-1 now (pretty much the same thing), which I wear on the inside of my wrist so if I fall on my hands (you're really not supposed to, but it happens, sue me) it doesn't dig into the back of my hand. It fits nicely under a big glove or jacket too.
You could get a Vostok for around the same price and it would probably be fine, but IMO G-shocks were designed for this sort of high impact activity. Definitely recommend.
Fwiw I work out in my 6900 and it's small and light and doesn't get in the way.
The 5600 is even smaller.
Both come in solar/atomic which is awesome:
GW6900 which is what I have
That's my go-to dive watch. They're $15 and nearly indestructible. Mine's been going on the same battery for 11 years. Legit hardware.
Casio Men's W800H-1AV Classic Sport Watch with Black Band https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001AWZDA4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_afBKzbWBH6S5G
The g-shock version is 200m rated. $45
G-shock DW5600E-1V Men's Black Resin Sport Watch https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000GAYQKY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_UdBKzbWMNC10D
Casio G-Shock. DW5600 is less than $50. If you step up to the GWM5610, you'll get the same watch with solar power and atomic timekeeping for around $90-ish.
It is this one reallly great for the price
There are a few digital watches that I would recommenced.
If money is no problem there are:
I'm pretty sure it's a classic G-shock. I just got one for Christmas and love it so far. Casio Men's DW5600E-1V "G-Shock" Classic Digital Watch https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000GAYQKY/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_wliOub01XGH85
I would go with a Timex Expedition. Cheap, durable, and accurate, plus it has indiglo which really comes in handy if you get caught out in the dark. If you're worried about the watch coming loose, you can always put it on a NATO strap.
Alternatively, if you don't care about if it's analog/digital, Casio G-Shocks are a favourite here. There are a ton of options, so Iwould say go for the Classic Digital Watch option.
There are other watches with stuff like altimeters or barometers, not sure if you want something like that but they're available from Timex or Casio if you do.
There's the standard DW-5600E-1V without solar or atomic. ~$40
And there's a G-5600E-1JF which is solar but not multiband. Same module as the 5610 without atomic and no red line on the face. ~$100
Last but not least there is the GW-S5600-1JF. Solar and atomic with a titanium caseback and carbon fiber impregnated band; it is the lightest Gshock. Also same module as the 5610 with no red line. It's the most expensive though. ~$216
Maybe start by deciding what type of watch you are looking for. Digital or analogue? If digital, Casio G Shock might be a good place to start. Here's a basic model, here's a more advanced model, that's solar powered, and radio controlled.
If analogue, do you want a quartz or an automatic? If quartz, perhaps a Timex Weekender or Casio Duro. Citizen makes a variety of "Eco Drive" (solar powered) quartz watches.
If you want an automatic Seiko is probably a good place to start.
I would get a g-shock or something similar. I wouldn't spend anything over $50 if it were me. All it takes is one hot spark or something hot falling down your glove to ruin the face/screen of your watch.
I'd get this
Casio Men's DW5600E-1V G-Shock Classic Digital Watch
Do you prefer analog?
I'd choose between the Seikos (I like the skx👍)
If you like the whole Navy Seal thing and don't mind digital.
I suggest a g-shock like the dw6900 or a dw5600.
Or their multiband solar variant.
The Classic G-Shock. I am surprised at how it's still functional after all the beating I've put it through. I take it swimming in rivers and lakes, I've hit it all over rocks, dropped it, sat and stepped on it, and aside from some scuffs, it's still an amazing watch. I have a Garmin Forerunner 935 for most of my activity tracking, but if I'm going somewhere I know I'm gonna need a tough watch, I always bring the G-Shock.
Beater/Gym: G-Shock [DW5600](G-shock DW5600E-1V Men's Black Resin Sport Watch https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000GAYQKY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_Iq-RybX7BTKR8)
Sport: Christopher Ward C60 Trident Pro 600 (Old Logo)
Dress: Nomos Tangente 38mm
Casual: Junghans Max Bill Chronoscope
I needed a true beater watch, so I bought the Casio G-Shock DW5600E on Sunday. It's supposed to be in any minute and I'm so ready to break it in.
Any $40-$50 g-shock is pretty durable. I had this when I was in the marines. Even though it's not exactly pretty I like this one because you can take it off and lay it flat on the floor for workouts when doing timed planks and such. Looks wise I would go with the classic squares.
if you want a super tough beater, you can get an original/ early version of the g-shock for about $38! https://www.amazon.com/G-shock-DW5600E-1V-Black-Resin-Sport/dp/B000GAYQKY/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1517577649&amp;sr=8-12&amp;keywords=gshock
It’s going for $38.51 on Amazon right now
As has already been said, the G-Shock is pretty ubiquitous. Hell, a couple of them (such as this one) are NASA-approved for use in space. Plus, pretty inexpensive. I've had mine for about a year, and it's taken plenty of abuse and still looks/functions like new.
Well if you're mainly looking for a watch for ur work you could get the Mudmaster, but you could also get a cheap beater watch and the dress watch. They have G-Shocks that go for like $40 on Amazon like the Casio DW5600E-1V. With a cheap beater you wont have to worry about damaging it at all at work as you wont be out much if u somehow manage to break it and you get the basic functions needed. Then you can still afford a nice dress watch for the weekends. And I'm sure you wont be needing a compass for ur job welding. But if you like all the features of the mudmaster then get it but that's what I'd do is get the DW5600 for work and the citizen or a similar one for the weekends or ur down time
Casio Wristwatches (Model: DW5600E-1V) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000GAYQKY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_42BwDbQKNPH2B
This may not be of much help, but if I were in a position where I had to wear scrubs I'd probably opt for something tough and technical that I need not worry about. A G-Shock DW5600 is 45 bucks and tough as nails and will probably do everything you need it to. If you chafe at the idea of something technical, perhaps a Citizen Eco Drive such as this one. They're extraordinarily accurate quartz watches and highly regarded in just about every aspect I can think of, you'd probably get great mileage out of something like this one. It's even got a nice blue dial.
edit: And if either of those feel too expensive to you, a Casio F-91W is ten bucks and notoriously (at least in the hands of terrorists) reliable.
They're generally seen as being really tough, and well-suited to abuse and rough environments of various sorts. You might get some discussion over "most durable". There are absolutely some watches that offer better water resistance. There might be other watches that are somehow tougher in other ways (resistance to strong magnetic fields, etc.). But every model of G-Shock gives 200m water resistance, and pretty incredible impact resistance, too, and they also do this starting at really low prices. I'm not aware of a better bang-for-the buck tough, durable watch than the G-Shock. (If someone is, I'd be happy to hear from them.)
To give an example of value for money: I know you said you don't like the GWM5610 and similar, but the DW-5600, which is essentially the entry-level G-Shock, is now on Amazon.com for under $40 USD.
Depending on the model you choose, there are all sorts of functions available (temperature, barometer, compass, etc.), and you can get analog, or analog and digital, or pure digital. They also come in different sizes. Some of them are really big, so keep that in mind when you're deciding. There's also some modding that goes on, including adapters for different styles of watch straps, and "bull bars" to help protect the watch even more.
Can't beat the value of the MDV-106 and SNK80X (probably one of the few automatics you'll find at this price range worth getting), if you want some variety i'd also add the: DW5600, Weekender, Weekender Chrono
The G-Shock DW5600 is pretty similar and water resistant to 200m
Here’s my personal one. About $45.
The original G-shocks all looked like this one. Not sure if this is the original or just based on the original.
Just get a watch. One of the cheap Casio G shock 's can be had between 10 and 50 bucks. They run about 3 years on a battery. Are pretty much indestructible.
You can attach it to your bike in some way. But I'd recommend just wearing it. Since that's easier.
I'll edit with some links.
Edit:Something like this for example. You can wear it. But you could also take off the strap and 3M tape (Same tape as gopro mounts) somewhere on your bike.
I wear this Casio G-Shock.
Second post about this in 24 hrs. I'm looking for a quartz weekend watch under $50 and I narrowed it down to two. Which one would YOU get?
If you like what you enjoy, then you'll certainly like this watch.
Casio G-Shock DW5600E-1V Men's Watch
I'm a swimmer and a jogger. It does not fail me.
Sorry. Not entirely familiar with the line. Isn't this the same model, feature-wise?
Also the classic G-shock (DW5600) can be found for ~$30 if you shop around.
If you like the square G shocks, the Casio DW5600E is a good choice.
I'd go with the classic DW5600E. It's cheaper than the models you linked and just as durable. And I really don't like the digital / analog G-Shocks, a G-Shock should have the classic angular case.
I wear mine DW5600E for yard work and while working on the car, it's hard to kill.
I would recommend these two:
I still rock a little bit of the classic 80s tech look
G-shock DW5600E-1V Men's Black Resin Sport Watch https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000GAYQKY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_fBANzbZC84WHA
Have a Suunto, much prefer the Casio G-Shock 5000 series. They're simple, cheap, they work, they're damn near indestructible and you can bring them anywhere. I've had mine (5600E) for 5 years, abusing the shit out of it and sometimes going weeks without taking it off, including swimming and shower. It looks like it's covered in smegma. I haven't even had to change the battery.
Yes, or anything else by Casio:
Casio watches on Amazon sorted by price
The most basic G-Shocks start around $40 (US). I'd go for that, as they do add something in ruggedness.
That'd be this one: G-Shock DW5600
But there are MANY other models and colors that cost roughly the same.
Just to be sure, we're talking about the
Is that correct?
I personally would not buy a negative display G as my main watch without having seen a negative display G before. I would also lean toward the less expensive one first because there's less sunk cost, and when you do like it, you can decide to pick up the more expensive one later.
Also if it's JUST the negative display you like about the other one (because the cases are fairly similar) then you could mod the $41 model to negative (I think), pretty easily. And you can black out the white lettering with sharpie. Easy. And then you have a reasonable approximation of that more expensive watch, for much less.
I love G-Shocks but dislike many of their bulky and loud designs. Have you looked at the DW-5600? Classic, low profile, digital, backlight, stop watch, SOLID. Approved by NASA as well.
I think the most popular in that price range would probably be a G Shock.
Another vote for g-shock. I got one of these a couple of years ago as a cheap beater watch. It may also suit you as it has a low profile that is less likely to catch on things when working with your hands, many G-shocks are fairly chunky.
I also recently got a Casio protrek for my birthday, much chunkier watch but definitely rock solid.
I have this G-Shock DW5600E. It is small and light compared those other big, bulky, round G-shocks that most people associate with the name. The 5600 is small enough that I forget I'm wearing it sometimes. It just fits that comfortably.
If I'm wearing my Heart Rate Monitor, that goes on my wrist. If I'm commuting, whatever I'm going to wear for the rest of the day (usually this) goes on my wrist. Otherwise, it varies, but I usually throw on my good old indestructible G-Shock for stopwatch functionality and because my wrist feels naked without a watch.
This one is <$50 and it’s rated for space travel.
If you are fine with branching out to digital, there are some really cool options for less than 50 bucks. Cheap casio digitals are quite popular, and can cost as little as 10 dollars.
You can also get an entry G-Shock for about that much. It doesn't have solar or radio-controlled time but it is definitely a great watch. Perfect if you want something for swimming, work out, etc., and also just pretty cool in their own right.
G Shock DW5600
Recommendations for a 10-year-old boy?
I'd like to get a watch for my son. He's responsible, but given his age, I probably shouldn't spend over $100 because there's the off-chance he'll lose it. He's very much into sports and so will play hard with it on at school. He once expressed interest in a dual analog/digital display and I don't think he'd like roman numerals or index hour markers. Probably arabic numerals are a requirement.
I looked at the buying guide for <$250 recs, but also need to think about it being relatively smaller in size as he has the wrist of a 10-year old. So, I'm considering:
What else should I consider?
Like this? G-shock DW5600E-1V Men's Black Resin Sport Watch https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000GAYQKY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_fLMPybKZ0DNJV
Hmm. 'Hardcore' and 'not a gshock' and 'small' is tough.
The classic DW5600 isn't too big.
The MDV106 is 200m WR - the mineral crystal might scratch, but it's not likely to shatter.
Marathon is a brand you should probably look at but the properly water resistant ones with sapphire crystal are over budget.
I rock the simple Casio G Shock, a few bucks more than the sport watch, but worth the added protection when whacking it against all kinds of shit.
Great watch: tough, dependable, and simple to use. I've had mine for a couple years now, and it's been great.
Get a slim Casio g shock. I would avoid the big clunky ones until you are going to spend some money on a nice one.
Casio Digital Watch that I used in basic (or something very similar). Tough, cheap, has an alarm functionality, and isn’t half an inch thick. That’s all you need. The compass won’t be useful to you. You’ll need one once and you’ll have an actual compass for land nav that will work way better.
Tough solar is costly, I guess normal one should suffice
You're probably thinking of Casio G-Shocks. Versions with altimeters and compasses tend to be more expensive ($200-300) but there are plenty that come in around $50 with chronograph, time, second time zone, etc. functions.
The G-Shock is not expensive but is considered an iconic brand in horological history, for this reason it has its own cult following (deservedly so.) Quality-wise it's also going to just straight up last a long time compared to the cheapo G-Shock knock-offs that try to imitate its looks.
The Timex Marathon and Ironman are alternatives that are also solid and well-made, albeit without the G-Shock's enthusiast following:
You're right about it being strange to dislike the countdown timer. When I posted this it was late and I wasn't thinking about all the uses for it. I use a stop watch for running and training. However, after I read some of the responses to this question I realize how useful the countdown timer would be for me (e.g cooking). You're are also right that I do not need to use it. I did not know that most G-Shocks also have a stopwatch. It didn't say that in the description of the ones I was looking at (see link below). I like this simple, digital model. Any suggestions one ones that are similar? Thank you for taking the time to respond to my question and I apologize for my ignorance.
Personally, I'd get a G-Shock and use maps on your phone or a handheld GPS. I've had one of these for years and it's a perfect beater watch (cheap, durable, functional). You then have room in the budget for tools that work well, rather than something that attempts to do everything.
In the mountains I stick to topographic maps and use OruxMaps for mountain biking. A handheld GPS is convenient, really shines when hiking in adverse conditions. On a winter hike we lost the trail in a snow storm, map/compass was reference and GPS let us safely backtrack.
Mate the DW-5600 is consistently under $50 USD and definitely the best bang for buck.
This G-Shock has been with me for years of hard use.
Thanks everyone who gave me feedback. Yea I'm currently sporting this Casio as my travel watch (http://www.amazon.com/DW5600E-1V-G-Shock-Classic-Digital-Watch/dp/B000GAYQKY/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1463430606&amp;sr=8-3&amp;keywords=casio+g-shock) and it's near perfect. I would just like one to look a bit cooler - although the casio watches are cool in their own classic way.
How about this for the same price. I have had one of these as a cheap vacation watch and it has lasted quite a few vacations. It is very light, very slim, and has made it through the ocean, swimming pools, showers, etc.
If you want something a little sturdier and better looking, there is the G-Shock version also.
This watch is technically water resistant to 30 meters. Personally I would suggest just taking it off when you need to put your hands in salt water, or not wearing it to work. If you want a do-all watch you could get a diver like the Seiko SNK007: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000B5MI3Q
That one will have no problem with submersion in fish tanks, but it's also twice your budget and sized a little larger at 42mm.
Alternatively you could get something digital like this as a beater - classic in its own way: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000GAYQKY
Casio Wristwatches (Model: DW5600E-1V) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000GAYQKY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_NZzsDb0E9W311
get a classic G Shock, not bulky like the others and it's functional.
You can get old-style g-shocks for like $40 if you want something a bit tougher than OP's:
I had my sarb in the gym and managed to scratch it after a few weeks by hitting it against a railing.
Might not be your cup of tea, but I am currently wearing a souped up 5600E.
Jay and Kays Bull bars
Jay and Kays Nato strap adapter
Green/black 5 ring nato strap
Suunto clipper watch band compass
Here's a picture of it all put together
Haha yes, $80 was on the very high end of the spectrum for some of the more limited versions of the 5600. Is yours the classic black one I am thinking of? (https://www.amazon.com/G-shock-DW5600E-1V-Black-Resin-Sport/dp/B000GAYQKY)
Lots of things out there that can work. On the really cheap end, Casio and Timex tend to be more reliable than most other things, though I have had a watch from each die on me. For something that will hold up really well no matter what you do with it, I'd look at a Casio G-Shock. They do have versions that look a little more fancy or dressy too, though they cost more.
For something considered a little more high end, I've had decent luck finding things at thrift stores, the Swiss Army I've been wearing the last few years was $6, and I found a really pretty Tissot for $8 for when I want something a little more dressy. Each one new would have likely set me back over $100. Going used, it's probably safer to stick with quartz movements (Battery powered) over mechanical.
It's hard to dress down a classy watch like that one. I'd just wear a different watch altogether. A basic digital Casio will keep a pretty low profile, and you can get them for the cost of a watch band.
The W800H-1AV, for example has a large time readout and high water resistance.
Or you can up the ante and get the basic G-shock that's built like a tank but will stay under the radar.
Thanks! and that watch looks rad! I just picked this casio up because I destroyed the last couple watches that I had. The one I'd probably go back to is the Orient Mako in blac, but I've also had my eyes on the Rodina. You might like this casio as well!
Challenging becasue I have small wrists (<6in circumference) so most durable watches look clown-sized on me. The only digital watch I would spend substantial money on is this g-shock, probably.