G-Shock

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  1. PinkoCommie

    PinkoCommie Unusual Member

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    You know all the good things I said about my Casio G-Shock GW-700BDJ. Well, forget that. After a year and a half on my wrist, it went **** up today. Started flashing digits really fast, won't stop. WTF?

    Good thing I got it at Costco. Now I have to think of a better option (preferably from Costco :) ). I want something not too expensive, and that does not need to have a new battery every few years. I am OK setting, resetting, changing the date on 30-day months and all that. The battery, however, seems like a pain to me -- gotta take it somewhere, buy a dang battery, and all that. And you never know when it might die, so you'll end up needing to do that when you're busy already. Not a huge deal all by itself, but I have enough stuff in my life that needs refueling, cleaning, wiping, changing, adjusting, updating, repainting, reloading, etc. Suggestions?
     
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    PinkoCommie Unusual Member

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    Heh, I did not know that a common four-letter word for bewbies (starts with a t) gets filtered out. What's so wrong with ****? ;) I kinda like them.
     

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    How much are you considering on spending?
     
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    This one was $70ish. I could see spending $150ish, but it better be a tough watch. It does not need to be fancy -- date, time and either solar or kinetic charging, or a simple but reliable automatic movement (probably not an option at this price). Easy readability is a must -- it needs to be readable in the dark, the sunlight, whatever.

    Am I dreaming here? Is that even possible? I am thinking of just heading over to wally-world and getting a Timex. Even $100 on a work watch seems like much.
     
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    Honestly, for the money you are suggesting, I would say just buy the cheapo Timex and replace when needed. My personal preference would be to spend a little more and get a Luminox. I have one I picked up on ebay that has served me well for about 3 years. I stopped wearing it for the last year and a half after receiving a nice Seiko as a gift, and the battery in the Luminox has died. I will get that taken care of soon, the Luminox is a very good watch. Tritium illumination rather than the painted on glow in the dark crap.
     
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    Suunto Vector. Awesome watch that is tough and has an altimeter, compass and barometer that work well. I have had the same one for about 8-9 years. Its been to some very unpleasant environments and saved my sorry A## once. Lots of these around the Special Operations community for good reason.
     
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    Cochese Most mackinest CLM

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    Just return your G-Shock to Costco and get another one. Take me with you and I'll make a scene if they say no.

    Your broken G-Shock is a fluke. I have three of them and all have been bulletproof. My PAW-1500T is badass.
     
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    Gotta say that I am shocked that a G-Shock crapped out on you. Definitely take it back to Costco for an exchange/refund.
     
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    30 dollar timex expedition
     
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    Ive had a couple g shocks crap out on me. I've been using a seiko for years and its still tickin.
     
  13. lawman800

    lawman800 Juris Glocktor

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    It just keeps getting better, don't it?
    I had my G-shock for 11 years now and it's bulletproof so far. That watch has gone through a lot of hell.

    I wear my Omega Constellation for uniform duty now though... no idea why, just do. The Rolex is for business suits.
     
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    Some day, when I win my millions, I want a Speedmaster. The best looking watch ever, and the whole story with Apollo makes it even cooler.

    For now... I'll see what Costco has first. I don't think Cochese's drama will be necessary. I've only taken a couple of things back to Costco, but never had any problems returning items. If they don't have anything I like, I might go for a Timex.

    I have a Luminox that I found in a hiking trail once. I love the watch (a little scratched up, but not in bad shape by any means). The problem I have is this -- I found it with the little telescoping pin out of its proper place. Must be how the original owner lost it. I then wore it at work a few times, and almost lost it the same way (fighting with a skinny girl who had a LOT of fight in her). My Sergeant found it in the grass and returned it to me. I don't want to lose it again -- I like it for everyday (non-work) wear.

    Maybe a zulu strap for the Luminox is the way to go...
     
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    razdog76 Heavy Mettle

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    Plain Timex with a nylon band has worked for years, cost maybe $25, and who cares if it gets broken in a scuffle, and I think I replaced the battery once.
     
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    I had a g-shock which I had to stop wearing due to the plastics rotting off after 12 years.
     
  17. lawman800

    lawman800 Juris Glocktor

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    It just keeps getting better, don't it?
    Omega Speedmasters are awesome and beautiful watches, but I have always loved the original blue dial Seamaster.

    I also have a soft spot for a classic Rolex Submariner over the other more "fashionable" Rolex watches such as the Air Boss, Daytona, or GMT.
     
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    I don't own a watch and haven't for a decade.

    That doesn't help you much, I guess. I still manage to make it to work on time, mostly.
     
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    I've got Casio G-Shock that's taken a beating over 7 years or so and keeps on ticking. I would email Casio customer support with nice letter explaining what's happened and butter it up with officer of the law stuff. You may be surprised.
     
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    Casio watch. You can get the digital or old school dial face. $10 to $15.00. Battery easily replaceable.