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Posted: 6/20/2006 11:32:04 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/21/2006 1:17:03 PM EST by mattja]
Mine died. I made the mistake of trying to change the battery myself, and from that point on it was never waterproof. Today it got wet. Game over.

It was a DW6600C.



What's the cool model these days?

BTW, 8 years old, perhaps 12 bands replaced. The bands suck big time!
Link Posted: 6/20/2006 11:40:53 PM EST
The G7100D-1V looks pretty sweet.
Link Posted: 6/20/2006 11:50:35 PM EST
Mine's been running on the same battery for 17 years now.

Link Posted: 6/20/2006 11:52:18 PM EST

Originally Posted By Sub-MOA:
The G7100D-1V looks pretty sweet.



That's cool. It reminds me of the old DW6900-1V.
Link Posted: 6/20/2006 11:52:51 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/20/2006 11:57:26 PM EST by mattja]

Originally Posted By NME:
Mine's been running on the same battery for 17 years now.




You obviously never use the light.

BTW, I still have a DW5600 from about 1986. Still runs great. I had one from 1983 (the first year), but I loaned it to a buddy and he lost it. In 20 years I changed the battery once.
Link Posted: 6/20/2006 11:54:03 PM EST

Originally Posted By mattja:

Originally Posted By NME:
Mine's been running on the same battery for 17 years now.




You obviously never use the light.



Pretty much.

Link Posted: 6/21/2006 1:17:52 AM EST
Get the Solar one thats about 60 bucks. That or the "10-year battery" model. When the battery dies thow it away and get a new one.

Itf you want to bestest TACTICOOL GSHOCK look for a countycomm Milshock, a Desert Tan G-Shock or a Frogman. Those are the ones the guys on Lightfighter are creaming their panties over.

BTW: the indiglo feature kills the battery faster than anything on a GShock. according to the owners manual that came with mine even using that feature once a day cuts the battery life in half!
Link Posted: 6/21/2006 1:38:24 AM EST
I've got a Casio Pathfinder that I've had about 6 months now. I really like it. Check it out here.
Link Posted: 6/21/2006 2:32:17 AM EST
This is the one I have now.

GW1500A-1AV

* Atomic Timekeeping
* Tough Solar Power
* Shock Resistant
* 200 Meter Water Resistant
* Auto LED Light with afterglow
* World Time (30 Cities)
* 1/100 sec. Stopwatch
* Daily Alarm
* Hourly Time Signal
* Battery Power Indicator
* Power Saving Function
* Full Auto Calendar
* 12/24-hour format
* Module 3366
Link Posted: 6/21/2006 2:57:05 AM EST

Originally Posted By NME:
Mine's been running on the same battery for 17 years now.




HA!!!!

My 5600 been going for 18 years now on same battery- dont use the light much, but alarm goes off everey day!!

Band is broken and casio wants 1/2 as much as a new watch to send a new one
Link Posted: 6/21/2006 3:44:12 AM EST
Wal-Mart has bands that will fit your G-shock for about $10. I'm on my
third band, and my battery is still going after 18 years
Link Posted: 6/21/2006 8:42:50 AM EST
+1 on the Wally World band. You may have to modify it a bit to make it fit but it will work. There is also a velcro type band that wil work too.
Link Posted: 6/21/2006 8:47:54 AM EST
The rare Desert Tan one is the shit!

Link Posted: 6/21/2006 8:50:41 AM EST
Been looking for a good, realtively inexpensive digital for hunting.

I was looking at Suunto's but I can't justify that on a watch like that.
Link Posted: 6/21/2006 8:51:14 AM EST
Check out the Atomic Solar models. Mine is 3 years old and is the best watch I have ever owned.

Link Posted: 6/21/2006 8:55:10 AM EST

Originally Posted By 590A1:
Wal-Mart has bands that will fit your G-shock for about $10. I'm on my
third band, and my battery is still going after 18 years




Band four. Battery one.
Link Posted: 6/21/2006 8:55:17 AM EST
Yes, the solar is the shitz. I have a solar g-shock and love it (use the light as much as you want). I was skeptical about the solar when I got it, but it has turned out to be a good watch. Takes a beating daily and keeps going.
Link Posted: 6/21/2006 9:08:52 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/21/2006 9:10:41 AM EST by Cleatus]

Originally Posted By Lancelot:

Originally Posted By 590A1:
Wal-Mart has bands that will fit your G-shock for about $10. I'm on my
third band, and my battery is still going after 18 years




Band four. Battery one.



Band one (that just broked and one battery- I refuse to get a new watch until this one dies. Its like a dang cat- just wont frigging die.

(Benning PX '88)
Link Posted: 6/21/2006 9:12:55 AM EST
G-Shock Frogman




Frogman with strap adapters and 24mm Maratac Zulu Strap




Link Posted: 6/21/2006 9:13:15 AM EST
+1 on the Atomic Solar G-Shocks. I have
this one
Link Posted: 6/21/2006 9:15:11 AM EST
My G-Shock is only 13 years old so I don't NEED a new one but I'm thinking about it anyway.

Is there an online dealer (for these) that anyone could recommend?
Link Posted: 6/21/2006 9:21:34 AM EST
This is the one I got a few years back. I like it.

Link Posted: 6/21/2006 9:25:01 AM EST
I got the "10 year battery" G-Shock at Walmart last year for about 65 bucks. Damn thing is on it's third battery! I use the light on it maybe three-four times a week tops so it should have lasted at least three.

I am back to my citizen watch for now cause it pissed me off so bad.


Oh and I've had the same problem with them losing integrity when you change the battery. I called my Bro-in-law who runs a jewelery store in Idaho Falls and he said the GShocks are under positive internal pressure and need to be pressurized when the battery is replaced or they won't be waterproof.

I lost two GShocks to "self battery replacement" which then leaked. The new one I have the "10 year battery" model, despite numerous battery changes, is still waterproof. I took it to 100 ft in Mexico last year no problems.
Link Posted: 6/21/2006 9:36:36 AM EST

Originally Posted By markm:
The rare Desert Tan one is the shit!





The only problem is trying to find one
Link Posted: 6/21/2006 9:48:07 AM EST

Originally Posted By Cleatus:

Originally Posted By NME:
Mine's been running on the same battery for 17 years now.




HA!!!!

My 5600 been going for 18 years now on same battery-



I have never got more than 20 months out of a Gshock battery.
Link Posted: 6/21/2006 9:49:50 AM EST

Originally Posted By MonkeyGrip:
My G-Shock is only 13 years old so I don't NEED a new one but I'm thinking about it anyway.

Is there an online dealer (for these) that anyone could recommend?



www.walmart.com
Link Posted: 6/21/2006 10:06:22 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/21/2006 10:10:22 AM EST
I love G-shocks. The problem is justifying getting more than one, cuz they never break or quit!
Link Posted: 6/21/2006 11:42:14 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/21/2006 11:45:06 AM EST by 55Kingpin]

Originally Posted By BC28:
G-Shock Frogman

www.princetonwatches.com/images/watches/GW200TC-3V.jpg


Frogman with strap adapters and 24mm Maratac Zulu Strap

i32.photobucket.com/albums/d6/sambryce/watches/frog-zulu3.jpg

i32.photobucket.com/albums/d6/sambryce/watches/frog-zulu1.jpg



Where did you find the adapters for the use of Zulu bands? Is the adapter very robust?

That is the ONLY reason I don't own a G-shock, because I won't wear a watch without a Zulu or Rhino band.

ETA: Nevermind, found them at countycomm.com. I still want to know if they're worth a shit or not.
Link Posted: 6/21/2006 1:15:43 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/21/2006 1:45:50 PM EST by mattja]

Originally Posted By Cleatus:
My 5600 been going for 18 years now on same battery- dont use the light much, but alarm goes off everey day!!

Band is broken and casio wants 1/2 as much as a new watch to send a new one



You think that's bad? With my 6600, the friggin' band were breaking every 6 months. In about 8 years, I have replaced perhaps 12 bands. I was buying them in bulk at JC Penny's. The watch cost about $65, but I think I have $120 invested in bands.

BTW, you don't have to send the watch to Casio. Penny's carrys the bands and they will replace it while you wait.

These are just the bands I have on hand.

Link Posted: 6/21/2006 2:38:00 PM EST
I also have the GW1500A-1AV. No battery needed (solar power) and it syncs up with an atomic clock every night. I've had it since 8/05 and have been very happy with it. You need to get it on sale though.

www.casio.com/products/Timepiece/G-Shock/GW1500A-1AV
Link Posted: 6/21/2006 2:55:14 PM EST

Originally Posted By maddog71:
This is the one I got a few years back. I like it.

www.superchrono.com/images/gs-300-n8avtds.jpg


I got the Ti Giez G Gshock for christmas two years ago...nice watch...I only wish it trituim illumination and El glo on the digital...
A good solid watch though.
Link Posted: 6/21/2006 2:56:22 PM EST

Originally Posted By mattja:

Originally Posted By Cleatus:
My 5600 been going for 18 years now on same battery- dont use the light much, but alarm goes off everey day!!

Band is broken and casio wants 1/2 as much as a new watch to send a new one



You think that's bad? With my 6600, the friggin' band were breaking every 6 months. In about 8 years, I have replaced perhaps 12 bands. I was buying them in bulk at JC Penny's. The watch cost about $65, but I think I have $120 invested in bands.

BTW, you don't have to send the watch to Casio. Penny's carrys the bands and they will replace it while you wait.

These are just the bands I have on hand.

i6.tinypic.com/156bo2e.jpg



Um... have you perhaps thought about getting a better band...?

If you change to a Zulu band and keep breaking bands every 6 months, I'll buy you a new watch.
Link Posted: 6/21/2006 3:02:01 PM EST

Originally Posted By bumpus:
+1 on the Atomic Solar G-Shocks. I have
this one



Gonna have to look into that one.
Link Posted: 6/21/2006 3:06:23 PM EST
I just bought a G100-1BV a few weeks ago. I love it.

I also bought a small compass for the watchband from Brigade Quartermasters,
so mine looks like something Inspector Gadget would wear.

www.casio.com/products/Timepiece/G-Shock/G100-1BV/

Link Posted: 6/21/2006 3:07:22 PM EST
I had (still have actually) a G-shock which has a hrs or light and darkness feature. For it to work you must tell the watch your lat/long. Sadly when I sent the watch in for a new battery Casio screwed it up so none of the setting buttons work. Does anyone know if they stil lmake a watch w/ this feature? I sure do miss it.
Link Posted: 6/21/2006 3:09:57 PM EST

Originally Posted By Cypher214:

Originally Posted By mattja:

Originally Posted By Cleatus:
My 5600 been going for 18 years now on same battery- dont use the light much, but alarm goes off everey day!!

Band is broken and casio wants 1/2 as much as a new watch to send a new one



You think that's bad? With my 6600, the friggin' band were breaking every 6 months. In about 8 years, I have replaced perhaps 12 bands. I was buying them in bulk at JC Penny's. The watch cost about $65, but I think I have $120 invested in bands.

BTW, you don't have to send the watch to Casio. Penny's carrys the bands and they will replace it while you wait.

These are just the bands I have on hand.

i6.tinypic.com/156bo2e.jpg



Um... have you perhaps thought about getting a better band...?

If you change to a Zulu band and keep breaking bands every 6 months, I'll buy you a new watch.



AFAIK, there were no replacement bands at that time, so I stocked up on the standard band.
Link Posted: 6/21/2006 3:24:59 PM EST
Costco has an atomic solar one in a blister pack for $40.
Link Posted: 6/21/2006 3:30:23 PM EST
I'm using the atomic/solar with the SS band
Link Posted: 6/21/2006 5:30:43 PM EST
I have the GW-300-1V for about a year now and love it.

www.casio.com/products/Timepiece/G-Shock/GW300/product/GW300A-1V
Link Posted: 6/21/2006 5:33:47 PM EST
I have a DW6600 that's 5 years old, on band 1 and battery 1, and I use the alarm every morning.
Link Posted: 6/21/2006 6:20:50 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/21/2006 6:25:27 PM EST by Bushmaster-M4gery]

Originally Posted By MonkeyGrip:
Is there an online dealer (for these) that anyone could recommend?



Cheapest place online to find watches from Casio to Cartier

www.jomashop.com
Link Posted: 6/21/2006 6:23:27 PM EST

Originally Posted By Sub-MOA:
The G7100D-1V looks pretty sweet.



50% off - $42.50

www.jomashop.com/casio-g7100d.html
Link Posted: 6/21/2006 6:24:34 PM EST

Originally Posted By Cleatus:

Originally Posted By NME:
Mine's been running on the same battery for 17 years now.




HA!!!!

My 5600 been going for 18 years now on same battery- dont use the light much, but alarm goes off everey day!!

Band is broken and casio wants 1/2 as much as a new watch to send a new one



My band's still intact.

It actually looks pretty much like it did when my dad gave it to me.

Link Posted: 6/21/2006 6:25:23 PM EST

Originally Posted By TrickyRicky72:
I have the GW-300-1V for about a year now and love it.

www.casio.com/products/Timepiece/G-Shock/GW300/product/GW300A-1V



I just bought the exact same watch a couple months ago. I have been wearing Timex since I was like 12, so I thought I'd try something different. I love it so far!
Link Posted: 6/21/2006 6:49:47 PM EST
I have a couple of G-Shocks. I rarely wear any other watch, including a Rolex Sub that belonged to my Pop.

G-8000:


GW-300



Yes, I know I'm filthy....just got done installing a new rad & A/C system in my Heep.


BC
Link Posted: 6/21/2006 7:16:46 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/21/2006 8:01:20 PM EST by fadedsun]

Originally Posted By AR15fan:

Originally Posted By Cleatus:

Originally Posted By NME:
Mine's been running on the same battery for 17 years now.




HA!!!!

My 5600 been going for 18 years now on same battery-



I have never got more than 20 months out of a Gshock battery.



Do you use it to light up your house during the rolling blackouts or something?



Link Posted: 6/21/2006 7:28:40 PM EST
I'm looking for a Tan one, solar, reliable, etc..

Any pointers on a model?

under 75$ or so would be nice.

Link Posted: 6/21/2006 7:30:55 PM EST

Originally Posted By fadedsun:

Originally Posted By AR15fan:

Originally Posted By Cleatus:

Originally Posted By NME:
Mine's been running on the same battery for 17 years now.




HA!!!!

My 5600 been going for 18 years now on same battery-



I have never got more than 20 months out of a Gshock battery.



Do you use it to light up your house or something?




Link Posted: 6/21/2006 7:33:03 PM EST

Originally Posted By dpmmn:

Originally Posted By markm:
The rare Desert Tan one is the shit!





The only problem is trying to find one






HEHEHE
Link Posted: 6/21/2006 7:37:28 PM EST
need a new watch - tagging this thread...
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