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Love for the G 60751

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Re: Love for the G
« Reply #660 on: May 18, 2018, 04:29:37 PM »
A question:
Are you going to use it primarily for telling time or do you plan to use the stopwatch, alarm and other features much?

Battery is good for about 3 years and it's a common size CR2016 3v lithium coin cell. That presumes, according to the docs on the 5535 module inside, that you only use the LED to illuminate the dial once per day and the alarm is only sounding ten seconds per day. Those two things (LED backlight and alarm sounding, which includes countdown timer alarm function) will run the battery down sooner if used heavily. If you're going to use the stopwatch feature much, be prepared to move the analog hands out of the way of the LCD display (there's a way to do that, and move them back again with some button presses).

Take a look at the GA-700 which should be under $100 USD, an alternative to this one. It has the 5522 module inside, uses the same CR2016 coin cell, and specs give battery life at about 5 years. Doesn't have a seconds hand for timekeeping but presume the LCD display would provide that. Minute hand increments every 20 seconds which isn't very perceptible on a watch unless you gaze at the dial looking for it. Operation is similar and if you use the stopwatch much you have to move the analog hands out of the way and then restore them afterward (a couple function button presses do this). As with the 800, battery life will be shortened if the LED backlight or alarm sounding are used heavily.

Was looking to find a "solar" ana-digi G-Shock that would avoid battery replacements. Didn't find one, but didn't do extensive searching, so that doesn't mean they don't exist. That's something to consider if there is one.


John

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Yup, there are a bunch o'them but not very affordable. Think at least 3-digit price.
Thanks guys! Extremely helpful! Only need to tell time and I like that the 800 is smaller than the 700 so....



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Re: Love for the G
« Reply #661 on: May 18, 2018, 09:36:52 PM »
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Re: Love for the G
« Reply #662 on: May 18, 2018, 09:43:45 PM »
Looks clean and cool, kind remember the look of a G-100.
I really like to see G-Shocks with the light button on the front like riseman rangeman and so on..

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Re: Love for the G
« Reply #663 on: May 18, 2018, 10:48:31 PM »
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No Life Club Posts: 2,481 I Tool Therefore I Am
Re: Love for the G
« Reply #664 on: May 18, 2018, 10:50:49 PM »
Looks clean and cool, kind remember the look of a G-100.
I really like to see G-Shocks with the light button on the front like riseman rangeman and so on..

Congrats


Thanks! Its my first G-Shock and this made me wear a watch again after several years of depending only on my phone to know the time. I really like its uncluttered look.


Made me re-realize that a watch is a reflection of our personality  :salute:
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Re: Love for the G
« Reply #665 on: May 18, 2018, 10:53:52 PM »
Looks clean and cool, kind remember the look of a G-100.
I really like to see G-Shocks with the light button on the front like riseman rangeman and so on..

Congrats


Thanks! Its my first G-Shock and this made me wear a watch again after several years of depending only on my phone to know the time. I really like its uncluttered look.


Made me re-realize that a watch is a reflection of our personality  :salute:
Totally, and regarding g's I consider my self kind of an addicted person, I have quite a few, but I really like watches I can't leave home without one, I feel naked, weird but I do... And like the simple ones and the high end ones, meaning with a lot of features!
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Re: Love for the G
« Reply #666 on: May 19, 2018, 12:35:01 AM »
I'm beginning to understand the addiction! I keep looking at various G pics online

Looks clean and cool, kind remember the look of a G-100.
I really like to see G-Shocks with the light button on the front like riseman rangeman and so on..

Congrats


Thanks! Its my first G-Shock and this made me wear a watch again after several years of depending only on my phone to know the time. I really like its uncluttered look.


Made me re-realize that a watch is a reflection of our personality  :salute:
Totally, and regarding g's I consider my self kind of an addicted person, I have quite a few, but I really like watches I can't leave home without one, I feel naked, weird but I do... And like the simple ones and the high end ones, meaning with a lot of features!
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Re: Love for the G
« Reply #667 on: June 03, 2018, 11:39:32 PM »
Here's mine, Next to my Timex Iron man and my Wenger Seaforce

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Re: Love for the G
« Reply #668 on: June 08, 2018, 04:35:29 PM »
I decided to sell my GA800 and got this GA1100 2BDR on 50% sale. Yohoo!



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Re: Love for the G
« Reply #669 on: June 08, 2018, 04:43:14 PM »
I decided to sell my GA800 and got this GA1100 2BDR on 50% sale. Yohoo!



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Re: Love for the G
« Reply #670 on: June 08, 2018, 04:46:48 PM »
I decided to sell my GA800 and got this GA1100 2BDR on 50% sale. Yohoo!



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Re: Love for the G
« Reply #671 on: July 22, 2018, 07:07:37 PM »
Couldn't resist...... :whistle:

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Re: Love for the G
« Reply #672 on: July 22, 2018, 07:35:44 PM »
My last one added to the collection
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Re: Love for the G
« Reply #673 on: September 14, 2018, 04:29:30 AM »
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Re: Love for the G
« Reply #674 on: October 10, 2018, 10:35:30 PM »
 :like: Clown proper working G

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Re: Love for the G
« Reply #675 on: October 11, 2018, 12:32:42 AM »
I have contemplated getting a G-Shock lately. I never had one...and when I looked on Amazon...I was floored at all the different models and price points. It is very overwhelming. :think:

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Re: Love for the G
« Reply #676 on: October 11, 2018, 06:54:56 AM »
Well after looking at so many bewildering models...My first G-Shock is going to be a GA-700 model in red. Now I just have to wait for its arrival.

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Re: Love for the G
« Reply #677 on: October 11, 2018, 07:27:21 AM »
Wow Chako.... congrats on your first G-Shock  :like:
There are so much models and special editions  :whistle:

I hope you'll like the GA-700.
You should also try the DW-5600 to see what it all started with  :tu:
« Last Edit: October 11, 2018, 07:30:53 AM by MTMatt »

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Re: Love for the G
« Reply #678 on: October 11, 2018, 12:44:08 PM »
I am very curious to compare this to my mostly daily watch...a Casio Pathfinder PAW 1500GB that I bought back in 2009.  :tu:

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Re: Love for the G
« Reply #679 on: October 27, 2018, 09:39:21 AM »
Be interesting to hear your thoughts Chako. I think they're the tool watch to rely upon. I wasn't sure at first as I have a soft spot for my Pro Trek but now I'm convinced.

I'm not quite sure why the Gulfmaster was offered with altimeter. Like the idea but at sea if you're less than 0 surely you'll be swimming ? :rofl:

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Re: Love for the G
« Reply #680 on: October 27, 2018, 01:16:26 PM »
When I first got the watch I was prepared for a bright in your face red...however, it is more like a matt red, which I find far better than something glossy. I have worn the watch a few times at work, and the colour of the watch does get a lot of attention from folks. When I ordered the GA-700, I wasn't sure how large the watch was going to be. From everything I have read online, its largish size compared to the GA-800 series kept coming up. Upon arrival, I found the watch to fit me quite nicely...but I do have large wrists. I tend to always be on the very last hole on most wrist bands, or having to buy extra links if it is a metal bracelet (although I must say, most of the newer watches I have purchases with metal bracelets now come large enough that I no longer need to buy 2 to 4 extra links...bravo watch industry).

What attracted me to the watch online was its 3D watch face. Yes, the GA-700 is a looker in my opinion.


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Re: Love for the G
« Reply #681 on: October 27, 2018, 01:28:07 PM »
Very nice, Chako! :cheers:

Looks like she's a (time)keeper!

Love the G!

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Re: Love for the G
« Reply #682 on: October 27, 2018, 08:02:34 PM »
Stumbled on this thread, totally unaware G-Shocks had a following ...!

I have one too. Halloween colours to boot ;)

Cheers!
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Re: Love for the G
« Reply #683 on: November 27, 2018, 08:22:55 AM »
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Re: Love for the G
« Reply #684 on: November 27, 2018, 06:47:36 PM »
Nice Z,,
JR

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Re: Love for the G
« Reply #685 on: November 27, 2018, 07:45:05 PM »
:cheers:
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Re: Love for the G
« Reply #686 on: November 27, 2018, 08:36:10 PM »
That is a beautiful G, Z!

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Re: Love for the G
« Reply #687 on: November 27, 2018, 09:07:23 PM »
Thanks AZ. Don't expect it to stay beautiful for long mate. This one will get beats.
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Re: Love for the G
« Reply #688 on: November 28, 2018, 10:44:43 AM »
Thanks AZ. Don't expect it to stay beautiful for long mate. This one will get beats.

That's what it's for. Nice one  :like:

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Re: Love for the G
« Reply #689 on: November 28, 2018, 10:55:12 AM »
:cheers:

 

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