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Casio G-Shock 4570

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Casio G-Shock
« on: October 22, 2007, 07:47:24 PM »
Hi all,

I currently wear a Wenger chronograph watch and although I am pleased with it I am looking for a change.

My current job is as an assistant manager of a childrens home with children that have epilepsy and challenging behaviour. With this comes lots of bathing of kids, so my watch gets wet quite often, and on some occasions my watch can recieve a few blows from the children and it can even be bitten sometimes.  So I need a watch that can stand up to this.

As the children also have epilepsy, timing of seizures is crucial.  My experiences in the past have shown that similar watches to the G-Shock require a few buttons to be pressed before a timer can be started.  This is no good to me as I need it to be an accurate and quick timer to select.

Does anyone own a G-Shock?  What are the general thoughts on them?  Would they withstand the punishment that they would receive?  And very importantly, do any of them have a 1 button start stopwatch?

I am interested in the Mudman to give you the kind of style I am after;


Thanks all!  :)

Benner

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Re: Casio G-Shock
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2007, 08:09:36 PM »
I own a casio G-Shock with tough solar and Atomic time, works wonderful. It can definatly take all the abuse you give it and then some, timers.....I have to hit mode four times before I get to the chrono, I can do it quick but that is cause I use it to time myself while I am on break at work all the time. For abuse, thumbs up, for your ease of use chrono....might just want to go with a small stop watch.

David
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Re: Casio G-Shock
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2007, 08:12:53 PM »
I own a casio G-Shock with tough solar and Atomic time, works wonderful. It can definatly take all the abuse you give it and then some, timers.....I have to hit mode four times before I get to the chrono, I can do it quick but that is cause I use it to time myself while I am on break at work all the time. For abuse, thumbs up, for your ease of use chrono....might just want to go with a small stop watch.

David

Does yours have similar buttons to the mudman, so in theory would be programmed the same way?

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Re: Casio G-Shock
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2007, 10:11:36 PM »
I had a G-shock ironman, that an ex-girlfriend bought me, and it lasted a good 2-3 years before the battery died ::), I'm back useing my old reliable russian automatic mechanical watch...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Vostok-Russian-Military-Automatic-KGB-Watch-CLASSIC-31j_W0QQitemZ170160668867QQihZ007QQcategoryZ31387QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Mine's very similar, But it does loose about 40-60 seconds a day, unless I'm doing lots of work or something, so probably no good for you ::)

I'd say go for a G-shock as it's pretty much perfect for your line of work,(just watch out for the batteries dying)

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Re: Casio G-Shock
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2007, 10:12:49 PM »
I had a G-shock ironman, that an ex-girlfriend bought me, and it lasted a good 2-3 years before the battery died ::), I'm back useing my old reliable russian automatic mechanical watch...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Vostok-Russian-Military-Automatic-KGB-Watch-CLASSIC-31j_W0QQitemZ170160668867QQihZ007QQcategoryZ31387QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Mine's very similar, But it does loose about 40-60 seconds a day, unless I'm doing lots of work or something, so probably no good for you ::)

I'd say go for a G-shock as it's pretty much perfect for your line of work,(just watch out for the batteries dying)

Did yours have a "one touch" stopwatch though?

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Re: Casio G-Shock
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2007, 10:15:39 PM »
I had a G-shock ironman, that an ex-girlfriend bought me, and it lasted a good 2-3 years before the battery died ::), I'm back useing my old reliable russian automatic mechanical watch...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Vostok-Russian-Military-Automatic-KGB-Watch-CLASSIC-31j_W0QQitemZ170160668867QQihZ007QQcategoryZ31387QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Mine's very similar, But it does loose about 40-60 seconds a day, unless I'm doing lots of work or something, so probably no good for you ::)

I'd say go for a G-shock as it's pretty much perfect for your line of work,(just watch out for the batteries dying)

Did yours have a "one touch" stopwatch though?
Yes it did but it was a little fiddley as the buttons quite deeply recessed, so it may be difficult to use in a hurry or when stressed :-\

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Re: Casio G-Shock
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2007, 10:18:40 PM »
I had a G-shock ironman, that an ex-girlfriend bought me, and it lasted a good 2-3 years before the battery died ::), I'm back useing my old reliable russian automatic mechanical watch...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Vostok-Russian-Military-Automatic-KGB-Watch-CLASSIC-31j_W0QQitemZ170160668867QQihZ007QQcategoryZ31387QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Mine's very similar, But it does loose about 40-60 seconds a day, unless I'm doing lots of work or something, so probably no good for you ::)

I'd say go for a G-shock as it's pretty much perfect for your line of work,(just watch out for the batteries dying)

Did yours have a "one touch" stopwatch though?
Yes it did but it was a little fiddley as the buttons quite deeply recessed, so it may be difficult to use in a hurry or when stressed :-\

I'm as calm as a cucumber me.  :)

That's good.  What I don't want is a watch where I have to press mode 4 times then start just to get a stopwatch going.  It needs to be instant.  Thats why I have an anologue chronograph.

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Re: Casio G-Shock
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2007, 10:21:51 PM »
Well if I remember rightly it was called the ''iron man'', It's wasn't a bad watch at all but the nylon strap looked really second hand quickly.

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Re: Casio G-Shock
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2007, 10:23:36 PM »
Well if I remember rightly it was called the ''iron man'', It's wasn't a bad watch at all but the nylon strap looked really second hand quickly.

Thanks a lot mate I will look that up.

Really like the russian one btw.  :)

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Re: Casio G-Shock
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2007, 10:24:07 PM »
I'd go down argos and have a play first, then order it somewhere cheaper on line :D

It looked similar to this one,
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Re: Casio G-Shock
« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2007, 10:25:24 PM »
I'd go down argos and have a play first, then order it somewhere cheaper on line :D


...........................speaks a man who has done that many times before.  :D

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Re: Casio G-Shock
« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2007, 10:26:41 PM »
I like the russian watches, It really appeals to my 'inner caveman' :D

I think this is my third one in 15 years and they all still work :o, but then I like mechanical more than technosourcery any day :D

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Re: Casio G-Shock
« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2007, 10:27:06 PM »
I'd go down argos and have a play first, then order it somewhere cheaper on line :D


...........................speaks a man who has done that many times before.  :D
Once or twice :D

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Re: Casio G-Shock
« Reply #13 on: October 22, 2007, 10:28:43 PM »
I like the russian watches, It really appeals to my 'inner caveman' :D

I think this is my third one in 15 years and they all still work :o, but then I like mechanical more than technosourcery any day :D

So do I normally.  Fancy a change though.

I can't find that Iron man.  :(  There is a timex with the same name though.

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Re: Casio G-Shock
« Reply #14 on: October 22, 2007, 10:29:40 PM »
I like the russian watches, It really appeals to my 'inner caveman' :D

I think this is my third one in 15 years and they all still work :o, but then I like mechanical more than technosourcery any day :D

So do I normally.  Fancy a change though.

I can't find that Iron man.  :(  There is a timex with the same name though.
Well this was a few years back so it's probably been de-listed  :'(

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Re: Casio G-Shock
« Reply #15 on: October 22, 2007, 10:35:47 PM »
I like the russian watches, It really appeals to my 'inner caveman' :D

I think this is my third one in 15 years and they all still work :o, but then I like mechanical more than technosourcery any day :D

So do I normally.  Fancy a change though.

I can't find that Iron man.  :(  There is a timex with the same name though.
Well this was a few years back so it's probably been de-listed  :'(

I will keep on looking.  ;)

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Re: Casio G-Shock
« Reply #16 on: October 22, 2007, 11:28:12 PM »
I have a couple of G Shocks.  If you like, I can send you one to test out before you go blowing any money on one?

Toughest darned watches on the planet, but if it won't do what you need it to then it doesn't mean a thing, does it? :P

Def

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Re: Casio G-Shock
« Reply #17 on: October 22, 2007, 11:33:27 PM »
I have a couple of G Shocks.  If you like, I can send you one to test out before you go blowing any money on one?

Toughest darned watches on the planet, but if it won't do what you need it to then it doesn't mean a thing, does it? :P

Def

I might take you up on that Def, thanks.

After A LOT of searching I have managed to find that the one I am keen on, the Mudman, has it's stopwatch as the first option of it's modes, so it is simply a 2 button press.  That would be ok.

I have emailed them as well.  Will be interested if I get a reply.  :)

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Re: Casio G-Shock
« Reply #18 on: October 22, 2007, 11:47:42 PM »
If you want to do some research on G's and other watches, there's a decent forum at www.g-forces.org that I and a few other Multitool.org members can be found on.

Def

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Re: Casio G-Shock
« Reply #19 on: October 22, 2007, 11:51:49 PM »
Third one from the left if you are interested.  Nice watch, but I am just not into digitals as much these days:

http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,946.0.html

Def

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Re: Casio G-Shock
« Reply #20 on: October 22, 2007, 11:54:47 PM »
If you want to do some research on G's and other watches, there's a decent forum at www.g-forces.org that I and a few other Multitool.org members can be found on.

Def

Didn't know you were into watches as well.  :)

I am open to suggestions as well guys, if you think you know of anything that would do the job.

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Re: Casio G-Shock
« Reply #21 on: October 23, 2007, 12:59:35 AM »
This is what I currently have btw;


I love it, and changed the strap to a waterproof Di-Modell one a few months back.

Time for a change.  :)

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Re: Casio G-Shock
« Reply #22 on: October 23, 2007, 01:44:42 AM »
I like that Wenger- that's gorgeous!

I am trying real hard not to be into watches... and flashlights....

Def

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Re: Casio G-Shock
« Reply #23 on: October 23, 2007, 05:01:46 AM »
That is probally for the better.  How many things can you start hoarding before you get too much stuff. :)
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Re: Casio G-Shock
« Reply #24 on: October 23, 2007, 05:16:06 AM »
Mine is closer in apperance to the one that Micky D posted, the buttons are recessed and can be a bit hard to press if your stressed.

David
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Re: Casio G-Shock
« Reply #25 on: October 23, 2007, 12:03:22 PM »
I like that Wenger- that's gorgeous!

I am trying real hard not to be into watches... and flashlights....

Def

So am I.  But I have to say I am starting to struggle!  :)


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Re: Casio G-Shock
« Reply #26 on: October 23, 2007, 01:16:39 PM »
Too much stuff?  I think that particular ship has sailed.  I keep meaning to sell off a few things to fund new ones, but that never seems to happen.

Def

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Re: Casio G-Shock
« Reply #27 on: October 23, 2007, 01:19:48 PM »
Too much stuff?  I think that particular ship has sailed.  I keep meaning to sell off a few things to fund new ones, but that never seems to happen.

Def

You will have to do an online defender sale.  :D

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Re: Casio G-Shock
« Reply #28 on: October 23, 2007, 01:39:33 PM »
I do once in a while.  I am thinking of getting rid of a few watches since I never really wear anything but the Seiko, the Vics and occasionally one of the G's.  And tools... well I'd like to keep them all, but there's always new tools coming out that need to be bought and reviewed, and poor ol' Def just doesn't have the money to keep up with it!

Def

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Re: Casio G-Shock
« Reply #29 on: October 23, 2007, 02:09:07 PM »
I do once in a while.  I am thinking of getting rid of a few watches since I never really wear anything but the Seiko, the Vics and occasionally one of the G's.  And tools... well I'd like to keep them all, but there's always new tools coming out that need to be bought and reviewed, and poor ol' Def just doesn't have the money to keep up with it!

Def

Well I might know someone who might want one of your watches.  :D  ;)

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