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Re: The (Less intimidating) Watch Thread
« Reply #825 on: October 11, 2020, 10:46:42 pm »
My understanding of g-shock technology is that even the metal ones are always built with a resin core. That’s why they’re so shock proof.

I love my g-shocks. Haven’t been wearing a watch whilst staying home all the time, but they’re great.


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There are G Shocks that have a full metal construction like the GW-5000-1FJ & the pricier GW-5000D-1. I have the former and although it looks like a resin model it has a full steel case complete with a screw back. It feels different from a fully resin Casio in that it’s heavier and the strap material feels a little lighter and silkier. I wear mine quite a lot especially while traveling.


Totally understated IMO!


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Re: The (Less intimidating) Watch Thread
« Reply #826 on: October 14, 2020, 12:24:16 pm »
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Re: The (Less intimidating) Watch Thread
« Reply #827 on: October 14, 2020, 12:41:04 pm »
Very cool!


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Re: The (Less intimidating) Watch Thread
« Reply #828 on: October 14, 2020, 02:10:37 pm »
What is the bluetooth connectivity used for?

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Re: The (Less intimidating) Watch Thread
« Reply #829 on: October 14, 2020, 02:13:50 pm »
I use it for synching the time with my phone when I'm travelling (which is not a lot at the moment).  I'm sure there's a load of other shit it can do, but a watch, for me, is to tell the time (and possibly date)....
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Re: The (Less intimidating) Watch Thread
« Reply #830 on: October 19, 2020, 09:57:46 pm »
I love this model, nice score Giles!


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Re: The (Less intimidating) Watch Thread
« Reply #831 on: October 20, 2020, 08:22:32 pm »
Found this Seiko Arnold reissue in Nashville for CHEAP over the weekend and it’s great! I always want to wear my original but I worry about killing it on accident. This one should be more than capable.






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Re: The (Less intimidating) Watch Thread
« Reply #832 on: October 20, 2020, 09:58:09 pm »
This Seiko 5 rattles and didn’t hold the the time over a week.
But this less intimidating watch is my 24/7!

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Re: The (Less intimidating) Watch Thread
« Reply #833 on: October 20, 2020, 10:06:41 pm »
As "Less Intimidating" as possible.
Seiko 5
Hodinkee story about the Seiko 5 here.

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Re: The (Less intimidating) Watch Thread
« Reply #834 on: November 16, 2020, 11:37:58 pm »
Any of you own both the G-SHOCK GMW-B5000G-1JF and the GW-5000-1JF?  I'm trying to decide between the two.  Or, those of you that own one or the other, any irritations with the watch?

I like the bigger buttons on the GMW and I think that the bluetooth could come in handy (I heard you can press a button on your watch to help locate your phone).  The GW has a battery indicator on the front display, which is practical, and it's about $100 cheaper.

Not buying just yet, just researching.  Maybe December or January.
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Re: The (Less intimidating) Watch Thread
« Reply #835 on: April 08, 2021, 12:50:37 pm »
I'm having my Citizen fixed (I broke the pin off and can't adjust time or date), and got this to tide me over... 70€ shipped, and it's a lot of fun. It's also weird how I still remembered how to adjust date and hour from way back in the eighties when I wore these kinds of things as a kid...

Edit: yes I'm in €urope but I use the 12 hour system.

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Re: The (Less intimidating) Watch Thread
« Reply #836 on: April 08, 2021, 02:24:14 pm »
This one is a great beater watch that I use a lot when traveling.  So I haven’t really used it much in the past 13 months...  Freemans Sporting Club special edition:

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Re: The (Less intimidating) Watch Thread
« Reply #837 on: April 10, 2021, 05:00:08 am »
Those upcoming Seiko Presage Sharp Edge are lovely...

https://www.seikowatches.com/us-en/products/presage/special/sharp_edged_series/
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