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I know you said less than $100... but this one I've had a couple years and it's fantastic. The solar means I don't have to change the battery and it's atomic so it updates the time automatically. I actually gave my Apple watch to my wife and started wearing this one again for the simplicity of not having to charge every single device I carry.
G shock GWM5610-1
I bought this after 2 other g shock watches that were way too high profile. Kept getting snagged on sleeves, backpack straps, etc. Lost one retired the other.
This one is low profile, looks old school, is solar, and adjusts time via atomic clock signal (not really necessary but kinda cool).
Love this model wear it every day. $95 on Amazon.
G shock m5610 indestructible, solar powered and multi band 6 with automatic time correction, 24 hr stopwatch, 5 alarms, world time...it this isnt worth 91 bucks I dont know what Is and your crazy of you say otherwise.
Casio Men's G-SHOCK Quartz Watch with Resin Strap, Black, 20 (Model: GWM5610-1) [link]
Highly recommend! I have a scar on my left arm from this watches simpler brother haha straight up filet-ed me in a motorcycle wreck. Watch was fine. My arm was not lol
Unless I'm mistaken, this exact one is on Amazon for 90 brand new.
Even factoring in your extras, you've priced it a little high. You might want to change the price if you want offers.
If you're in the US, G-Shock GWM5610, ~$94 from Amazon.
Just keep in mind that atomic watches only work in certain parts of the world. At best, it's the continental US, most of Europe, Japan, and maybe China. Parts of Australia can sometimes get the signal from Japan, but that can be iffy.
The square models (many, many) and the ones marketed to females are the slimmest usually. The GWM5610 might be the most basic option. It is radio synced as well. It has other options.
It puts the current time where the date normally is when in other modes.variations which are usually around $80-100, and there are upgraded models with solar charging, atomic time keeping, etc, around $120-150. Prices on the most common models can be quite low.
There is a glossy blackout version of this watch which is slimmer than the stock.
For even smaller, check out the comparable G-Shocks marketed to women. If the straps fit, they would be just as good.
Here ya go! Hope some people snag this cuz that's a hell of a deal!
Less familiar with them. There are good watches out there at sub 50, but this is the best watch u can buy in my opinion for close to that. It’s solar, will last forever, indestructible waterproof, light, and has atomic time so it’s always accurate without setting urself [link]
Price had jumped up to $140 recently, back down to $95, which is a pretty amazing price for what you get.
The anemia from blood loss: a steak a week, or, sleep with a cast iron skillet.
G-Shock GWM5610, currently ~CAD$135 at amazon Canada. Solar, day/date, backlighting, & resin band. Hard to kill (unless you're really unlucky, it'll just laugh at your feeble bashes against metal or wood). Given enough light, the battery should last 10-15+ years.
Atomic signal reception may be iffy in Canada, depending upon where you are. If you can't get reception, the watch will just be like any other digital watch where you have to manually set the time.
While the resin band is replaceable, you can only replace it with another identical resin band. You can't swap it to leather.
The GWM5610 is one of the smaller G-Shocks. If you need something bigger, there are larger ones.
With the $5 off in coupons from aliexpress and the $92.45 price of the watch on amazon, someone could build this exact setup, brand new, and with the original resin housing and band for cheaper than your asking price ($151.04).
That said, how much can you come down on the price of the watch?
If you want digital I love my gshock atomic solar (small version)
> the watch will die
Yeah, so why not solar G-Shock? In the grand scheme of things one surfer isn’t going to be filling landfills if their watch dies every couple yrs. But I do feel better about having a lifetime tool.
Don’t sleep on the atomic clock sync. Especially useful during wfh zoom situations.
I got mine on amazon, it’s incredible, I already did things to it that would have destroyed any other watch, I’m hooked. Feels awesome on my wrist, absolutely ideal.
Here’s the link so you can pick one up, it’s probably cheaper on amazon than it would be if you found it in a store anyway: [link]
This is my daily beater. It meets most of your requirements (except the compass) and its low profile compared to most G-shocks. I’ve been wearing mine for about 3 months and it is very comfortable, has been through several workouts in multiple terrains and has been on the water too. Pretty much a tank!
Meaning too thick? There are some thinner models, check out something like this. I have something similar with a carbon strap and titanium caseback, but its essentially the same watch. No where near as thick as my other Gs.
I know you said no G-shocks, but the 5610 is way smaller and sleek than the big ones. It is still a g-shock so it can take abuse, and it can be had on Amazon for less than $100
I bought this watch a few months ago on Amazon. ( [link])
I wore it a handful of times when I first got it but after the first week or two it just sat in my room. I just can't get into digital watches.. Watch is very clean, only signs of wear are on the band where I had it strapped on. Original G-Shock tin included along with all instructions.
Asking $75 shipped CONUS
Also open to FTF sale, located in the DMV area
Edit: FTF sale
If you're looking for practical and accurate...like us INTJs. This watch fits the description.
I have one and it's nice knowing that the little thing on my wrist is right. No really, my watch is right according to what our society recognizes as time.
It can be a bit finicky for actually syncing with the atomic clocks around the world but it's also fun to play with and figure out.
This is on sale on amazon right now if it's something you might be interested in.
my vote goes for the solar version
Movement: quartz, digital, solar, atomic
Size: 46.7 x 43.2 x 12.7mm (specs from Casio's website)
Link: Casio's page, Amazon page
Solar/atomic version of the DW5600E-1V, but this has a solar-rechargeable battery that should last 10-15+ years, given adequate light. 200m WR. Atomic functionality works in the continental US, most of Europe (including the UK), Japan, and China.
This is a decent value solar/atomic G-Shock, which are the gold standard for watches that can take abuse and beatings.
They sell new for that price on Amazon FYI, not sure how much luck you'll have selling it at $75.
World time, looks like the original 5600, solar powered, multiband 6.
101 on Amazon with just a 2 day wait:
Hi! This model is the GWM5610, I got it from Amazon here
World time, looks like the original 5600,
solar powered, multiband 6
I'm not from US but got it off of Amazon US. Sadly it's status is 'Currently unavailable'
Without any context of features, size, colors, here's what came to mind
#1 GWM5610-1 (mentioned above)
- Because I want this one
- Iconic and will fit in with your collection (if you so choose) literally forever
- Because I saw a post here today with a similar one, and it looked awesome
- It's not as popular, but has a great ana-digi look IMO
Of your 2 choices I'd go Casioak. If you are referencing the new GLides that's all over the sub right now, I think it looks wrong. Something about the case border and screen just feel....off, but that's my personal opinion.
Good start. My first watch was a Protrek 3000 (black) and then bought your cream dial Bambino along with an Orange Monster. At this point if you wanna fill that third cushion with a watch, I would recommend a G-Shock.
The G-Shock GWM5610-1 with classic square look costs $95 on Amazon and the other colorful options are more expensive but really beautiful.
If you don't want a G-Shock, I would recommend you hold on to your money and just look and learn about watches. You might find that you'll gain interest in specific watch designs and your interest might come and go without you having to spend anything. When I first started this hobby, I got really into open heart watches. I came so close to buying one at one point. Eventually I got sick of looking at them and was glad I never got one. Don't buy on impulse. Buy a watch like you're buying a vacation package, not candy. Eventually you might end up spending as much as an overseas vacation on a single watch. Spend very wisely.
> Am I just looking on the wrong sites?
Yes. A black with positive display should be very easy to find.
Even on amazon.
$94 on Amazon! [link]
This one has the time keeping and solar feature you are looking for. And if you are patient you can get them for 60-70 on Amazon. Buying an after market metal case for 50 then you have pretty much the same watch for 110-120. Here is a video of a guy building his own metal G-shock square.
Also, you find that watch 60 dollar cheaper here
I recommend getting two to start if you have $400. Get a GW-M5610 that’s on sale right now for $98.
Then maybe get a GGB100 Mudmaster with compass, barometer and altimeter for $299
You’ll get a great entry into best of both worlds and will come to appreciate the simple square for times you don’t want the huge MudMaster on your wrist.
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Budget? I’m a huge fan of the GWM5610-1
If you want something cheaper then the DW5600 will work
I have this one. It’s basic but a true work horse. [link]
Thank You reddit r/ghock
I have one coming in the mail tomorrow from Amazon for $93.62 (i think it's a good deal).
I'm more of an analog guy, my first gshock was bought last week GAS100-1A
But now my life is complete. That's it! I mean it! no more gshocks
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There are perhaps 50+ different models you can buy new for that price. Watches are highly subjective, someone else's dream G-Shock wont be yours. Your watch has to be something you admire every time you look at it.
The G-Shocks in that price range are mostly the digital GD series and ana-digi GA series. The GD-350, GD-400, GA-2000 and GA-21x0 series, the GA-100, GA-110, GA-140, GA-400, GA-700, GA-800, GBA-800, GA-900. You're paying for these being more modern - often larger - G-Shocks. Analog is particularly difficult to make shock resistant. If you're looking for outright features, none of these nor the GBX-100 has solar power nor atomic sync (Multiband 6).
The GWM-5610, GW-B5600, GW-6900, GWM-500, GW-7900, GW-2310, AWG-M100 are all a great value under $150. They are solar powered and atomic sync. These are a perfect grab-and-go maintenance free choices. You wont need to change the battery for over a decade, and they'll sync with an atomic clock nightly. Most of these are a little older, and only one is ana-digi.
My personal favorite G-Shocks that can be found under $150:
GA-21x0 series: the Casioak. I think it has a great look, it's slim, and the shape seems to be more of an ana-digi homage to the classic square than to Audemars Piguet. It's a carbon infused resin case, which seems to be a feature hardly mentioned. That's how it's so slim.
GA-2000: The other carbon G-shock of 2019. I'm surprised this watch doesn't get as much attention. It's the first carbon infused resin watch, and it's insanely comfortable. It has a double layer case back that curves to your wrist, and standard lugs and lug widths make it easy to change straps. Most G-Shocks use proprietary/integrated lugs that need adapters to fit standard straps to. I love the symmetric ana-digi design on this, you can find it in over a dozen colors.
GA-140: "Boombox" inspired design. This watch has just the right amount of detail and complexity. Ana digi with multiple digital displays. Some colors have better legibility than others, but I think it's a very fun design.
GA-800: A more sensible size, simple design, and dual illumination make this one of the better GA series watches.
GBX-100: Modern G-Lide. One of the two you mention, this watch is the cheapest MIP (memory-in-pixel) G-shocks available. Very legible for a negative display, I like the configurability of the screen. Sadly no solar. No atomic but Bluetooth lets it sync the time. Though I keep mine in airplane mode to preserve that battery.
GW-5600: The next generation of the affordable square. This watch is solar and multiband 6, but also has Bluetooth. That's great for people outside of the range of a radio tower, and you can adjust settings with a phone pretty easily. Bluetooth gets flak because we don't know if it can be used in 20 years. But it's entirely optional and ignorable if it's not for you. What doesn't get attention is that the module and display in these is better than the GW-M5610, and I'm fairly certain it will outright replace it over the next few years. The GW-M5610 pricing for most models is only going up, and this watch is just superior in most ways. There are already a dozen colors and there will be dozens more I'm sure.
If you only want a beater G in your collection, this is the one to get. And Amazon has it for $91
Something you're missing at the moment is a 'tough' or 'sporty' watch, which you can wear when swimming or when doing outdoorsy stuff.
Square G-Shocks are classics (of which there are many varieties). This one is solar powered and has the atomic sync / radio controlled feature.
If a G-Shock is a bit much, a diver or pilot/field style watch might be a good option.
I own this, and it's a bit of a dressier option which still has 100m of water resistance, a sapphire crystal, good lume and is solar powered. A nice sporty/dressy hybrid. This Seiko is cheaper and similar, spec-wise, but lacks lume and the bracelet isn't solid.
Something else you might like is a perpetual calendar watch, which will always have the correct date. I also own one of these, and it's pretty nice. Black and gold varients are available, some with bracelets.
Love this one:
Not sure how you'll like the red stripe.
G shock solars, can look for atomic or multiband
I ordered one from a Japanese retailer, but was Amazon fulfilled, was just like any Amazon order.
Oh interesting. I just bought the GW-M5610 two years ago as my first G-Shock. Good pick then :). It was like 90 bucks. Looks like you can still buy it for 100 on Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Casio-G-Shock-GWM5610-1-Tough-Solar/dp/B007RWZHXO/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=GW-M5610&qid=1590354658&sr=8-1), so I wouldn't say it's rare?!
>Accuracy: Modern quartz/battery operated watches are generally more consistently accurate than mechanical wristwatches. Quartz watches are typically accurate to +/-1 second per day.
So about 30 seconds off per month is within tolerances (or the mathematical limits) of accuracy
Here is high accuracy quartz:
>next one will be atomic for sure.
I have the GWM5610
Syncs every night, always the right time, it's awesome.
Currently $78 brand new on Amazon.
Casio Men's G-Shock GWM5610-1 Tough Solar Black Resin Sport Watch [link]
$1,000 is super-luxury level.
My GWM5610-1, the perfect wristwatch, would like a word...
Of course there is the GWM5610... like everyone else said. I wear one to work everyday. But, that's not where the list ends, as this thread seems to imply.
I'd suggest checking out the GW7900 (solar/atomic) and G7900 (same, without solar/atomic). Multiple color variations, and most comfortable Gshock IMO.
Another great value is the old style Rangeman. It has more features than any other Gshock besides the Frogman and costs less than $200.
This is my favorite watch. Never have to set the time, battery powered by the sun, looks nice and simple
I have the day off and it's raining, so this is going to be long. Bear with me here:
Mechanical watches don't use batteries, but require a little more care and maintenance (usually nothing beyond a service every 5-8 years though). The seconds hand "sweeps" across the dial, instead of the ticking motion of quartz. Quartz just run on batteries and are probably what most people are familiar with.
It sounds like he and I live a similar lifestyle (except I can't play basketball to save my life). You could get him two watches, one for sports and outdoors and another for everyday life. Like others have said the G-Shock is pretty much the quintessential rough and tumble watch. The GWM5610 is popular around here. It's low profile (for a G-Shock) and multitude of features like solar power and atomic sync, stopwatch, etc. are great for outdoor activities and sports. I use mine for snowboarding, work, backpacking, you name it.
For something more traditional looking, you have a lot of options. In your price range you'll probably want to be looking at Casio, Timex, Bulova, Citizen, Seiko, Orient, Tissot, Hamilton, and Junkers (and a couple of others). I quickly looked through and pulled some I thought looked pretty good:
-Casio Edifice Quartz
-Timex Fairfield Chronograph Quartz
-Citizen Chandler Solar powered quartz
-Citizen BU2013-08E Solar powered quartz
-Seiko Recraft Automatic mechanical
-Seiko Presage Automatic mechanical
-Orient Bambino 2nd Gen. Automatic mechanical
-Orient Bambino v3 Automatic mechanical
-Tissot Everytime Quartz Quartz
-Tissot Tradition Quartz
-Hamilton Khaki Field Hand-wound mechanical
-Junkers Bauhaus Quartz
-Tisell Bauhaus Automatic mechanical
-Tisell Open Heart Automatic mechanical
And there are of course many, many others. Another option is to get him a dive watch, which as the name suggests usually means they're water resistant up to 200m and are often just as at home outdoors as they are in an office "desk diving":
-Casio MDV106 Quartz
-Citizen ProMaster Solar powered quartz
-Seiko SKX007 Automatic mechanical
-Orient Ray II Automatic mechanical
-Orient Mako II Automatic mechanical
Divers were an acquired taste for me, so I know they're not to everyone's liking. Sorry that was so long. If you have any more questions, fire away!
Here's the link.
Looking for a no-bezel GMT recommendation.
I'd like to get a watch I could wear with a button-down or a suit. Wanted something different than what I have, and thought a a GMT would be interesting.
I think the closest to what I have in mind is the Orient Polaris GMT. The Grand Seiko
SBGJ211 is also the general idea.
The collection I'm diversifying:
Your requirements are pretty ridiculous but this is the closest you're going to get:
I love the Casio G shock series. The one below is solar and updates time automatically.
G-Shock GWM5610-1 Men's Solar Black Resin Sport Watch [link]
Thanks! Seems less bulky than many of the other g-shocks. It looks like its available on amazon.ca
I second this opinion! Also if you don't mind spending a little more this is the one i have and love [link]
Casio G-Shock GWM5610
This would be my choice for someone like you described:
Not only is it super sturdy to survive any kind of abuse, but with the solar power, atomic time-sync, and multiple digital functions it's about as practical as one can get.
For something a bit more premium for a solid "business casual" look and a much more robust band (probably the only downside of the Casios) I'd get this one of these:
Again these are very practical watches and very robust with Sapphire crystals and metal bracelets that should survive decades of use without any service or battery changes.
I'm not sure, here's the exact model I have on amazon
I usually wear this. It'll stand up to anything
This. While it might be too cheap, the GWM5610 is a great one. Solar, atomic, and very beatable. If OP wants to needlessly spend more, he can get the inverted display version.
Casio G Shock Solar watch w/ atomic timekeeping
The Rangeman is really nice but it's also very large and thick so it can interfere a lot with daily tasks. Slimmer profile watches are better for not getting in the way. I would check out the 5600 or 6900 series watches:
There's also a really cool military concept theme product line that has low visuals and red back lights:
But its successor is widley avaiable.
You can't really go wrong with the 5610-1; cheap, solar powered, and atomic time keeping.
Have a look at this Casio G-Shock or any of the many other options in the 5600 series. I've used one nearly daily for the last few years and I've been very pleased with it. I have fairly small wrists and I find the size to be small enough and slim enough for my liking.
Casio Men's GWM5610-1 G-Shock Solar Watch with Black Band
Here's a link for those looking: [link]
G-Shock with solar charging and sets itself to the atomic clock.
This and this are good ones.
Is this the same watch for $93?
The "regular" ones, non colored, something like this.
Like I said I don't have an previous experience with the brand, and thought the colored models may be considered designer watches and therefore be less durable than the original models.