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    Banned User SC Uilechumachtach's Avatar
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    Best Military Timepiece

    The winter camp money is burning a big hole in my dpms. Am thinking of investing in a decent watch. Sort of looking at one of those that the lads on SG1 wear a SUNTO I think but say a Infantry type with a humongous Casio with a compass, thermo and elevation stuff. Don't like those swiss army or Traser things. Come on lads recommend your watch and post photos.

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    Non Temetis Messor The real Jack's Avatar
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    Why would a MP need a "military timepiece"?
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    I bought an army watch once, it didn't tell me the time, it told me to get a haircut.

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    My old Casio G Shock served me well. But I haven't been able to find anywhere that stocks them anymore.

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    I remember when Hula Hoops gave away watches when you sent off 40 empty hula hoop bags.
    Maybe you should wait till another similar offer comes around?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bravo20 View Post
    My old Casio G Shock served me well. But I haven't been able to find anywhere that stocks them anymore.
    Best watch I ever had and still have. Bought a casio in 1992. The rubber is gone off it, the light doesn't work anymore but because I have never used chimes or alarms I have never had to change the battery!! Same battery with 15 years. Now there's an ad for a watch. I only use the old dear now when I'm painting or doing such work at home. I bought a replacement in 2001 and it's on the second battery.
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    G Shocks are fairly solid, and you can pick them up on ebay pretty cheap as they ship from hong kong (where they are made ironically :P)
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    http://www.rvops.co.uk/index.php?mai...oducts_id=1707

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    Lord Chief Bottlewasher trellheim's Avatar
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    G Shock. Still on the same one since 2001. New strap and new battery. Will happily do tactics, take mozzie rep , smeared camo , anything and is much much lighter than it looks.
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    G-Shock all the way I've had mine 6 yrs with out a problem (or battery change). No need to go mental and spend 300 quid on a black watch that tells time...but in a super military way...!

    My previous G Shock only stopped working because I decided to replace the battery myself and this led to condensation building up in the circuits, when it finally died I decided to test if they were as indestructible as they claimed, by means of testing involving hammers, bricks High drops and for the piece de la resistance I blew the **** out of it with aload of Hi Powered yellow bangers....to my surprise the thing started working again some how explosions fix G Shocks!!
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    I have a casio pro trek and a g shock.

    Always end up wearing the g shock.
    Its my second g shock cant fault them.
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    Anyone have one of those G shocks that automatically corct the time?

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    Timepiece Offerings

    Dependant on the features/intended use of the watch for military or training purposes, try a combination of the following for review;

    Alti/Compass/Baro Competitors; in Battery or Solar Options
    Suunto CORE Range (have replaced the Suunto Vector )
    Casio Protrek range

    Adventure Training;
    Suunto T3, T4, H6RM
    Garmin Forerunner 205/305

    Durability:
    Casio G-Shock Range with/without Atomic Clock
    Suunto Vector

    Obviously for some, a big wrist is important !!!
    Suunto's are very hard to come buy on Ebay, UK is best price.
    Casio's are a plenty on Ebay, cheapest from Hong Kong (Casio manufacturer) as mentioned in a previous thread. More details on the manufacturer sites, www.g-shock.com, www.suunto.com, www.garmin.com

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    Lads, ask yourself why a PA needs a watch? It's for the immortal first line on the charge sheet; "Sir, on the day and date in question...hang on, Sir, 'til I check my Casio G-Shock wot I bought meself off the interpipe, for $600 in Hong Kong.....(PA makes ostentatious pulling-up-sleeve motion...)face falls flat..ah, shit, the battery's dead, an' it only two months old........well, ok,Corporal, seeing as you can't tell the effin' time, this soldier is off the hook, better luck next time....soldier legs it.Officer strolls to Mess.PA combusts in public......
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    Quote Originally Posted by SC Uilechumachtach View Post
    Anyone have one of those G shocks that automatically corct the time?
    Yup. Its good. The glass has metal fillings melted into it because of me grinding and welding. Still holds up even at 40m depth diving too. Great watch for 100 euro
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    Just got a quality G Shock of Ebay The G9000MC Mudman. Absolutely fits the bill for use as a military watch (you can even get the completely unnecessary cammo version to be extra gooch).

    I got mine for under €50 after shopping around, so you cant go wrong!

    http://cgi.ebay.com/G-9000MC-3DR-G90...QQcmdZViewItem
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    The Maxim with watches is that after €150 - €200 you aren't going to get anything really superior for your money until you hit €1500.

    Needless to say not many of use need €1500 diving (for eg.) watches.

    G-shock is still widely available and includes models with luminous analogue faces to save that embarrasing 50m backlight flash.
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    I have a Suunto, 'tis a fine watch.

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    If you want to compare military type watches, this site has a lot though I'm sure that there are plenty more.
    http://www.tacwatch.com

    I bought a fairly simple Luminox one from them 2 years ago. It doesn't do any songs or dances but its easy to read day and night without pressing any buttons. Its very light, waterproof to 200m and after 2 years of abuse, the glass is still virtually scratch free.
    There's nothing very military about it, its just tough.
    Also, I definately recommend a velcro strap over a plastic one.

    If you want a compass on your watch, get a Silva watch strap compass instead of shelling out for brick for your arm. You won't need to read a manual to activate it when you really need it, it won't suck your battery dry and it will keep working even if your watch gets broken somehow. As for a barometer, if you are an avid mountaineer or paraglider pilot, then fair enough but otherwise, you won't ever use it. GPS watches are handy if you're into orienteering/ mountain-biking ect where you would like to download your track at the end of the day. They are heavy on juice though and if you're on the ground you won't be able to recharge so a small gps such as an etrex that runs on army standard AAs is probably a bit more practical.

    If however, you want a large heavy brick not so much to tell the time but more to make your mates go ooh and aah, then disregard this post.
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    G shock still rolling on 2nd battery after 7 years, face is spotless.

    No better watch out there that just keeps on going.

    Did Casio stop making them or something ?
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    some good deals on g shock s on amazon .uk at moment .
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    Sorry to re awaken this thread but to provide some advice that may be of use to others I shall proceed. I looked at this thread a few months ago whilst I was looking for a decent watch to use in the field and in my job. I ended up going with a Timex expedtion, available from argos for 54 quid here --http://www.argos.ie/static/Product/p...EXPEDITION.htm

    It was pretty cheap, has a ten year battery and 100m water resistence both handy, but the glow in the dark hands and markers coupled with an indiglo nite light feature makes this watch great in the field, the high contrast face is good too and shock resistant thing is cool too I guess, the specs list is full of good military friendly stuff. For anyone looking for a watch for similar uses and unwilling to buy an expensive unbreakable Gshock which can still suffer a freak accident or get lost. I'd recommend it
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    They're a good looking watch...would def get one if I didn't have an expensive unbreakable Gshock (and insurance) :D
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    can't believe you haven't gone for the "G10 for Men"! lol

    this is our standard issue watch here in the British Army:



    nothing special, hard wearing and bright as fcuk in the dark - makes your hand fall off after 22years service.
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    Dirty perverts- its not the watch that makes your hand fall off

    its all the self love you guys engage in-
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