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5.0 out of 5 stars In some ways, the G-Shock sucks, August 19, 2012
This review is from: DW5600E-1V G-Shock Classic Digital Watch (Watch)
This watch is really lousy at many things.

Women will not fantasize about how big and hard your wallet is when they see the G-Shock. It looks terrible with a leisure suit, and worse with a tuxedo. Donald Trump would mot be caught dead with one. It will not impress anyone at a power meeting in a corporate board room. Really does not go with the outfit if you are a male stripper with Chippendale's or a clown with Barnum and Bailey.

The G-Shock does have a few minor benefits. Mine has been deeper than 300' repeatedly with me on deep techical dives, working flawlessly. I never got deep enough for the pressure to kill it, and I have been deep. Indeed, before reliable dive computers were developed, the G-Shock was favored by the deep and cave diving pioneers because it actually kept working at extreme depths, unlike a lot of big name watches that were supposed to. So this thing will put up with far more water than most watches, regardless of price.

And there is also the tiny benefit of shock resistance, but is that just slick advertising? Well, years ago when I was a lot younger, my buddies and I would get the idea that we should torture-test the watch to see if it was really shock resistant. There may have been quite a bit of beer involved, but I have no clear recollection of that. It survived falls off off 6-story buildings (okay, it was forcefully thrown downwards from those heights after the first couple falls). My friend with the pitcher's arm threw it out the window of a speeding car as hard as he could, hitting traffic signs. Over cliffs, over whatever. The case would be ragged, but the watch would keep running fine . . . UNLESS something hard and pointed went through the glass face. That was the only thing that would do in the watch, and it was not easy to have that happen.

We ran over it a few times with the car, which jacked up the band but didn't phase the module.

It did totally fail when shot with a .22, though the back of the case could withstand all air rifles. Yeah, we wasted some money on the 5 or 6 watches we did in over the years trying to find what the limits were, but the beer cost more.

Basically, this watch will survive depths and impacts far worse than you could ever possible survive. Which is another failure for the watch: the coroner will not get a good time of death from your watch because it won't stop like everyone elses when your plane crashes. He might even steal it because he is so impress that it survived . . . and he doesn't have to worry about the water hurting it as he washes your blood and gore off the watch.

But it still won't make women think you have a lot of money.
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Initial post: Feb 24, 2013 10:04:56 AM PST

Posted on Dec 16, 2013 1:19:18 PM PST
Scott says:
Well done.

Posted on Dec 19, 2013 8:02:25 AM PST
ep_dub says:
This is the best review of any watch ever, period. I bought one 10 minutes after reading this and am not sad about it.

Posted on Jan 1, 2014 10:26:10 AM PST
5port says:
If you don't work for Casio now...you should.

Posted on May 11, 2014 4:32:04 PM PDT
Trigeminy6 says:
I am glad after reading this that I already bought one:
1. already married. no impressions to make.
2. already own several glocks, so no more torture tests needed.
3. it feels absent when it is there and aware when I need it keyboarding.
4. I will go ahead and start my swimming exercises with this one, noting the above tests.
great addition, even if out at a nice meal and play, or visiting the museum. (-:

Posted on Jul 4, 2014 10:25:35 AM PDT
Well, if you go deep enough (as you stated) then women don't care at all about your watch. Haha.

Posted on Jul 21, 2014 10:51:49 PM PDT
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Posted on Sep 20, 2014 3:33:19 PM PDT
R says:
Well done.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 13, 2015 4:42:16 PM PST
Well played, sir, well played.

(Of course 7 months is too long for a reply. I know that, but high five anyway.)

Posted on Jul 7, 2015 11:26:16 PM PDT
My name is Jerry and I'm logged on my wife's account I'm sold, you made my day!
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