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Great watch, but. . .,
This review is from: Casio Men's DW9052-1V "G-Shock" Black Stainless Steel and Resin Digital Watch (Watch)
I'm a building contractor who's been wearing G-shocks since 1986. I've probably gone through five of them. With the earlier models I was always having to replace the watch band because I brutalized them so badly on the jobsite. The most recent one I bought was the DW9052. Good watch and the band lasted very well, but the battery is starting to go so I've ordered a new Gulfman. The problem with the DW9052 watch is that the battery is only rated for two years. Granted, I got nearly four years out of it, but I'm buying the Gulfman this time because it has a battery that is rated for seven years. Of course, it costs twice as much, which proves you get what you pay for. (Never pay to have a battery replaced in a G-shock, since they can't guarantee it will remain waterproof after they open the watchcase.)
G-shocks in general are the sturdiest watches ever built. I've beaten the hell out of mine for over 20 years. To borrow a phrase from another manufacturer, "they take a lickin and keep on tickin."
One more thing: if a G-shock is your every day watch and you own a dress watch as well, be careful when you wear the dress watch. They aren't as forgiving as G-shocks. You forget you are wearing them and end up going body surfing or something. It's happened twice to me while on vacation. I destroyed a Universal Geneve that my wife bought me in Singapore and nearly ruined a Tissot. My wife was not amused.
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Initial post: Mar 14, 2010 6:23:12 PM PDT
Good review. I have owned them about as long as you have and have never lost one to a hard shock. Like you I have had a problem with the bands giving away before the watch dies. I completely lost a really good G-shock like that. I am not a contractor but my former line of work involved getting in a occasional physical scuffle with people. I have had them torn off and go flying up against the wall then bounce around a time or two yet they still work afterward.
Posted on Aug 21, 2011 12:37:00 AM PDT
you can try the Casio Men's G2900F-1V G-Shock Classic 10-Year Battery Watch.
Posted on Nov 8, 2012 8:27:43 PM PST
Sorry about the UG, that sucks. Just gave this watch to my son who works in construction and has destroyed every other watch I've given him.
Posted on Jun 13, 2014 4:03:15 PM PDT
JUAN MARTIN GABASTOU says:
These watches have THE most uncomfortable straps I've ever seen, and I've seen 'em all !!!
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