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I was an infantry paratrooper for 3 years. This watch was in the mud, water, heat, and very cold. I jumped out of planes with the watch, wore it in the desert, in the jungle, and during live fire missions all over the hemisphere. The watch never failed me and kept great time. I wore it until the battery gave out, and bought another. This watch belongs in the pantheon of tough workhorse watches, and I recommend it to anyone that wants a hardcore timepiece that can resist extremes and deliver no matter what.
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Initial post: Dec 29, 2015 8:52:46 PM PST
EXACTLY what I was looking for in a G-Shock. Thank you.
Posted on Feb 27, 2016 4:39:19 PM PST
T.M. Riel says:
I bought one in the PX back in 1988, I was a combat medic then, I wore it every where Honduras, Panama, I wore it about 20 years before putting it in a drawer. Every Ranger I knew in the 80's- early 90's wore these. Basic and tough as Hell.
Posted on Mar 23, 2016 7:15:25 PM PDT
"pantheon"... Nice! and OooRaah! for the G-Shock. Been there, done that. I tried an Iron Man once, it didn't last a month. I've gone through 3 G-Shocks like this in 15 yrs. I put a couple replacement batteries in the some of them, but its hit-miss on keeping them waterproof after you open them up to change the battery. Current watch just died (battery was slowly giving out for last couple of month, no backlight etc) and I just ordered G-Shock # 4. Some people hack on my "old school" G-shock and as much as I like luminous hands for night work, the convenience of having day/date/time on the main face and other multi-features like stop watch etc, this is my preferred watch for daily wear.
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