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Casio Men's G-Shock Quartz Watch with Resin Strap, Black, 20 (Model: GWM5610-1)

  • Casual solar-powered watch with multiple functions including multi-band atomic timekeeping, shock resistance, EL backlight, world time (29 time zones, 48 cities), city code display, five daily alarms, 1/100-second stopwatch, countdown timer, full auto-calendar, battery indicator, and power-saving function
  • Turn on or off the auto light function by holding down the light button and turn wrist at a 40 degree angle towards the user in a dark environment
  • Approximate battery life: 10 months on full charge (without further exposure to light)
  • Water resistant to 200 m (660 ft): In general, suitable for professional marine activity and serious surface water sports, but not scuba diving
  • Auto light feature will not work if the battery level falls below Medium (marked as M on the face of the watch).

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Maybe a Casio G-Shock like the GWM5610-1. G-Shocks are legendary in their ability to take punishment and keep working. This model is solar powered. It has atomic sync, so it's always 100% accurate. And it is 200m water resistant so it's safe for pool or shower. It has a lot of other features such as a backlight, multiple time zones and countdown timer.


I think it depends a lot on what functions you are looking for in the g-shock. For example I wanted a compass and barometer in mine, and since it was not going to be my everyday wear watch I didn't mind it being big. So I landed on the rangeman.

If you just want g-shock toughness, then anything should work for you, but I'd probably recommend the classic in solar.


Gshock gwm5610 (low profile and solar/atomic). Casio Men's G-Shock Quartz Watch with Resin Strap, Black, 20 (Model: GWM5610-1) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007RWZHXO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_x3mZDbM2Q4K2F

G9000 mudman Casio Wristwatches (Model: G9000-1V) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000FPVUJA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_03mZDbX0WMBDH

GD350 - Casio Wristwatches (Model: GD350-8) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BU6TXEC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_N4mZDbX7RRWED


Casio G-Shock. DW5600 is less than $50. If you step up to the GWM5610, you'll get the same watch with solar power and atomic timekeeping for around $90-ish.



For $84 you can get this square g-shock (5610) that has solar battery and atomic timekeeping, which as an engineer you might particularly appreciate, also it is tough as a rock. https://www.amazon.com/Casio-G-Shock-GWM5610-1-Tough-Solar/dp/B007RWZHXO/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=g+shock+5610&qid=1573176986&sr=8-1

You can also spend $500 on this g-shock (5000), which has eveything 5610 has, plus bluebooth connection and a metal bracelet, and a different colorway. https://www.amazon.com/Casio-GMW-B5000D-1-Connected-GMWB5000D-1-GMW-B5000D-1CR/dp/B07D4QW8KS/ref=sr_1_5?keywords=g+shock+5000&qid=1573177137&sr=8-5 There are also a few options in between these two price points.


Mechanical watch:

- you mentioned Hamilton, which offers good value.

- seiko, timex, citizens that other folks in this reddit will recommend

- Orient star recently has this model out http://www.gnomonwatches.com/watches/orient-star-watches/sports-outdoor-blue-ref-rk-au0211l. It is $550 but you may get it cheaper from grey market. It has power reserve which is a feature I personally like.


I say go for it. I've been wearing a Casio DW-5600 for a decade. I love the watch. But, when it's time to retire it, I'll swap to the Solar and Atomic version. It would be nice not to have to worry about batteries. I'll link it below. It's a simple watch, which I prefer.



Get a Solar/Multi-band watch. If you're using it for the military, any G-Shock will do, but unless you're a pipe-hitter from day 1, any watch will suffice.

If I did it over again, I would get the Timex Ironman 100 for PT/training and the GWM5610 for everyday use. Those both will last longer than your first enlistment.