Casio G-Shock Rocks!

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  1. Felinetics

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    We have the same watch! I'm also collecting G-shock!
     
  2. roughbarked

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    Everything Casio is absolute rubbish from the point of view of a repairer. I see at least 20 a week that need to be chucked in the bin.
    Not worth the time it takes to change a battery in.
     
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  4. roughbarked

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    They are 'orrible things. They wouldn't exist except for the fact that people actually buy rubbish.
     
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  6. Bard

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    I like those negative displays..

    I've nothing against them.. everybody needs a watch that goes beep beep. Just not my style.

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    Gogo Casio if you dig it!

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  7. Kevin W.

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    Where will your Casio be in a 100 years. No thanks i will stick with mechanical movements.:)
     
  8. Accutronica

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    "There's a sucker born every minute."
    - P. T. Barnum
     
  9. Bard

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    Oh, for sure, I agree Kevin W.

    Though I appreciate them in the way that I wouldn't mind as much swinging it into something at work.. losing it.. from what I've read and from youtube reviews the general feeling is that g-shocks are great beaters, durable.
     
  10. dAz57

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    I usually recommend them to some customers to wear because they are tough, water resistant and cheap, this so they stop wearing their expensive watches when in the garden, working on the car or boat etc, better they destroy that than a vintage gold Longines with a smashed in glass, luckily the dial was still ok.

    I have a Casio triple sensor Pro-Trek solar in titanium, must be ten years old now, still works, I only use it when I go fishing or ride a bush trail on the mountain bike, I don't wear it much because I prefer mechanical vintage watches.
     
  11. karlmansson

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    I guess it begs the question what a good Watch really is. Swatch built their whole business around that people don't Always have a need, or want, for a nice Watch. If it keeps time, can take a beating and you like the looks of it, what's not to like? But as you say roughbarked, the repairers view is a different scenery.

    I'm not personally a fan of the disposable Culture at all and tend to carry my mechanical watches when conditions allow. I do however have a couple of Casios that are "adventure watches" that I can afford to lose, get stolen or in general subject to the World at large.
     
  12. Kevin W.

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    I have a few quartz watches too, when doing rough work, most likely i would wear it. When puttering around in my work shop i usually wear on of my mechanical pocket watches.
     
  13. roughbarked

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    Quite a lot of quartz watches are robustly constructed. I prefer to wear these. As I've pointed out, Casios have band and case problems far too often for my liking and they are unrepairable. Often as not changing the battery is an inconveniently long process making it an uneconomic proposition for any repairer. I do charge more and often as not tell them to set it themselves. I often cannot fix them because the seal needs replacing and seals are not available.
     
  14. harold bain

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    These watches are cheap enough to be considered disposable, as most repairs would cost more than the original cost of the watch.
     
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    Disposable? Some people must have more disposable funds than others:cuckoo:
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    Yours for $6200 USD.
    I have to say that many of the guys in my old squad wore G Shocks and swore by them. Go anywhere, do anything Tool watches that perform well in the field and unless you are in the market for one of the above, easily replaceable.
     
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    Last time I checked, Casio watches were under $100.
     
  17. dAz57

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    Everything from $20 to several grand, the Pro-Trek and Mr G $300 and up, Casio caters for all the market.

    Personally I rather spend a couple of hundred bucks on a G-Shock and know I can beat the clap out of it because it's pretty much bulletproof than spend $1200 on a Tissot t-touch and then face a $600 full service a couple of years later just because one of the buttons fell off.
     
  18. roughbarked

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    They sell Casio at the chemist. They don't supply parts to chemists or watchmakers.
     
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    Unfortunately, that's also the viewpoint of many people who pick up rather nice, mechanical watches at fleamarkets and such. But then again they aren't bought brand new.
     
  20. roughbarked

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    I call myself roughbarked for many reasonings not the least that I often lose a lot of bark and subsequently am quite calloused. I've spent a lot of time with hands in water. Though rarely with a watch on and if it is, you can be sure that I'm watching not to get it wet.
     
  21. dAz57

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    Yeah I don't know if the situation has changed, one of the problems with Casio here was there were 3 importers of the watches, and each had a different range, it got to the stage the parts supplier in Sydney found it was too much of a hassle which agent has the part so they just stopped selling Casio parts and you had to deal with agent direct, the largest agent sold parts but the others didn't bother.
     
  22. Accutronica

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    All I know is that if I spend $1000 or more on a watch it's going to be solid platinum or solid gold. Anyone that spends that much on a rubber/plastic watch with a $10 movement in it has something wrong with them IMHO.
     
  23. roughbarked

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    I haven't bothered but my predecessor had quite a few contacts and he was unable to even get a single set of setting instructions.

    Yet the AJA magazine states that the top three brands of watches in the world are Seiko Citizen and Casio.

    I know that the first two provide movements to all the fake Rolexes that don't contain a Chinese movement.
     
  24. dAz57

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    The manuals are available online

    If you have the money they will sell you the movements, they don't care where the movements get used, which is exactly what ETA used to do before they got up themselves and wanted to make their own fakes err brands.
     
  25. roughbarked

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    Yes. It is all about money.
     
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