OT casio G-shock VS timex ironman

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OT casio G-shock VS timex ironman

Postby seaman » Thu Nov 06, 2003 1:00 am

I was debating whether to post this thread here but I realize that most of us here own these watches. So here goes...

I've been using g-shocks for many years, right now I have the DW-6600 and the seaman diver's model. I've been having condensation problems with all of them in winter as I work outdoors. My DW-6600 was checked at the casio serivce center for waterproofness after having the rubber seals replaced. Nevertheless that did not remedy the problem. I was told that the problem lies with my wrist as it transmits too much heat (go figure). Therefore I got myself a new timex ironman shock model that does not have any condensation whastoever so I'm woundering is this problem unique to me? Or does anyone here have similar problems, also if u care enough to write how u rate those watches. Sorry for the OT topic

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Postby glockman99 » Thu Nov 06, 2003 10:44 pm

I have 4 G-Shock watches, with another one on the way, and I have NOT had ANY problems of ANY KIND with ANY of them. The DW-6600 is my favorite.

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Postby 4077th » Fri Nov 07, 2003 3:08 am

Never had a bit of trouble from a GShock. The story about body heat sounds like bull. Good luck with the Timex.

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Postby Zrexxer » Fri Nov 07, 2003 7:52 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size=1 face=arial>quote:<hr height=1 noshade>I was told that the problem lies with my wrist as it transmits too much heat (go figure). <hr height=1 noshade></BLOCKQUOTE></font><font face='Verdana, Arial, Helvetica' size=2> LMAO! "It's not our watch that's the problem sir, it's your wrist..."


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Postby Nemo » Fri Nov 07, 2003 8:23 am

hi there,

as far as I am concern the heating process of your wrist should "grow" steel (dilatation).

Old timers diving watches were supposes to be waterproof while heaten through thei owner wrist.

there is a problem with your watch not your wrist.

now I have ben using G Shocks (3 watches, my last one is a toughsolar "Rayman&quot<img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> my main concern was the rubber/platic band which get "cooked" after 2 years of sun exposition.

I also got a Citizen Aqualand since 1986 which got more dive than any others watches I own even if I have never changed the seal since I got it!!!

I have found (for 4 dollars) and repair a Casio Memory 100 WR100 stainless steel watch. Changed the seal.
I have been able to swim and work outdoor with it without any problem.

I got also an Timex Ironman. This is an ugly watch but the ergonomy is great and it is build like a tank.
I love it !

So G-Shock vs Ironman ?
If you got a lemon, sale it on Ebay ! ;-D



Edited by - nemo on 11/7/2003 7:25:29 AM

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Postby Dijos » Fri Nov 07, 2003 3:45 pm

I bough a timex ironman 5 years ago, and after wearing it nearly every day, working in restaurants, construction, the yard, I had to replace the battery 4 months ago, and got a new strap about a year ago. i think I paid $32 new. I never thought I would get this much use out of it.--Joe

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Postby macarthu » Sat Nov 08, 2003 10:30 am

I have a Timex Ironman that I bought at Target for $25 several years ago, never had any problems whatsoever. The worst it's seen is L.A. beaches and Mt. Hood snow, but it's never fogged or anything. My wife has a Baby-G, which is very nice and looks tough, albeit pink, but we haven't had any problems with either of them.

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Postby Ted Nightingale » Sat Nov 08, 2003 12:48 pm

Not getting into the Ford-Chevy debate, but I do know that mineral oil every six months on the seals makes them like new, especially if you bake your watches in the sun like I do.

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