Casio G-shock classic users switching to Apple Watch?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by kovey, Mar 31, 2015.

  1. kovey macrumors 6502a

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    I've been a long time wearer of a G-shock classic:
    http://www.gshock.com/watches/Classic/G5600KG-3

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    I never really considered it a large watch, but it's actually bigger than the 42mm version all around:

    G5600KG-3
    46.7mm
    43.2mm
    12.7mm
    50.5g

    Apple Watch 42mm
    42.0mm
    35.9mm
    10.5mm
    30g

    With my 175mm wrist, it makes it an easy decision to get the 42mm version. As rugged as the G-shocks are, I prefer the utility of the Apple Watch and will be changing over full-time. Anybody else have a G-shock classic?
     
  2. sahilpatel12 macrumors 6502a

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    http://imgur.com/a/kWost there lol ill be buying 42mm also but i also bought a bumper to make it rugged for my work place :cool: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-bumper-by-actionproof-protect-the-apple-watch/x/9141169
     
  3. kovey thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hah.. 42mm is definitely an easy choice for you. I also funded the bumper. People who don't wear watches have no idea how often and easily they get slammed into doorways, desks, car door.. basically everything.
     
  4. largefarrva macrumors 6502a

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    I wear a G-Shock watch as well, and am also getting a 42mm SS with black sport band. But I'm forgoing that bumper for my watch. If it gets scratched then so be it. I'm not going to fret over it, mainly because I plan on keeping it for several years at least.
     
  5. kovey thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not so much worried about scratches, but I am about it shattering/breaking.
     
  6. Esexx macrumors 6502

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    That bumper looks pretty good!

    Even though I bumped my watch against a large metal door designed to be very secure at work with no damage(just a small ding on the SS case), this might be a possibility for me.
     
  7. bnekic macrumors 6502a

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    I love my g-shock G5600KG-3, I didn't realize it was bigger then the 42mm apple watch so thanks for sharing. I'll be getting the sport watch in 42mm for the first generation.
     
  8. pukrnukr macrumors member

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    The bumper looks ridiculous on anything but the sport band, but I'm sure it will definitely help. I usually wear a white g shock 5600 g-lide. A lot of the white paint has scraped off the face from bumping into things over the past few years. I have a few other g shocks in different colors and styles, and a couple nicer watches. The apple watch will be taking the place of the g shock and jawbone up24 I wear on most days. I was surprised that the 42mm is slightly smaller than the g shock 5600s. Hopefully that will mean it won't get scratched as fast. My bigger g shocks have taken more wear and tear even though I've worn them less.
     
  9. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    Reminds me that Steve Jobs was a big admirer of the G-Shock back in 1998:

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    He used it as an example of something selling because of great design.

    He also mentioned that the average American at that time owned seven watches!

    (I presume he was including old ones in drawers ?!)
     
  10. Azzin macrumors 68040

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    Well said!

    I've got a GW-3500B currently and I've been a long time G-Shock wearer for that actual reason-I do seem to regularly bump it on doorways etc.

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    I'm planning on getting either the Sport or the Watch, but I worry that moving from a G-Shock makes me more susceptible, as I currently don't really have to be "careful" as the G-Shocks are pretty bulletproof!
     
  11. jwball macrumors regular

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    I have the three eye gshock and was surprised how much smaller the 42mm AW is dimension wise. It has confirmed to me that 42mm is the way to go.
     
  12. BvizioN macrumors 68040

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    I wear watch and I know exacty what you mean. But would never ever use a bumber on my watch.
     
  13. Lennyvalentin macrumors 6502a

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    I used to have THE original G-shock from the mid-80s, but the display glass cracked spontaneously while on a sun-baked vacation to Crete, and after a great number of years the rubber armband rotted as well, rendering it all but useless. I believe I eventually threw its carcass out, or perhaps the main watch module might still sit in a drawer somewhere, I'm not sure. What a shame though, I wish I still had that watch (intact), it was pretty awesome.

    The battery sure lasted a ludicrously long time though, at least ten years went by before the first change. ;)

    Had a bunch more G-shocks after that. Tough, heavy watches have always appealed to me, and aspects of that remain with the Apple Watch as well. It's far more stylish and well-made than any G-shock ever was, but the physical presence is the same. That stainless casing and the round back pressing into my wrist will undoubtedly harken back to the feel of that first G-shock for me.

    I'm quite excited, I am somewhat embarrassed to admit. :p
     
  14. kovey thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Sad to see my G-shock go, but perhaps I'll still use it on occasion.
     
  15. Milsy macrumors newbie

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    I have this exact one also, it's my favourite watch to wear weekends and holidays as it handles anything.

    I still plan on wearing it on holidays etc when I know I'll be in water, while my Apple Watch charges ready for the night out. It's one of the reasons I'm not too bummed out that the AW is not waterproof :)
     
  16. kovey thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So did any Gshock users get a try on appointment? Comparisons?
     
  17. badazz33 macrumors 6502a

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    i've sold 8 G-shocks in last week. i have 2 left, i will try and sell them this upcoming week....i can't wait to get my Apple Watch
     
  18. kovey thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, 8. I sold 2 and have 2 left. I'm keeping one for sentiment.
     
  19. badazz33 macrumors 6502a

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    yes i have 2 left, a White and a Black one... you in the market lol
     
  20. OverSpun macrumors 6502a

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    This thread is funny since I was wondering if others are doing the same since I am "replacing" my G-Shock that I wear to the gym/hiking/etc. My G-Shock is literally the exact model that you posted with different colors. Grey/Black/Yellow. I've had it for 20 years and it works perfectly still. Afraid, Apple's watches won't last as long as G-Shocks but we will see. I pre-ordered a 42mm space grey sport.
     
  21. bursthead macrumors 6502

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    My baby right there. It's going to be a sad day not taking my watch out. But i'm happy to finally have a watch that integrates with my phone.
     
  22. kovey thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  23. Azzin macrumors 68040

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    That's interesting, thanks for the link.

    Tough Armor:

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  24. NovemberWhiskey macrumors 68030

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    Cases for a watch! I've seen it all now.
     
  25. kovey thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    For any of those curious, here's a comparison shot of the Spigen Rugged Armor case on my 42mm Apple Watch Sport Space Gray. My wrist is 175mm:

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