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    There is no "shitty watches" thread so I hope it's OK that I ask my question here haha. My beater hiking/swimming/diving etc. watch finally died (really old Timex Ironman) and I need to replace it. Obviously this is not a big purchase decision, but is there anything objectively better between something like an Ironman or Casio G-shock (or similar)? Any others I should look at? I was looking at this one:

    https://www.amazon.ca/Casio-G100-1BV...ywords=g+shock

    Or this:

    https://www.amazon.ca/Casio-DW5600E-...ywords=g+shock

    Or are all these watches coming out of the same factory and basically disposable so maybe it doesn't even matter? I'm open to anything ~$100 TIA

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    Hey mitsu, I have one of these:
    https://www.amazon.ca/Casio-G-Shock-...eywords=GA-150

    that has just been sitting in a drawer for about a year...I would sell it for pretty cheap if you were interested.

    Originally posted by Mitsu3000gt
    There is no "shitty watches" thread so I hope it's OK that I ask my question here haha. My beater hiking/swimming/diving etc. watch finally died (really old Timex Ironman) and I need to replace it. Obviously this is not a big purchase decision, but is there anything objectively better between something like an Ironman or Casio G-shock (or similar)? Any others I should look at? I was looking at this one:

    https://www.amazon.ca/Casio-G100-1BV...ywords=g+shock

    Or this:

    https://www.amazon.ca/Casio-DW5600E-...ywords=g+shock

    Or are all these watches coming out of the same factory and basically disposable so maybe it doesn't even matter? I'm open to anything ~$100 TIA
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    There's a handful of Citizen eco-drive watches on clearance at thebay.com for $149.99 (from $450) that would be decent beaters.
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    As someone with 12 G Shocks...I think...I have to vote for one of those.

    GREAT beaters...and depending on your personal tastes for colours and designs you can find some really funky ones haha....
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    Originally posted by Go4Long
    Hey mitsu, I have one of these:
    https://www.amazon.ca/Casio-G-Shock-...eywords=GA-150

    that has just been sitting in a drawer for about a year...I would sell it for pretty cheap if you were interested.

    That is very generous of you but I am not a fan of the all-black! Thanks anyway I appreciate it.

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    Originally posted by Go4Long
    Hey mitsu, I have one of these:
    https://www.amazon.ca/Casio-G-Shock-...eywords=GA-150

    that has just been sitting in a drawer for about a year...I would sell it for pretty cheap if you were interested.
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    Have you seen my thread in the watch forum? Lots of watches listed for around that price. lol

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    Originally posted by Strider
    There's a handful of Citizen eco-drive watches on clearance at thebay.com for $149.99 (from $450) that would be decent beaters.
    100% what I would recommend.

    Casio Edifice is also a good option for under $100 from Costco.ca

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    These two look pretty good but the Citizen might be a little too nice for what I'm going to use it for haha - not sure I want a rigid stainless steel bracelet either as it doesn't seem like it would be comfortable for activities. They look like great value though:

    http://www.thebay.com/webapp/wcs/sto...at2130-59f--24

    http://www.costco.ca/Casio-Edifice-1...100107188.html

    The Costco one is 2.0 inches wide though haha, that is wider than my wrist I think but I like it otherwise.

    It's going to be in salt water too if that matters.

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    What type of watch you looking for? Dress? Sport? etc.


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    Originally posted by A790
    What type of watch you looking for? Dress? Sport? etc.
    Sport, I guess. I just wear it on vacation, hiking, diving, swimming, etc. I don't normally wear a watch day-to-day but the more I look in the wrist shot thread maybe I need two watches

    I have mostly been looking at the simpler, less gawdy G-shocks that aren't enormous or overly complicated. I am literally replacing one of these haha, which was probably $20 when I got it 15 years ago or whatever, so anything is an upgrade.



    Mine looks like the water sealing failed, it has condensation inside and it stopped working while I was swimming last week in Mexico.
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    Originally posted by Mitsu3000gt


    Sport, I guess. I just wear it on vacation, hiking, diving, swimming, etc. I don't normally wear a watch day-to-day but the more I look in the wrist shot thread maybe I need two watches

    I am literally replacing one of these haha, which was probably $20 when I got it 15 years ago or whatever, so anything is an upgrade. I have mostly been looking at the simpler, less gawdy G-shocks.

    The Drive line from Citizen is great and pretty affordable. Solar cell, never needs a battery, built well. I have two, recommended.


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    I vote for a g-shock as well. I use one for my daily at work. I'm a welder so take that for what you will. Its all spattered up and has never skipped a beat. I've used it 3 years now.

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    Originally posted by A790

    The Drive line from Citizen is great and pretty affordable. Solar cell, never needs a battery, built well. I have two, recommended.
    I looked a the Drive models and beater watch or not, I really like this one, but I feel like it's a watch that would probably be 50% off sometimes, no?

    http://www.thebay.com/webapp/wcs/sto...ca4144-01e--24


    I will probably end up with a nice watch, and then a cheap G-shock. I can see how all you guys are addicted

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    I have that one, it's great-looking but not really an outdoorsy-style watch like a G-shock. Look into the Casio ProTrek line as well, they tend to be a bit more money than the G-shocks but you can definitely score deals on them.
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    Originally posted by BerserkerCatSplat


    I have that one, it's great-looking but not really an outdoorsy-style watch like a G-shock. Look into the Casio ProTrek line as well, they tend to be a bit more money than the G-shocks but you can definitely score deals on them.
    Thanks. Looked at the ProTrek but I think they are too busy for me. I will take a look at the Costco ones next time I'm in there regardless. The 51.2mm might be too big for my tastes, we will see.

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    The Bay has about half their Citizens on sale - maybe a good time to get an entry level casual/dress watch.

    Are these any good?

    http://www.thebay.com/webapp/wcs/sto...bu2020-02a--24

    http://www.thebay.com/webapp/wcs/sto...ca4210-24e--24

    http://www.thebay.com/webapp/wcs/sto...aw1361-10h--24

    This ones on sale today and wasn't yesterday:
    http://www.thebay.com/webapp/wcs/sto...ca4144-01e--24

    I also like the Hamilton Khaki but I think too expensive for me.

    I came here looking to replace my $20 timex beater and have spent the last 2 days looking at watches of every price range

    Also I liked this one but is it a piece of junk?
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    Originally posted by Mitsu3000gt
    The Bay has about half their Citizens on sale - maybe a good time to get an entry level casual/dress watch.

    Are these any good?

    http://www.thebay.com/webapp/wcs/sto...bu2020-02a--24

    http://www.thebay.com/webapp/wcs/sto...ca4210-24e--24

    http://www.thebay.com/webapp/wcs/sto...aw1361-10h--24

    This ones on sale today and wasn't yesterday:
    http://www.thebay.com/webapp/wcs/sto...ca4144-01e--24

    I also like the Hamilton Khaki but I think too expensive for me.

    I came here looking to replace my $20 timex beater and have spent the last 2 days looking at watches of every price range

    Also I liked this one but is it a piece of junk?
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    I liike Sea-Gul personally. Good value for what you pay


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    I was gonna say MVMT but you said you wanted a watch for hiking and such but not a bulbous G-shock.

    MVMT is decent for sub $100 imo.

    If you want durable cheap too, the legit Russian Vostok Amphibias and Komandirskies can take a beating.

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    Went to The Bay downtown today to look at some Citizens (all are 25% off for the long weekend), and they had almost no stock compared to online. I don't think I would ever buy a watch sight unseen so that rules out most of those I think. I really like the concept of never needing a battery.

    I think my new plan is to buy myself a nice leather strap daily driver for $200-500 and see how I like it. Then I will just buy some dirt cheap beater on amazon or something for my hiking/swimming watch. Thanks for everyone's help though I do appreciate it - sorry for the subject change haha.

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