Watch for basic training

#1
Ive been looking at different watches and it seems that casio g shocks are good anyone got any recommendations im thinking of getting a solar are they as good as people say?
 
#2
swatrfc said:
Ive been looking at different watches and it seems that casio g shocks are good anyone got any recommendations im thinking of getting a solar are they as good as people say?
I've got a G-shock and it's spot on, the light only stays on for half a second so it's good in the field. Just don't get one of the Satalite Time/Radio Time ones as you can't syncronise with other peoples watches due to them being auto-set by Satalite/Radio Waves.

I paid £50 for mine and it's robust enough, had it for 2 years and it's been dragged through mud, rivers and bashed around in buildings and it still works fine.
 

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#3
Casio G shock all the way. Had mine for over half a decade with no worries whatsoever. Batteries fine, body still looks new, same strap. Has the date, stopwatch and glows in the dark. Very highly recommended!
 
#7
Don't waste your money buying a watch. Wait until you get to Phase 1 and simply go to stores and ask for a G10. You'll have to sign for it, but the storeman will be more than happy to oblige, as he will have a cupboard full.
 
#8
BuckFelize said:
Don't waste your money buying a watch. Wait until you get to Phase 1 and simply go to stores and ask for a G10. You'll have to sign for it, but the storeman will be more than happy to oblige, as he will have a cupboard full.
Not at Catterick as a Crow, you want a G10 you buy it (or a cheap immitation) from the Spar.
 
#9
Casio G shock, the Mudman or Gulfman models are good. I've got the Gulfman and it's been great. Breaking one is virtually impossible.
 
#10
Forger the G-shock. Get a Casio F91W from Argos for 10 pounds. In fact, get two, or three. Them three watches will probably outlast your army career.

It is so good, it even has a wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casio_F91W

Ignore the part about it being only splash proof. I've worn the F91W in the showers, whilst swimming and during river crossings and it has never failed on me. I usually lose it before the battery runs out.

This is the cockroach of the watch world.

PS: I love it so much, I've even looked it up on amazon.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000J34HN4/?tag=armrumser-21

7 pounds 99 pence for the best watch in the world. :!:
 
#13
Sinner251 said:
http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/2533393/c_1/1%7Ccategory_root%7CJewellery+and+watches%7C14416987/c_2/3%7Ccat_15701267%7CMen%27s+watches%7C14417316.htm
Looks fine to me and good value.

I wouldn't spend £50 on a watch for basic as I would proberbly loose it
 
#14
I'll reinforce what was said about water - though wiki describes it as 'splashproof only', it was absolutely fine when scuba diving at 15m.

Not the smartest watch out there, but an absolutely perfect field watch.

sm.
 
#15
BuckFelize said:
Don't waste your money buying a watch. Wait until you get to Phase 1 and simply go to stores and ask for a G10. You'll have to sign for it, but the storeman will be more than happy to oblige, as he will have a cupboard full.
Yeah If you have a decent storeman! Ive never met a storeman that will let me sign a G10 out. I always get "Dont have any mate"

But seriously as most of the guys have reccomended G-Shocks are the way forward pay anywhere between £25-£50 and it'l last a life time, Well if not a career!

What you joing anyway? Good luck!
 
#18
I went to argos and bought 2 cheapy digital ones that had a light on for night time. lasted me ages and I allways kept the spare handy.

Never, did I ever, get the chance to get my hands on a ten for men watch. Prefer a digital one anyway.
 
#19
In basic i had a cheap plastic swatch watch my dad got free off his company, it ws cheap and nasty but it did the job, i now have a GShock which i have had for 4 years which is a bit battered but stilll works perfectly and that includes running through rivers and working in a desert.
 
#20
I got myself a Casio G Shock G 300 4 1/2 years ago - only had to change the battery recently. It's been awesome, can't recommend it highly enough.

One bit of advice though - try not to wear your watch in the shower/when washing up - sometimes the hot water can cause the seal inside to expand and crack, which means it's not waterproof anymore. I made the mistake with my dress watch - it was a bit of a downer seeing the hands floating inside the dial.
 

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