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    What watch do you wear when biking...

    Otherwise known as the Casio G-Shock thread

    Been using my G-Shock GA100 (blue) for about a year now




    I just bought another Casio (AQS810w-2a) three days ago, not a G-Shock but looks like one but cheaper:



    I bought this because I like the army green color and the high contrast hour and minute hands. It's also solar powered.
    Bad thing about it is the glass gets easily scratched compared to the G-Shock.

    Otherwise, the functions are the same:

    - 5 alarms
    - 2 timers
    - World Time
    - stopwatch
    - but the G-Shock is 200m water resistant compared to just 100m of the green one (not that I plan to bike 100m underwater).

    Here they are side by side:


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    I use the clock on my cycle computer, I have had to many watches torn off while riding.
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    I use a cheap casio from walmart looks very similar to the green one you have
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    Cyclecomputer for me. There are so many functions nowadays, they make wearing a watch superfluous.

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    is a sun dial such a bad idea?

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    Re: What watch do you wear when biking...

    Either my Seiko Monster or Citizen Ti EcoDrive in most cases. I do have a Lieker Gps watch from Kickstarter on order.

    If any of you guys are into watches, check out another forum I belong to at wristwatchforums.com. Great guys that are friendly and helpful.

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    Basic Timex analog on a 4 inch wide leather band (biker style). Takes a likin' and keeps on tickin', and looks good too.
    The ridiculousness of cycling clothes increase exponentially in relation to the distance from your bicycle.

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    My titanium Citizen Eco Drive... My all time favorite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rti27 View Post
    is a sun dial such a bad idea?
    Doesn't work under shade and you have to get your bearings straight or else the time s wrong. It also doesn't compensate for DST.

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    What watch do you wear when biking...

    None.

    Have not worn a watch while riding for ~20 years.

    Have not worn a watch at all for 5.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy View Post
    None.

    Have not worn a watch while riding for ~20 years.

    Have not worn a watch at all for 5.
    Same here. I have not worn a watch in years. I've become quite intuitive about time without having to frequently check the time.
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    I wear a 10 buck casio w-59. I like it becuase its cheap, looks "old school", I wont feel bad if I loose it on the trail and... it tells time. It also says "water resist 50M" which is vestigial from the time when the Japanese misspelled english on their products.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy View Post
    None.

    Have not worn a watch while riding for ~20 years.

    Have not worn a watch at all for 5.
    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    Same here. I have not worn a watch in years. I've become quite intuitive about time without having to frequently check the time.

    I believe the topic was very clear

    "What watch do you wear when biking..."

    and not

    "Do you wear a watch while biking?"

    Not being catty but just to prevent other similar posts.

    Carry on.

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    No watch at all. Like others here, I use my cycle computer.
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    I like to wear a full size wall clock around my neck like the guys from NWA...
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    It Is said that young people can tell if your over 30 because your wearing a watch,
    they use smart phones.

    No computers, no watches, no gizmo's, no need in the deep woods....

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    I wear a football helmet and hockey gloves.
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    The GA100 is SICK! Nice! Love these watches, indestructible.

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    I never wear a watch unless I'm at work and then only to see when I'm done!

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    I just got a Garmin Forerunner, I like my handlebars as clutter free as possible.

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    Suunto Ambit

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    Suunto Core myself,

    dont always wear it though

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    30 y.o. Seiko analog diving watch. Now on its 4th band.
    Have a nice TAG H. for the office, But the Seiko goes everywhere!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Katz View Post
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    I've worn a Timex Ironman Shock Triathlon for many years. It's had the living stink beat out of it, and just keeps ticking along. I've had to replace the pin in the band several times from it being ripped off. I can be a bit of a watch guy, but I've been holding out for quite awhile...then BOOM, Katz, you sir, come along and taunt me with that Suunto? Bad, bad man! I'll be keeping my eye out for one of the Core's now. Ugggghhh

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