Infantry Style watch ?

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Forest fella

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One of my young cousins asked me yesterday to try and find out if these watch's were any good for a simple and cheap Military style watch, I've had alook around online and at there Spec's, But I'd rather have the opinion of anyone who's got or had one.
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Wildgoose

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Do you mean the CWC G10? Or something else?

I’ve got a G10 from the 80s which is a nice watch, it’s a pretty straight forward watch and solid enough.

timex, lumus and others make military style watches that are perhaps a bit more modern.
 
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Not really an answer to the question, but another option.

I paid 99p for this off ebay.
It has lost 2 minutes in 18 months, is splash-proof and I can afford to loose it or break it.
When doing anything 'energetic' my expensive GPS watch goes in the pack and the 99p one comes out.





I also subsequently got a 99p 'digital' that has a back light on it.
Now £1.69

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Luxury-M...e=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
 
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Duggie Bravo

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I wasn’t a fan of the issue G10.
I had one issued for a jungle course and it fused on day 1 on a river crossing, leaving me without a watch for the rest of the course.
I went to a Seiko Divers automatic watch, the luminous has faded after nearly 30 years.


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Forest fella

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I contacted the seller with afew query's and you would have to ship it to Singapore for a refund, even though the item comes from the UK.so I don't think I will be giving this watch the thumbs up to my cousins.
I'll let you know when and what kind he goes for.
cheer's
 

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We universally had the combat casio (F-91W) in our unit, cheap as anything, works and doesn't mind getting knocked around during fish and chips training.
I have been an avid watch collector for years, and you cannot really beat a Casio in the value for money stakes. You can get a decent G Shock sub £50 if you shop around.
 

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I have a few friends that have done tours of Iraq and Afghanistan. They're choice of watch has been exclusively Casio.