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G-Shock AW590-1A Analogue Digital Watch Review

G-Shock Analogue WatchAny readers of the blog will know that when it comes to G-Shock watches, I am a big fan for the analogue version of their watches. The G-Shock AW590-1A is another affordable entry into the analogue range of watches – and I really like it.

The watch is at the low to mid end of the G-Shock price range – around $90, and yet feels styled in a much more expensive fashion. As you might aspect, this is a tough watch, and easily deals with everyday wear and tear that gets thrown at it. Up the ante a bit, and give it some of the rough treatment, and like all G-Shocks, it continues to perform and keep its stylish looks.

The main features are:

That it features a dual display with both Analogue and Digital. The Digitial display can be set to show a number of the watches functions. You have five day alarms (not sure why you need that many!), 29 time zones, LED light that can be activated by pressing a button, or set to automatic when you turn your wrist to look at the watch – which is kinda cool.

You have the other functions such as countdown timer, stopwatch.

The watch is robust, consisting of a stainless steel case, which has the added design feature of silver-tone metal bezel, which style wise sets it apart from the single colour G-Shocks around. The same robust protective casing is still there, and being water resistant up to 600 feet – this is more than enough for mere everyday use.

Here are some of the main comments people have about the watch:

“ The watch is very sturdy, and has a lot of nice features. ”

“ I don’t find the need to have that many alarms but some may find it useful. ”

“ When I opened it I noticed the size was good – large enough bezel to look like a man’s watch, and thick enough to appear rugged. ”

You can check out my main video review of the G-Shock AW590-1A here:


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Navy Seal Watches

Since Navy Seals are so much in the new right now, and rightly so, I thought I would focus on a Special Ops Watch used by Navy SEALS. When it comes to military wristwatches, it goes without saying that a watch needs to be tough. Never more so than when it is being used by Special Ops guys like the Navy SEALS. With precision timing absolutely critical, and being able to withstand a variety of tough conditions, you do not want a watch failing on you.

G-Shocks are popular with Special ops guys, but there is one watch that was built specifically for the NAVY Seals. That is the Luminox Navy SEAL Watch:

Check out this great review of the Luminox 3051 Blackout watch

Luminox Men’s 3051 Blackout Watch

According to the ad blurb the Luminox Men’s Original Navy SEAL Dive Watch features a unique illumination system that glows 100 times brighter than other luminous watches, making it the perfect choice for low-light or non-light situations. This versatile timepiece is constructed with a polyurethane, 43-millimeter case. The durable nylon band is accompanied by a Velcro closure. Stand-out Arabic numerals adorn the dramatic black dial face. For further time-keeping practicality a handy date calendar rests at the three o’clock position. Powered by analog-quartz movement and water resistant up to a depth of 660 feet, this watch is preferred by US Navy SEALs and US Air Force Pilots.

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G-Shock Big Combination Military Wristwatch

G-Shock Big Combination Military WatchFollowing the post looking at the testing procedure for G-Shock watches, I was asked for a review of the G-Shock Analog Digital Combination watch I mentioned, and whether they make good Military Wristwatches. This watch is the G-Shock GA-100-1A1CU and comes in a nice Matt black, which gives it a really cool, Special Ops Watch type of feel and look. This is a BIG chunky watch, and does look great on the wrist.

This G-Shock is as tough as they come, and makes an ideal miltary watch, especially, if like me you prefer analog hands, rather than just a digital display. It is sporty, stylish and extremely rugged.  Here are some specs, but don’t forget to check out the video review of the G-Shock watch down below:

  • 20BAR water resistant – to 200M
  • Chronometer with lap splitting
  • 4 alarms with snooze feature
  • mini led light
  • World clock
  • Illumination for the analog hands

Here is a more full video review, this one is not exactly the same as the Matt Black, but all the other features are the same:

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G-Shock Put Through Some Tough Tests

You may get the distinct impression that when it comes to Military Wristwatches we seem to favour the G-Shock watch.

Is it any wonder when you realise how tough and rugged the G-Shock watches can be. They are tough and affordable, which ultimately means they can be easily replaced if need be.  That is why more and more military personnel favour the G-Shock watch, such as the oft-featured G-Shock Mudman or this nice analogue-digital Military watch the G-Shock 100 1A1cu.
G-Shock GA100-1A1CU Analog Digital CombinationIf you want to know how hard these watches are put through the tests, then check out this great video on G-Shock watch testing. If you are looking for rugged, then they don’t come much more rugged than a G-Shock.

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Modern Military Wristwatches – The G-Shock Mudman G9000

G Shock Mudman G9000When it comes to Military Wristwatches the G-Shock has established itself as one of the foremost watches worn by those in the military. Especially popular with as a Special Ops Watch. The G-Shock Mudman G9000 is one of the most popular choices. Extremely tough and reliable, but affordable enough to be replaced (you would hardly want to take your Rolex with you into the field of battle).

There is no doubt that the G-Shock Mudman is built for extreme conditions, and it features a special casing that prevents dust, dirt and water getting inside it.

The grey model is pretty hard to find, but is reviewed in video below. It features all the classic G-Shock features such as Alarms, Stopwatches and Countdown timers.

Check this great military watch review below:

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