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I have searched through the past three pages of this subforum and didn't see anything that looked like this question. If it's a common question forgive me:

I have had two G-Shocks before (one bought years ago and one gifted to me by a co-worker a few years back, which I forwarded on to another buddy who needed one and didn't have much cash).

I am a Suunto Vector fan (having worn one at least five years) and love the "large, digital, clean" face. I am thinking about another watch for Christmas and am STRONGLY leaning toward Suunto (Core likely). I DO find myself admiring G-Shocks however...

FOR ME however I don't care for the "busy" faces with all the writing, cross members, top mounted sensors, etc., which ultimately leaves a small readout (compared to my Vector) which is no bigger than my wife's Timex, even though the overall "face dimensions" are as big (IF NOT BIGGER than) my Vector. I realize this is subjective-many of you probably like the looks for the same reasons I don't...and that's okay!

The number of models (in production, announced, discontinued but still available, NOS for sale, old ones for sale, etc.) are STAGGERING however. I'm looking at some pic threads on this subforum, but I'm wondering which G-Shocks you guys would suggest that might be relatively "clean faced".

I have a BIG wrist (almost 9") so I like the biggest of the big but "big" isn't an absolute requirement. I don't care for the digital/analog versions.

I HAVE to have POSITIVE FACE also.

Thanks in advance for any help/replies!
 

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Have you considered the Pro Trek PRW-3000-1A or PRW-3000-4 (respectively: the black resin with positive display and the orange resin with the orange-tint positive display)? If not the 3000, then perhaps another Pro Trek will catch your eye. Pro Trek's are not G-Shock's, but may fit your requirement of having large, clean faces, and many of the ABC-T features you like on a Suunto, but for far less money. I fear most G-Shocks tend to have much smaller digits than the Pro Trek's and also have a lot of digital "eye-candy" that clutters their displays.
 

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Have you considered the Pro Trek PRW-3000-1A or PRW-3000-4 (respectively: the black resin with positive display and the orange resin with the orange-tint positive display)? If not the 3000, then perhaps another Pro Trek will catch your eye. Pro Trek's are not G-Shock's, but may fit your requirement of having large, clean faces, and many of the ABC-T features you like on a Suunto, but for far less money. I fear most G-Shocks tend to have much smaller digits than the Pro Trek's and also have a lot of digital "eye-candy" that clutters their displays.
Hey! I haven't but I am NOW! Thanks-this is exactly the sort of thing I was looking for...

Keep the suggestions coming though-there HAS to be about a million models out there! :think:
 

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You may also want to give a try to the "King G-Shock" -- the GX-56-1B. It would look great on someone with your wrist and its display is relatively uncluttered, albeit the digits appear quite small on a bezel that large.
 

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Wow, a 9" wrist? :think: I was going to suggest getting a DW-5600BB and a positive display 5600 then swap modules. But I think the 5600 would look too small on your wrist.

It's true that many G-Shock models have cluttered faces. But some have tastefully sized labels that aren't too loud. Given your interest in ABC watches, I strongly suggest you check out the Rangeman (GW-9400).
 
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It might be a moot point...the more I look at thread after thread and image after image...the less SOME of the "clutter" bothers me.

I do like the Rangeman... (???)

Thanks all...
 

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The Pathfinder paw1500t-7v is pretty clean, even has the moon. :)
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I'd recommend the King too
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In case you can't find what you like in the Casio range.
I'm just going to throw something else out there, but it seems something like a Timex Ironman may fit the bill of what you describe:

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The visibility of that mirrored screen is not that great, but there are many other GD-100 variations that could do just fine such as the GD-100MS-1 for example. That said, I think that the G-8900 may a better alternative to the GD-100 since the former has exactly the same functions but with the addition of the front-mounted light button and much larger digits. The only two things I prefer on the GD-100 are its bezel design and its longer-lasting battery.

You may also want to look at some of fwupow's reviews on YouTube for inspiration and information ;-) Just do a search for the channel "fwupow"

 

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My vote would be for the GW-300 also. I've found the Timex Ironman's to be pretty clean and with big numbers as well like this one. T5E241_0.jpg
 

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Nice, readable one |>
A little hard to find though... is it current production?
This is a GW-300. This particular model is a limited edition 20th anniversary one and is very hard to find.

However, the basic GW-300s are easy to find, even though they are out of production and come pretty cheap. Not bad for the very first solar/atomic G Shock.





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When I first started looking at G-Shocks I felt exactly the same. Most felt over designed and busy with labels everywhere. However, after hanging around here I started to appreciate those factors and they fitted in with the idea of what a tough tool watch should be. From your last post, it seems you may be heading the same way. Given your huge wrist size, I agree with Davidro and think the King would be great for you. If you want a positive display, the GX(W)-56 (pictured in Davidro's post) is the one or if you want cleaner faced and negative, the GX(W)-56GB. The King stopped production recently so the price is going up and are getting a little harder to find but still lots about. If you can't be doing with the hassle of a search just wait a month and get the Rangeman when it gets its US release.

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