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Please help me decide between these ani-dig watches. mainly quality difference, etc. dont care so much about the computer/ digital diferences, as long as they can all display the date.
let me know if there is something else i should look at in the sub 240 range. comparisons with two or more of these in the same photo would be great. thanks.
 

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Personally I really like the GS-1050 although I have the GW-2500B. For the 2500/3500 there is a bracelet option. Both of these models come in versions that have a bracelet. But the screwback of the GIEZ GS-1050 alone is a reason to get one. It's been on my wish list forever but I just couldn't justify getting one - I think I'll stick with the GW-2500.

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It really is what style you like best, and if you prefer bracelets or not. As Sedi said, the GS-1050 is the only one in the list without a bracelet option. For the LCD you might choose a positive or negative display except again for the GS-1050 a negative display is the only option. But the GS-1050 is the only one with a full stainless steel screwback case, and has refined build quality. All three are solar powered, the 2500/3500 are atomic receiving, the 3500 has Tough Mov't. Both the 1050 and 2500 have larger LCD displays and are easier to read. The 3500 has a nice large case with domed crystal though and is really comfortable. Hard to pick a clear winner, but for me since I have both a GW-3500BB and a GS-1050B, I would probably choose the 3500 just slightly over the GS-1050. I really like its design, comfort and looks... it's one of my favorites right now. But the LCD on the GS-1050 is far easier to read and use.

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Hmmm... still would be a hard decision, the Giez does look good! But the 3500 is getting the wrist time right now.

 

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Doesn't the GS-1050 use the same band as the GS-1000/1001/1100/1150? There is the black bracelet of the GS-1000RB-1AJF that should fit the GS-1050.
Yes, technically it is possible but is not a direct swap. You would also need the end pieces the bracelet uses to attach to the case. Not sure how easy it is to source the black Giez bracelet, tiktox would be a place to start... last I saw the bracelet went for around 100 USD. Plus the 1050 has two colorways - stainless and bronzish gold. The bracelet would likely come with the Giez tag in silver, which would look great with the silver 1050 and just wrong on the gold version. You'd have to track down if there was a gold tagged black bracelet, or just all-black. Certainly would add to the hunt ...
 

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let me know if there is something else i should look at in the sub 240 range. comparisons with two or more of these in the same photo would be great. thanks.
What about the AWG-100?
Its somewhat smaller but future-rich too.
The date display is smaller though.
 

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JonL, isnt the GW-3500BB you have about $400? a bit more than i wanted to pay. even the non-w version is $250+..
 

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JonL, isnt the GW-3500BB you have about $400? a bit more than i wanted to pay. even the non-w version is $250+..
Yes the GW-3500BB is currently only available in Japan, so it is a hefty price tag.. Your choice of the rose gold G-1500 is a great one, nice looking piece.
 

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thanks. i like a lot of the features- rose gold, white only markings and hands are clean, and the reverse-lcd is white/black, which i believe is also easier to read than the red/black lcd.
You3500bb is great looking - if it was not just jdm and came with a strap, i might have gotten that instead..
 

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I had a 2500. It was very reliable. Have not had any of the others you mentioned, but currently have a GW2000 that I like even better.

 

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I just got this in (g1500 rose gold). it is perfect - clear, easy to read hands, subtle but legible digital lcd. and brushed copper tone is subdued and very nice. i think the copper is less "loud" than the steel one.
and for a very fair price. bravo, casio! (my first g shock! and i have a g7710 in green coming too!) so ends the reign of mechanicals i had been focused on.
 
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