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After seeing an officemate wear a rangeman, I wanted one for myself and did some research and stumbled upon watchuseek. This forum convinced me to get a Gulfmaster instead. The biggest deciding factor is that I am an analog/ana-digi type of guy. Something about digital watches makes me think I am looking at a calculator.

I have had the Gulfmaster for about two weeks and I must say, I love it. I really REALLY love it. I would leave my wife and sleep with it if I could.

Looks
The watch looks like a porthole on a boat which goes real well with the “gulf” theme. Need I say more?
The lugs and straps are comfortable and a good fit (full disclosure: I am a 6’2”, 200 lbs with large wrists).
In my opinion, the looks of the GWN-1000C-1A is the best looking Gulfmaster followed closely by the GWN-1000B-1B. This coming from a guy that loves blue. I just don’t like the cluttered look.
It does wear a little high which could cause unintended bumps. You would think the stainless steel ring would be prone to nicks and scratches. It’s still too early to tell if it is true.
It is heavy and you will feel it.

Function

Barometer
This is where the Gulfmaster shines. Living in a country visited by 20+ typhoon a year and having been visited by the strongest super typhoon in recorded history, the barometer and baro-alarm function is what I need most. I have tested it and if the baro graph falls by 4 points, the rains will come…consistently. The graph also shows less data as compared with the rangeman, which has a larger screen for the graph. The bezel is functional showing you variations from a set pressure using the second hand.

Altimeter
It’s crap. I know it’s only to be used for relative elevation and not actual elevation, but pressure fluctuations in my location seems erratic. Without moving, the altimeter reading would change from 29m to 50m. I assume this would also be true for other triple sensors that base altitude on pressure differentials. The bezel is functional showing you variations from a set altitude using the second hand.

Compass
It’s accurate. I would use it as a primary compass, although I really don’t know how susceptible it is to other external sources of magnetism. No bearing memory unlike the GA-1000...bummer. 60 seconds continuous measurement vs the 20 seconds on a GA-1000. (compared with an actual compass, rangeman and GA-1000)

Thermometer
As accurate as other G-shocks. I wish they’d do something about the design so that you can use it while wearing it. (compared with a rangeman and GA-1000, yeah…no actual thermometer)

Moon/Tide function
Living in an archipelago, this function is really useful but I wish they would have at least included a sunrise/sunset function. I also had to calibrate it, but that was easy. I prefer the tide dial over a tide display on a digital watch. Moon age is shown in days with no visual display on what the moon would look like.

Tough Solar/Tough Movement/Atomic

I like the idea of not opening up the watch for 10 or more years…so yeah…that’s awesome.
Haven’t really tested the battery, bought it on M but it’s now on H. Hopefully, it stays there.
I live in the Philippines, but we do get a signal from China so the Gulfmaster’s time is always accurate. We also get a lot of knock-off Gs. lol
Tough movement on an analog watch, not as delicate as some would lead you to believe.

Stopwatch/CDT
Yeah, its crap. We all know that. Why you do dis Casio?! 24 hours? 60 min? Are you kidding me?

Summary

Pros
Nice looking watch, especially the
GWN-1000C-1A
First triple sensor G-shock with Smart Access Electronic Crown w/Quick-lock
Accurate barometer with bearing memory, thermometer, compass
Barometer alarm
Tough solar/Tough movement
Functional bezel
An ana-digi rangeman. It holds its own versus the rangeman (which is also a great watch)
Strap and lug design seems tougher than other G-shocks.
Digital display light

Cons
Unique strap that would be hard to mod
No sunrise/sunset function
Unreliable altimeter (with bearing memory)
24 hr stopwatch
60 min timer
Smaller graph compared to rangeman

In conclusion, It's a G-shock. I say GET IT! Get it now.
 

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The monotone on this model looks great!
Does anyone know how the moon age works -- particularly how the would approximately look at a certain day… say 9 days or 22 days?
 

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Easy enough, and makes sense. Thanks ^^^


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Nice review!
How your bezel is holding BTW?
 

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Surprisingly, it's still scratch free. I wear it often and it has recieved quite a few bumps. Very resilient.
 

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Purchased online in Singapore (very low price compared with europan stores), beautiful watch. I find that the passer of the srap is too large and it moves...
Is the strap availabe as spare parts, if damaged?


 

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Yes the keeper needs to be fixed. You can add a silicon ring or, like me, install the keeper of another G. Mine came from my old Rayman... a 17 year old one... :)
The band is already available as spare part.
I don't know if the Non atomic Gulfmasters share the same strap attachments...
(So clever and so comfortable)

BTW did Timex came up with the same idea before Casio on their Expédition Shock /compass watch?
 

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The best solution is to use small rubber rings to stop the metal ring...

Where can I find the band?

Thanks




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For the ring any store or a plumber. ;-)

For the band?
Tiktox in the UK or Casio parts in the US. :)
 

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Thanks, the strap is not available in Tiktox, but I do not need now...


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Surprisingly, it's still scratch free. I wear it often and it has recieved quite a few bumps. Very resilient.
sir im from the philippines too, i agree with you, its better than my rangeman.... i bought the 1000b-1b, since i still cant afford the mudmaster on a measly cop salary....
 

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Purchased online in Singapore (very low price compared with europan stores), beautiful watch. I find that the passer of the srap is too large and it moves...
Is the strap availabe as spare parts, if damaged?

Where did you buy yours in Singapore? Do you have a link that you can send?
 
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