Have you looked at the Frogman? Looong strap and great size for a wrist your size...My wrist is 8.5 inches too. I've been searching for a suitable G Shock for a few months now. Getting a bit sick tbh, going round in circles, banging my head against the wall. I'm finding it difficult to find info on what G Shocks will fit (strap length) out of the box, without necessarily having to change straps. The other issue is that I don't necessarily want a monster of a watch sitting on my wrist. I don't like the style of the GX-56BB at all.
However, a lot of people suggest a standard square will be too small, that it will look like a toy on my wrist.
This is going to be my second G Shock, I had one about 20 years ago. Actually, it might be my second and third G Shocks as I'm considering getting 2. I keep coming back to a standard square and perhaps a more sporty one too, but I'm apprehensive a bit with the squares in case it doesn't fit. I see you wear your squares on a steel or nato strap. Do you know if a standard square on a resin strap would fit an 8.5" wrist? I've been looking at the DW-5600BB. I've also been looking at the DW-5600BBN on the cloth strap as an alternative if the resin doesn't fit. Even if I have to change the strap on the latter it will be easier as it already comes with the adapters.
The Casioak is a good shout. I've been looking at them too.
Funnily enough that's one of the models I have been considering. I've heard it wears really comfortably.How about this? Not radio controlled or tough solar though. Less than £100 here in the UK. My wrist size is a small 6 1/4” and it fits well, wrap around.
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