Casio yes, G-Shock best.
Quote from: royfellows on September 15, 2021, 10:44:36 amCasio yes, G-Shock best.Something we agree on Roy Yes agree, I wouldn't be without mine.20bar water resistant, dust resistant, minimum 5 year battery life although the last one lasted nearly 8 years. Replacement straps are cheap and the only thing that ever fails every few years.There is a massive range:Something around the £100 mark is best:https://g-shock.co.uk/gd-350-1beror this:https://g-shock.co.uk/mrg-b2000bs-3adr
I’ve got a Casio that has only done 1 Mulu expedition that you can have next time you’re in Sheffield.Mark
F-91W cave the best, forget the rest.
F-91W cave the best, forget the rest. https://www.hillierjewellers.co.uk/gents-resin-watch-f-91w-1yer-p3785 available in many colours :-) RIMG0190 by Andrew Ward, on Flickr
This was allegedly designed with caving in mind, although I think they need to work on the scratch-proofing:
Many thanks for all the responses. Lots to think about. See you soon Mark
I used to use a Casio, been through about 2-3 in my first 16 years caving. Great for telling the time and lasting. Then a couple years ago got lured to the dark side of smart watches and after quite a bit of research got a Huawei Watch GT (note, not "GT2", that's a different beast). This is a "dumb" smart watch, so it doesn't do music, calls, emails, etc like most smart watches do nowadays. However what it does which i like for caving is it tracks GPS and altitude (using barometric pressure), so on expeditions it's actually quite handy. Dropping +500m deep caves in Albania it was pretty good against our disto survey! Below is a photo of a typical day (climb mountain, abseil down inside, climb back out, walk back down mountain). The battery lasts for 3-4 weeks with normal use, which is fine for me. Plus the build quality seems excellent; it's surprisingly lasted +2 hard years of Derbyshire digging with no obvious fault other than an acceptably scratched screen. Can get new off eBay for ~£80 or second hand (but still good condition) for £40.
Rob have you got very small hands or is that watch HUGE ?
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