Who the Fuck Collects Gees?

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Who the Fuck Collects Gees?

Post by conjurer » June 30th 2016, 10:25pm

Serious question here. Do we have any hard-core Casio Gee collectors?

I have one--the Rangeman, in which Casio finally did the right thing and combined the best features of the G-Shock and Pathfinder lines together. It's a fine watch--I've cracked the shit out of it on doorjambs (because it's pretty big) and it's not suffered at all. I have a couple of nits to pick--the atomic timekeeping is twitchy and unless I leave it facing out a window it won't pick up the signal from Colorado (I live in the PacNW.) Also, without picking up the radio signal, it's not particularly accurate--which is surprising in a watch with no moving parts. Also, the resin strap isn't very comfy. On the other hand, it's an ABC watch with a shitload of functions, is accurate enough (even without the radio time signal), and is, in the words of the Watch Commander, undestructable.

Back to the question: I have one, I think it's the tits, and wouldn't part with it. I think every WIS who is ambulatory and does anything at all outdoors should have one. However, I liken it to my chef's knife--I have a prefectly good Wusthof knife--the one I cut the tip of my thumb off with--and although it's not made with carbon steel or cost triple figures it works fine. It cuts great, holds an edge, sharpens easily, and I don't need anything else apart from a small paring knife. However, I see tons of guys who collect a million Gees, some of them very expensive limited editions, JDM only, blah blah blah.

So, does anybody need more than one Gee?

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Post by Mortuus Fakeuus » June 30th 2016, 11:39pm

I have one that I have been unsuccessful at giving away over on the late Watchforums site. To me, the gees are like flight helmets; you really don't need more than one, and if you have more than one, they just take up space that might otherwise be taken up by a supermodel's head as she gives me the blau jab to end all blaus jabs. Woof.

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Post by koimaster » June 30th 2016, 11:44pm

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Love my gee shocks. Have several that i wear when working or casual clothes.
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Post by biglove » July 1st 2016, 4:24pm

Bought one for my son which I killed trying to reset the time and with a subsequent foiled battery change attempt to reset. Replaced it with another identical one, new.

Otherwise I think I bought one and sold it before ever wearing it.

Have owned a couple of the Casio $30 plastic watches that I did enjoy for doing yard work. Tough little suckers; but, gave them away.
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Post by four of diamonds » July 1st 2016, 7:46pm

Just this one Pathfinder. Use it for hiking.
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Post by Luftwafflles » July 14th 2016, 11:47am

I have one, that for some reason they call aviator. Anyway, the compass and thermometer are cool, though I never use 'em. Wish it was solar, as I do not look forward to replacing the two 395 batteries it uses. I would like to eventually get a G-steel, which is solar, and I think looks better than the plastic models.
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Post by Falstaff » July 14th 2016, 12:14pm

For some folk it's like Swatch collecting back in the 80's - they've just gotta have the next edition. Me? I've got one - GW 3000B Aviator bought used on the Bay for $60 - and unlike conjuror's experience, this solar atomic keeps the most accurate time of any of my atomic clocks. I use it to set all my other watches. Kind of a big ugly sumbitch though, wouldn't want another. I leave it on top of my dresser facing a window about 5 feet away - seems to keep it charged nicely.
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Post by bedlam » July 14th 2016, 5:05pm

I like the idea of them more than the reality. The Giez is the only one I ever bonded with. Now they have put a compass in the Frogman I might have a look at that though.

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Post by Tzimisces » July 14th 2016, 6:15pm

bedlam wrote:I like the idea of them more than the reality.


My feelings exactly. I know some construction guys love them, but I never did. I wear a Seiko 5, and most guys wear random, inexpensive quartz.
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Post by koimaster » July 15th 2016, 8:08am

A trio of mine. I have 7 of them. Great for out doors of just casual wear. Cheap enough to replace.


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