Pardon me, but do you have the time?

HecticArt

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I like notifications on my watch because it doesn't just notify me, it shows me the content of the notification. My phone can make noise or vibrate when I get a notification, but to see what it is (and if it needs my attention) I have to look at my phone, which usually means pulling it out of my pocket. It's easier to just look at my wrist.

I disable vibration/sounds on all the other devices and just view notifications on my watch so there's nothing else nagging me.
How prole.
 

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The Garmin 5x Plus is making me crazy. It is the same price and has all the same plus way more features than the GPS G-Shock but it seems like it is far less future proof. It's older and Garmin already has a bunch of Fenix watches out here. A refresh must be right around the corner. Plus it is much more of a smartwatch. Still not like a iWatch or Samsung Galaxy but idk, I like the idea of having my watch collection for years and years. Seems like with something like this that will definitely not be the case. With the G-Shock, they stay cool forever. Look at some of the first ABC sensor enabled Casios. Even the first one from 1994 still looks freaking sweet.

I've also looked at a few Suunto standalone GPS watches but none of them are all that great.

So it's down to to the G-Shock and the Garmin. And the Garmin is a new contender (I've only watched and read like 3 hours worth of material on it as opposed to like 10 on the Casio) I wonder who will ultimately win out.
 
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scotchandcigar

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The Garmin 5x Plus is making me crazy. It is the same price and has all the same plus way more features than the GPS G-Shock but it seems like it is far less future proof. It's older and Garmin already has a bunch of Fenix watches out here. A refresh must be right around the corner. Plus it is much more of a smartwatch. Still not like a iWatch or Samsung Galaxy but idk, I like the idea of having my watch collection for years and years. Seems like with something like this that will definitely not be the case. With the G-Shock, they stay cool forever. Look at some of the first ABC sensor enabled Casios. Even the first one from 1994 still looks freaking sweet.

I've also looked at a few Suunto standalone GPS watches but none of them are all that great.

So it's down to to the G-Shock and the Garmin. And the Garmin is a new contender (I've only watched and read like 3 hours worth of material on it as opposed to like 10 on the Casio) I wonder who will ultimately win out.
#Firstworldproblems
 
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scotchandcigar

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That's fantastic looking, but a half mill is just stoopid.

I don't think it even has GPS.
The same watch is claimed to be valued at $175k in another article. It's a rare 1969 Paul Newman designated model. Even in this article, they say $500k is an overly high estimate, and they put a more realistic value at $300k. In any case, it's nice, rare, and valuable.
 

JHDK

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Well I have officially gone nuts and bought an $800 watch, double the price of my current most expensive watch. Was it the G-Shock? Was it the Fenix? I'm sure you are all on the edge of your seats with anticipation.

It was supposed to be delivered yesterday...I got it sent to a Whole Foods Amazon locker, and the freaking locker was full yesterday so it go delayed. Bummer. Hopefully it arrives today.
 
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JHDK

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Of course my most expensive ever Amazon purchase got lost. Well, they aren't willing to say that yet. Tomorrow is the cutoff, but when I called customer service they started talking all about how they will overnight me a replacement when I call back tomorrow. Ha. Glad I bought it through Prime and didn't try to save $40 or so by going with a cheaper, no-name site.
 
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