Mud And Sludge Are No Match For G-Shock’s Over-Engineered GG-1000 Mudmaster

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We’re big fans of G-Shock’s GWG-1000 Mudmaster series, which reinforces the already tough watch with over-engineered elements for keeping out mud and sludge. Problem is, it’s a little expensive, since they threw in a good heaping of features that should prove handy in the field. If you’re looking for a watch with similar toughness, but a little less daunting on the wallet, you might want to check out the G-Shock GG-1000 Mudmaster.

A smaller version of the original Mudmaster, this one gets a redesigned face and lesser functionalities, all while retaining the same over-engineered construction. That includes a vibration-resistant structure, button pipes that alleviate lateral shocks, gasket linings for all shafts and cylinders, an airtight screw-lock structure at the crown, vents at the base to ensure even air pressure, and dual mud-resistant structures for enhanced strength. Simply put, if you like slumming it in places with mud, dust, water, and sand, this will be the watch you want to bring along.

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The G-Shock GG-1000 Mudmaster’s case measures 56.2 x 55.3 x 17.1 mm, so while it’s smaller than the original namesake, it’s not entirely compact either. Because there are less features, it also gets a redesigned dial that, for some reason, still looks equally as busy. It comes with twin sensors for providing instant access to direction and temperature readings whenever it’s needed, with a bearing memory function keeping tabs of your direction readings, so you can check your travel path to make sure you haven’t veered from the proper route.

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Aside from keeping out mud (as the name makes clear), it’s, pretty much, like other G-Shocks (even dressier ones), so it's also shock resistant and water-resistant up to 200 meters. Other features include LED backlighting, 31 timezones, and two years of battery life.

Available now, the G-Shock GG-1000 Mudmaster is priced at $280.

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