Timex Iron Man Versus Casio G Shock: First Test Results

OK, everyone, I have the results of the first test. I had debated whether to hold all the results until the end, but decided to give updates after each test.

The first and most obvious test was the impact test. Both of these watches feature the word and claim Shock prominently on them. But I wanted to do more than a simple drop onto a hard surface. No, this test was dropping a brick onto each the watches from a height of 3 meters. The watches were set face down on a concrete sidewalk for this test and the block was dropped once per watch. You can see the  pictures of the watches after the first test.

Both watches have suffered cracked crystals from this first test, although the Timex cracking is worse than the G Shock. However, as you can see, the G Shock suffered a spring bar failure. I was able to reattach it, but it still failed. The Iron Man has worse crystal damage but the G Shock would have been lost owing to the spring bar failure. I have to give this round to the Iron Man even though it suffered worse damage to its crystal. It would still be on the wrist.

The second test will be a low temperature test, so I threw both of the watches in the freezer for 24 hours. They will come out tomorrow evening and we will see how the cracked crystals affected the movements if at all. This test is not very extreme, but it is the best I could come up with during the summer. I will post the results tomorrow.

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Dude!  You're nuts!

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I am waiting for the blender test.

Image 1 - Vintage Oster Osterizer Galaxie Cycle Blend 10 Speed Blender Tested

(You are doing this as an excuse to buy replacement watches, right?)

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Aurelian

I am waiting for the blender test.

Image 1 - Vintage Oster Osterizer Galaxie Cycle Blend 10 Speed Blender Tested

(You are doing this as an excuse to buy replacement watches, right?)

No, I am actually curious to see if either watch survives, and how well they do. This is just the beginning. I have three more tests after they come out of the freezer. 😉 I also have my trusty GWM5610 and another Iron Man, so no need to replace these. Also, it's me. Excuses? We ain't got no excuses! We don't need no excuses! I don't have to show you any stinking excuses! 🤣

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I like what you're doing 😬 but how big was that brick, a regular one? I'm surprised they are still looking that good considering how my wrist would look if you drop a brick on it.

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I'm looking forward to the heat test

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MegaBob

I like what you're doing 😬 but how big was that brick, a regular one? I'm surprised they are still looking that good considering how my wrist would look if you drop a brick on it.

Yes, it was a regular brick from a height of 3 meters.

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morganthedruid

I'm looking forward to the heat test

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That will be the last test.

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Amazed how them watches survived.