Ok. Toughness: Casio. Build quality: perhaps Casio. But as a time-keeping device whether you’re counting up, down or even both at the same time with multiple layered countdowns for sets of anything etc. I think it’s got to be Timex Ironman. Thoughts?
I'd argue that toughness and build quality are on par when you compare like to like. Ironman has a "Shock" line, that is designed to be tough like a G-Shock, but not all Ironman watches are built for the silliness of extreme toughness.
As for actual use a watch/timing device, I agree Timex is usually better. The displays are larger, higher contrast, and have larger numbers. I don't care about graphics, and silly circles, I want to see the numbers.
I have an Ironman for the large, easy to read while running numbers and the indigo. Try reading a GShock on a night run. Other than that, GShock all the way. They’re just much cooler.
I have both…they’re both good but I’d go with GShock for everyday wearability vs Timex for rough and tumble and the Indiglo backlight.
Although a G-Shock enthusiast, the legibility on the Ironman is unmatched! Wow … 🤙
Bigger text with Indiglo. Enough said
The ironman does so many things right! As much as I like my ironman it doesn't get as much my g shocks, mostly because I think the casios look cooler.
Also, another reason I’d choose the Timex is that you can set it silently at night. The indiglo stays on while you’re pushing buttons and setting the watch. Which means the functionality doesn’t change in the dark. This is actually one of my biggest “tactical” gripes of the g shock. Sure, on the later g-shocks you can keep pressing the button and that works. But it’s very inconvenient. Timex has that covered.
Casio G shocks always out lasted my Timex ironman. I was once a one watch person in my younger hay days. My Timex always took a heavy hit or broke and gotten lost.