What's the automatic equivalent of a G-Shock?

As the title suggests, I'm curious what fellow watch-crunchers (is that a thing yet?) think is the automatic equivalent of the Casio G-Shock. They last forever, often include stop watches/timers, can be dressed up or down, and can (hypothetically) withstand whatever you put them through. 

I guess any equivalent would need to withstand these stresses and be as versatile/robust. I think it'd also need a dive bezel (because the pushers on a chronograph make the watch inherently vulnerable). I'm looking for a TRUE automatic GADA (and I mean literally ANYWHERE and ANYTHING).

I worry that the nature of any automatic/manual mechanism makes them inherently less robust than a G-Shock...but I welcome everyone's thoughts! 

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I like my Seiko srpe 57k1 as my gada. It's a tough little watch, goes good with formal or dressy occasions. Good lume for dark, 10 bar and a variety of styles to choose from without breaking the bank.

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How about this? Luminox Carbon Seal 3800. No real life experience of this but it looks pretty tough

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Victorinox Inox Automatic

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No elapsed dive bezel, no chrono , but marketed to withstand anything and everything.

No automatic will be as "robust" a G-Shock though.

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There is no true analogy to a G-Shock in the world of mechanical movements. While they are pretty hard to break on the wrist, the drop on the bathroom floor might very well be too much for a mechanical watch. 

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that being said, I think Ball watches are basically built to withstand something ridiculous in terms of shock resistance.

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Vostok amphibia. Built like a tank. If you kill it buy another as they are cheap as chips. I doubt you’d kill it unless you really tried

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I’ve heard of two such watches, but they are expensive.

The IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Shock Absorber XPL

and the Richard Mille Rafa Nadal 35-03

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I don't really know of any automatic or mechanical watches that would be as tough as a G Shock in a similar price range, but I do know of an analog quartz watch that is a good alternative; a Bertucci field watch. They have a range of models, including some with the Ameriquartz movement and a chronograph model. The one I own has a sturdy resin case and comes on a tough three ring nato strap, and it has been a great camping and outdoor watch that has held up as well as my GWM5610.

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I guess you could say the Speedmaster Pro that went through a battery of tests and was flight qualified by NASA in 1965 was the G-shock of mechanical watches of its time.

As for today,  *shrug* :)

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Doxa or Marathon. Check out their websites.  German brands too. Sinn, Damasko…

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s0ckpupp3t

I guess you could say the Speedmaster Pro that went through a battery of tests and was flight qualified by NASA in 1965 was the G-shock of mechanical watches of its time.

As for today,  *shrug* :)

The Speedmaster was worn on the moon and by astronauts in the Apollo program, but it‘s relatively fragile here on planet earth. I have one and wear it all the time, but I consider it to be more dressy than anything.  Definitely don’t go swimming with one.  Thats for sure.  No water in space…

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There isn't a mechanical equivalent of a G-Shock. Mechanicals are compromised with regard to shock resistance and durability by the hairspring and escapement. G-Shocks have been developed without these compromises to be technically and functionally superior.  Some mechanicals might look tough.  G-Shocks are tough - they are the real thing.

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Most people don't need anything near the capability of a G-Shock, but want the name/look, so realistically a 5KX/SKX/SNK would achieve the same end result. You'd know the time, and get the same level of "cred" from the watch community. 

A Casio, or Timex digital would meet the needs of 90+% of people who wear a G-Shock, and for less money. 

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martini

The Speedmaster was worn on the moon and by astronauts in the Apollo program, but it‘s relatively fragile here on planet earth. I have one and wear it all the time, but I consider it to be more dressy than anything.  Definitely don’t go swimming with one.  Thats for sure.  No water in space…

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It may be a delicate luxury flower today, but I still say the Speedmaster was the most rugged chronograph NASA could procure back in 1965. :)

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Luminox Master Carbon Seal watches. Being in the Army, I have an older version of their seal watches and let me just say….I have broken many watches in my profession, but I have had this luminox for a while now, gone through many deployments and exercises even in the remote Alaskan wilderness and it has worked perfectly with no issues still today.

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Gasworks

How about this? Luminox Carbon Seal 3800. No real life experience of this but it looks pretty tough

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I have one of this and being in the military I can tell you that they definitely work in extreme condition.