More reliable than your heart.

Even though time is made up and is kind of like a shackle binding you to a bunch of crap you probably don’t want to do with a bunch of people you hate; a good watch is a necessity.

My mom bought me this watch, at my request, many years ago. It’s been through basic training, a tour in Afghanistan; it’s been covered in countless fluids, mud, blood, and dirt; it’s been smashed with a hammer, ran over by a Stryker, and soaked in every shower I’ve taken in the last 5 years.

I’ll die before it does.

WHAT: Casio G-Shock Mudman G9300-1.

WHEN: Always.

WHERE: Left wrist.

HOW: Put it on tight, get used to it, and never take it off.

PRACTICAL APPLICATION: THIS IS NOT A PRETTY-BOY MALL-PURCHASED G-SHOCK. It’s from the Master of G collection you can buy at the G-Shock store. Once you get used to the size – it’s big, but not very heavy – you’ll fall in love. A watch you never have to take off and can do all of your adventures with. This bad boy has a compass, thermometer, charges off the sun; it tells you the phase of the moon, the date, and a secondary timezone of your choosing. It has a stopwatch, timer, four alarms, and more settings than your mama. Oh, and the light turns on with just a flick of your wrist.


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