Want the toughest watch, one that can survive the harshest day-to-day conditions? Ask one of the leading innovators, trainers and speakers for the United States Corrections Special Operations Group (US C-SOG), the nation's most elite tactical response team: Captain Joseph Garcia. He lives and breathes tough.
Captain Garcia sports a Mudmaster GWG 1000-1A3 ($750) from G-Shock's Master of G collection, built with special protection to survive all the shocks, shakes and other harsh elements that'd stop weaker timepieces dead. As Garcia told Maxim, "We are in the water, the muck, and very dusty, dirty environments with the breaching techniques we deploy."
What he likes most about the Mudmaster: "This watch is loaded with features that make it a practical part of our entire kit. A compass, altimeter, barometric pressure feature, and great illumination characteristic are just a few of the features I like about this watch." He's also a fan of the solar battery, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, and buttons big enough to operate while wearing gloves.
Bottom line: If you need your watch to survive and serve you reliably in the most extreme conditions, strap this gear on your wrist.
Although Garcia sports a model with an army green band and yellow accents, it's also available in red with navy blue accents and black with gold accents.