It’s that time of year and every person who is related or married to a law enforcement professional (or any public safety professional for that matter) is trying to figure out what to get them for Christmas. Shopping for your law enforcement officer seems to always be a challenge. No matter what you get them, there seems to either be limited use due to time constraints or limited use due to the fragility of the item you get them. Let’s be honest: if they carry or wear it on duty, it’s going to get abused and, once broken, most of those items aren’t worth replacing. So, what can you get them?

A good quality, sufficiently rugged watch is never a bad thing. The key terms there are “good quality” and “sufficiently rugged.”  There have been plenty of “great” watches that get destroyed on the street. It’s on that wrist in a fight, in a chase, in the water, rolling in the mud and a million other circumstances we can’t imagine. Watches on your officer’s/deputy’s wrist have been covered in blood, sweat and tears (literally, not figuratively). The watch you give them HAS to put up with all of it, take being washed off and look (and function) just as good as the first day they put it on.

Meet the G-SHOCK Mudmaster GG1000.  Specifically designed to put up with abuse in all environments, the mud resistant construction has the happy side benefit of being resistant to all the other garbage – liquid or solid (or somewhere in between) – that your officer/deputy might have to expose it to. Incorporating a digital compass, a thermometer and mud-resistant design features, the MUDMASTER GG1000 is available in a variety of color combinations.

Here’s a quick look at the specifications:

  •  Shock resistant
  • Mud resistant buttons use cylinder type guard structure with gaskets for shafts and cylinders to prevent mud and dust from getting into the watch
  • 200M water resistant
  • Digital compass measures and displays direction as one of 16 points. Measuring range: 0 – 359 degrees. Measuring unit: 1 degree 20 seconds continuous measurement. Hand indication of North. Bidirectional calibration Magnetic declination correction Bearing memory.
  • Thermometer Display range: -10 to 60C (14 – 140F) Display unit: 0.1C (0.2F)

So, what are some reasons why the MUDMASTER GG1000 might be the perfect gift for your law enforcement professional?

  • It will take all the abuse your spouse/partner has ever been through and then some
  • It’s a well-known, respected and recognized brand in the law enforcement community.
  • The color variations allow you to find the one your spouse/partner will be most happy with.
  • It provides them with valuable information regarding their working circumstances and can help them stay prepared / survive.
  • It’s easy to view and read in every light condition.
  • The price is VERY competitive as compared to other watches of similar rugged capabilities but with far less functionality.
  • To see that big smile on his or her face Christmas morning when they open up the box.

Taking all that into consideration, the bigger question becomes – why WOULDN’T you get this perfect gift for the law enforcement professional in your life?

Not long ago, our editorial director received a MUDMASTER GG1000 to field test and he assured us that he put it through its paces. He wore it daily in every setting he experienced. That ranged from beaches to forest, ocean to mud, sand to pavement. The temperature range he tested it in varied from about 40F to almost 100F (he traveled a lot in those few months). He wore the watch during baton training for his law enforcement agency and the watch took several strikes from a baton. He wore the watch during a week long course that involved dynamic building clearing exercises and the watch ended up banging off several door frames and walls. The watch took it all without fail and the scuff marks on it washed off with ease (according to his report).

This watch is part of a design line that has been around for decades and has been highly regarded that entire time by people who work in unexpected conditions and ugly environments. The watch has served them well and continues to do so. For more information, check out this webpage dedicated to the Mudmaster.

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