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    No G for me

    Well, it's over. I can't see a reason to wear a G-Shock any more. Now that I have a mobile phone why do I need to wear a watch? I mean, I'll never be 200+ M under water. If I fall from a height of 10 M it is not my watch I will be worried about. Mud washes off.



    What can my phone do that my watch can't? Lots. Well, first of all, it's a phone. We haven't quite yet attained the Dick Tracy wrist phone.



    It plays music. Oh sure, you can listen to a snippet of U2 on a GM-100. But a whole album? I think not.



    It can tell me where I am. Map, aerial photo, directions. At best, a Wademan can tell me what direction I'm facing.



    I can catch up with you all. Email, youtube, web browser. I can't watch a video review of the GW-400 on a GW-400. I can set an alarm on the phone to vibrate, just like the GW-400.





    What else? Oh yes. It can tell the time.



    And the date.



    See you tomorrow.

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    Re: No G for me

    Ah, but when you have a watch, it leaves both hands free to do all sorts!
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    Re: No G for me

    it's not about the time, date, etc. it's about the passion for watches, which is not something you can really define. everyone else here has to have a g-shock just because they have to. nice phone, though!

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    Re: No G for me

    Too much color. Is there a reversed display version for tactical situations?

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    Re: No G for me

    I just have to rotate the protective plastic shield 90 degrees.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vintage View Post
    Too much color. Is there a reversed display version for tactical situations?

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    Re: No G for me

    For a watch aficionado it is sometimes about pulchritude rather than functionality.

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    Re: No G for me

    The dial looks a bit busy to me.
    I used to list my watches here until I realised it ruined people's Google searches...

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    Re: No G for me

    My phone does many of those things, but thank G-Shock I don't have to carry it around with me 24/7.
    "The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is." C S Lewis

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    Re: No G for me

    With a watch, at least you don't get the line: "Is that an iPhone in your pocket, or are you just glad to see me?"

    Its sad that more and more people are using their cell phone as a timepiece. For me, having a watch is much more personal. It's not about jewelry, it's about a personal connection with that which is so ellusive - time.

    Furthermore, I love mechanical watches. They have their own heartbeat, which seems to be in sync with my own. They have character.

    Now, I love my G-Shocks too. There's something about their sturdy "I can take anything" attitude that appeals to me as well.

    I carry a cell phone or PDA when I have to. But I always wear a watch.

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    Laughing Re: No G for me

    I say stealth it and then post pics.

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