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    Re: Am i weird for not wanting to wear my non-special gshock watches?

    Quote Originally Posted by kcohS-G View Post
    Haha, i made the title that way so that others wont assume i own a vintage 1980's mint g shock or something. But i like them all, even the bulk. I guess you are right, Maybe im trying to keep them mint (which is the crazy part since they are run of the mill models). Im even looking at youtube right now on diy watch case videos.

    Tbh, havent worn a watch for over a decade. The last watch i owned was a swatch (its still ticking in the closet btw)
    Then it sounds like you're definitely -- but only slightly! -- weird.

    The good news is that this is a forum full of slightly weird G-Shock fans, many of whom do some almost-equally weird things with their watches!

    I have accumulated a collection of mostly normal G-Shocks over four years in my quest for the "perfect G for me," in a demented version of Goldilocks and the Three Bears' cottage scenario. "This G-Shock is too ______, and this other one is too _______. THIS one is just right...well...almost! If it only had _______ then it would be perfect. Oh, wait -- what about THIS one? Hmmmm...close, but not quite. This OTHER one is a little closer still, but not quite either. Maybe I should look at Pro Treks or the rest of the Casio line!"

    So now I have a couple dozen Casio watches and I only wear four or five on a regular basis. The really embarrassing part is how I've accumulated a few "doubles" or even "triples" of watches that -- at the time -- I thought was perfect for me! "I should buy another one so I don't have to worry about this one getting banged up" or the occasional eBay "how can I pass up a spare at THAT price?! That's like buying a spare bezel and strap and getting the rest of the watch for FREE!" It might have been a good idea at the time, but now it means that I've got two or three of the same watch that I now almost never wear!

    Last year I thought about thinning the herd and asked advice on where to sell them, but I still haven't actually done anything about it yet. It's not like I'd lose a ton of money on the deal, since I generally shopped around and almost always paid less than retail price, so I'm not sure what's stopping me.

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    Re: Am i weird for not wanting to wear my non-special gshock watches?

    They are yours and you should use them in a way that pleases you, no matter how weird that way is!!
    I am the exact opposite and wear my DW5000SL as a true beater (I know it's not the one from 1983, but still it is not your normal 5600E)

    It gives me pleasure to see my g shocks scars from the last 5 years, and it gives you pleasure to see your g shocks mint!!
    I think we are already considered weird for finding pleasure in watches by "normal people" so us WEIRD (WIS) people should stick together.

    I support your way of treating your watches, and won't preach you about how to treat them
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    Re: Am i weird for not wanting to wear my non-special gshock watches?

    First of all make no mistake, we are all, every last one of us here, weirdos. We are considered weird for being WIS's in the first place, and even more so (even amongst the watch collecting community) for being obsessively into these crazy colored plastic watches known as G-Shocks. But hey, you only go around once, why be typical. Weird is fun.

    As far as not wearing your watches, if that is how you enjoy collecting them, more power to you. Who am I to question how you get enjoyment out of your watches?

    Me personally, I enjoy wearing all of my watches. I buy them to wear, and if they are not going to get worn then they don't have a place in my collection. Naturally I have some that I treat more delicately or wear less often than others, but in the end even a special watch is not special to me if I cannot enjoy the experience of using it as it was intended to be used. Watches are made to wear (IMO), and especially G-Shocks are made to withstand much more abuse than the simple rigors of daily life. And even if you do happen to scuff them here or there and they are no longer in 100% mint condition, the battle scars on the watch will tell a story. A story of hard work, or places traveled, or adventures experienced. A story of the man who wears the watch. To me this is what creates such a close bond with these inanimate objects that we all here obsess over, much more than just admiring it for its pristine condition.

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    Re: Am i weird for not wanting to wear my non-special gshock watches?

    Need clarification from the OP: Are those 3 G-shocks you mentioned the only watches you have? Or do you have other types of watches?

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    Re: Am i weird for not wanting to wear my non-special gshock watches?

    Quote Originally Posted by Watch_Geekmaster View Post
    Need clarification from the OP: Are those 3 G-shocks you mentioned the only watches you have? Or do you have other types of watches?
    The 3 are the only g-shocks i own. But im already 80% cooked up on buying a 4th (g5600e). And now im lurking auction sites for gxw56's and gw5000's (this forum site is pure evil... I should call a priest or something)

    I did own other brands before (and yes i wore them daily) but i stopped wearing (and buying) watches over a decade ago.

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    Re: Am i weird for not wanting to wear my non-special gshock watches?

    Quote Originally Posted by kcohS-G View Post
    The 3 are the only g-shocks i own. But im already 80% cooked up on buying a 4th (g5600e). And now im lurking auction sites for gxw56's and gw5000's (this forum site is pure evil... I should call a priest or something)

    I did own other brands before (and yes i wore them daily) but i stopped wearing (and buying) watches over a decade ago.
    Oh wow, if we can make a man haven't been buying watches for 10 years to buy watches again, we are probably doing better than the Casio sales/marketing team. Hey Casio, where's our share? LOL

    Don't worry kcohS-G, we're all weirdos like already said. But I do recommend you start wearing them, as the whole concept of G-shock is to be NOT afraid to wear them. No need to "baby" the watch, like some other brand/type of watches. In fact, even with bumps and scrapes, most of times a G will come back unscratched.
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    Re: Am i weird for not wanting to wear my non-special gshock watches?

    Quote Originally Posted by kcohS-G View Post
    Haha, i made the title that way so that others wont assume i own a vintage 1980's mint g shock or something. But i like them all, even the bulk. I guess you are right, Maybe im trying to keep them mint (which is the crazy part since they are run of the mill models). Im even looking at youtube right now on diy watch case videos.



    Tbh, havent worn a watch for over a decade. The last watch i owned was a swatch (its still ticking in the closet btw)
    I think swatch is responsible for this /jk

    The reason I got into watches was because of G Shock. This is a true brand you'll enjoy, unlike Swatch /haha I'm really joking, I have nothing against Swatch.
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    Re: Am i weird for not wanting to wear my non-special gshock watches?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike K View Post
    Then it sounds like you're definitely -- but only slightly! -- weird.

    The good news is that this is a forum full of slightly weird G-Shock fans, many of whom do some almost-equally weird things with their watches!

    I have accumulated a collection of mostly normal G-Shocks over four years in my quest for the "perfect G for me," in a demented version of Goldilocks and the Three Bears' cottage scenario. "This G-Shock is too ______, and this other one is too _______. THIS one is just right...well...almost! If it only had _______ then it would be perfect. Oh, wait -- what about THIS one? Hmmmm...close, but not quite. This OTHER one is a little closer still, but not quite either. Maybe I should look at Pro Treks or the rest of the Casio line!"

    So now I have a couple dozen Casio watches and I only wear four or five on a regular basis. The really embarrassing part is how I've accumulated a few "doubles" or even "triples" of watches that -- at the time -- I thought was perfect for me! "I should buy another one so I don't have to worry about this one getting banged up" or the occasional eBay "how can I pass up a spare at THAT price?! That's like buying a spare bezel and strap and getting the rest of the watch for FREE!" It might have been a good idea at the time, but now it means that I've got two or three of the same watch that I now almost never wear!

    Last year I thought about thinning the herd and asked advice on where to sell them, but I still haven't actually done anything about it yet. It's not like I'd lose a ton of money on the deal, since I generally shopped around and almost always paid less than retail price, so I'm not sure what's stopping me.
    Can you give them as gifts?
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    Re: Am i weird for not wanting to wear my non-special gshock watches?

    My Psychiatrist says were all weird.
    The voices in my head disagree with him.

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    Re: Am i weird for not wanting to wear my non-special gshock watches?

    kchoS:
    I know absolutely no one who buys Casio and just looks at em.
    Weirdness personified. I own 3 non GShocks + 6 GShocks and I
    lv em, and wear em. SIL owns 11 GShocks. Some of them gifted
    to him by Moi.
    That's my story and I'm stickin to it!!!

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