My GW530A-1V is great for what I bought it for: A rugged solar atomic. It does do some cool things: I like having tons of alarms, world time, auto illumination, etc.
However, its overall feature set seems a bit lacking. For example, there is no countdown timer. Also, you can't turn off the "beep" which accompanies every button press. The light cannot be set to stay on for a few seconds after pushing a button (so setting an alarm in the dark is hard, for example). All of these features can be found on some of my (much cheaper) Timex watches.
If I decide to buy another G-Shock, is there a model which does not have these deficiencies?