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    Change in Perspective

    we all make initial impressions when we see a watch for the first time. I did it when I saw (and compared) the Atomic Rally Mudman and the regular non solar/non atomic Mudman in my my avatar. My first thought of the Rally was, ummmm, no thanks. the style just didn't do it for me.Fast forward a month or so and all the sudden the Rally looks pretty sharp to me and on my "list"

    anyone else go through this...pass on a particular watch only to come around 180* later ??

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    Re: Change in Perspective

    Word!! I did the exact same thing with the whole 6900 series...love them now!!
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    Re: Change in Perspective

    Quote Originally Posted by rockmastermike View Post
    we all make initial impressions when we see a watch for the first time. I did it when I saw (and compared) the Atomic Rally Mudman and the regular non solar/non atomic Mudman in my my avatar. My first thought of the Rally was, ummmm, no thanks. the style just didn't do it for me.Fast forward a month or so and all the sudden the Rally looks pretty sharp to me and on my "list"

    anyone else go through this...pass on a particular watch only to come around 180* later ??

    I just did on Sedi's GW2500B first impessions on a watch change often at least for me. Most catalog photos are poor and members wrist shots really show what they look like. Also after someone reviews a watch we get more info on it than we might have had originally

    BTW the first photos of the Rally were thought to be fakes I came around and like it but there are others that dont care for the Rally but hey variety is what makes G's great


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    Re: Change in Perspective

    Yes, several, and not just G-Shocks here lately! I love it when that happens! G wise, I would have to say, at first the 6900's, then, the 7900's.
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    Re: Change in Perspective

    Hmmmm...possibly the 6900's...I saw no good in them then saw the GW-6900 stock photos and thought they were really sharp...looked just as good in real life too.

    I deliberately decided to get a GW-9010 because I thought they were fugly but wanted to see what all this mudman fuss was about - one of my favourite G's now.

    Actually you would have to put me down as someone who thought the whole entire G Shock line was questionable in terms of looks at one point...not so much now though :D

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    Re: Change in Perspective

    I was the same way with the 6900 series also.

    But I still can't get over having 3 eyes counting time, so I would have to settle for the newer G(W).

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    Re: Change in Perspective

    I didn't really care for Frogmans a first. Now I own several.
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    Re: Change in Perspective

    Not a Casio, but I thought the Seiko Monster was the ugliest thing ever made by man. Something came over me one day and I just ordered one and turns out it is one of my favorites.

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    Re: Change in Perspective

    Quote Originally Posted by rockmastermike View Post
    anyone else go through this...pass on a particular watch only to come around 180* later ??

    Quote Originally Posted by natornate View Post
    I didn't really care for Frogmans a first. Now I own several.
    Yep, there's been a bunch of G-Shocks that I initially disliked, but came to love. Many look very different in person than online. The Frogman is a big one. I thought it was overpriced and nothing too great until I wore my first one. Then I was hooked. There's some like the G-8000 that were a big disappoint though.

    And it's not like this is universal for each model. It's more a coming to grips with your OWN preferences and the ACTUAL qualities of these models.

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    Re: Change in Perspective

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    There's some like the G-8000 that were a big disappoint though.
    Interesting - I think it's one of the best non-atomic Gs ever made . Tastes differ . It happens all the time that I change my mind on a watch. Many look really bad on the first rendered stock pics and look much better on 'real-life' pics and then even better when you own them yourself. I first didn't care much about the GW-2500 - now I have one. I also didn't really like the new G-7900 but since seeing the stealthed GW-7900B - the whole model-line is growing on me. But I made the observation, that sometimes the ones that have to grow on you, are the ones to stay, while the ones that look good at first sight, can get boring very quickly. The same holds true for music - at least in my case. Many times when you buy a CD the songs that you like from the beginning get boring quickly, while others get better the more often you hear them.
    I'm even afraid that one day I might actually like all the G-Shocks there are .

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