Looked at my five or six month old G8900-1 this morning and I thought there was some sort of discoloration around the bezel. Usually i see these things and I am able to wipe them off with my hand but this time it wouldn't come off. After closer inspection, it seems to be the coating coming off at the corner. Don't know what could have caused this, I don't misuse this watch at all or toss it around like my older G's. I do sometimes put it down face down but the part where the coating is coming off doesn't make contact with any surface I put it on at all.
I lost my last G-shock, a 9052 which I kept for over two years and it was in pristine condition. I don't know if this is a common occurrence or specific to some models, maybe a quality control thing?
Here are some pics, I don't know if this is something I can have taken back to the service center to have re-coated. It's a small thing but it annoys the crap out of me especially considering how careful i've been with it.