I have read a few threads along the lines of the recent Thread: Help for old friend GL-100
where some one (in this case) has had a watch 13 years and considers it an old friend.
I have a 22 year old Accurist and a 18 year old Seiko 5 mechanical and a Oris that is about 17 years old compared to a G-shock of about 15 or 16 years old.
But when I think of what they have done, the G has:-
- climbed up a roof to fix tiles.
- Assembled a greenhouse.
- Swam with my kids.
- timed my kids :- holding breath, races etc
- timed numerous barbeques
- Used on holiday as a 'beater'.
So my G is younger than other watches - but has seen more 'life' ??
Do G's become 'old friends' quicker because they are worn no matter what ? Good times and bad times ?