When I decided that I was going to be joining the military, I started searching for a watch in the price range of $100. After around 5 seconds of searching I saw a g shock. It was love at first sight. I knew right then and there that my g would be accompanying me deep into enemy territory.
I was looking at different models and found the mudman series to be exactly what I was looking for; a watch which would be able to withstand the sadistic decibel levels of my drill sergeant.
I spent a few days looking for a g9000mc-3, but could only find one for $150 on ebay (out of my student price range).
Then, I had an inner turmoil: do I buy the g9000ms-1 or the g9000MX-8 (I need a dark model)? I finally pulled the trigger on the MX-8 because I was a little nervous about the negative display on the ms-1.
After some quick searching, I found the MX-8 for around $65 shipped (which left me with $35 to spend on coke slurpees!).
Initial Reactions and Review:
I opened the box and drowned myself in drool (the g was ok, it's water resistant). It looked even nicer than any picture I had seen online. In my hands was the nicest looking watch I have seen in a long time. And it wasn't one of those hanky panky, fancy shmancy rolexs.
I yanked it out of the foam and placed it on my wrist. I felt like I was in heaven. I've had a few watches before the g, but none of them felt like my g. The band was super comfy and the watch sat nicely on my wrist.
Next, I proceeded to attempt to set the watch. I bought the watch in the U.S.A., but I will be flying to Israel (where I am joining the military) on Sunday, so I wanted to set the home time to gmt +2. After setting it, I couldn't figure out why the NYC time was off by an hour. It took me a few minutes to remember that DST and UTC aren't best friends. After fixing my error, I proceeded to check out the EL (huge fan, works really well) auto-EL (not a fan) and the other features of the watch.
I keep hurting myself whenever I walk into a brick wall because when I wear my new g shock I am under the impression that I'm invincible just like the watch.
I've developed a gambling habit while attempting to raise money to buy every g ever made.
Seriously, I have no complaints with the watch.
The silver buckle on the strap is going to be a problem for me (I get a cover for the face of the watch, but not for the back) when I go on deep recon missions. Does WUS recommend getting adapters and a new zulu type strap, or somehow stealthing the buckle?
For my next g, I am looking to get a Jam'in g. Which model is your favorite (please post pictures if you have)?