Though I joined about a year ago to buy some used watches, this is my first post. While I have been interested in and have owned watches most of my life (including a handful of original G-Shocks as a teenager - I loved the bull bars), finances finally allowed me to give in to the addiction starting about 5 years ago with a titanium Tissot T-Touch. Unlike a lot of other folks, mine has been dead reliable and comfortable. Eventually, I got a couple Citizens, then some Seikos, and a Lum-Tec.
Then last summer while at a local department store I saw a beautiful G-Shock - the 6900. It had it all. It was solar, atomic, waterproof, shockproof - all of those things the new automatics (and even the Tissot) weren't. So I bought it. I never wear it. It is simply too big for my wrist. Of course I should have noticed the strap gaps at the time. Maybe I did but just wanted the damn thing so badly that I ignored it.
Two nights ago I was at a local department store and they had the GR-7900KG in army green. It was beautiful. It actually fit pretty well too thanks to the wings under the straps. I bought it. It is closer to what I want, but still not quite right. As great as the reverse display looks, it is impossible to read in anything but direct lighting. The size is borderline too big, but acceptable. I also think I simply prefer an analog watch for at-a-glance readability.
I love the look of the some of the analog ProTreks and Aviation Gs, but they all look huge. Are they? I find the online measurements are a little more challenging with these watches.
Ultimately what I want is a G or ProTrek that fits my normal (6.75") wrist with no gaps. Analog. Reverse display is Ok only on an analog. There aren't any special features like ABC stuff that are deal breakers, although I do like gadgets. Bracelet or non-resin strap is preferred, but again, not a deal breaker.
So, what watch do I want?
Finally, I really appreciate having a great place like this to come to so that I can get my fix and become educated at the same time. The great community of folks here is a nice bonus .