I went to my local Penny's and was going to reserve my 2 Muddies for the sale coming up.But being the type to see what luck brought me, I had the person scan the item first. The watches both said $150 on the tag but rung up as being $60. Since the person that rung it up was the Jewelery Manager , he stated that even though it was mispriced he had to give it to me at that price. On top of that I got the discounts because there was a Penny's sale today also (not the good sale) and I walked out of the store with 2 GW-9000 atomic solar G-Shock Mudmen for a total of $84 ($42 each)
Now for the review, I have worn it for 6 hours and I can say I like the style and the watch. It does however feel a bit cheap and plasticy like. I guess I am used to the original version which was more rugged and heavier. Also the G-9000 feels more heavier too.
stylish, functional and feels great on the wrist.
Great set of features on the watch
double buckle both gives the wearer a more comfortable watch and reduces stress on the strap
sort of cheap and light feeling. (but alas this is only a noticeable thing to us first generation Mudman owners )
And strap is integrated into the watch resulting in not being able to use the G-Shock adapters( if I am wrong then please let me know on this) and being stuck with that strap
Possible future cons:
Like the first generation Mudman and its off shoots the Gaussman and Codename, the buttons are covered with the bezel keeping out mud and grim. The flip side of this is that those button covers will wear away and break forcing the owner to buy a new bezel down the line.
All and all a nice watch with great features that even for the $150 off sale JCP would offer it is still a great deal. At the sale price that they are selling them for Tuesday that is even better.
This could easily be somebody's favorite watch. As of now it is my second most favorite G-Shock (my favorite is the GW-400 which has thermo, moonphase, solar and atomic)