I was cleaning out part of my apartment the other day and I stumbled on a box I had completely buried and forgotten about. Inside were several Gaussman models I had forgotten I had!
I was curious about how other forum members felt about this model and I wondered what they go for these days. So I was searching WUS and eBay and stumbled on a June thread about Gaussmen.
Like many of the previous posters, I have always really liked the look and feel of the Gaussman (my first AW-571 was actually labelled "Mudman", as has already been discussed in the earlier thread). In my personal pantheon of "Masters of G", t is up there with the Raysman and the original 8400 Mudman. And maybe I'm naive, but I think certainly the "standard" model and the black model with white lettering (is there a nickname for that style) can fit in with a "business casual" look -- at least a funky take on a business casual look.
My one complaint is that both the stopwatch and the countdown timer are limited to 59 minutes 59 seconds. Somehow, when I'm wearing a "G", it is comforting for me to know that the 24 hour stopwatch and countdown timer are available. (The reality, of course, is that I don't use them very much except when I'm travelling).
Bottom line: I'm going to get some batteries in these guys and get them back into the rotation!