After giving me 8 years and 10 months of faithful, trouble-free service, my first-ever G-shock, G-7100 has finally met its end when, a few weeks ago, its excess-strap-retaining-small-whatchamacallit band broke off.
Iíve always owned just 1 watch Ė the one I wear. (Although after reading this forum, Iíve ordered a Seiko 5 automaticÖ should arrive tomorrow.)
So, my 1 watch gets a lot of wrist time. I must say, Iím a G-shock convert as you can see that the replacement watch is another G-shock.
I do a lot of water activities with my watch. This G-7100 started its life surfing with me in CA; then it accompanied me in a few dives into Lake Travis (Austin) and golf coast (Galveston) when I first started scuba diving before I bought my dive computer. It is also my companion on my constant swim workouts. Now towards its end life, Iíve brought it back to CA to surf the old waves that it started out riding.
But good things canít last forever because better things are coming, right?
Letís see how my new GW-500A works out. I love the new WWVB radio time sync feature! All my home clocks are radio controlled, and now my watch too can match those clocks second for second in accuracy.
The new GW-500A is almost exactly what I wanted so much like my old G-7100.
I've included some pics of my G-7100. It looks amazing (at least to me) for a watch that's nearly 9 yrs old.