I thought I would post about a 'G' not mentioned very often on the forum.
Sometimes it is pleasant, for a change, to just wear a nice simple three hander.
There aren't any such G Shocks currently being made but there are some older models that fit the bill nicely.
One of the very best value G Shocks is the Giez GS-500. It is just a basic three hander but is very well made with a full titanium screwback case with a great textured face and great clarity.
I have two and here they are.
Blue face GS-500-1A with polished Ti bezel and satin case.
All black GS-500D-B with IP plated bezel, powder coated case and satin caseback.
They just have a signed screwdown crown and a light button very simple and very nice.
The all black is my favourite, I love the clarity and simplicity of the dial with no numbers not even on the chapter ring, just simple polished silver batons and satin hands with a red second hand making the whole effect quite elegant yet very legible at just a glance. It is really well made, the chapter ring and batons are in perfect alignment to the dial. This is a sign of quality as I have seen some quite expensive Seiko's etc with obvious misalignments, which would be really annoying.
Also the all black GS-500 is my most accurate non-atomic watch. I only ever have to adjust the time when DST changes. The watch runs very fractionally slow off the wrist and runs fractionally fast on the wrist. Overall with some rotational wear it will be less than 2 seconds off after 6 months. It is just luck of the draw I know but it is satisfying nonetheless
Off course they have this rather lovely lume effect as well.
I have just replaced the battery in the blue one, I was looking around for the spring when I realised there weren't any, it has no alarm!. The bezel resin on these seems harder than than usual and they don't seem to suffer resin rot very much at all, unlike many other 'G's from this era.
Also the minute hand moves continuously, not in jumps, unlike all current analog 'G's. I prefer this actually, though no doubt it uses a bit more battery power, it adds to the feeling of class and quality.
They are currently a huge bargain, they can be picked up really cheaply and given that they were 26k yen when issued in 1998 and given the quality of construction, what value!
So if you want to keep it simple occasionally get one of these you will be pleased I am sure.