Fellow new member with a great interest in watches like yourselves.
I bought myself an 8 pillow mahogany watch case when I had only 2 watches. Just few weeks before that, I bought my fiance a Baume&Mercier Linea. Worth much more than my TAG Kirium, purchased in 1998 as an 18yr old. It is still my daily to 2012 and was dropped off to get a small repair done on the clasp. I feel naked and I've been wanting a digital for some time now. At first I steered away cause I'm in my 30's and digital felt like they are meant for kids/teens. After lurking for some time on WUS, I know longer care and learnt if you have a passion/interest for a watch, then go for it. So in part, thanks guys for sharing your enthusiasm and interest with others.
Now onto business. I live in Sydney and there's quite a bit of sales going on as we head to the end of our financial year. Felt it would be a good time to address my naked wrist. I bought my little brother (under 10) an G-300-3AVDR and I have taken it out of the box dozens of time in the last 8 hrs. I got it for him because the watch is on the smaller size compared to other G-Shocks. I wasn't allowed to get him a 3D Nintendo DS and this was the next coolest thing he can proudly show off to his friends at school. Especially the tyre tread patterned band.
I've also came across this and quite interested in it also, the G314RL-4AV, similar if not the same size.
(pics borrowed using Google- thanks to original uploader/s)
Now I'm wanting to know of the two what are the differences and would one be better than the other? I'm leaning towards getting the same as my brother's present, as I like the colour scheme better. But the second one has the same colour scheme as my favourite AFL team (Essendon) so that is cool by me also. I know the negative display might be a problem for some and I think it looks cool and although I like the clarity of a positive display. it's not a dealbreaker.
So really the order of importance would be the sizing as I have a small wrist and prefer not to go much larger than the above two. I really don't care for the multi timezones as I could happily do with just another timezone or even none. Count down timer, not really much use for it. Alarms, most come with 4 normal and a snooze so I'm happy with that. Stopwatch, comes on most digitals as well so that's cool to have, but like the count down, I won't be seeing much use for it either. As for the lume, I can't remember when I charged the TAG for night time reading so another non-issue for me. I do have one small qualm with the G-300-3AVDR and it's the very short period light stays on after pressed. Short like 2 secs. I would rather a much longer on-time and could well be the difference which side I lean to. I like the indigo lighting and prefer that or similar.
Is there any other ana-digi (getting used to the lingo) of the same size I should consider? I like it black mostly and definitely no bright or garish colours thanks. I will definitely be buying a digital very soon cause I am also in a hunt for a dress watch for my wedding. But that is for another post.
For an idea of how my 37mm TAG vs 38mm MB wears on my wrist and another pic further away for a better reference to my wrist size for watches.
Thanks for reading and your help!!