Nowadays, a holiday will not be complete without some G Shock hunting :D.
I shall not name the country but in general it is really buyers beware at the shops. Plenty of fakes (not just watches either), some were really hard to differentiate.
Prices are not listed but negotiated, so some knowledge of market prices goes a long way. Seems like the shops' staff are mainly paid by commissions, going by the opening asking prices, :D
Those potential pitfalls aside, I'm pleased to report I'd found a couple of pieces on my list.
Got this at a nice price, though the buying experience was spoilt by the less than honorable store person. That aside, after I brought it, I just couldn't wait and put on the piece immediately :)
Hidden in a corner of another store was this wonderful piece gathering dust. The store couldn't even find the manual and packaging so I got a further discount from the nice sales girl. The metal band is way too long, so I will need to get that sorted later.
One piece that I had to steel myself and walk away from was a GW-200Z Final Frogman. The salesperson tried to pull a ridiculous stunt when I was about to pay. Oh well.
Most importantly however, the holiday and the resort we stayed in were wonderful :)
Hope everyone had a good weekend too!