I was a little reluctant to tell you the full story of my purchase of the ICERC Fisherman, but here it goes:
I saw some G-shocks under a "oportunities" sign in the shop. After the oooh's and the aaah's in seeing the babies, I ask the shop assistant, a nice girl, to show me some of the watches. I finally decided on the Fisherman, and she took one from a drawer (yes, they had more than one).
I noticed that the one she took from the drawer had white dial and buttons, and I found it nice as well, so I asked the shop assistant to replace the battery.
And here starts the horror.....
After some seconds she comes to me and tells me "the watch is blocked, I don't know why", I suggested her to reset the watch, something quite usual when changing batteries (I know it thanks to your article Sjors), and I approached the desk where she had the G open, where I was about to see a slaughter...
As soon as she took the tiny screwdriver, I had the image of the guy in the texas chainsaw massacre in mind. oh god, she used the screwdriver as a lever with the poor G, pressing, scratching, bending, and eventually the module jumped from the case, did a 2 meter flight, and landed on the ground!!! (of course, the naked module, seldom shock resistant). She did not even react, not even a "oops"!!!
Of course I did'n take that G, and asked her to replace the battery of a grey buttoned Fisherman, (this time watching and giving her directions). The day after that, I went to a watchmaker (official Casio service) and had my Fisherman pressure tested. I hadn't noticed, but when I had the battery changed, that nice killer girl managed to put TWO o-rings when closing the watch (now I have a spare one, haha).
I can't avoid feeling sorry for the Fisherman I saw slaughtered by that girl
It makes me think on whom we let touch our babies.