So I thought I`d never own a G Shock because I`m not a big fan of digital watches. That being said I do like Casio (I own the MDV 106) and have read nothing bad about the G Shocks so I thought, let me look for an analog/digital. Well, it just so happens that on the same day I found one I liked and added it to my list I get home and my wife says "hey I have some PayPal credit from a transaction mistake they made" so I said, uh what are you saying? She said "I have $60 credit and I`m sure you have a watch lined up" which I replied with, as a matter of fact I do! So that`s how I joined the club and I gotta say it`s a great watch.