I guess I was just bitten. Upon recently acquiring an Omega SMP Quartz (black dial/bezel) and a Christopher Ward Malvern C5 automatic, with two Citizen watches rounding out my collection (an Eco-drive Blue Angels Skyhawk and a 13 year old quartz chronograph, respectively), I felt the onset of that "watch enthusiast fever". I thought my obsession would shift entirely over to automatic watches after I acquired the stunning Christopher Ward Malvern C5, but since I purchased this awesome GA-110 G-Shock during my trip back home I can safely say that my appreciation has been distributed equally between both mechanical and quartz.
I just kind of stumbled into the Casio "G-Factory" watch boutique back in my hometown in Canada. I've often looked over Casio/G-Shock sales counters with slight interest before moving on to the more luxurious watches, always thinking of myself of more as a "dress watch guy". I was always more inclined to wear watches that were versatile, yet functional or lauded for the brand (namely, Omega).
Once I stepped into the Casio shop, however, it didn't take me long to be bitten by the striking level of functionality and durability of the G-Shocks. This is easily the most functional watch I have ever owned, and it's such a comfortable watch to wear. I immediately went from wearing my Seamaster (which had me fretting over scratches during daily wear), to this very awesome G-Shock. What an excellent watch this is. It is astoundingly accurate in its timekeeping, and the World Time function became instantly usable during my travels. My Citizen Skyhawk (a gift from my father) has a very excellent world time function, but I was never the biggest fan of its style, and it always felt rather bulky and heavy on my wrist. The world time function on this GA-110 is easier to like because of the light, yet durable, build quality of the watch.
I chose an all-black color scheme, with the digital display placing grey numbers against a black background. I'm very much a guy who favors darker colors, so it was kind of a no-brainer for me, but at the same time I wish it was easier to read the display in the dark using the illumination feature. Not the biggest fan of the light. I wonder if it's easier to read in the dark using the illumination for a lighter digital display?
In any case, this impulse buy has turned me into an overnight G-Shock fan. So I'm happy to come here and share the news of my purchase with you seasoned G-Shock enthusiasts, along with some pictures I've just snapped! Hope you enjoy them!