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    introducing myself...

    Hi, I'm Pablo (that's spanish for Paul), sitting here in sweating Belgium (it's unusually hot these days) and going through the G-Shocking sites (¡dag Sjors !).

    I do not own a G-Shock. Hmmm....
    I used to own one: a very square-shaped all-black thing dating back to ... something like the later eighties. From the looks of it, it must have been a 5600 series. I have thin wrists with a protruding ...er... hand-pivot bone-head (sorry, I'm not a surgeon), and the watch kept banging against that anatomical part, so one day I attached it to the backstrap of my backpack, and at Malaga airport, it was ¡gone!.

    I went to Poljot sites, love the look of those, but ...-20/+30 seconds per day...mmm...didn't appeal (OK, I agree mechanicals may be pieces of art, but I like precision).

    So, I internetshopped and am awaiting the arrival of a G-7300-1VER. In fact, that was -in part- an error, because the heading of the page of that (German, ja) website clearly displayed the "atomic" and "solar" symbols, so I -wrongly- assumed it to be a radio-controlled watch... anyway, I'll keep it when I get it, because I realize the price of €92 (shipping included) would not get me much in way of atomics (exceptions barred, like that "police" series, the looks of which I don't like).

    So, ¿a G-7300, hey? Well, I guess I landed in Frogland (¿or is it Mudland?) here, and maybe I'm showing my age. For all I assume, I must be by far the oldest person on this forum!

    "Oh well"
    (Question: which group did that song, hey?)

    Polite and respectful regards,
    el Flamenco (¡Si!)

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    Re: introducing myself...

    Welcome Pablo! You NEED a Mudman! :-D



    Quote Originally Posted by PabloElFlamenco
    Hi, I'm Pablo (that's spanish for Paul), sitting here in sweating Belgium (it's unusually hot these days) and going through the G-Shocking sites (¡dag Sjors !).

    I do not own a G-Shock. Hmmm....
    I used to own one: a very square-shaped all-black thing dating back to ... something like the later eighties. From the looks of it, it must have been a 5600 series. I have thin wrists with a protruding ...er... hand-pivot bone-head (sorry, I'm not a surgeon), and the watch kept banging against that anatomical part, so one day I attached it to the backstrap of my backpack, and at Malaga airport, it was ¡gone!.

    I went to Poljot sites, love the look of those, but ...-20/+30 seconds per day...mmm...didn't appeal (OK, I agree mechanicals may be pieces of art, but I like precision).

    So, I internetshopped and am awaiting the arrival of a G-7300-1VER. In fact, that was -in part- an error, because the heading of the page of that (German, ja) website clearly displayed the "atomic" and "solar" symbols, so I -wrongly- assumed it to be a radio-controlled watch... anyway, I'll keep it when I get it, because I realize the price of €92 (shipping included) would not get me much in way of atomics (exceptions barred, like that "police" series, the looks of which I don't like).

    So, ¿a G-7300, hey? Well, I guess I landed in Frogland (¿or is it Mudland?) here, and maybe I'm showing my age. For all I assume, I must be by far the oldest person on this forum!

    "Oh well"
    (Question: which group did that song, hey?)

    Polite and respectful regards,
    el Flamenco (¡Si!)

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    Hola Pablo,

    It's not only hot and sweaty in Belgium. Today it was localy (Vlissingen/Flushing, theNetherlands) 35.5 ºC, a new record (the old record 34.1ºC was from 1915!). You will find out that we are from all ages. I'm almost 40 myself and I believe there are several guys here that are aound my age too, but you will find students and elderly man here around.

    Belgium eh, that's I believe the second interesting place for G-Shock's in Europe, after Germany. I don't own a G-7300 model (yet) but I believe they have a very clear display with nice bright and big digits.

    I think it's not really fair to compare mechanicals to quarts driven clockworks. If you calculate the precision of a mechaical clockwork that is just of 15 seconds a day, you will find out that that's a great accuracy proformance (just 0.017% off).

    This is the same accuracy as measuring 1 km and just 17 cm off!

    Cheers,

    Sjors
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    Hé Sjors :thanks if I stretch my neck over at the window overlooking the Schelde river, I can almost see you: I'm 250 meters from Antwerp cathedral, at work (shipping...nothing for the moment)...

    I agree to your "mechanical" remark, and I love the look of some of those chrono's (TAG)...but...you will agree with me that, when doing some marathon or triathlon, the last few seconds are the hardest! :silver

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    Welcome Pablo, Join the OMG is it hot out today. Upstate New York has been H&H (hot and humid). approx. 90F, good luck with your G when it arrives. Regards Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmoy
    Welcome Pablo! You NEED a Mudman! :-D
    Well, Dear CMoy, I have just ordered a (cream) G9000 muddie from an outlet in Singapore (US$ 120 FedEx included, customs/clearance excluded).

    This should settle my hunger for g-shocks for the moment.

    I amazed myself ordering the cream version...usually, I go conservative, but from pictures it seems the cream watch has very good visibility, which I need.

    Obviously, I have opted for the japanese techno style rather than the swiss finesse (and in matters chocolate, I buy Belgian)
    ...I must add price is a major factor, as I just cannot envisage myself walking down the street wearing more than 2000 bucks on my arm...

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    welcome pablo -we have a coffe over here called pablo
    and i see the g shock bug has got you it must be in the name paul as im a paul too
    you will be very happy with the g-7300 i had one for about a year and it worked very well even with my job which is a driller
    its a great watch and will stand anything you can throw at it
    say hi to sjor from australia when you vistit him
    looking forward to more post
    cheers dingo (paul)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dingosrun
    welcome pablo -we have a coffe over here called pablo
    and i see the g shock bug has got you it must be in the name paul as im a paul too
    you will be very happy with the g-7300 i had one for about a year and it worked very well even with my job which is a driller
    its a great watch and will stand anything you can throw at it
    say hi to sjor from australia when you vistit him
    looking forward to more post
    cheers dingo (paul)
    Hi - Dingo (no, no, don't drill into me... ) greetings to Ozzie, even tho I'm a Frog wine freak, I do from time to time indulge in excellent Australian wine... there's room in the world for every one!
    As to visiting Sjors, well, I noticed he comes to Antwerp from time to time and, once I have my frogman, he might be willing to condescendingly meet me for a beer (or a half, in his case). :-D

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    love those frogmans i have 2 arriving this week
    one i bought and one i traded cant wait

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