Well, in my unintentional but strangely aggressive quest to get at least one watch from each forum, I've finally found a G-Shock for me.
Truth is, I've always dug them. I like that they're not afraid to try some really bold styling themes and that they're so practical for a reasonable price. Problem is, I never really saw myself pulling one off and I have never liked rubber bands. But...
I started out a few weeks ago thinking I could mod a winter camo model myself, and get a nato strap on there. The forum pointed me toward skywatches who claimed to have a winter 5500. I ordered, and found out days later that they didn't have any in stock. Bummer. But, they offered to let me choose another 5000 series (at any price) to replace it. So, in the end I got exactly what I wanted but didn't know existed. All at a nice discount!
So here we are. Leather strap from the factory in a nice, distinctive all white colorway. I really love it. Might even have jumped to number 2 in the rotation.