I have been fascinated with wristwatch since i was a kid... 3 years ago the passion just strike back hard and the journey continue.
casio was the brand that i love and i love their affordable time piece... the problem was, most of the people i related with look at watches as a "status symbol",
so price and the fanciness of the time piece are what they addore.
so i begin to look at the luxury line, and study the background why some people so passionate about them.
to be honest i'm hugely impressed with these luxury watches and they are a work of art... if i could afford them, i dont see my self not purchasing them.
back to reality, i start to make some analog or mechanical purchases that i thought would give me some idea or feel of those watches.. to be honest thats a wrong move even though i have fun with it.
I'm not a rich guy... i have to work hard as a backbone of my family to earn a living for them and i still got a 5 years old toddler that i'm saving for his education.
i'm not wearing wristwatch as a status symbol... i wear them because i have fun wearing them..
if i was asked whats my criteria of an ideal wristwatch, would say, dependable, afforable, serviceable and fun!
after seeing those gorgeous mechanical chronographs, fancy vintages, high priced regulated hi accuracy wristwatch, theres one thing for sure i begin to more appreciate.
the humble square g-shock.
for me the basic 5600 and the screwback 5030 series IS the model that always i have a soft spot in my heart.
it has the time keeping features that those "super duper expensive" rich man symbol got and even some more.
imagine a swiss made luxury wristwatch with features like 24hours chronometer,alarm (minute repeater), 24hours of countdown timer, true perpetual calender to 2099, show time,day,date, month at the same time, the accuracy of +2sec/month, 200m water resistant and wont brake when you accidently bump or drop it, no need for regular service and you can see the time in the dark!
now imagine the price tag.
"But g-shock got no soul!, it doesnt have a moving part inside, it has no jewel or precious metal, it doent look luxury/fancy and it wont show that you got money!"
Yeah right! and thats what i precisely love about them! hahaha!
i like the idea of "fly under the radar" look, the replaceable resin and i can change its own battery for under 1 minute.(yes,i'm handy =)
the generic DW-5600e is an Icon and direct descendant of the original G-shock concept. but the idea of putting it back to the original stainless steel case and screwback is brilliant. the reason was i personally once damaging the plastic case lug because i snag the watch.. the stainless case give me some peace of mind.. and i love the feel/look on the wrist.
sorry for the long read guys... its just a personal thought. and no offense to the luxury watch owner or lover.
here's the re-post picts of watch that i trully appreciate and always smile when i put them on my wrist.
have a great day guys..