I started thinking about this recently and I'd like to share my thoughts here.
What are the icons of G?
When I think about it I can only think of following models:
I can't really say that I know of any other "icon". When I say "icon" I think of a G that has for whatever reason managed to stand the test of time. It's not always obvious to understand why would a certain model witstand a test of time so well as above models. Neither is it always easy to figure out what make a certan model such an icon to begin with.
6900 - bulky, no special features, not atomic, not solar... only 2 years battery life as advertized ... and yet it's in continous production longer than ANY other G out there... what gives?
5600 - ok, this one might be easier to understand. After all it wears rather small and has all the features that you REALLY need.
and Frog? What's so special about frog? When the Frog came out did anyone expect it to became an instant Icon? To a point where folks pay ridiculus amount of money to get one? What's with frog? I dare to say that 99% of the folks who have frog don't even dive. So what gives?
What is your thought on this? What other models out there would you consider to have proven themselfs more than any other model ever released?
I was thinking of adding 9052 and new mudman on the list but perhaps it's fair to say that a) 9052 has not beein in production that long plus we don't see it as beeing released all the time. How about new mudman? An icon? In the future perhaps, it's popularity is already stagering and it does not appear to slow down even after almost 2 years of it beeing actually released.
So what are the other icons out there? And what made tham icons that they are today?