My "First" G

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    My "First" G

    I'll be the first to admit, I am a HUGE fan of automatic Seikos...so the thought of even considering another watch manufacturer sent chills down the spine of my girlfriend (the "oh great...now even more to add to his collection").

    My first G-Shock was actually the G100-IBV, a lovely dual-time piece that was clean, simple, and well...lost.

    My second, after several Seiko purchases, was the GS1100 Giez. Let's face it...the watch was so damn cool, it satiated the analog appeal and had so much going on, solar (I love automatics and eco-drives, so another self-feeding piece was right up my alley) and atomic...

    But...that watch (no offense), was an absolute pain to navigate. It was even more painful waiting through all the timezone modes...and worse, it was hard enough to know what mode I was in....so returned.

    I then stumbled across the Riseman....wow! Just placed the order and looking forward to hopefully some improved interface and functionality.

    Will post pics upon arrival!

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    Re: My "First" G

    good choice. welcome.

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    Re: My "First" G

    Congrats man The Riseman is definitely a keeper...

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    Re: My "First" G

    Quote Originally Posted by makai8o8 View Post
    Congrats man The Riseman is definitely a keeper...
    I think it may be best to keep Atomic technology in digital space....the Giez (in all it's 5 motors running in perfect harmony glory....I couldn't wrap my head around the manual). I am definitely excited about the Riseman...it is my replacement to my Citizen field watch.

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    Re: My "First" G

    Congrats! The Riseman is a winner...




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    Re: My "First" G

    Congrats, brotha. I'm a big fan of both the GIEZ and Riseman. Sorry to hear you ended up returning the GIEZ...looking forward to the pics.

    You're in the Riseman club! Oh, and welcome to the world of G-Shocks, by the way. You've opened a dangerous door, my friend...

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    Re: My "First" G

    That is the G i was thinking of getting to,since i don't own any yet..I think the ABC features would be cool to play around with.The price isn't to bad either..Good luck with yours..
    Mike


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    Re: My "First" G

    I totally agree. I had a GS-1100, and I didn't get on with it either. Looks cool, in fact I couldn't stop looking at it. It just seems overly complicated to me; you press the buttons, and the only visual indication you get that you've pressed the right button is a single hand turning round. And you're still never certain you did the right thing until the hand stops moving.

    What it needs is a reverse digital display, which is off when the watch is in timekeeping mode.

    Good choice in the Riseman though
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    Re: My "First" G

    I eventually flipped mine for exact same reasons mentioned above. It really is pain in the "you know what" to understand and operate... plus I use stopwatch frequently and I could never tell elapsed time at a glance... awesome looking watch by the way...

    As for your first G... well... let me quote you a chips comercial "betya you can have just one..."

    Welcome aboard by the way and don't forget to post pics when it arrives.
    "Do you like having a good time? Then you need a good watch!" - Rocky Balboa, Rocky II, 1979

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    Re: My "First" G

    Yep, i agree. The Riseman is indeed, a keeper.

    Good choice.


    best regards,

    Kirk M.


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