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!