I'm really new here, but I've been looking around these forums for a while. For some reason I can't explain, I've been overcome with the urge to get a new watch.
Now 4 years ago when I splurged a decent amount of cash on a Titanium Citizen Eco-Drive Perpetual Calendar, I told myself this was going to run forever, and looks good, and I would never need another watch as long as I lived. So it was worth buying. And it was. And it has never let me down, and I still love it. Somewhere along the line though, a little G-Shock gremlin got into my head, and its been nagging away to help me zero in on the fact that I just have to have a G-Shock!
I'm really sorry if this is stuff that has been answered before (and I have tried looking), but it seems that all the models that wink at me from the screen and beg me to buy them, aren't stocked in the UK. I don't really understand this
The ones that are filling my waking thoughts are the AWG-101 and the GS-1100. I can't seem to find any of these in the UK at all, and the best bets I seem to have found are off ebay or from hbwatches. By my crude calculations of what it will cost to buy and ship, and what I am likely to get stung for by import duty, I reckon the AWG-101 will cost around £95 ($180), and the GS-1100 £180 ($340)
Being a total novice, am I going about this all wrong? Is there a better way to go about this importing business? Or will these get released in the UK soon, and I'm being daft even thinking of this?
Also - what is everyone's take on these two? Any big drawbacks or advantages to either of them?
It seems like a lot to pay over the US price to get these, but if this is the best way to do it, I'm prepared to do it as I need a G-Shock fix!
Thanks in advance for helping a new addict find his way!