Not sure what happened to me, but I've fallen headlong into the G-Shock black hole. It all started when I decided to dump my 10 year old Timex Ironman, and get another good digital beater. Figured I'd get another Ironman, since G-Shocks had never really crossed my mind before. Already have a decent Seiko GMT quartz movement, but wanted to have a trusty, daily, simple digital - that looked good. Somehow I was feeling nostalgic for all things 80's and ended up buying the G-Shock DW-5600 for $49 at Target. Awesome looking watch - couldn't figure out why I didn't pick up the original back in the 80's when it was to be had. Don't really desire to jump into atomic or solar right now - love simple, original and tough looking.Then after googling "authentic G-Shock" and "original G-Shock look"...I discovered the more kick-ass looking DW-6900 - which I grabbed at Walmart for $55...this is an incredible piece. Was feeling a bit guilty for grabbing 2 watches in 2 days, but kind of giddy at getting 2 great watches for that price. Then I found out (on this forum) about another simple, classic G-Shock piece - the DW-9052...found one with the yellow highlights (not red) at Target for $49 and then without thinking I just bought it before my mind reasoned with me that I didn't need it.
So suddenly I have a G-Shock collection going...no, I know, none of these are high end pieces; none are maxing out the latest gadgetry. But I haven't enjoyed watches like this before, and love having these original looking pieces to rotate. Was looking at my old ironman - it seems so sad in comparison.
A month ago I was researching all sorts of Seiko watches I was going to purchase from Japan (ie...the Alpinist, a couple of "5s", a seiko dive watch)...any one of which would have put me back $500...and now I have 3 that I truthfully enjoy to max for about $150. Feeling good...
Just a little worried that I'll keep adding to this collection - the military looking 6900's out there are pretty tempting. And the GDX 6900 looks like something I need to have. Dang.
My only worry is whether the battery changing process in 2-3 years on these 3 units is going to be a pain.