I just thought that I would say Hi to everyone, as I'm new to the forum. I got my first G-shock on Tuesday and am very impressed with it. It is a GW-M5600BC-1ER that I think I got for a really good price, (£80 brand new).
I was thinking of getting a fairly hardwaring watch that could also be worn in the office, etc. I was mainly interested in some Seiko divers, but then some G-shocks grabbed my attention. I tend to like traditional looking watches, so it was the 5000 and 5600 type watches that I became interested in. I ended up thinking, why pay £200 for a Seiko that would be similiar to some of my other watches, when I could pay under £100 and get something completly different that would probably take more abuse. I don't think it looks that good with smart clothes, but I have still worn it into the office everyday this week.
I hadn't bought a digital watch since school and have tended to dislike digital / quartz watches in favour of automatic / manual watches in recent years, but when I started looking at all the technology like tough solar and wave ceptor, I got hooked. I still have 4 old Casio running watches from the 80's, (one of which I still use for running), so I also know that Casio watches last.
Anyway, so far I've really enjoyed my 5600 and I am already thinking about which next G-shocks I should buy - They are a really addictive brand and I can now see why so many people have so many of them. I'll also be sticking around on the forum, as I have found out some really interesting things so far from the posts that I have read.