Hi guys, my name is Jean-Philippe, I'm a 35 years old french firefighter and professional scuba diver (so excuse in advance my poor english).
My story with G-Shocks begins in 1983 with a birthday gift from my grand mother : a DW-5000, needless to say I was the proudest boy on earth...
I wore it day and night for about 10 years (!) then I bought my second one to go to the army, a DW-5900. When I was in Paris I saw the first illuminator watche, and I had to buy one absolutely ! It was a DW-6600, a really great one, one of my favourite G's.
In beetween my grandmother (her again !) bought me a DEP-600, the only non-G shock I ever got.
For the fun my ex-girlfriend bought me a DW-003 G-Lide yellow with a double velcro band (hey... it was the 90's and the color was cool !)
Then, no more G-Shocks for a while, till my 30th birthday, when I decided to get a nice Frogman for my job. In fact I obtained a Seaman DW-9950... Man I love this watch !
The fact is : when I wear a watch, I wear it night and day, all year long, wherever I go, surfing, snowboarding or scuba diving for the job... So my G-Shocks are quite...dead when I change :oops:
But two days ago I saw on the web that I could change the watchbands and even the "bezel" (I didn't know the word, and I didn't know it could be changed !) so I decided to slowly repair my watches, and give them a second youth.
But I also decided to begin a little collection of G with my favourite model : the frogman of DW-82XX or DW-99XX series, and most specifically the Men in colours models (depending of the thickness of my wallet, of course). By the way... I'd love to see a MIRO frogman !!
Oh ! I forgot in my "collection" (in fact it's not a collection because I wear each watch I have) a G-Shock I have been given by my fire department for the scubadiving : I don't know the reference but it's not a very nice one, it's like if the metal round of the frogman was in cheap grey plastic, I have to find it (no more battery and the little "loop" of the band is destroyed)
Voilà ! G Shocks are not my only passion in life, I'm a big fan of Jeeps of all kind but most CJ7, CJ5 and JK Wranglers... (I own one Sahara JK Unlimited), I also like stuff like Leathermans and Maglites (hem hem... I realize now that I write it that I must have a problem with my virility, or something like that )