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    Hi guys

    I've been lurking for awhile now and as I just set up my DIY home light box, I thought: what better time to introduce myself and the herd with the test shots I took of my watches. So here's my story...

    I've been a WIS since 2005, I started out with collecting Swiss watches, then I shifted heavily to Seiko watches, and now G-Shocks. The first G-Shock I picked up was a G-2500-3V in 2006, but that was because I needed a beater for a hiking trip and didn't think much about them. 2 years later, I felt a slight urge to get a G-Shock. I sold my G-2500-3V to fund my next purchase, a G-9000 Mudman. Eventually the itch never stopped and the buying went on, and the rest as they say is history.

    Now on to the herd, in chronological order:


    The G-2500-3V - I got this because I had a hiking trip, but that was just an excuse because i really loved the military green strap / body and the orange display, which gave it a very tough military look. I eventually sold this off (still regretting it) in '08 to fund my next G-shock.




    The G-9000MX-8. I love the orange accents and the detail on the dial. This is a true beater - I wear it to the gym, to hike, when I bike, swim, etc.





    A pair of G-7900s. These hold a very special place in my heart - I went out to get them with my wife on the day we got married (note the intertwined straps). Red for HER, and white for me. This was a very first intro to G-Shocks. Now she conveniently wears my other G-Shocks to match her clothes. I care about her a lot, so I share.





    Shortly after, I went out to get the now extinct King of all G-Shocks. The size and colour are just awesome!



    I got this WAYYYY before the Minions craze. I was just browsing at a watch store when the bright matte yellow case caught my attention. I thought wow, that's a nice colour and a week later I bought it. unfortunately for the watch, I enjoy looking at it more than wearing it. So she's a pseudo drawer queen.




    Again, the same story. I was minding my own business and just happened to pass a watch shop. Saw this on display and later found out from the shop owner that this is the first analog only G-Shock. I liked the looks and the idea of a non digital G-shock. So i got it.





    Next up, the Navy blue G8900. Same story - I saw it in a display and thought it looked really cool. I am a sucker for green print against a dark background. Few weeks later I went out to buy it. This one's a drawer queen. I don't think I've worn her more than 5 times.



    The GA-100. I loved the blue accents on the dial. The dial set up and the holes in the hands reminded me of a race car dashboard. One of my favourites.




    I like the orange print against the dark brown case. The red parts in the dial go really well as a colour combo. I've always wanted a non resin band G-Shock.




    My colleagues got me this as a farewell gift when I left the company. Really sweet of them, and very lucky for me that they picked this model and colour which I happen to like. It was really blind luck because they had no idea what else I had in my collection.



    This is one of my favourites. I like the chunky, boxy design. Very transformer like. I like the 2 tone display too - it's got a retro feel to it. I think I went out to get this within the week of its launch, hence mine still says 'Vibrator'



    The G-9300GY Mudman. I've been hunting this baby down since 2011. I saw it once in a store and was immediately taken in by the green prints against the matte dark grey case. I hesitated, and within days it was sold. When I saw it again 2 months ago at a store, I immediately snapped it up. Ironically, I find this watch too pretty to be worn like a real G-Shock. I've only worn it out once on a grocery run or something, she spends most of her time looking pretty on my display case.


    The latest member to join the herd - the Dessert Beige GA-100. I thought the beige was a really cool colour scheme to an already super cool dial set up. This one's another drawer queen. I have absolutely NOT worn this out, EVER! I think she's just too pretty... note the still attached hang tag!


    And here's a quick recap of my watches on display - I call this the G-Block



    Hope you enjoyed the quick show and tell!

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    Re: Noob Intro - Confessions of a G-Shockaholic

    That's an awesome collection of G
    Ball - Casio / G-shock - HMT - Longines - Parnis - Seagull - Seiko - Steinhart - Tissot - Victorinox - Yema

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    Re: Noob Intro - Confessions of a G-Shockaholic

    Welcome to the forum, seems like you are well taken care of and won't need much help

    Enjoy wearing them

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    Re: Noob Intro - Confessions of a G-Shockaholic

    Let me guess...

    you from Singapore?

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    Noob Intro - Confessions of a G-Shockaholic

    Super duper intro. Congrats, really great collection and warm welcome to this forum.

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    Re: Noob Intro - Confessions of a G-Shockaholic

    Thanks guys for the comments and warm welcome!

    Noobie: I reside in Melbourne. I'm currently on holiday in Malaysia hence the SIN timezone :)
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    Re: Noob Intro - Confessions of a G-Shockaholic

    Very nice set of Gs - I think that dealer buttered you up a bit - that wasn't the first all analogy G...

    ...but it is one of the nicest, so guess you didn't need too much persuading

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    Re: Noob Intro - Confessions of a G-Shockaholic

    Quote Originally Posted by Buckykatt View Post
    Thanks guys for the comments and warm welcome!

    Noobie: I reside in Melbourne. I'm currently on holiday in Malaysia hence the SIN timezone :)

    Hello from Malaysia. Hope you like our G-Shocks over here. How's the price here in comparison to Australia?

    Cheerios!

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    Re: Noob Intro - Confessions of a G-Shockaholic

    Welcome aboard Bucky!
    The 2500 is a very nice model, I've always wanted to get one. Being your first, you should try to get another.
    Cheers!
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    Re: Noob Intro - Confessions of a G-Shockaholic

    pritch:Haha you're absolutely correct! I'm curious now... which was the first analog only model G-Shock? A check on Casio's website only lists the AW-500 released in 1989 as the first anolog model but it's got digital display...

    kelfg2000: hello back! From what I've seen.. prices are high and choices are very limited in Australia.. you're definitely spoilt for choice in Msia :)


    Luv: I agree, and I'm very tempted to post a WTB for the G2500-3V!

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