Got my 1st G-shock, a DW9052, in 2007, after trouble with 2 of a competitor's brand. Believe it or not still on its 1st battery!
Awesome watches these G-shocks and they keep getting better. When I learned about solar/atomic I picked up a few of those, then some great value-oriented battery-powered squares... F91, W71, etc. Somehow another one always catches my interest even though they all do roughly the same thing... To the point where now, 8 yrs later I have a different Casio for every day of the week and a few spares. Yet find myself hanging out in f17 and browsing eBay... It's a sickness. Suffice to say I don't need another watch. None of my Casios ever died of natural causes and I doubt they ever will.
But, well darn, the G9000MS-1CR looks really cool and I've always wanted a Mudman... Have I lost my mind, I already have 10 Casios!
Contrast that with the W800H-1av, just over $10 USD on amazon right now:
The W800 is easy to read, has a 10 year battery (probably means 15 or 20), all the features I use save countdown timer, on sale for less than lunch out, and will probably last forever
The stealth Mudman is about $70 more, has a 3-year battery life, and reviews say it's hard to read the negative display.
I realize this is also a question of round vs. square and G-Shock vs. non-G-Shock, but don't want to muddy the waters. And I know the most practical decision would be to back away from the keyboard and save my money.
So what do you G-Shockers think, practical or tactical?