Anyone else let a watch sit in a drawer, maybe put it up for sale, and generally forget about it? Do you ever find that spark again?
Mine would be my G9000. It was my first G-Shock and it was a completely acceptable watch but my interest with it waned over the years. It was used extensively as a field watch when camping and when in industrial settings. It was also my travel watch, having easily adjustable World Time.
Here it is on the first day of ownership in 2013 (posted here to f17):
I still remember rushing up to my friend and colleague that got me into G-Shocks. He had a GA-100 at the time and has since added two more GAs, an 8900, a Gulfmaster, and recently a GD-400 to his collection. I was so excited to tear apart the Amazon box and open my first G-Shock tin.
And later that year, while on a site assignment:
For whatever reason, I decided to put it up for sale. I found it comfortable but I was never completely sold on the shape. I got heavily into squares, and eventually picked up some increasingly larger G-Shocks (6600 > GD-350 > GX-56 > DW-8200) so it fell to the side and was rarely worn. I packed it up in May or June of last year, posted a sale thread, and forgot about the boxed up Mudman sitting in the back of a drawer.
Well, it didn't sell, I may have subconsciously been asking for too much for a basic Mudman in an attempt to not let it go. The G(W)-9000s are getting harder to find but mine is easily the most accessible and affordable model.
Fast forward to last week. After a year of watch purging, all my large format Gs are gone. I was sitting around with my DW-6600 and was browsing eBay for watches and realized that I still had my Muddie!
After digging it out I immediately got my interest back. The STW was still running from when I packaged it up, based on the time it spent in a box I am assuming it is on its 6th or 7th run around 1000 hours.
It fits great! I have lost my bias towards larger watches and am really appreciating smaller G-Shocks again (I once passed up a GW-2310 on clearance at a department store because I was wearing my King and it seemed puny in comparison). They fit my wrist better and are generally easier to manage.
I have been thinking about adding another 9000 series but I think I probably got the best module out of the bunch. The 9010 would be nice but it loses some functionality. I would probably buy a GW-9000A if I could get one at a decent price, my first ever G-Shock decision was picking the G over the GW, so it may always be the one that got away...