Flashback! My dad bought this for me as my first G-shock back in college when I was in the Philippines ('98), I was so glad and proud wearing it everyday knowing that Gs are tough and has some cool features. Then the battery gave up after about 4 years of constant use.
On September 2005, I came here in the US and forgot to bring my first G (love) with me-ouch! After few weeks, my girlfriend (now wife) got me a DW-6900 from Walmart that's why I didn't bother to check my 004 if she's fine.
Three weeks ago, my grandma went to the Philippines for a vacation and I asked my family there to search for my G in my former room and have her bring it here in the U.S. if found. Well luckily, she was just sitting at the top of my Technics MK2. Yehey!
This afternoon, I bought her a new battery, borrowed strap adapters from my old 5600, and a velcro brand from my G2300B-1V.
After further ado, her's my first G-Shock, a DW-004 right after her fresh bath:
P.S. She's a victim of resin rot.