So, I decided to buy my second g-shock in the form of G9300-1 (New Mudman). (I currently have a GW-9200-1, Riseman)
Went to the store, tried the watch on wrist. Very comfy. Felt lighter and more comfortable than the Riseman I went into the store with. I know 9300 is actually heavier than Riseman by about 7gm, but the weight distribution is such that it actually feels lighter when worn. Was worried that it might be too big, but it wasn't. I was very happy with it and had made up my mind to purchase it.
Was about to take the watch off my wrist and take the wallet out when GF remarked: "Why do you want this one? Get something that looks different. These two (Riseman and New Mudman) look the same." (GF has a baby-g and is getting another one for Xmas. G-Shocks are not foreign to her.).
I was a bit surprised. The sales lady also mentioned that except for the outer casing everything between the two watches is the same. (Well I forgive the ignorant sales lady for not knowing the difference between a riseman and a mudman).
At this point, I decided to think about it for a while about it.
What do you guys think? Are these two watches too similar? (Mind you I'm after the plain default models of both, not any color variations)
Here are a close up each of both the watches. (Images, courtesy of watch-tanaka.com)
And one direct comparison by our very own "volodymyrqa" (His thread is here)