I have been a timepiece collector for years now & I have well over 100 pieces in my collection currently. I was never a guy who liked the new tech watches like the venerable G-SHOCK, IRONMAN, ETC... In the early days of my collecting. I was guided by my grandfather who taught me that "Computerized Digital timepieces were for lazy people or folks who didn't know how to read a dial & I followed that philosophy for most of my years but I didn't totally agree with it. I had always had a yearning to own one so I could see what they were REALLY ABOUT & that's where the ANA-DIGI pieces came into play. I got a piece with an ETA SWISS ANA-DIGI MOVEMENT in it & I was a convert from that point on. As I stated earlier I never had a G-SHOCK before even though I was always somewhat jealous of the kids in school who did. I was the only one who wore "SWISS MADE" analog pieces & even had a VINTAGE Automatic Bulova I'd wear, thanks to my Grandpa. After having the extra features which the digital timepieces afforded me I was absolutely hooked & I had to have the most famous & durable of all the digital watches THE G-SHOCK. I am a very new entry into this type of collecting & turned to the only place I knew of to help me along in my efforts, The G-SHOCK FORUM here at WATCHUSEEK. I studied many posts & weighed the opinions & decided to get a MUDMAN (G-9000MS-1) as my first. It arrived to me in late march this year. After receiving this piece I soon bought another, The SGW-100. I was impressed by the features that one could have for such a small price, you guys were right on about this piece & am glad I listened to the opinions & recommendations from owners of this watch. I then got a GA-100 & am blown away by the detail on this piece, the craftsmanship is superb & once again I owe it all to the reviews & recommendations from you guys.I am glad to be a part of this genre of collecting & thank each & every one of you for making this a virtual database of info about these types of watches if it wasn't for you guys I may still be on the outside looking in. I have a few more I am just foaming at the mouth for & I WILL HAVE THEM SOON. I am looking forward to making friends here & helping others as they have helped me. Much thanks to you all & I appreciate you taking the time out to allow me to introduce myself.