I'm starting to wonder if there are subliminal messages in the beeps of my G-Shocks??? Why such an obsession for these watches I knew nothing about a month ago? (yes I hang my head in shame) The nights searching Amazon and E-Bay for that perfect bargin, my Amazon price watcher letting me know the lowest price in the past and emailing me if said watch should hit my target price. The telling of G-Shock toughness stories to friends that could care less and just fire back with are you going to space or ever being frozen solid??? The puzzled look on my wifes face when I wear my cheap plastic watch (What will she say when she finds my other three???) Will she have me commited to a budget hospital?? Will I have fifty of these in a year?
My neighbor who after I told him about my new collecting hobby, and then asked if he could take civilians on base to the PX (Yes he can but he must buy the items and they are tax free yipeee!!!)
Well after telling me that the rubber braclets are cheap and break this neighbor brings out a very abused battery dead 6900 I swore was chewed on by rats and lions and thrown in twenty different paint cans because the bezel looked so bad... the crystal was in great shape though we both observed....
He then tells me he has one he was given while in the Navy in early 2000 that has an altimeter that he played with a few times when his wife and him traveled to Big Bear. I tell him this sounds like the Riseman (trying to act like an expert with my few weeks experiance) He says he has no idea and I ask if I can see it ??? He says it buried in his messy office somwhere.
So now my brain spins in thought......... what watch is it ,does it work, is it as beat up as the other one, when and if he finds it will he sell or give it to me??? Such is the trip into my G-Shock obsessed mind I hope you enjoyed your stay. I think I'll hit the wife up for a brand new Riseman for my July Birthday, but right now I need to go to Wally-World and pick up that mint 6900 I saw tempting me.