Two years ago I bought my first G-Shock. Inspired by Tse_tse and Starsream1017 threads I decided to create my own.
Piowa’s G collection:
1) G-7800-1 [sold]
I chose my first G because of its unusual look. Then I realized it has unusual module as well. Best start-stop time in stopwatch game (0.09 seconds). I didn’t like that seconds were the same size as hours and minutes.
2) DW-5000SL [sold]
After buying my first G I began reading WUS and Polish forums. Soon I found out that square screwback is the quintessential G. I bought new Spike Lee for a bargain price (about 60 Euros). I think it was the last one left at Polish retailers. The watch felt not very well balanced on my hand. I found logo in the backlight annoying.
3) GX-56-1A [sold]
I had it for 18 months. Here is the full story:
4) GX-56-4A [sold]
For a moment I wanted to collect all 7 Kings. I started with an orange one. Unfortunately I found its display to be harder to read than in my red King. The bezel was different shade of orange than the belt.
5) SGW-100 [sold]
My first non-G. Bought for thermometer function as a vacation watch. It was the most accurate watch I have ever had. It gained only 1 second per month. It felt too light and fragile compared with G.
6) G-9000-8 „Stormtrooper” [sold]
Bought it used and slightly discolored. Buttons were really hard to press.
7) DRO-204 [sold]
Cheap buy, quirky design, but very uncomfortable on my wrist.
8) GD-350-8 [sold]
Bought new, one of the first pieces in Poland. I like features and look, but I found wings very uncomfortable. I unscrewed them, but it wasn’t much better.
9) MDV-106 [sold]
My only analog watch. Elegant, solid and cheap. After wearing it for few weeks I discovered I am strictly digital guy. MDV was useless in the dark.
10) GL-121 [sold]
Bought out of curiosity, because it was extremely cheap. I paid less than 10 Euro shipped. Sold for much more probably because of bullbars.
My best G. Period.
12) DW-5600C „Speed” [sold]
Small, retro watch for vacation. Very comfortable on the wrist during long, summer bike trips. However once you try King, you don't want to wear anything smaller.
13) DW-5600C „Speed” [sold]
Had it for just one day. Bought in “like new” condition for about 40 Euros. Sold for much more.
I missed my red King, so I bought another (slightly used) one.
Now I have two Kings. I can’t decide which is my favourite one. Time will tell.
GXW-56? Too pricey. Maybe G-7800 again? Rangeman? First I am going to see in person.