What makes G-shocks so addicting???

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    As a newb to the world of G-Chock I have a question. What makes G-shocks so addicting?

    I ask because almost all of you seem to have 10 – 15 G-chocks.

    I have to admit that even though I won’t be getting my first one in the mail from Casio until tomorrow, I am already browsing through www.gshock.com looking for my next one. There’s just something about a watch that’s $150 or less that can take a beating that would break any other watch and keep on ticking (I found this out the hard way as all of you know).

    Lets not even mention the features, atomic calendar/time, thermometers, compasses, tide monitors, etc.

    Anyway, here is the next one am thinking of buying: GW9100-1 Gulfman. It would be my first non analog watch ever.

    It has a titanium caseback for rust resistance, looks incredibly cool and has tons of fratures. Can you recommend me this model? Is it worth the price ($220 in Casio website)

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    Re: What makes G-shocks so addicting???

    it's affordable, it's got the functions, and they look nice.
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    Re: What makes G-shocks so addicting???

    Quote Originally Posted by arcticreaver View Post
    it's affordable, it's got the functions, and they look nice.
    They certainly are affordable.

    For the price of the watch am wearing right now I could buy 10 G-shocks. Great value for your money if you ask me

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    Re: What makes G-shocks so addicting???

    You can usually find the GW-9100 cheaper than that, but that's about what I paid for mine in the UK. It's one of my favourites.
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    Re: What makes G-shocks so addicting???

    1. Affordability
    2. Practicality
    3. Diversity
    4. Limited editions
    5. Community (this forum)

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    Re: What makes G-shocks so addicting???

    Affordable and there are like truck loads of choices out there.

    And hunting for limited or old models are a sickening kind of fun.

    The main thing is affordablility. Most ppl have no problems buying a new one every month. But most ppl cannot buy a new Rolex or Omega every month.

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    Cool Re: What makes G-shocks so addicting???

    Welcome to the G-Shock community!

    The Gulfman is an excellent choice but I also recommend you to get a GW-9200 Riseman a DW-6900 Crazy Color a DW-5600 model a and and a etc......

    PS I made you this avatar that you can use under your username:


    The Water Resistance Myth VS Reality article:https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthread.php?t=159142


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    Re: What makes G-shocks so addicting???

    Well, I ordered mine from the Casio website to avoid counterfeits. Its hard for me to believe someone would fake a $100 USD watch. I mean, I can understand Swiss watches or luxury German watches, but apperently from what I heard, there are fake G-shocks out there.

    Are there any websites that offer authentic G-shocks for less than Casio's website? Would you please share any trustworthy ones? I don't mind getting a good deal, i just want to make sure I get the genuine article

    PS: Thanks for the cool avatar JA
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    Re: What makes G-shocks so addicting???

    Quote Originally Posted by American Eagle View Post
    Well, I ordered mine from the Casio website to avoid counterfeits. Its hard for me to believe someone would fake a $100 USD watch. I mean, I can understand Swiss watches or luxury German watches, but apperently from what I heard, there are fake G-shocks out there.

    Are there any websites that offer authentic G-shocks for less than Casio's website? Would you please share any trustworthy ones? I don't mind getting a good deal, i just want to make sure I get the genuine article
    Yes, there are fake G-Shocks out there. The most common one, I believe, is the DW-6900 Bape editions. So before you buy any on Ebay or anywhere else, be sure to ask the experts here. And I am not one.

    Anyway, I'm not American so I don't really know where are the cheapest places for Americans to buy G-Shock. But most get it from Ebay, I believe. Or you can also try Amazon and HBwatches.

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    Re: What makes G-shocks so addicting???

    And let me tempt you to expand your collection further.

    http://product-search.casio.jp/wat/g-shock/history.php

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