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    What were your first G-shock and the story behind it ?

    I wore my first Casio watch 25 years ago, years passing, I also wore different Casio watches including some calculator watches, my last Casio watch was a sport watch that I used mainly for jogging.

    Then in 2010 I bought my first G-shock watch, the Riseman, I didn't remember why I bought it, maybe I simply need something different from my current watches at the time and its price was within my budget (~$150).

    The watch came to me after a day-long cargo flight across the US and Pacific Ocean (including stops in Anchorage and Japan).

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    That year I spent the year end party with my new G-shock at a Friday restaurant (coincidentally the December 31, 2010 was a Friday too).

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    The the watch accompanied me in my daily tasks

    Baby showering...

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    Re: What were your first G-shock and the story behind it ?

    Replaces the missing stopwatch in my car...

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    Hill / mountain hiking...

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    Communicating with a bird (j/k)...

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    Re: What were your first G-shock and the story behind it ?

    One day, Keith of Tiktox UK sent me a package...

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    And the story repeats...

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    Climbing one of world's highest building...

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f94/ris...nd-563645.html


    Thanks for reading, please share yours if possible
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    Re: What were your first G-shock and the story behind it ?

    I had decided to get a Gshock April of last year (2011). Too many options, narrowed it down to a gulfman thinking the corrosion resistance would be useful. Didn't know the difference of atomic stuff. Settled on this picture.

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    Or at least a picture like it. Could not find it on island (really? Soooo surprised) but met a knowledgeable saleswoman who sold me this instead

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    I found this forum, and started exploring.

    I ended up moving on from the GW7900 and picking up the GW9110GY (thanks EMT!) down the road. Happened to wear it today actually.

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    #2 was a king, lol.

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    Re: What were your first G-shock and the story behind it ?

    My first G was a bog standard G7900 that I purchased 3 years ago.
    It was on sale and I had store vouchers for that particular retailer burning a hole in my pocket, so I snapped it up.
    I'd always admired G's as a kid but never splashed out one.
    Until the G7900 caught my eye, my watch collection was always made up of divers.
    Three years and quite a few more G's later, the bug has certainly bitten me.
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    Re: What were your first G-shock and the story behind it ?

    The story is pretty simple and straightforward. My girlfriend picked up casio flyer ( 2012 ) during her lunch break and went to the store the other day and bought me this






    Now you all know what happened since
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    Re: What were your first G-shock and the story behind it ?

    I remember everyone having G-Shocks back in the 90's, but i never owned one. And since i became a WIS few years ago, it seemed like a good time to get one. But i didn't want just any ordinary G-Shock, i wanted an all black one which i luckily found with a composite resin bracelet, Tough Solar movement and Multiband6. So it's stealthy looking, tough, doesn't need maintenance and is super accurate. Could hardly ask for more from a G-Shock.

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    Re: What were your first G-shock and the story behind it ?

    I always admired G-Shock thoughness, even if I don't really need it. I've been looking for a G-Shock from time to time, but many of them have small digits, so they are hard to read without glasses... not to mention I'm overly picky and I like colourful watches. Luckily there is plenty of colourful G's and finally I chose one. It should arrive in a few days, and probably won't be the last one.

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    Re: What were your first G-shock and the story behind it ?

    I've only been into watches for the last two years, primarily collecting Seiko mechanical watches.

    During my run-in with G-shock, I was looking into higher end German watches. My G-shock story isn't as epic as some folks here: I was browsing the public forum in April, reading another recommendation thread when I happened across a screen cap of the GW-5000 from Seiya's web site.

    Now, I had at this point ignored G-shocks for what I once thought were gaudy designs and disproportionately sized cases, preferring instead the classic dimensions of a good mechanical piece -- which in retrospect is silly. But the image of that understated digital watch stuck with me. I thought it seemed retro cool, but I shrugged it off as just another "watch urge," something that I'd get and flip within a week's time. Three months later, while browsing Seiya's site, I ordered it. When I received the confirmation email from Seiya, I felt that unmistakable pang of regret.

    As expected, I was underwhelmed when I popped open the box. This watch was going to see the sales forum soon. The watch sat in its leatherette box for a few weeks. Then one day, I wore it to the gym. A bond was formed. I began wearing it daily, not only to the gym but to work as well, started exploring the G-shock forums, and learned more about these watches from the many well-informed and perhaps crazy members here. As a guy who once dropped his 2k watch on the floor and nearly cried, being able to drop a G-shock and not give a crap is such a liberating feeling.

    My first G-shock is now my most worn watch.

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    I now have four squares, two GW-5000's, a DW-5600e, and a DW-5000-1jf. I am keeping an eye out for other models that interest me, such as the new Rangeman.
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    Re: What were your first G-shock and the story behind it ?

    mine is GL-720, which currently at my parents', bought it together with my ex-gf at the flea market for 20 bucks, must be more than 10 years ago, it made me instantly felt in love with Gshock, i went on buying two more the 810 and 500 (or something) which i gave away to my friends

    the new Gshocks might look better and bigger, but the quality has gone down quite a bit, I feel my GL-720 can beat up any of my current G, except the King
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