I've only recently gotten (back) into watches as a hobby and I'm currently growing the watch fund to purchase 3-5 nice automatics later this year or next year.
However, I'm a G-Shock fan for one simple reason (other than that they're indestructible, need basically zero maintenance and look darn cool as well); It was the watch I was wearing when my son was born.
My trusty GW-300 was on my wrist. It was the 26th hour of labor for my wife nearly 8 years ago and the C-section was underway. At the end, the doctor pulled out my son, and I hit the Time Memo on the watch. 10:44:27 pm, of course exactly synced to the atomic clock.
Yes, a little nerdy, but I wanted to capture the exact time he was born. I wish I knew the time I was born, but I don't - not even the HOUR of the day it was. My son knows it to the second. I think that's cool, but maybe I'm the only one!
I've had the GW-300 since December of 2003 so it's been a while. It doesn't sync anymore (I've read it probably just needs a new battery which I will get to eventually) and it has a few scratches but other than that it is in pretty good shape despite years of daily use before it was retired to weekend/backyard duty a few years ago.
If I could keep only one watch, in the end, I'd keep this one. I'd like to add another G-Shock to my small collection but there are so many models I like so it's hard to choose.
Any thread is worthless without pics so here it is (pic taken after I started this post).
How about you? What makes the G-Shock special for you?