So I bought my first G in oh about 15 years last week. Once upon a time I had the old school model Black Riseman. Loved that rugged as watch (although I did find the pressure based altimeter wildly innacurate, but then I live in NZ which is a small island country with heaps of coast, therefore lots of weather and rapid weather and pressure changes). Anyhoo I ended up grabbing a GD100MS-1. I love it; long life battery, cool red/orange display with matching red led lite, nice chunky case with round form factor, basically it's cool and I'm happy. I am curious to know though why this watch is so cheap. The price I got it for was = $98USD and is one of the very cheapest models I could find here. I know it's not a Frogman or anything but is this model any 'less' of a watch then other G's? I mean is the shock proofing less on low end models or are there missing features to justify the cost?
Basically I'm just curious, I love this watch and will be wearing from now on (well at least until my wedding anniversary when my dear wife will give me a SKX007....drool). Any idea/opinions/facts would be much appreciated.
Oh and merry xmas/holidays people