If you're going to go for a G-Shock.....really really look around. Go on all the different sites, some of the Japanese domestic sites, do your research here, just google the hell out of it. You'll find that there are sooooo many different styles and flavors to choose from. If you don't do your due diligence up front, and you just buy whatever's at your local mall, the odds are....a week later you'll spot some beautiful g-shock that was only manufactured in 2008 and only for Japan, but yet it'll be on eBay for $175 and will have you drooling, left with buyer's remorse. That's one way people end up with 20 g-shocks lying around. There's always some sweet g-shock out there that is just different enough....has just the right color combo or is just unique enough to get your blood pumping....do yourself a favor and shop around a bit and look for stuff off the radar.