What's your favorite G-Shock and how many do you own?

I have to admit - I am not like most of the watch gang out here that started with a deep collection of Seikos and Casios. My collection started with vintage 1950s/60s Hamilton electrics like this:

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Over time I migrated to mechanical watches when I got tired of paying $300 per watch on a regular basis to service my electrics and having to ship them out to get the batteries changed.

After a number of years collecting mechanical watches - still without a Casio in the collection, I was looking to purchase a rugged watch for one of my colleagues who was retiring. He wore the same Rolex Datejust everyday for the more than two decades that we worked together. It would be a crime, if in retirement, he was wearing that beautiful dress watch while he was cycling, hiking, or taking his boat out on the lake.

I did my research and decided that the Casio MT-G Metal Twisted G-Shock ref. MTGB1000B-1A has everything he would need for his adventurous retirement activities. And I could get it all for less than $700 - that was a deal. I liked it so much that I picked one up for myself as well.

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That pretty much would have been the end of my G-Shock story, except one day I received a discount coupon and couldn't resist adding the GI Joe GA700 ref. GA700UC-3ACR for only $80. It just has such great Army vibes to it.

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I thought for sure that I was definitely finished now with G-Shocks...until I saw that they had made one in my favorite Gulf livery colors - so one last G-Shock for the collection.

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So what's your story? What's your favorite G-Shock and how many do you own? What got you to buy your first G-Shock?

Tell and show us your story.

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Really cool way to get into Gshock. 
 

Mine started in the 80’s with a DW square series pick up at like Goodwill when I was 10 maybe. I rode that into college until I needed something less industrial for grad school which led me to mechanical. 
 

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This Rangeman negative display is my only current Gshock. It’s been overseas, in at least 10 feet of water, and I can verify it’s resistant to spaghetti sauce. 
 

 I really like the new MR G and MTG series in metal. Never tired a metal Gshock of any kind but I really would like to see how they feel. 

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My favorite is my first one, a Rescue Red GDF-100-4ER.  To this day I am a sucker for red watches, particularly G-Shocks. I beat the living hell out of this watch and it made its way through countless obstacle races before eventually being replaced by a Fenix for better stats. Still has the original battery 10 years later and is now worth 2x the original MSRP if you can find one.  

These days, I think I have 4, which is not many, but I do not claim to be a collector or expert on G-Shocks, I just buy what I like. Next up will be an MTG when I can get a good deal on one. Honestly, most of them are shelf candy, but some are regularly in the rotation. 

GDF-100-4ER

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GW-B5600AR-1 (Perhaps the one I wear the most often, JDM exclusive)

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GM2100B-4A - Brilliant watch while being almost unreadable.

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and GA140AR-1A - Totally unwearable due to size, but it was $80 and I could not say no. I should have.

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AllTheWatches

My favorite is my first one, a Rescue Red GDF-100-4ER.  To this day I am a sucker for red watches, particularly G-Shocks. I beat the living hell out of this watch and it made its way through countless obstacle races before eventually being replaced by a Fenix for better stats. Still has the original battery 10 years later and is now worth 2x the original MSRP if you can find one.  

These days, I think I have 4, which is not many, but I do not claim to be a collector or expert on G-Shocks, I just buy what I like. Next up will be an MTG when I can get a good deal on one. Honestly, most of them are shelf candy, but some are regularly in the rotation. 

GDF-100-4ER

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GW-B5600AR-1 (Perhaps the one I wear the most often, JDM exclusive)

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GM2100B-4A - Brilliant watch while being almost unreadable.

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and GA140AR-1A - Totally unwearable due to size, but it was $80 and I could not say no. I should have.

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Love the GM square. Who needs to read it?! 

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valleykilmers

Really cool way to get into Gshock. 
 

Mine started in the 80’s with a DW square series pick up at like Goodwill when I was 10 maybe. I rode that into college until I needed something less industrial for grad school which led me to mechanical. 
 

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This Rangeman negative display is my only current Gshock. It’s been overseas, in at least 10 feet of water, and I can verify it’s resistant to spaghetti sauce. 
 

 I really like the new MR G and MTG series in metal. Never tired a metal Gshock of any kind but I really would like to see how they feel. 

Excellent -  thanks for sharing. The MTG is a massive watch but comfortable on the wrist. The only thing that is a little uncomfortable is the metal keeper for the strap.

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valleykilmers

Love the GM square. Who needs to read it?! 

I knew that was the case going into it, but it so very cool looking and did not require some aftermarket frankencase for the Casioak look.  

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I'm really split between my gw-m5610 (alas not the newest module but I got it for a great price) and dw6900 for favorites. 

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I have 6 G-Shocks for now!

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AllTheWatches

My favorite is my first one, a Rescue Red GDF-100-4ER.  To this day I am a sucker for red watches, particularly G-Shocks. I beat the living hell out of this watch and it made its way through countless obstacle races before eventually being replaced by a Fenix for better stats. Still has the original battery 10 years later and is now worth 2x the original MSRP if you can find one.  

These days, I think I have 4, which is not many, but I do not claim to be a collector or expert on G-Shocks, I just buy what I like. Next up will be an MTG when I can get a good deal on one. Honestly, most of them are shelf candy, but some are regularly in the rotation. 

GDF-100-4ER

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GW-B5600AR-1 (Perhaps the one I wear the most often, JDM exclusive)

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GM2100B-4A - Brilliant watch while being almost unreadable.

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and GA140AR-1A - Totally unwearable due to size, but it was $80 and I could not say no. I should have.

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Thanks for sharing - sounds like you approve of the red MTG. I thought about the blue, but the red was just so much cooler. 

It's interesting that I hadn't really thought too much about red dials until my brother-in-law (RIP) a couple of years ago wanted this red dial Orient that was really rare. I was able to find it for him on WUS and he really loved that watch - probably my best watch purchase ever. Sadly he passed in March of cancer - but he really enjoyed that gorgeous red dial watch.

Now I notice them and have actually added a few red dials to the collection.

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I know it’s been a couple years on, but sorry to hear that and glad you’re carry on the legacy.

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ChronoGuy

Excellent -  thanks for sharing. The MTG is a massive watch but comfortable on the wrist. The only thing that is a little uncomfortable is the metal keeper for the strap.

The comfort is the only thing that’s ever made me stop from buying. 

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I currently have two in my collection, a GMWB5000,

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and a GWM5610.

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I started my G Shock collection the way many people have, with a DW5600, which I no longer have. I gifted it to a friend when I got my GWM5610. I have also had a DW6900 that I gave to a cousin, a GAS100 that I gave to a brother, a GW7900 that I gave to a different brother, and a GWM500A that I gave to my father. I am going to add one of the new Casioak GA-B2100 to my collection later this year.

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DigitalDivider

I currently have two in my collection, a GMWB5000,

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and a GWM5610.

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I started my G Shock collection the way many people have, with a DW5600, which I no longer have. I gifted it to a friend when I got my GWM5610. I have also had a DW6900 that I gave to a cousin, a GAS100 that I gave to a brother, a GW7900 that I gave to a different brother, and a GWM500A that I gave to my father. I am going to add one of the new Casioak GA-B2100 to my collection later this year.

Thanks for sharing - what's really cool is that you get to pass on these cool timepieces to family and friends and expand the hobby in the process. Awesome!

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AllTheWatches

I know it’s been a couple years on, but sorry to hear that and glad you’re carry on the legacy.

Thanks. Doesn't he look like he's enjoying that watch...

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ChronoGuy

Thanks for sharing - what's really cool is that you get to pass on these cool timepieces to family and friends and expand the hobby in the process. Awesome!

Yes, I regularly gift watches out of my collection. I suppose I have given away between 15 and 20 watches out of my collection to family and friends, including a Citizen Promaster Land GMT BJ7086-06E to one brother and a Seiko Presage SSA343 to another brother.

It's funny, so far I have only been able to think about selling part of my collection, not actually ever sell any of it. I have only recently got to the point where I can think about selling certain parts of my collection without suffering an almost withdrawal-like trauma, but giving watches to family and friends doesn't really bother me at all. 😂

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I don’t know as much about G-Shocks as some of you guys do, but I’m thinking about getting this one.

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DigitalDivider

Yes, I regularly gift watches out of my collection. I suppose I have given away between 15 and 20 watches out of my collection to family and friends, including a Citizen Promaster Land GMT BJ7086-06E to one brother and a Seiko Presage SSA343 to another brother.

It's funny, so far I have only been able to think about selling part of my collection, not actually ever sell any of it. I have only recently got to the point where I can think about selling certain parts of my collection without suffering an almost withdrawal-like trauma, but giving watches to family and friends doesn't really bother me at all. 😂

Agreed! I've never sold a watch but I have given many away to family and friends. It's such a  pleasure to see the look on their face when they get a nice watch.