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:
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.
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.
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.
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.