I started off leaning that way. After reading some intelligent debate from cal.45 it is no longer important to me. Atomic isn't important because syncing isn't possible here (Hawaii) unless i just want that feature for whatever reason.
Being a vintage collector I have to say about 50/50 as far as what I wear. I have a few of the solar G's and LOVE them. Especially the atomics. I still love my original '80's squares too. Cheers -Ronbo
Out of about 12 G Shocks that I have only four are solar powered. I used to prefer solar and atomic but I have found that I like to collect older models like the DW5600C and the DW5300. Since G Shocks are fairly easy to change the batteries on, I prefer the battery powered ones. Though I still like my solar and solar/atomic models.
Solar is not preferred for me. I don't mind if it is but it's not the deciding factor whether I get a G or not. I have 6 G's now with a 7th on the way. 3 are solar. The others use CR2016 or CR2025 cells. These should last me 5-7 years or more easily. I have 4 more on my "short list" and they are all battery powered - 3 using CR2025 and 1 using CR2016.
I think generally speaking, most people (outside of WIS) who wear Gshocks, don't wear solar/atomics. Most of the people in my area who are attracted to Gshocks are junior high and highschool aged kids. And most of them are attracted to the glossy Ghoscks, most of which aren't solar/atomic.
Me though..that's all I buy and wear. Yes, admittedly Solar/Atomic is completely unnecessary and complete overkill. But man, that is the ONE THING I LOVE....I LOVE about Casio and their Gshocks...all the crazy technology they pack into it....Just gotta have it.
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