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How many G-Shocks do you own?

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    Votes: 64 18.3%
  • None, but I have one or more watches of another brand I consider comparable

    Votes: 7 2.0%
  • One

    Votes: 114 32.7%
  • Two to five

    Votes: 123 35.2%
  • More than five

    Votes: 41 11.7%
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This is just me but I don't consider G-Shocks to be "watches."

For me, nothing digital or computerized counts as a proper "watch." I consider G-Shocks to be the forerunner of today's "wrist computers."

I'm good with automatics and quartzes but definitely not anything digital or computerized. I simply can't do the Borg or Matrix or latest Vader/Storm Trooper/Sith and/or hyper-modern thing.

Those fundamental issues aside, I dislike the look of all G-Shocks and digital or computer watches.
You realize they do analogues, right?
I think the poll is unfair. There should be a choice option for you and @JustAbe - it’s called “more than all members of WUS combined”
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Also, Abe owns everything. I'm not in his league haha
Yep.

I had a few.

Down to my last one after my kids appropriated some, lost one and one stolen.

I think a 2100 is in my future, (I just can’t call it a Casio-oak), but which one!

Mandatory for any activity that could damage a watch…


SoOoO many watches SoOoO little time...
My personal favorite is the gray with a positive digital screen :)
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Yeah... that's quite impressive! Do you actually like all of them enough to wear, or you bought some just to round out the collection?
Yup, wear all of them, just some more than others :)
None.

I don't like the style and I see no reason to have one either. G-Shock marketing makes people think you can't go camping with a mechanical or regular quartz watch because they are super fragile and need to be pampered, allegedly. Which is complete nonsense.
Funny thing is, even as a Casio fan I agree with you about the durability of autos. People severely underestimate their ability to be knocked around...but I cannot really blame Casio for marketting what is their most noteworthy attribute, in the same way I don't blame dive watch manufacturers for making people think they cannot wash their hands without one.
I had a maximum of about 50 G at the same time. Currently I have 20 items, including 15 Mudmaster is this collection on photo. Currently only as an exhibition, I assume G is GW5000.


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Had two, sold the rainbow MTG but keeping the MRG:

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Wow, you got two beauts. I have the dlc version of that MR-G, but part of me prefers the brushed Ti. Gorgeous
I recently bought the blacked out Casioak, and since then I have been hanging around on the g shock forum a bit.

What surprised me, as a 47mil Panerai owner, was the immense case sizes of some of them 😳

Or is it that people with tiny wrists are attracted to g shocks So it makes them look extra large?
Nope, quite a few damn big models.
 

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Used to be mostly a mechanical watch fan. Only have one mech in rotation, my Explorer, and several G-Shocks.

I mostly wear my GW-5000U. I love the classic digital square look with modern conveniences: solar power, DLC coated case (under the resin bezel).


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I have two, a Riseman and a GW-B5600 Bluetooth watch.

They were cheap (relative to my usual hunting grounds), and if I'm going to potentially be in some seriously sketchy situation or just want to go out for a run, I grab one of them.

Just because I prefer mechanicals for day to day timekeeping doesn't mean I won't resort to the best technology has to offer when I need to.
 

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own 7 and one on the way
 
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** I'd been searching for a "beater" watch.

Main criteria was analog, I'm just not a digital watch guy at this time. Though I did own some growing up in years gone by.

One day my wife and I happened into an AD (Dillard's) out of town. She was shoe shopping, so I went over to scout out watches. They had every current model on display AND all were at 40% off! Wound up getting a Mudmaster GG-B100-1A3CR from their MASTER OF G Series. A great looking Ana-Digi watch IMO.

Wasn't used to such a huge (55mm) case on my 6.75" wrist at first, but somehow it seems to fit perfect. I'll also probably never use the vast number of functions it's capable of, but I do like syncing to the app for configuration and easy setup. It also keeps the time accurate. The white on black dial makes reading the time in daylight or low light situations simple.

I wore it for a few days and couldn't bond with the resin strap. Bought Jays and Kays adapters and a nice strap...problem solved.

The only issue is that I've come to like the watch so much, I don't know if I'll have the heart to really put it to the test as intended, hehe.

** So, I guess I'm still looking for the perfect "beater" watch. :rolleyes:
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The only G-Shock I have ever owned was a first generation G-Shock I bought when they first came out. I gave it to my dad when I bought my Seiko Turtle in 1987. My dad passed five years ago. I would like to have THAT watch back (which will never happen for reasons I shall not get into), but have no great interest in owning another. I respect the G-Shock history and those who buy them for their ridiculously affordable ruggedness and affordability. I have ambivalence toward those who are now collecting them obsessively as though they are today's Beanie Babies.
 

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Casio makes the two watches I own that are most likely to be worn when I’m doing yard work, working with power tools, dealing with sand or gravel, or painting/staining anything. It’s no coincidence they cost about $50 each. Hardly a master class in horology, but they do simple/durable/reliable quartz watches well and at a very fair price.

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None.

I don't like the style and I see no reason to have one either. G-Shock marketing makes people think you can't go camping with a mechanical or regular quartz watch because they are super fragile and need to be pampered, allegedly. Which is complete nonsense.
I agree, nonsense. However, it’s nice having a watch in the backcountry that‘s legible at night with no ambient light & without waking a tent-mate with a headlamp. Easiest way to do that is a cheap analog with tritium, tapping the button on a G-Shock, or tapping the button on a fitness tracker.
 

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I only own one G-Shock. To me the original DW-5000C G-Shock is an icon and since I missed out on buying it back in 1983(?), I purchased a GW-5000-1JF which I consider the closest current offering to the original.
 

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Three. I’m considering selling two for a single more expensive solar/multi band model. I’m square only. Others are too bulky for me.


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I am not a big fan of any of the analog G-Shocks, but I do like a few of the digital ones. I bought a red jelly because it was so '90s and fun I could not resist. It reminds me of all the colored see-thru plastic things that were popular in the '90s and early '00s. For being the non-6 band version, this thing is almost always either +/- 1 second and I haven't adjusted it in months so despite not being a HAQ it does a good job other than being hard to read with the negative display.
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I agree that mechanical watches can take more abuse than we give credit, but I do prefer to avoid them for anything that may risk permanent damage. For anything truly risky, I wear no watch, but if it's just more likely to scratch the watch or something, I will usually wear a G-Shock. I have the Rangeman as my "apocalypse" watch since it's solar powered, has a compass, and feels especially sturdy. But I am normally not big on these huge chunky watches, somehow it works for the Rangeman though. Otherwise I am pretty strictly 45mm or smaller and would not exceed for any other watch.
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My most favorite G-Shock though is the full metal square. Visually very pleasing to me, though I do treat this one a little more carefully to keep the polished surfaces nice and shiny. Low key kind of want the gold one too just because it's so ridiculous.
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I still kind of would like a normal square G but it's a low priority and I never decided if I wanted the sterile dial version or the regular one (Since my red jelly is already a sterile and having all that text on it does sort of balance it out in a way). I don't know why I like these so much, but I do not feel inspired to collect dozens of them as I know some others do - TETO though!
 

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With a G-Shock, you can never go wrong. You may be good with just one rare 5K to go!!
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Or maybe a carbon fiber ghost or two, bro!!
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Or maybe it's Japanese history for you.
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But three maybe your fancy, digital?
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Or maybe analog?
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Or just a mix of the two, three that is for you.
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But then you are on the slippery slope, so do four!!
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Or a whole bunch of metal ones galore!!
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Oh, you are a mechanical guy, then why not try the blue?!
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Or maybe Maharishi orange to the moon.
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Gold may be too blingy.
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Then the Oak should do.
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Match it to your car, maybe this.
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And if that is too much, maybe an MG.
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Or match it to the engine.
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The lights will also do
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Or just to the wheels
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Or maybe the brakes too.
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White is nice
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Maybe with a dash of blue
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And if you like the blue, maybe get two.
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Ok, hold on, you can also match it to your shirt.
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This shirt will also do
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Or to your socks
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Or to your shoes
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Or absolutely nothing too
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Signing out, stay safe and healthy, everyone!!
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With a G-Shock, you can never go wrong. You may be good with just one rare 5K to go!!
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Or maybe a carbon fiber ghost or two, bro!!
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Or maybe it's Japanese history for you.
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But three maybe your fancy, digital?
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Or maybe analog?
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Or just a mix of the two, three that is for you.
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But then you are on the slippery slope, so do four!!
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Or a whole bunch of metal ones galore!!
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Oh, you are a mechanical guy, then why not try the blue?!
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Or maybe Maharishi orange to the moon.
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Gold may be too blingy.
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Then the Oak should do.
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Match it to your car, maybe this.
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And if that is too much, maybe an MG.
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Or match it to the engine.
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The lights will also do
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Or just to the wheels
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Or maybe the brakes too.
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White is nice
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Maybe with a dash of blue
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And if you like the blue, maybe get two.
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Ok, hold on, you can also match it to your shirt.
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This shirt will also do
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Or to your socks
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Or to your shoes
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Or absolutely nothing too
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Signing out, stay safe and healthy, everyone!!
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That was a mic drop post if ever I've seen one...
 
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