I'd enjoy hearing some opinions from the g-square guys on these possible choices:
I can relate. That's a big part of why I got back into this hobby in the last several months. I still have an ear on current events, but I need a break for a small chunk of the day. I actually find browsing ebay hypnotic, almost meditative. I do it on and off for other hobbies too not, even to buy all that often -- it's more like browsing artwork in a digital museum for me (mixed with a little bit of math to see prices, etc).It distracted me from all the bad news bombarding us. It has been a great stress-reliever.
I have both. Seems like you're a sucker for Black G's (just like me)
I'm a square dude and yes they're both good watches and I think enough has been said by other posters for you to make a decision...but why do you keep buying black watches???? Put some color into your life or add some metal or cool LEs.
Nice post. Of course, you don't have to explain or justify your purchases to us. When it comes to Casios, believe me, we KNOW why. I'd recommend checking out the daily WRUW threads here, and soon you'll have a whole new appreciation for the breadth of what Casio produces. When I came to this forum in 2011, I don't think I had ever heard of a G-shock Frogman. Little did I know, that can be a rabbit hole ALL on its own! (this is true for many of the g-shock models, which is why a lot of us own more than one version of the same model). Some Gs are "limited edition," and can get very expensive for that reason alone.Fair question.
I honestly planned to get ONE. Really! LOL! My only working watch, a Rolex Yachtmaster, quit working a couple of months ago. I was going to delay sending it in for service because of the cost and I just didn't feel like doing that right now. I got tired of having to grab my phone to see the time / date. So, I thought, "I'll just get a cheap Casio to tide me over. Something I can wear and tell the time and date at a glance." I went online and started looking for a "cheap Casio." I had no idea of the rabbit hole I was about to enter.
It went like this... Ooh, I like that one. Ooh, that one is cool, too. Oh, I like that other one! Wow, check this one out, too! And, at these prices, I can get more than one.
Then I joined some Casio watch groups on Facebook and this forum. Ha! Like I said... I had no idea about the rabbit hole.
So, why so many so quickly? Short answer: Why not??
Longer answer: Because it's FUN. Honestly, I didn't know that Casio was such a prolific watch company. I knew they were BIG. But, I didn't know about the prolific part. They make so many fun "flavors." I knew they were reliable, inexpensive watches. But, I didn't know they made such a WIDE RANGE of watches! Wow. There's something for everyone. There are many things for everyone, as I found out! LOL!
So, I could get my Rolex fixed for $750 and get it back and be pleased to have it in working order again. Simply pleased. By that point, I will have spent about $1500 on just SERVICE for that Rolex. Hmmmm.... Or... I could get a bunch of fun NEW watches and have a ball with it.
I'll say this, too.... This journey into the Casio rabbit hole has been a MOST WELCOME distraction from all the **** going on in our world. It distracted me from all the bad news bombarding us. It has been a great stress-reliever. For this time, I've not engaged in social media discussions about COVID and politics. And, man... that's been NICE.
Well, I'm glad I got two that meet your approval. Just kidding. I like'em all. I especially like the two Pro Treks, the G-Steels, and the 5610 square. I'm definitely now spoiled with solar and atomic. The tech is pretty amazing, especially at the price points.
PS... Several years ago, I did the same thing with Spyderco knives. Dove deep into that pool and ended up with about 50 of them.
Well...............it seems like now would be a good time to be adventurous and actually get one!Never owned a Casio but enjoy looking at them!
Great post about the Casio spectrum. Thanks! Yeah... I've just scratched the surface, it seems. It sure is fun.Still picking my jaw up off the table at your comment about 50 Spyderco knives!! 😲 FIFTY!! (says the guy with 60+ G-shocks... 😂) I got my first Spyderco (okay, my first TWO) recently, but unlike you, I didn't jump into the pool. Let's say I waded into the shallow end. (got a PM2 w/Spyderedge blade, and a Dragonfly 2 Salt with yellow handle)