1. It is expensive, and function wise an equal to a much cheaper model GWM5610, so you have no function gain to pay extra.
With my Mudman is almost the same thing.2. It has some design contraversy, in particular the hard-to-press button. I don't own this watch so I cannot speak for it. The buttons on my gwm5610 are tiny but pleasure to operate. And for this "simple is the best" model you really don't have to press the button quite often.
It's a good idea.I'd recommend looking through old forum posts about it, you will see tons of posts about it.
SureOverall, highly recommended, but as with all things ultimately the choice is yours and you should buy it for YOUR own reasons.
Actually I think it was me who just boutght the watch... Hopefully I can live with the buttons after I receive it. I don't use stop watch/timer a lot (not at all in fact) but sometimes I do press the ligth button...For all of those who wish to buy the GW 5000 and of course you herculelingenu, you shoud read first some of the previous threads that have been written for this watch that will certainly be really hepful for you.
But, if you are a bit lazy and don't want to read hundreds of posts, there are a few things you should consider:
This watch in my opinion, is the best looking G-Shock, just because it is very simple and elegant, thus you can wear almost all day, at all occasions, whether this is a sport activity, or a formal dinner at some restaurant. It is a screwback, solar and atomic and has propably the most comfortable strap of any other G-Shock.
However, its biggest disadvαntage, as woshixiaozhu has said, are the tiny and hard to press buttons. I don't own a lot of G-Shocks, only two, but I ended up giving this watch, because I simply could not withstand this. I really liked it a lot and I miss it, but because I am a person who likes function over looks in my watches, I now only use my GW 6900.
So, if you need to buy a G-Shock in order to use its allarms, stop watch and countdown timer a lot like I do, then perhaps this watch is not for you. If you buy it for its looks, then yes, go for it. You won't be dissapointed.
I now see herculelingenu that you already bought the watch. Congratulations and I wish that my comment will be helpful for you and others.
Maybe í´d do the same : to buy it !After read your post and made some comments on THE gshock, I suddenly could not resist the seduce and made the long-waiting order from seiya 5 mintues ago. I blame you and myself!