The countdown has begun! I will guide you through my watch flipping journey. One by one. From the first to the last. What made me buy it? What made me sell it? Almost 400 watches has come and gone during the years. Instead of boring you with too much technical details I will try to focus on giving you my thoughts and refelections and at the same time trying to add a personal touch to my journey by sharing some moments when the watches has accompanied me through life. Read and enjoy!
“If I’m going to get a G-Shock I might as well
go for the fattest one with all the features right away, I’m a right? And I
should make sure to get one in black, not one of those crazy colorful ones
which look retarded (I’m currently in the crazy colorful G-shock phase as this
is being written).”
This was how I reasoned when I decided to buy
my first G-Shock. I went for the Riseman. It had tons of features. It also was
big as hell. It was wearable though. More wearable than the newer Frogman’s.
They are insane. I was of course hoping that this would be the ultimate beater
but it stayed in my drawer for a month until I decided to let it go in April
2011. Somehow I didn’t understand the thing about G-shock’s back then.
#70 - The Casio G-Shock GW9200-1 Riseman.
Dirty and dusty.
I could write tons about all the features but I’m not going to. The main
feature about the Riseman is its altitude meter which I didn’t get much use for
since I prefer to measure the distance below the water level rather than above
it. But it had the solar feature and the automatic time setting which was kind
of nice. Nothing bad to say about it really. It just didn’t suit me at the