I must admit, I’ve been going through G-Shocks (by which I mean buying and flipping, of course) at a rate of knots for months now. Modern, traditional and even NOS vintage have all passed through my fingers, but in reality I’ve been waiting for The One… the King of G’s.
It arrived this morning – the GW-500-1JF. A Japan-only model, it features a solid steel case with DLC coating, screwed steel back, all the modern functionality you’d expect of a current model, a beautifully soft resin strap and a lovely 80’s-style case design. I think it’s fair to say that I’m no longer looking!