The venerable Riseman

I’ve had about a dozen G-Shocks at a conservative estimate. Square and round, modern and retro, including the much-revered GW-500-1JF. In some ways I liked them all and in the case of a few I really liked them a lot. But for some reason, the only G that has ever stuck with me is the Riseman.

I’m not entirely sure why that is, but the case seems to wear relatively small on the wrist, and also sits very flat. It has all the functions you’d ever need, but the buttons and the sensor don’t shout out at you as they do on some models (the Mudman springs to mind). Even though it looks kind of lary, it’s anything but that when you wear it. For me, its the perfect G.

I’ve had both the “standard” and the men in Smokey Grey..

The grey and orange combination on the case was actually quite beautiful, but try as I might I can’t get on with reverse displays and I ended up sticking with the classic GW-9200, and it’s never let me down. It’s seen more than a few miles pounding the pavement, many DIY jobs around the house, and a smattering quiet weekends, just because…

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