Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Casio G-Shock G-5500C-3

Like yesterday's watch, my wife bought me this G-Shock for Christmas, but the similarities don't stop there. It's another one that I'd been considering for a while but didn't pull the trigger. It's not a limited edition, but it's not very common either, although this one can be found at substantial discounts over its $120 MSRP. Most unique about this model is the green display to match the green case, band and band printing. There's also an all red version with a red LCD. The full Vivid Colors Series also includes a white model but it has what appears to be a pretty standard LCD so it's the odd man out. I'm a fan of the 5500 design (I have two other 5500s) and I would definitely like to add the red and white models to my collection.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Casio G-Shock DW-5600LC-4

I hope you had a Merry Christmas or other winter holiday of your choosing. Today I'm wearing one of my Christmas presents from my wife, a Casio G-Shock DW-5600LC-4. This is a model that I've admired for quite some time. It was released in the spring of 2007 and was one of three colors in the "Summer Gradation" series. I was drawn to the orange color, but the standard module and lack of any other special features made me hold off buying it. It also had a relatively high price compared to other similar models. I was very happy to receive it as a gift as it was definitely something I wanted but was hesitant to purchase myself. It's my only orange G-Shock currently, but I hope to get some of the Men in Rescue Orange models (or the equivalent U.S. versions) in the future.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Just A Quick Update...

I didn't realize it until I read the date on the post below, but I've been wearing my Speedmaster for a solid month. It is keeping incredible time, gaining less than a second a day on average. The size and legibility make it very easy to wear on a regular basis, and the style has been appropriate for everything from my casual daily attire to semi-formal Christmas parties. I have a feeling I'll be getting a few watches as Christmas gifts (and even if I don't I have my eye on a few anyway) so I'll have some new stuff to post in the near future. Have a Merry Christmas!