With this watch I do thee wed. Huh? Exactly. I don't understand it either. 8-)
When I saw it the first time, I just had to have it. Don't ask me why. After all, I have a small collection of watches already. From higher end to just plain inexpensive, I do know that whenever I'm at a store, I have a look at the watch counter or display case to see if there is a must have in the bunch.
I think that people that where G Shocks are a super diverse group. That's all I have to say about that.
If you research the thought process behind the design of the watch, you will probably be impressed. Or maybe not. If dropped onto a flat surface, it is designed so that the face and the buttons will avoid contact upon impact.
Quick question about that. Who drops a watch on a flat surface? Just sayin. But hey, if I ever have the watch off my wrist and knock it off a ledge, table, or shelf, and it lands on the floor, at least I'm good to go. 8-)
So why this watch? What makes the "gotta have it" juices flow?
It's tough. It has a reputation for being tough.
I like the way it looks. I included a picture so you be the judge and you can decide if it is something that you could see yourself wearing on your wrist. It's a big watch and kind of bulky too. So if you are a dude with girly wrists, where the face of the watch is bigger than your wrist, forget about it.
The technology in this watch is old yet up to date. Huh? The technology isn't new but packs more punch than most watches that cost 60x more. This watch will cost you less than $100 and is water resistant to 660 feet, is powered by a solar charged battery that will last 11 months in the dark, synchronizes to the atomic clock daily (which makes it more accurate than any other watch that doesn't sync to the atomic clock), has 5 alarms, has a stopwatch, world time, a time memo feature that records up to 30 snapshots in time (makes more sense than watches that utilize a countdown timer especially if knowing the time something happened is important to you), a backlight that is like indiglo, and an auto backlight feature that knows when you turn your wrist to see the time and auto lights if it senses that you need the backlight to see the time.
The digits on this digital watch are super clear and larger than other G Shocks I looked at. In regards to info displayed: battery charge level, day, time, date, and atomic clock sync status.
Now here's one for you. Some reviews talk about how the gray coating on the resin or the stainless steel coating on the resin has scratched off or worn off. Gimme a break. Beat up any watch, and it's gonna look beat up. Scratch or scuff any watch, and the scratches and scuffs will show. Just sayin. If you want a black resin sport watch that you are going to beat up, scratch up, and abuse, or wear daily for manual labor type activity, then get a resin G Shock for that. The metallic finish that covers the resin on this G Shock MTG 900 is not made for manual labor type activity.
Keep in mind that this is not a dress watch. Going to a fancy event? This probably isn't the proper watch to wear. But if you insist on wearing it to a fancy event, consider wearing the band facing up with the watch face on the inside part of your wrist. Then again, I'm not exactly the fashion police, so do what you like. A Rolex or a Tag Heuer diving sports watch is acceptable to wear with a suit, but then again those are more expensive watches that seem to be acceptable to wear with anything.
Here's another one for ya. I bet 99% of those that own a Rolex or a Tag divers watch have never went scuba diving, ever. Just putting it out there and spitting the truth.
I have a feeling if this watch cost $1000 or more, it would fall in the realm of acceptable to wear for just about any occasion.
If you're not hung up on price and you like wearing a $100 watch that packs more punch than most $3000 watches, get you one.
I have a lot of acquaintances and a few friends that wear Rolex. Lemmings I tell ya. The other night my wife and I had court side seats at the Mavs vs Raptors game in Dallas. My G Shock (synced to the atomic clock) was more accurate than any of the numerous Rolex time pieces we were surrounded by.