View Full Version : G-shock watches - what do they say about you?

2011-04-16, 11:21
Just seen this ask men article posted on the G-Shock US facebook page > G-shock watches, what they say about you. (http://uk.askmen.com/fashion/trends_600/637_g-shock-watches-what-they-say-about-you.html). Entertaining read.

Not sure quite where I'd fit. Not a NAVY SEAL, that's for sure.

2011-04-16, 17:17
Interesting read but flawed. In another article on the site they ask the question -


"depending on who you are, the G-Shock is either a purist’s take on a “go anywhere” timepiece, or it’s just a piece of fashion."

I don't fall into either category TBH. I like G-Shocks because they make a "non statement" about me instead of a fashion statement.

In the same way as some days I like to walk round in jeans and a T-Shirt because I cannot be bothered what other people think. :)

"Go anywhere Timepiece?" Yep, just right for the weekly shopping run to Tesco's then :p

2011-04-16, 19:14
Guess articles of this sort when they attempt to stereotype will always be flawed. Can't say as I really fall into any of those categories. Why G-Shock? Suppose their cool (in an uncool way!), functional, practical and I like the whole Japanese infinite variations.

The other article shows how perceptions differ - I'd rate Timex well below brands like Casio and Seiko.

Alan Griff
2011-04-18, 03:06
Interesting article, but hardly revealing. The real question is why some people have so many G-Shocks?

2011-04-18, 10:56
Interesting article, but hardly revealing. The real question is why some people have so many G-Shocks?

Tricky one to answer. Why do people collect anything is perhaps the one to ask. G-Shock's are quite collectable I'd say, there's a massive range or styles, designs, colours and editions. They are also relatively cheap (well, compared to Rolex at least).

2011-04-18, 11:01
Mens' (and womens') magazines are IMHO full of marketing twaddle and that's putting it politely. The watches I buy, are selected on my aesthetic tastes, the technology involved, my available funds, the functionality and the intended use I will put them. I don't need a style journo to tell me what is good and what a watch says about me. That would be other peoples' perceptions in any event, and the old adage "You cannot judge a book by the cover is certainly true."

Rant over! :-)