Revisiting the G-Shock
At least where I’m from, owning a Casio in the process of completing one’s primary and secondary education journey seems to be the norm. Whether it be a Casio F-91W, a calculator watch (these are still so cool) or the mighty G-Shock, the Casio brand has become rather synonymous with my schooling years. As a matter of fact, a G-Shock was a luxury among all the options. I still remember vividly how I felt like the coolest kid on the block when I received my first G-Shock reference G-9010 as a birthday gift 12 years ago.
Fast forward to today, after taking a long hiatus from the list of watches that I want, a second G-Shock has finally made a return into my collection in the form of this reference G-5600UE. After more than half a decade, the crave to have something digital back in my rotation has hit me once again. And of course, what better way to do it than by revisiting the G-Shock line, right?
As it has been a long while since I last had a digital timepiece, receiving this felt very nostalgic. The kind of feeling that took me back to the moment when I wore my first G-Shock. Somehow, adding this G-Shock into my rotation has made me realize that sometimes, it’s really the simple things that matter. Again, it’s always amazing to see how something as basic as this can bring so much joy into the wearing experience.
But why? Why did I go back to the most essential case and model when the line has loads more to offer in the current lineup? Well, a lot has to do with what a G-Shock should be to me. Something that’s basic, functional, has a black case & strap and of course, looks iconic. Interestingly though, this would have NEVER been on my list 12 years ago as I saw it as something too boring for my liking. That really goes to show how preferences evolve over time as today, it’s everything that a G-Shock should be in my eyes.
Ultimately, this experience has really opened my eyes to a new form of joy in the hobby. While yes, this would potentially mean that more money will be spent on buying Casios, but well, if it’s in exchange for happiness, why not? So, when was the last time that you bought a piece that reminds you of the past?