If you’re a fan of the ani-digi G-Shock lines, you’ll probably like the GA-201-1A. There aren’t any new features, but the look is edgy, butch and complicated. It’s been released in the Japanese market and a few have found their way to eBay for around $200. (update below)
The Hotai X G-Shock watch is one of those special edition collectibles that, ten years down the road, you say to yourself, “damn, I wish I’d bought one of them when they were only a few hundred bucks!” As the picture shows, it distinguishes itself with white graphic designs printed on the entire strap.
The New Era X G-Shock DW6900, like the other limited editions (above) is another collectors’ hard-to-get watch. And like the other watches here, it’s hard to imagine that the people designing these product put much time into them.
The Edifice EFR-507 watches have been announced to be released in the “international” market, which sort of means, everywhere but the United States. It is included here because this blogger is a big fan of E6B slide rule watches and finds this all analog, battery powered model quite attractive (and useful). The size at 46mm X 12mm is masculine and fashionable without being clunky. The solid stainless case, butterfly style bracelet, screw-down crown and back indicate it’s serious build. Rated water resistant to 165 feet, three hand time with date, 24 hour sub-dial, 12 hour 1/20 second chrono sub-dials round out this useful watch’s features. Highly recommended for geeky gadget lovers.
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UPDATE: March 4, 2012 – The G-Shock GA201-1A was released in the USA market in January and sold out in a few weeks. There have been a few show up on Amazon and eBay of late and deals as low as $132 on this model are not uncommon.