I'm a huge fan of watches - my equivalent of jewellery, but I was looking for something rugged, hard-wearing and reliable for everyday wear. I've not owned a Casio for many years, but their G-Shock range has a renowned reputation for being virtually indestructible. Initially i wanted to avoid digital watches and found this relatively new addition to the G-Shock range. WHen it arrived, i was initially very pleased - the watch offered many features including multiple time zones, worldwide radio updates to keep it spot on time, timers and all sorts. BUT, this was the main problem. Changing all these settings on traditional G-Shock watches is relatively tricky unless you are very familiar with the brand, but the buttons are clearly labelled and you have a digital display to guide you, however, on an analogue display, this has to be achieved with the hands (both the main time hands and a few small indicator hands). Personally, i found these totally baffling, and i'm by no means a luddite.
These difficulties eventually became too much and the watch was returned and swapped for a Casio Pro Trek PRW-2000T. I needed to be able to change time zones and setting quickly due to my work and travel. Often, there can be a few weeks/months between needing to do this and i found it impossible to remember the settings without close inspection of the manual.
If you are intimately familiar with the G-Shock and/or Casio way of doing things, you may well struggle less. Were it not for these difficulties and if based purely on looks, feel, ruggedness - this review would be at least 4-star.